February 2018

Dear Parents,

February may be the shortest month, but it is also the busiest.  With Valentine’s Day, two president’s birthdays, Chinese New Year and Ground Hog Day, February always promises excitement!

Ms. Kristin and Ms. Meggie will dive into the many shapes that make up the world around us.   They will explore individual shapes as well as what can be made when we put the many shapes together.  Get ready for lots of fun food, games, books, and crafts to reinforce the shape of the day!

For our 3’s, this month involves a delicious study of what we feed our body. Our goal is to help the children learn about “good” foods and the main food groups. This unit involves quite a bit of cooking and sampling with each food group. They will make a variety of real food and paint with vegetables. The grand finale is a yummy party and a class created cookbook! Ms. Jamie will have your little ones asking for all kinds of Spanish dishes, so prepare to get creative in the kitchen!

The four-year-olds will wrap up the Wild Wild West and then continue on to BEARS!  From Corduroy, Pooh, and Paddington to pandas and polar bears they investigate bears, their habits and habitats.  Some activities you might hear about include packing Paddington’s suitcase, painting Pooh bear, and ultimately our teddy bear picnic.  The fours indulge in fantasy to their heart’s content.

Ms. Moesta and Ms. Brantley will lead the PreK classes in covering the hodgepodge of February--Ground Hog Day, Lincoln and Washington’s Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, and Chinese New Year.  It’s a great time for the children to learn a bit about our country’s history, the pledge of allegiance, and those anecdotes about George and Abe.  Busy!

The kindergarten classes take a trip back in time to the age of reptiles to study dinosaurs.  These budding paleontologists learn to identify close to twenty-five dinosaurs before attending a dinosaur hunt at the end of the month.  This is one of our favorite studies, and the children love it.  Much time is also spent working on hand writing, math facts, and the concept of fractions.

Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day with its message of love and friendship is special to children and to BBMS.  Each class exchanges valentines and has a party.  Enclosed is a list with the number of children in each class.  Please send in valentines for each student in your child’s class, and we’ll take care of the rest.  The teachers have requested that you NOT “address” the valentines--just sign them with your child’s name.  This way the children can easily pass them out.

2018-2019 Registration
Registration for next year is going great!  It is satisfying to know so many of you are pleased with BBMS’s program.  Thank you for all your support and cooperation.    Without your smiles and encouragement my job would be so difficult.  Instead, it’s a joy!  As of February 1st, registration is open to new families.  If you intend to register your child for next year and haven’t yet done so, I urge you to turn in your form along with your registration fee immediately.  Several classes have already closed and availability is very limited in others. 
Summer 2018
Our summer program will span from June 18-August 17Summer registration forms and more info about the program will go out the beginning of March. We will have two, three, and five-day programs, both half and full day.  We will have all-summer, six-week or eight-week program options.  This is a great time for the children to stay active and continue their academics between school years!  The summer offers nautical studies, splash days, field trips, gardening and lots of fun and games!
Inclement Weather Policy
Be sure to check our website under “Special Announcements” at www.manorschools.com for any school closings or delays.  You will also get an email and contact from your teacher as soon as the decision is made.  We typically follow the public school’s closings however this is not always the case.  We try our best to keep children, parents, and our staff safe during these times.

I want to thank you all for your support within our community! I can’t tell you how many times we get new families looking at Broad Bay Manor after getting fabulous referrals from current parents.  Hearing this makes my heart happy.  BBMS is lucky to have such supportive and involved families!                                                                                 
Sincerely,
Jennifer

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

Feb 19...................................................................      Presidents Day (school closed)
Apr 2 – Apr 6...……………………………………          Spring Break (school closed)
Apr 12, 13………………………………………….          Class pictures
May 02, 03, 04 ............…………………………….       Spring programs
May 15.………………………………………………       Conference Day (open to all day only)
May 28…….…………………………………………       Memorial Day (school closed)
June 15………………………………………………..     Last day of school
June 18 – Aug 17..…………………………………..     Summer programs
Sep 4………………………………………………….      Fall 2018 first day of school

 

Valentine’s Info
Ms. Kristin                      12
Ms. Meggie                    10
Ms. Colleen                    16
Ms. Kelly                        16
Ms. Jennifer                   16
Ms. Dorothy                   18
Ms. Leigh                       18
Ms. Brantley                   18
Ms. Moesta                    18
Ms. Profilet                     18
Ms. Muncy                     18
Ms. Dana- afterschool  18

 

                                       
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