Can you believe it’s been almost two months since the beginning of the school year? What a pleasure it is to see and hear happy children and teachers engaged in a variety of learning experiences, singing, storytelling, helper assignments, teacher-directed learning centers, art, and sensory exploration, just to name a few.
As early childhood educators, it is gratifying to provide an environment that allows children the freedom to discover and learn in a supportive and nurturing way. We appreciate that you have chosen us and thank you for your ongoing support and trust! When parents and teachers work as partners, the learning experience becomes richer and more meaningful to the child.
October is one of the busiest months of the school year and also kicks-off the holiday season here at Chesterbrook Academy. This year we are hosting a Fall Festival on Oct 22. We hope you will be able to join us for games, crafts and a petting zoo. Our school will also have a Halloween party and special snack on the 31st. A sign up sheet will be posted so be on the look out.
Throughout the year we host a variety of national fundraisers. These fundraisers offer quality products and services to our families while benefiting our school program. Although we appreciate your enthusiastic participation, please do not feel obligated.
Documenting your child’s growth and development is an ongoing process for Chesterbrook Academy teachers. A portfolio was created for each student the beginning of the school year. Teachers use them to collect assessments, observations, student work, pictures, etc. of your child’s work throughout the school year. Parent reports with detailed information will be sent home the end of November.
PRE-K/VPK PARENTS: Teachers have started VPK student assessments. You should have already received your child’s report. This form of parent communication will help you stay connected to your child’s progress. VPK assessments are designed to provide teachers with valid and reliable feedback regarding student progress in attaining VPK educational standards. Teachers use this information to help drive instruction decisions to meet each child’s need. If you would like to review your child’s assessment with the teacher, feel free to schedule a time to meet with her after you have received it.
Happy Fall Y’all,
Jami Melnick, Principal
Laura Ward, Asst. Principal
Michelle Middleton, Office Manager
TUITION: Tuition is due the 1st business day of every month. Accounts not paid in full by 12:00 pm the second business day of every month will automatically receive a late fee of $30. If tuition is not paid in full by the 5th business day of each month, your child may not attend until the balance is paid in its entirety. Failure to comply with tuition policies will result in a notice of dis-enrollment. If you’d like to sign up for our ACH program, which automatically pulls your monthly tuition from the account of your choice the 1st business day of every month, just let us know, and we will help get you enrolled.
ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS FEES: Charges are applied monthly, cancellations require a 30 day notice- you will be notified of cancellation. Make ups will be done in the event of school closures, however absences or tardies are not made up. Amazing Athletes classes are every Wednesday, starting September 7th. Classes are 30min each. To sign up for Amazing Athletes you need to fill out our form in the lobby and turn it in to the front desk. Classes are $65 per month and are month to month. If at anytime you want to dis-enroll from Amazing Athletes, you will need to fill out the form again, writing your cancellation month and provide it to us a month ahead of time as this program is billed monthly.
CATERED LUNCH PROGRAM: ADVANCE ORDERING REQUIRED Monthly lunch order forms are available two weeks before each new month. Please be sure to turn your lunch order in with payment no later than the posted deadline. Please refrain from emailing menus on the due date without notifying the Office Manager, Michelle Middleton. Late orders may not be honored. Pizza Friday orders for the entire month must also be turned in by the deadline. Ordering lunch is an optional service. You may also send lunch from home.