A Note from Our Principal
We hope that you all had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! As the winter holidays continue, we have many special activities planned for our students and look forward to spending the season with them. We’ve also enclosed several important winter and holiday reminders in this newsletter. Please read through it carefully and reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
As always, it is a honor and a privilege to watch your children learn and grow!
Winter Clothing Reminder
The colder weather is upon us and we want to remind families to please be sure to send the appropriate outerwear for your child each day! Always remember warm boots, gloves or mittens, and a hat.
Weather Conditions for Outside Play in PA
We are expected to take the children outside for active play twice daily *weather permitting – when the temperature/wind chill is 24°F or above
These are the outerwear guidelines from Chesterbrook Academy at Ellis Preserve:
- 55-65 degrees: a jacket or sweatshirt is required
- 45-55 degrees: a winter jacket or coat is required
- 30-40 degrees: a winter jacket, hat and mittens are required
- Below 30 and if snowy: Full set of snow gear (winter jacket, snow pants, hat, mittens, and boots) is required.
School Closure Reminders
We do our best to maintain our regular operations, but occasionally there are times when we need to open late, close early, or possibly close the school due to extreme weather and/or school conditions.
If we must close for any reason, you will receive a notification via Links 2 Home as soon as the closure is announced. We also post notifications on our website.
Family Traditions and Holidays – Card Day – December 7th
Through the month of December, our classes will be learning about different winter holidays and customs.
On Tuesday, December 7th, we invite our families to share your special holiday traditions with us by sending in a Holiday Card or small poster highlighting aspects of the winter holiday or tradition from your family to our Chesterbrook Academy family! We will showcase all the cards or posters in the school sharing the special traditions and holidays celebrated by our school community!
Holiday Giving Project
Help Us Support the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County!
The holiday season is upon us and we are very excited to spend time with our friends and families and reflect on our lives with gratitude. It is important to keep in mind that the holiday season is not as easy for everyone. Chesterbrook Academy at Ellis Preserve is partnering with the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County to help support those in need in our community.
This year the Domestic Abuse project of Delaware County is accepting the following donations:
- Android and iPhone Chargers
- Full Size Toiletries
- Body Wash
- Paper Goods
- Gift Cards
- Big Box Stores
- Grocery Stores
- Visa Gift Cards
- Department Stores
We will be accepting donations between December 1st and December 10th!
Love Our School? Review 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.
December 7th—Holiday Card Day
December 16th— Funny Hat Day
December 22nd —Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!
December 24th—CLOSED IN OBSERVATION OF Christmas Day
December 31st—CLOSED IN OBSERVATION OF New Year’s Day