West Neck

Beach Manor May 2023

Dear Parents,

        The month of May takes most classes outside. Ms. Alex and Ms. Kendall continue to help our youngest children with the exciting process of learning.  The children learn about shape and how they surround us every day.

      The three-year-old classes investigate Spring with its blossoms and the creepy crawlies that seem to accompany them.  The four-year-old’s swing into the trees as they begin a study of the local birds.  You will be truly impressed with the depth and scope of your child’s knowledge as he/she learns to identify fifteen to twenty different species of our feathered friends.   The study ends with a fantastic bird party –pass the worms, please.  Ms. Diane’s PreK classes will discover the world of insect; their focus will be on where they live and what they eat.

Kindergarten has an exciting month.  The children learn about the stages of plant development, butterfly development, and frog development using a complete hands-on approach.  The kindergarten room has become a laboratory where seeds sprout; caterpillars spin cocoons, and tadpoles metamorphose into frogs.  If anyone finds tadpoles or frogs eggs send them in!  The children’s academic progress amazes me.  Many are now learning long vowel sounds and spelling!  As spring progresses, we plan to incorporate creative writing into each week’s lesson.  As these masterpieces come home it is important that you be extremely positive in your comments.  Please don’t make any suggestions.  Creative writing is a very personal and sensitive process.  A careless remark can be devastating.

     On May 23rd, the preschool will be closed for conferences, but open for all day students.  If you have not received your conference schedule, let Leigh know.   Please be prompt.  If you cannot make your scheduled conference time, we will reschedule you for another day.   The teachers have no leeway and cannot run late.  If you need a longer conference than is scheduled, your teacher will be glad to reschedule you.    Classes are closed while you discover what wonderful children you have!   We will have supervision available for children who normally stay all day.

      As the weather turns warm many children sunburn.  If your child is sensitive to the sun remember to put sunscreen on him/her before he comes to school.  If your child is an all-day student, we will apply sunscreen during quiet/nap time each day as needed.  If your child comes only for a half day program, please apply it at home and they should be protected for the time they are in school.

          Our last day of school will be June 16th.  The prorated tuition has been sent home. Please let me know if you did not receive.     There are still openings in our summer programs at Beach, Bellamy, Broad Bay and Greenbrier Manor.   The program will continue to offer academic, social, and craft opportunities as the children learn about undersea life.  The children have plenty of opportunity to use the computer, dress ups, easels, puzzles, games, and train set.   Enrollment is limited so please return the registration form if you are interested.

                                                                                   Sincerely, Leigh

                                          DATES TO NOTE ON YOUR CALENDAR

                May 23rd      Conference Day – School is closed, open for day care only.

                May 29      Memorial Day – School is closed.

                June 9       Kindergarten Graduation – 9:30 am

                June 16      Last Day of school.

                Summer Programs: Will be available from June 27 – August 19 at

                                                 Beach, Bellamy, Broad Bay and Greenbrier Manor

                August 28           First Day of School