Greetings Chesterbrook Academy-Mallard Creek Families!
Last month brought the beauty of Spring and warm weather!
April brings with it new beginnings, and new engagement opportunities for your families.
Our teachers are busy planning meaningful learning activities that will help students gain an appreciation for the changing seasons. In order to make the most of the next few months we will be spending extra time outdoors so our students can interact with nature. Please make sure your child has weather appropriate outerwear for school each day.
April 1st- Meet and Greet with your new Principal, Candi Staines @ 9:30 am. Zoom link sent via Tadpoles on 3.30.21.
April 2nd–LIGHT IT BLUE in Support of AUTISM AWARENESS. Dress your child in BLUE!
*Spring Egg Hunts and Class Parties*
April 3rd– Encore Virtual Meet and Greet with your new Principal, Candi Staines @4:00 pm. Zoom link was sent out via Tadpoles on 3.30.21.
The Week of The Young Child (WOYC)
April 12th- 16th,2021
The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association, with nearly 60,000 members and a network of 51 Affiliates.
The purpose of the Week of the Young Child® is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child® in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children’s success in school and later life. The Week of the Young Child™ is a time to plan how we—as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation—will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.
April 12th-MUSIC MONDAY: Students will explore music and make instruments from around the world using recycled materials.
April 13th-TASTY TUESDAY: Students will explore sensory and math concepts to make a healthy and fun treat!
April 14th-WORK TOGETHER WEDNESDAY: Fun STEAM activities that promote teamwork and problem-solving.
April 15th-ARTSY THURSDAY: Classes will explore artists, genres and techniques through various art activities to create an art gallery.
April 16th-FAMILY FRIDAY: Students encouraged to bring in a photo of a family member and share some thing they love.
*Mystery Readers- info will be sent out via Tadpoles for you to sign-up via sign-up genius*
April 22nd-EARTH DAY! Release the ladybugs! We are having our Annual Ladybug release to help the environment.
April 30th- Links-to-Learning Folders go home.
More information coming, soon as we partner with our schools and vendors to create a safe and enriching program for your child for Summer 2021!
Stay tuned for the EPIC EXPLORERS!
As a reminder:
Health and Safety Measures
The health and safety of our children and families is always our highest priority. To mitigate the risks of COVID-19 while children are in our care, we have adopted additional health and safety measures based on CDC guidelines, state and local regulations, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Visit our school website to learn more information.
For more information please see our Parent Handbook or reach out to a member of our administrative team.
* We are a peanut free school.
* If your child is sick, we will adhere to our sick policy.
* Please make sure to check your child’s cubby and/or mailbox for important information.
We follow our own school-year calendar, and are closed on the following dates:
- Labor Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Black Friday
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- President’s Day
- Independence Day
Links 2 Home App Usage
We want to communicate school happenings as clearly as possible to assure that we are remaining connected with our families. Daily reports are sent via email each day, but our Links 2 Home app keeps all school communications in one place and is always accessible. The app also allows to you communicate absences to your child’s teacher, leave drop-off notes, send messages in real-time, and read teacher and administrative notes in detail.
If you’re not a current app user, we encourage you to visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download the app today. You will need to login with the email address you use for Alma. Please let us know if you have questions regarding logging into Links 2 Home!
Parent Referral Bonus
Do you know anyone that has recently had a baby, relocated to the area, or is seeking a new preschool for their child? We are always happy to meet the friends of our current families, and offer a free week of tuition for any current parent referral that enrolls in our school. See the front desk for details!
Your Opinion Matters!
Our parent survey is launching soon and we’d appreciate you spending a few minutes to take the survey. Please let us know if you do not receive it!
Ancillary Enrichment Programs:
At this time all ancillary programs have been suspended due to the precautions we have established at our school for safe practices. We will let you know when we are able to invite vendors back to this location.
Love Our School? Review Us and Share the Good News About Us!
In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about the reputation of schools. Just a reminder that you can find our school on Facebook, Google, Yelp and other online directories. We’d love more families like yours, so please consider spreading the word about our school.
Mrs. Candi Staines, Principal