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Bellamy Manor March 2020 Newsletter

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

The three-year-olds will be learning about nutrition. 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 bread, pizza, fries and paint with vegetables. The grand finale is a yummy party and a class created cookbook!

Our four-year-olds will be taking a look back in time as they study the Wild West. They will be learning about horses, cowboys and Rodeos with a combination of factual information. They’ll also study horses with many delightful stories about the American Cowboys.

Ms. Sandra’s Pre-K 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 13th –17th. We plan to dye eggs on April 6th and 7th. Our annual egg hunts will be April 9-10th. 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 is attached and will also be available in the lobby. Enrollment is limited so please return your summer 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 us joy in so many ways.

Sincerely,

Nancy

SPRING PROGRAMS:

 

Tuesday, April 28 @ 9:15 Ms. Kirsty, Ms. Taryn, and Ms. Susanne

 

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30                          Thursday, May 7 @ 9:30

     Ms. Kristina                                                     Ms. Michele

     Ms. Niki                                                            Ms. Jess

     Ms. Dary                                                           Ms. Sandra

     Ms. Sara                                                           Mrs. Hobbs

 

Afternoon classes @ 2:15        

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

March 19 and 20………………………Class Pictures

April 12………………………………Happy Easter

April 13-17…………..………………. Spring Break SCHOOL CLOSED

April 25 …………………………….. Ms. Kirsty, Ms. Taryn and Ms. Susanne’s      Show

May 6 & 7…..………………………. Spring Programs

May 12..…………………………….. Conference Day (Open for Full Day students only)

May 25..………….…….……………. Memorial Day SCHOOL CLOSED

June 5..………….…………………….Kindergarten Graduation

June 12..……….…………………….. Last Day of School

June 15-19……………………………School open for Day Care Only (Turtle Week)

June 22–August 21….……………………Summer Program

Sept. 1…. ..………………………………Open House

Sept. 8..………………………………..First Day of School 2020-2021