Bellamy

Bellamy Manor March 2021

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, birdsand past presidents.

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

      The threeyearolds 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 fouryearolds 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 will also study horses withmany delightful stories about the American Cowboys.

     Ms. Sandra and Ms. Carries PreK classes looks at our world from a geographical and environmental angle. They will introduce the children to some basic geographical concepts using habitats as her motif.  By midMarch the children are learning about the fragility of various habitats and the interdependence between theenvironment 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 5th 9th. We plan to dye eggs on March 29 and 30th. Our annual egg hunts will be April 1 and 2nd. Your childs teacher will be sending out more information. We ask that yousend 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!  If any of you have inquired about our summer program. It is patterned on the school year adapted for summer.   It offers continuedplay, academics, social, and craft opportunities.  The children have plenty of opportunity to play dress ups, easels paint, puzzles, and games. We hope by summer we can reintroduce our water play. The registration forms for summer is available on-line or in the lobby.  Enrollment is limited so please return your summerregistration form if you are interested.

        We will use the InfoSnap online enrollment procedure for our summer program registration. It is atwo step process. Step one is the submission of the summer preregistration form and fee. Step two is the online submission of the InfoSnap 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

                       

DATES TO REMEMBER

April 4..Happy Easter

April 5-9.....……………. Spring BreakSCHOOL CLOSED                                                                                

May 11..……………………….. Conference Day(Open for Full Day students only)

May 31..………….…….…………. Memorial Day SCHOOL CLOSED

June 11………….…………………….Kindergarten Graduation

June 18..…….………………….. Last Day of School

June 21-25………………………School open for Day Care Only (Turtle Week)

June 28August 20.…....……………..Summer Program

August 30...………………...………...Open House

Sept. 7..…...…………………………..First Day of School 2021-2022