Bellamy

Bellamy Manor January 2022

Dear Parents,

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  We hope your Holidays were delightful.  We can’t wait to see all the new and exciting Show ‘N Tells.   The children and teachers returned from vacation refreshed and obviously ready for some intensive learning. January seems to be a month when the children experience tremendous academic growth. Bellamy Manor School’s teachers take advantage of this time and offer exciting as well as educational units.

Ms. Ariela and Ms. Yanira’s two’s have grown and matured at an impressive rate.  Their January begins with an in-depth study of words and their opposites. Ms. Ariela and Ms. Yanira do an exceptional job with their classes, and their patience is never ending.

The three-year-olds settle back into the routine of school with a quick review of letters and numbers. The rest of the month involves a study of the Zoo. As the month goes by, they will become experts on animal behavior. For many of the children, a family visit to the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk would be a marvelous addition to reinforce the animals they are studying.

The four-year-olds at BMS take a leap into fantasy and hop off to Mr. MacGregor’s garden to study Peter Rabbit.  After they are thoroughly introduced to Benjamin Bunny, Peter Rabbit, and Jemimah Puddle Duck, the four’s have a marvelous English tea party.  We have a lot of fun with this unit while introducing the children to some excellent literature.  Because Beatrix Potter’s books are so delightfully illustrated, reading her stories aloud to your child at home will help reinforce their world in their minds.

Our Pre-K will now study the world of insects. Bugs are fascinating little creatures, and the children will start looking very closely at them with this unit. We hope to raise a crop of ladybugs! Ms. Sandra will continue with letter and number recognition as well as phonics instruction on an individual basis.

The kindergarten classes take a trip back in time to the age of reptiles and study dinosaurs.  These budding paleontologists learn to identify close to twenty-five dinosaurs before attending a dinosaur hunt at the end of the month.  This is one of our favorite studies and the children love it! Much time is also spent working on handwriting, math facts, and the concept of fractions.

A Pre-registration has now begun for the next school year. Returning students have priority for placement in classes until the end of January. February 1st, registration will open to families currently not attending Bellamy Manor,

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/

 

Many four-year-old parents are concerned about properly placing their child next year.   Some children need an additional preschool year before kindergarten; others do not.  We have many calls concerning the difference between the four-year-old program and the Pre-K class.  The only difference is age; children whose fourth birthday falls between January and August should sign up for the regular four-year old class; those turning five between September and December belong in the pre-kindergarten class. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me or your child’s teacher.

Kindergarten parents who are interested in private school for their child should schedule interviews now. If you wait even a month, many of these schools will be full for next September. Please let both your child’s teacher or your director know that you are interested, and they can help prepare your child properly for the entrance evaluation.  We’re here to help.  We all have the same goals– a happy, self-confident child who loves school and learning.

Thanks again for your enthusiastic support.  You have enabled us to teach in a creative and open atmosphere so crucial for true learning to occur.  We sincerely hope you will be able to return next year!

 

Happy New Year,

Kristine

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1st, THE MANOR SCHOOLS HAVE THEIR SEMI-ANNUAL INSERVICE.  WE WILL BE CLOSED ON THIS DAY.

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

January 3………………… School resumes

January 17,……………… M L King Day, School Closed

February 1……………………. Teacher In-Service, School Closed

February 21 …………………..Presidents Day, School Closed

April 11-April 15………….Spring break, School Closed

 

SNOW POLICY:  Manor School special announcements, such as school closings, late openings, and early dismissals will be posted on our website at www.manorschools.com. We will also send out a group email as well.

TAX INFORMATION: If you claim the cost of BMS as an expense on your Federal Tax   Return, you must include the Taxpayer Identification Number: 54-1238801.

 

 

Greenbrier

Greenbier Manor January 2022

Dear Parents,

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope your winter break was delightful. We can’t wait to see all the new and exciting Show ‘N Tells! The children and teachers have returned from vacation refreshed and obviously ready for some intensive learning. January seems to be a month when the children experience tremendous academic growth. Greenbrier Manor School’s teachers take advantage of the moment and offer exciting as well as educational units.

Ms. Loretta’s Two’s have grown and matured at an impressive rate. This month MDO children will explore the many adventures of Pete the Cat. These best-selling picture books present the wiry Pete with his white shoes and eclectic friends showing that it’s cool to be you. With boundless poise, creativity and energy, Loretta does an exceptional job with her charges.

