Bellamy

Bellamy Manor School March 2019

Dear Parents,

 

March has arrived with occasional warm days that promise spring. February was an intense month, and our children grew in knowledge as well as stature as they explored other cultures, colors, community helpers, birds and past presidents.

Ms. Jess and Ms. Susanne continue to help our youngest children with the exciting process of learning. The children paint, color and cut as they learn about shapes.

The three year olds wave good bye to our community helpers and turn their focus to one of their favorite topics-food! They learn about nutrition and becoming expert dietitians. Our goal is to help the children learn about “good” foods and their source. This unit involves quite a bit of cooking and sampling with each food group. They will make bread, taste meatballs and fish sticks, enjoy some fruits and vegetables, and finish the month with a delicious Nutrition Party. It’s a terrific (and fattening) month for the threes.

Our four year old classes hit the trail as they learn about horses, cowboys and Rodeos. This is an exciting unit that combines the factual information on horses, with delightful stories of the American cowboy. In keeping with their developmental levels, the fours will enjoy stories and songs about the wild west. The unit ends as the children enjoy a “rodeo”, BMS style. Letter and number recognition as well as phonics instruction continue on an individual basis.

Ms. Sandra’s PreK class looks at our world from a geographical and environmental angle. Ms. Sandra introduces her children to some basic geographical concepts using habitats as her 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.

The kindergarten classes finished a whirlwind trip around the world last week. They now will study the human body. It is now time to learn more about ourselves. We start by looking closely at our skin and are working our way through the body systems to the heart (the most important part!)

Our Spring Break will be the week of April 15th –19th. We plan to dye eggs on April 9th and 10th. Our annual egg hunts will be April 11-13th. Your child’s teacher will be sending out more information. We ask that you send in a basket or bag labeled with your child’s name on it the morning of their hunt. The pretend grass in the basket is fine, but please no candy or stuffed animals. The following week is spring break. Both students and teachers will take a well- deserved vacation before returning for the final busy weeks of school.

Registration is going beautifully thanks to all of you.   Keep on talking! Three of our four schools still have openings.   If you plan to return next year and have not yet turned in a pre-registration form, talk to me soon. We would hate to fill your spot!

Many of you have inquired about our summer program. It is patterned on the school year adapted for summer.   It offers continued play, academics, social, and craft opportunities. The children have plenty of opportunity to play dress ups, easels paint, puzzles, games, and water play. The registration forms for summer will be available in the lobby. Enrollment is limited so please return the enclosed registration form if you are interested.

We will use the Info-Snap online enrollment procedure for our summer program registration. It’s a two- step process. Step one is the submission of the summer preregistration form and fee. Step two is the online submission of the Info-Snap registration form. We will need the preregistration form and fee before you submit your online registration. Parents who choose to pay the registration fee via credit or debit card may do so through our online tuition portal, Diamond Mind (http://bellamymanor.diamondmindinc.com/).

It looks like a full and fun month ahead. We are two thirds through the year, and the growth in the children is incredible. They have learned a tremendous amount in these past months. We feel so fortunate to have such a rewarding job. Your children bring joy in so many ways.

School closings or delays will be posted on our website at www.manorschools.com.  The announcement will pop up immediately on the homepage. You will also get an email as soon as a decision is made.  We typically follow the public school’s closings initially.  We try our best to keep children, parents, and our staff safe during these times.

Sincerely,

Nancy

 

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:

 

       Thursday, April 25 @ 9:30 Ms. Jess, Ms. Michele, and Ms. Susanne

 

Wednesday, May 1 @ 9:30                          Thursday, May 2 @ 9:30

     Ms. Jessica                                                        Ms. Jenn

     Ms. Niki                                                            Ms. Kirsty

   Ms. Jacklynn                                                    Ms. Sandra

     Ms. Sara                                                           Mrs. Watkins

 

Afternoon classes @ 2:15       

                    DATES TO REMEMBER

 

March 4 & 5………………………….Individual and Class Pictures

March 14 & 15……………………… Lions Club Screening

April 15-19…………..………………. Spring Break SCHOOL CLOSED

April 21………………………………Happy Easter

April 25 ……………………………   Ms. Jess, Ms. Michele, Susanne’s Show

May 1 & 2…..………………………. Spring Programs

May 14 ..…………………………….. Conference Day (Open for all day children only)

May 27..………….…….……………. Memorial Day SCHOOL CLOSED

June 7..………….…………………….Kindergarten Graduation

June 14..……….…………………….. Last Day of School

June 17-21……………………………School open for Day Care Only (Turtle Week)

June 24–August 16….……………………Summer Program

August 27..……………………………….Open House

Sept. 3..………………………………..First Day of School 2019-2020