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Broad Bay Manor January 2019

Dear Parents,

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope your holidays were delightful. We can’t wait to see all the new and exciting Show ‘N Tells! The children and teachers are now refreshed from vacation and ready for some intensive learning. January seems to be a month when the children experience tremendous academic growth. Broad Bay Manor teachers take advantage of the moment and offer exciting and educational units!

 

Our two’s have grown and matured at an impressive rate.  This month Ms. Charlynn and Ms. Kristin will introduce the children to the colors all around us!  They will explore color through food, animals, textures and lots of books.

 

Our three-year-olds begin January with a study of community helpers. The teachers introduce the children to the people in their neighborhood. Fireman, policeman, doctors, and dentists will come to share their jobs and teach the children safety. If you can offer us your expertise, please give your child’s teacher a call.  Ms. Jamie will continue to re-iterate these same concepts through individual attention and conversational Spanish.  It’s a terrific month for the threes!

 

The four-year-olds come back to a unit on 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.

 

Our PreK classes look at the world from a geographical and environmental angle. Ms. Moesta and Ms. Brantley introduce their children to some basic geographical concepts using habitats as their motif.  By mid month the children are learning about the fragility of various habitats and the interdependence between the environment and its inhabitants.   An investigation of endangered species concludes the unit.

 

This month the kindergarten classes go around the world.  It’s a full month’s trip, and we learn about children from other countries.  The emphasis of study is the dress, food, homes, and customs of countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia.  If any of you have traveled and can share pictures or items with the class, please contact your child’s teacher.  We would love for you to share your experiences!

 

2019-2020 Registration

Although next September seems a long time away, it’s time to consider registration. Returning students have priority for placement until the end of January.   I suggest making your request as soon as possible as spots are filled first come first serve.  It’s a two-step process:

 

Step 1:  You (the parents) complete the pre-registration form. We then know what class you want for your child. When you return this form along with the registration fee you will have completed the first step.  We will then send you the Web link for our online enrollment.

 

Step 2:  After you receive the link, you should complete the online enrollment form. Every required field must be filled out in order for you to submit the form.  Once this enrollment form is submitted your child will be fully enrolled in the class you requested.

 

Parents who choose to pay the registration fee via credit or debit card may do so through our online tuition portal at Diamond Mind.  Please record your transaction number on the pre-registration form.

 

Remember it is important to register in January, as classes will open for new student on February 1st. We will continue to offer Spanish instruction in our three, four, PreK and all-day Kindergarten next year.

 

Many parents of current four-year-old students are concerned about properly placing their child next year. Some children need an additional preschool year before kindergarten, but many do not.  Kindergarten is only open to those children turning 5 on or before September 30, 2019. If your child turns 5 after this date, our PreK class is the correct placement.

 

Parents of rising kindergarteners should be aware that many families have chosen to combine the Manor Schools’ Kindergarten with their public school program by having their child attend each program for half a day. Children who do this benefit from continuing the Manor School’s strong academic curriculum while becoming familiar with their prospective public school’s methods, social circles, and environment.

 

Please contact me if you have any questions about placement.  As always, we want what is best for your child’s academic and social growth.

 

Thanks again for your enthusiastic support! You have enabled us to teach in a creative and open atmosphere so crucial for true learning to occur.

Sincerely,

Jen

 

Inclement Weather Policy: Manor School special announcements, such as school closing, late opening, and early dismissal will be posted on our website www.manorschools.com.  You will also get an email as soon as we make any decisions about school closings. If you are still not sure, feel free to contact your child’s teacher directly.

 

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

Jan 2 ………………………………………………….        FALL 2019 registration for current families

Jan 21 ………………………………………………………….    MLK Day (school closed)

Jan 28…………………………………………………        Teacher In-service (school closed)

Feb 18…………………………………………………       Presidents’ Day (school closed)

Apr 15-19………………………………………………      Spring Break (school closed)

May 27………………………………………………..         Memorial Day (school closed)