The three-year-olds are introduced to the main food groups through a delicious study of nutrition. Adrieen, Karen, and Emily hope to teach the children about “good” foods and their sources. This unit involves quite a bit of cooking and sampling with each food group. They’ll make French fries, fruit salad, and finger-paint with pudding. It’s a terrific and “fattening” month for the Threes!

The four-year-olds discover the fanciful world of dragons and unicorns this month. Medieval knights and castles come alive for them, and they will find that most dragons are rather sensitive and lovable creatures. The children finish the unit with a royal ball fit for any king or queen. The fours indulge in fantasy to their heart’s content!

The Pre-K classes become environmentally aware as they focus their attention on our feathered friends. Michelle’s Pre-K class will study birds, birds of prey in particular. Children will learn why the hawk has a hooked beak and toes with strong, curved talons. Where does the Osprey live and what do they eat?

The kindergarten classes study rhyming using the stories of Dr. Seuss. This is a fun time to rhyme in silly ways. The Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, and Thidwick become our vehicles for learning. Math, crafts and songs all focus on Seuss themes. It all ends with the renowned, “Breakfast at Greenbrier 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.

We have lots of plans and ideas for school programs in the coming year. Although next September seems a long time away, it’s time to consider registration. A preregistration form and the 2022-2023 tuition schedule for fall are attached to this newsletter. Returning students have priority for places in the morning classes until the end of January. All other classes are open to new as well as returning students.

This January we will continue our online enrollment procedure for the next school year. It remains a two-step process:

Step1: You (the parents) complete a preregistration form. We then know what class you want for your child. When you return this form along with the registration fee you will have completed the first step. We will then email you the InfoSnap registration link.

Step 2: The submission of your InfoSnap registration. Parents that registered with InfoSnap last year should find the process easier because the link permits exclusive access to your registration we have on file. You will only need to update information that may have changed. Please remember that required fields must be filled out to submit the form. Once this enrollment form is submitted your child will be fully enrolled in the class you requested.

Parents who choose to pay the registration fee via credit or debit card may do so through our online tuition portal, Diamond Mind (http://greenbriermanor.diamondmindinc.com/).

We are hoping that this will be as easy as it sounds!! Remember it is important to finish registering in January as classes will open for new student registration on February 1st.

Many parents of four-year-olds are concerned about properly placing their child next year. Some children need an additional preschool year before kindergarten, but many do not. We receive many calls concerning the differences between the four-year-old program and the pre-k class. The only difference is age. Children whose fourth birthday falls between January and August should sign up for the regular four-year-old class and those turning five between September and December normally belong in the pre-kindergarten class. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jackie or your child’s teacher.

The Chesapeake public school bus will drop off students from Greenbrier Primary and Greenbrier Intermediate for afterschool care. Greenbrier Manor school van will pick up children from Butts Road for afterschool care. Please speak to Elizabeth or myself if this plan appeals to you.

Kindergarten parents who are interested in private school for their child should schedule interviews NOW. If you wait even a month, many of the quality schools will be full for next September. Please discuss this interest with your child’s teacher and me so that we can prepare your child properly for the private school entrance evaluation. We are all here to help and have the same goals – a happy, self-confident child who loves school and learning.

Thanks again for your enthusiastic support! You have enabled us to teach in a creative and open atmosphere so crucial for true learning to occur. We sincerely hope you will be able to return next year.

 

Sincerely,

Jackie

 

MONDAY JANUARY 31ST , THE MANOR SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED TO HAVE THEIR SEMI-ANNUAL INSERVICE.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

January 17…………………….           M L King Day, School Closed

January 31……………………..Teacher In-service, School Closed

February 21….………………..Presidents Day, School Closed

April 11-15………..…………..Spring Break, School Closed

May 10………………………..          Conference Day– No classes                                                                                                                                                                                                   (We are open for all day children only)

May 30………………………..          Memorial Day, School Closed

June 17………………………..          Last Day of School

June 20-Aug 19……………….          Summer programs

Sept 6…………………………          Fall programs begin

 

SNOW POLICY:  Manor School special announcements, such as school closings, late openings, and early dismissals will be posted on our website at www.manorschools.com . You will also receive an e-mail and/or text from your teacher. If you are still not sure, feel free to contact your child’s teacher or me directly.

 

TAX INFORMATION: If you claim the cost of as an expense on your Federal Tax Return, you must include the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). Greenbrier’s TIN is:  54-1636775.

