West Neck

Beach Manor April 2019

Dear Parents,

I sure hope that when you read this Spring has sprung! As June approaches I am acutely aware of the time that has passed since September. June hurtles towards us and there is still so much to teach, so much to learn, and so much to do.

Leslie and Annette continue helping our   youngest with the exciting process of learning. Our two’s have grown and matured at an impressive rate.  This month they will introduce the children to the colors all around us!  They will explore color through food, animals, textures and lots of books.

The three-year-old classes will be introduced to Eric Carle, the celebrated children’s author. His books are delightful and the children will enjoy not only his emotional characters, but also his colorful and crafty illustrative techniques. Lots of cooking this month, thanks to Walter the baker.

Our four classes will study Dr. Seuss and his zany characters. The Cat in the Hat and all of his friends—Thigwick, Bartholomew Cubbins, Horton and Yertle become our vehicles for learning. Rhymes, math, crafts and songs all focus on the Seuss themes during these last days. It all ends with the notorious Breakfast at Beach Manor featuring Green Eggs and Ham (of course)! The children have a grand time with all of this while an incredible amount of learning takes place.

The Pre K classes will hit the trail and learn about horses. This is an exciting unit for the children, complete with pony rides and a cookout around the campfire (pretend of course!).

Ms. Heim’s Kindergarten class will go around the world. It’s a full month’s trip, as we learn about children in 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 call me or your child’s teacher. 

May 14th is Conference day. I will send home the conference schedule later. School is closed while you discover what wonderful children you have. And they really are wonderful! Child care will be available during your conference and for those enrolled in our all day program.

Ms. Karen will be putting together our Spring Program again this year. The big event will take place on Wednesday, April 10th and Thursday, April 11th. Class performances are listed below. It is Kindergarten and MDO parents turn for goodies for the grownups.

We’ve begun the tedious process of updating the Parent Handbook and roster for next year. If you plan on returning and haven’t told us, better do it soon. If you are not coming back, remember to return the little green binder you received last fall. We need to recycle them. We have sent out information on the summer programs at Bellamy, Broad Bay and Greenbrier. If you missed it and are interested, talk to Chris.

 

Sincerely, Chris

Dates to Remember

Spring Program………………………………………………… April 10th and 11th

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

School conferences…………………………………………….May 15th (school opened for All Day Children only)

Memorial Day…………………………………………………. May 27th (School closed)

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

Last day of school………………………………………………June 14th

Summer Programs at Bellamy, Broadbay and Greenbrier

Manor…………………………………………………………..June 17-August -16

Open House…………………………………………………….August 28th

First Day of School……………………………………………..September 3rd

 

Beach EIN # is 54-1812375.

 

Reminder: As the weather gets warmer, the children are spending much more time on the playground in the afternoon. Please enter the school through the front door rather than the playground.   If your child is a full day student, please remember to sign your child in and out. Thanks!

SPRING PROGRAM 

930A-Wednesday, April 10th —Ms. Karen, Ms. Kristen, Ms. Peeler, Ms. Debbie

Ms. Diane 

 

930A Thursday, APRIL 11th —Ms. Stephanie, Ms. Leslie, Ms. Annie, Ms. Harden, Ms. Sharon, Ms. Heim