West Neck

Beach Manor January 2022

Dear Parents,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I hope your Christmas was delightful.  I can’t wait to see all the new and exciting Show ‘N Tells.   The children and teachers returned from vacation refreshed and ready for some intensive learning.   January seems to be a month when the children experience tremendous academic growth.  Beach Manor School teachers take advantage of the moment and offer exciting as well as educational units.

Ms. Kaytlin and Ms. Andrea’s little ones have grown and matured at an impressive rate.   January our MDO’s will spend their time enjoying “Fun with Food”. They will make Cinnamon Pretzels, play with dough (and spaghetti), paint with fruit and sample many tasty and healthy treats.  Ms. Kaytlin and Ms. Andrea both do an exceptional job with their charges, and their patience is never ending.

The three-year olds spend a week settling in and reviewing their alphabet and number concepts. Then they will be introduced to life on the farm. The focus of this unit is farm animals and their products.  Although the school doesn’t take field trips, I’d like to suggest a trip to a dairy where the children can see a working dairy.  The petting zoo at the Virginia Zoo also has many farm animals the children can touch and feed.  As the children become more aware of their environment their curiosity deepens.  These studies are designed to help them understand and organize their world.

The four-year-old classes hit the trail as they learn about horses, cowboys, and rodeos.  In keeping with developmental levels, the fours will enjoy stories about the Wild West.  The unit ends as the children enjoy a “rodeo,” Beach Manor style.  Letter and number recognition as well as phonics continue on an individual basis.

The Pre-kindergarten class investigate the weather—clouds, rainbows, snowflakes, wind and the four seasons.   This unit has been designed to be quite hands on, scientific approach to the causes of different types of weather.   Letter and number recognition as well as phonics instruction continue on an individual basis.

The kindergarteners take a good look at themselves this month.  Mrs. Yesalusky will introduce the children to the various systems of the human body.  The children start by studying their skin and move right into the most important muscle—their heart.  This is a fairly detailed unit and it is incredible how many facts our five and six year old’s absorb and retain.  Much time is also spent on handwriting, math facts, and the concepts of fractions.

2021-2022 Registration

 

We have lots of plans and ideas for school programs in the coming year.  Although next September seems a long time away it’s time to consider registration.  Returning students have priority for placement until the end of January. I suggest making your request as soon as possible as spots are filled first come first serve.  It is a two-step process:

Step 1:  You (the parents) complete a pre-registration form.  We then know what class you want for your child.  When you return this form with the registration fee you will have completed the first step.  We will send you the Web link for our online enrollment.

Step 2:  After you receive the link, you should complete the online enrollment form. Every required field must be filled out in order for you to submit the form.  Once this enrollment form is submitted your child will be fully enrolled in the class you requested.

Remember it is important to register in January because classes will open for new students in February.

Parents who choose to pay the registration fee via credit or debit card may do so through our online tuition portal, Diamond Mind (http://beachmanor.diamondmindinc.com/).

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Some children need an additional preschool year before kindergarten; many do not.  We have many calls concerning the difference between the four-year-old program and the PreK class.  The only difference is age:   children whose fourth birthday falls between January and August should sign up for the regular four-year old class; those turning five between September and December, belong in the pre-kindergarten class.   Please contact me with any questions about placement.  As always, we want what is best for your child’s academic and social growth.

Thanks again for your enthusiastic support.  You have enabled us to teach in a creative and open atmosphere so crucial for true learning to occur.  I sincerely hope you will be able to return next year.

SNOW POLICY:   Manor School special announcements, such as school closing, late opening, and early dismissal will be posted on our website www.manorschools.com. You will also receive an email and/or text from our child’s teacher.  If you are still unsure, feel free to contact me directly.

TAX INFORMATION:  If you claim the cost of BMS as an expense on your Federal   Tax   Return, you   must   include the:  Beach Manor’s Tax I.D.  54-1812375

Sincerely, Leigh

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SCHOOL CALENDAR

January 3                     School resumes

January 17                   M L King Day, School Closed

February 1                   Teacher In-service, School closed

February 21                 Presidents Day, School Closed

April 11-15                   Spring Break, School closed

May 10                         Conference Day

May 31                         Memorial Day, School Closed

June 10                        Kindergarten graduation

June 17                        Last Day of school

June 20-starts               Summer programs

REMINDER:  DO NOT EVER leave children unattended in your vehicle. Either park in a designated parking place and walk your child inside or join the carpool line and we will assist your child into the building.  Please do not park in the carpool lane between 8:30 and 9:00 if you are bringing your child inside. Remember to park in a designated parking place.  Thanks!

 

Broad Bay

Broad Bay Manor January 2022

Dear Parents,

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope your holidays were delightful. We can’t wait to see all the new and exciting Show ‘N Tells! The children and teachers are now refreshed from vacation and ready for some intensive learning. January seems to be a month when the children experience tremendous academic growth. Broad Bay Manor teachers take advantage of the moment and offer exciting and educational units!

 

Our two’s have grown and matured at an impressive rate.  This month Ms. Charlynn and Ms. Kristin will introduce the children to the colors all around us!  They will explore color through food, animals, textures and lots of books.

 

Our three-year-olds begin January with a study of community helpers. The teachers introduce the children to the people in their neighborhood. Fireman, policeman, doctors, and dentists are just a few of the helpers we discuss!

 

The four-year-olds come back to a unit on BEARS!  From Corduroy, Pooh, and Paddington to pandas and polar bears, they investigate bears, their habits and habitats.  Some activities you might hear about include packing Paddington’s suitcase, painting Pooh bear, and ultimately our teddy bear picnic.  The fours indulge in fantasy to their heart’s content.

 

Our PreK classes look at the world from a geographical and environmental angle. Ms. Moesta and Ms. Withers introduce their children to some basic geographical concepts using habitats as their 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.

 

This month the kindergarten classes go around the world.  It’s a full month’s trip, and we learn about children from 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 contact your child’s teacher.  We would love for you to share your experiences!

 

2022-2023 Registration

Although next September seems a long time away, it’s time to consider registration. Returning students have priority for placement until the end of January.   I suggest making your request as soon as possible as spots are filled first come first serve.  It’s a two-step process:

 

Step 1:  You (the parents) complete the paper registration form. We then know what class you want for your child. When you return this form along with the registration fee you will have completed the first step.  We will then email you the link for our online enrollment.

 

Step 2:  After you receive the link, you should complete the online enrollment form. Every required field must be filled out in order for you to submit the form.  Once this enrollment form is submitted your child will be fully enrolled in the class you requested.

 

Parents who choose to pay the registration fee via credit or debit card may do so through our online tuition portal at Diamond Mind.  Please record your transaction number on the paper registration form.

 

Remember it is important to register in January because classes will open for new students in February.

 

Many parents of current four-year-old students are concerned about properly placing their child next year. Some children need an additional preschool year before kindergarten, and some do not.  Kindergarten is only open to those children turning 5 on or before September 30, 2022.  If your child turns 5 after this date, our PreK class is the correct placement.

 

Please contact me if you have any questions about placement.  As always, we want what is best for your child’s academic and social growth.

 

Thanks again for your enthusiastic support! You have enabled us to teach in a creative and open atmosphere so crucial for true learning to occur.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Cox

 

Inclement Weather Policy:  Manor School special announcements, such as school closing, late opening, and early dismissal will be posted on our website www.manorschools.com.  You will also get an email as soon as we make any decisions about school closings. If you are still not sure, feel free to contact your child’s teacher directly.

 

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

January 3………………………………………                    Open Enrollment for CURRENT FAMILIES for the 2022-2023 school year

January 17…………………………………….                    Martin Luther King Jr. day- SCHOOL CLOSED

February 1…………………………………….                    In-Service- SCHOOL CLOSED

February 21……………………………………                                    Presidents’ Day- SCHOOL CLOSED

April 11-15……………………………………..                  Spring Break- SCHOOL CLOSED

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor December 2021

Dear Parents,

 

The days are shorter, the nights are snuggly, and there is such a hint of anticipation and excitement in the air that it must be December! This is a very exciting and busy month for us all.  With an emphasis on joy and love, this holiday season will be a happy and pleasant one.

One of the nicest things about school is how much fun it is. Both socially and academically, Greenbrier Manor School students are enjoying themselves while absorbing some marvelous tidbits of information. This past fall has been productive as well as rewarding for my teachers. We hope you have seen great strides in your child’s growth.

The classes devote the month of December to holiday preparations, both Christmas and Hanukkah. All the children will make crafts and learn songs appropriate for each celebration. In addition to letters and numbers, this month’s activities will include making and wrapping their gifts for you, baking, and preparing for our holiday parties. Kindergarten studies the instruments of the orchestra to help them appreciate the music they will hear throughout the holiday season.  If any of you care to virtually share your expertise in this area, we would sure be grateful.

We plan on having our holiday programs on December 13th, 14th,  and 15th. The children will sing holiday songs, make crafts and eat special treats. Excitement is extremely high during the last week of school before the holiday break, so please be patient with your child. School will resume and classes will start at their usual time on Monday, January 3rd2022.

‘Tis the season to not only be jolly, but also to indulge. Although we aren’t fanatic about “no sugar” at the Manor Schools, we have learned to be cautious. Some children cannot tolerate any sugar at all ─ and all children seem to react negatively when their systems are overloaded with it.  This is also the time of year when adult expectations and childish abilities have difficulty meshing. One major thing you can do to help your child enjoy the Christmas season is limit their sugar intake (not eliminate, just limit). This does not mean we won’t have parties. The children love cheese and crackers or fruit at least as much as cupcakes! Please try to curtail sugar at breakfast. Children are better able to settle into learning with protein and fruit.

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year will be online with InfoSnap, our registration portal. Enrollment will remain a two-step process. Step 1 will be the completion and return of the pre-registration form along with payment of the registration fee. Once we have the preregistration form and payment, we will email you the InfoSnap registration link. Step 2 will be the submission of your InfoSnap registration. Parents that registered with InfoSnap last year should find the process easier because the link permits exclusive access to your registration we have on file. You will only need to update information that may have changed. Pre-registration forms will be emailed and available for pick-up at the front desk during the first week in January.

Parents who choose to pay the registration fee via credit or debit card may do so through our online tuition portal, Diamond Mind (http://greenbriermanor.diamondmindinc.com/).

Although it seems so terribly far in the future, now is the time to start planning. Those of you on a flexible benefits program need to call me for a schedule of fees for the next school year. Those of you who plan on returning to our school next fall should register soon after the holidays to reserve your child a place next September. I will limit registration to returning students through January.  Register early to get your first choice, some classes fill before the end of January. After January, registration will also be open to the public. If you are interested in having your child attend a private elementary school, talk to me. The Chesapeake public school bus will drop off students from Greenbrier Primary and Greenbrier Intermediate for afterschool care. Greenbrier Manor school van will pick up children from Butts Road Primary. Please speak to Elizabeth or myself if this plan appeals to you.

We want to thank everyone for helping support our fundraisers! Your response this year was overwhelming, and we truly appreciate it!!

The Manor Schools’ staff and I wish you a peaceful and pleasant holiday season. We thank you for your encouragement and support the past three months. This is what keeps us going!

 

With the warmest of holiday greetings,

 

 

 

Jackie

 

 

 

 

MEDICATIONS:  It helps us to know if your child is on any medication. The side effects of many antibiotics and decongestants include behavioral changes that dramatically alter classroom performance and actions. We recently met with Social Services for clarification of several regulations. The state is strict and emphatic on the storing and dispensing of medication at school.  You need to know that:

* All medication must be locked in our medicine cabinet and logged in only by YOU, the parent;

* The medicine must be given to us in its original container;

* NEVER, EVER put medicine in your child’s bookbag. This includes all over-the- counter items such as lip balm, hand sanitizer, cough drops and hand cream.

 

LOST & FOUND:  Please check our Lost and Found for any clothing your child may be missing. We accumulate quite a collection. Please return any clothing borrowed when your child has an accident at school. If you have clothes your child has outgrown send them our way.  We need them for this type of emergency. Thanks!!

 

SNOW POLICY:  Manor School special announcements, such as school closings, late openings, and early dismissals will be posted on our website at www.manorschools.com .

You will also receive an e-mail and/or text from your teacher.  If you are still not sure, feel free to contact your child’s teacher or me directly.

 

TAX ID:  Greenbrier Manor’s Tax ID is:  54-1636775

 

 

  • SCHOOL CLOSES FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT THE END OF THE DAY ON

DECEMBER 17th.

 

Ø  DECEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 31 …GMS CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

 

  • TUITION FOR DECEMBER IS A FULL MONTH.

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Programs

 

Monday, December 13th

9:15: Ms. Karen, Ms. Kari

Tuesday, December 14th

 

9:15: Ms. Michelle, Ms. Emily

 

Wednesday, December 15th

 

9:15: Ms. Stanger, Ms. Garlow, and Ms. Meg

10:30: Ms. Adrieen, Ms. Cindi

Ms. Loretta’s holiday party will be today, though they do not have a program

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

December 13,14,&15..…………Holiday Programs

December 20-December 31……..Winter Break – School Closed

January 3……………………….School resumes

January 17………………………M L King Day, School Closed

January 31………………………Teacher In-service, School Closed

February 21….………………….Presidents Day, School Closed

April 11-15………………………Spring Break, School Closed

May 10………………………….Conference Day – No classes                                                                                                                        (We are open for all day children only)

May 30………………………….Memorial Day, School Closed

June 17………………………….Last Day of School

June 20-Aug 19………………….Summer programs

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor December 2021

Dear Parents,

The days are shorter, the nights are snuggly, and there is such a hint of anticipation and excitement in the air that it must be December!  This is a very exciting and busy month for all of us.   With an emphasis on joy and love, this holiday season will be a happy and pleasant one.

One of the nicest things about school is how much fun it is. Both socially and academically, Bellamy Manor School students are enjoying themselves while absorbing some marvelous tidbits of information.  This past fall has been productive as well as rewarding for our teachers and staff. We hope you have seen great strides in your child’s growth.

The classes devote the month of December to holiday preparations, both Christmas and Hanukkah.  All the children will make crafts and learn songs appropriate for each celebration.   In addition to letters and numbers, this month’s activities will include making and wrapping their gifts for you, baking, and preparing for the Holidays. Kindergarten studies the instruments of the orchestra to help them appreciate the music they will hear this holiday season.  If any of you would care to share your expertise in this area, we sure would be grateful.

In January, we will be sending out registration information for the 2022-23 school year via e-mail.  We will be enrolling on-line through a link given to you when we return in January. Although it seems so far in the future, now is the time to start planning for September. Those of you who plan on returning to our school next fall should register soon after the holidays to reserve your child a place next September. We will limit registration to returning students through January.  Register early to get your first choice, some classes fill before the end of January. After January, registration we will be open to the public. If you are interested in having your child attend a private elementary school, talk to Mrs. Hobbs, Ms. Cole  or myself.  Bellamy Manor does offer an after-school program for students up to ten years of age. Virginia Beach Public school bus will drop off from Kempsville Elementary school. The Bellamy van will pick up from Providence Elementary, Fairfield Elementary, Indian Lakes Elementary and Kempsville Meadows for our afterschool program. This may change as our demand changes each year. Please talk to us if you have a request.

 

 

 

Our holiday programs will be December 14th -16th! Please check the schedule for your show day 😊

 

DEC 14th @ 10:00

Ms. Niki

Ms. Sara

Ms. Sandra

Ms. Hobbs

 

DEC 15th @10:00

Ms. Kristina

Ms. Devin

Ms. Haylie

Ms. Cole

 

DEC 16th @ 11:00

Ms. Ariella

Ms. Yanira

 

 

We want to thank everyone for helping to support our fundraisers.  Your response this year was overwhelming, and we truly appreciate it!  We’re currently collecting new & unwrapped toys for “Toys for Tots” through December 9th.  A collection box is in our lobby!

The Manor Schools’ staff wish you a peaceful and pleasant holiday season.  Thank you for your encouragement and support over the past three months!

 

Warmest Holiday Greetings,

Kristine

 

MEDICATIONS:  It helps us to know if your child is on any medication. The side effects of many antibiotics and decongestants include behavioral changes that dramatically alter classroom performance and actions. We recently met with Social Services for clarification of several regulations. The state is strict and emphatic on the storing and dispensing medication at school.  You need to know that:

* All medication must be locked in our medicine cabinet and logged in by you the parent, with the completed paperwork.

* The medicine must be given to us in its original container.

* NEVER, EVER, put medicine in your child’s book bag. This includes all over-the- counter items such as lip balm, cough drops and hand sanitizer.

 

LOST & FOUND:  Please check our Lost and Found for any clothing your child may be missing. We accumulate quite a collection. Please return any clothing borrowed when your child has an accident at school. If you have clothes your child has outgrown, please them our way.  We need them for this type of emergency. Thanks!!

 

SNOW POLICY:  Manor School special announcements, such as school closings, late openings, and early dismissals will be posted on our website at www.manorschools.com.

You will also receive an e-mail and/or text from your teacher.  If you are still not sure, feel free to contact your child’s teacher or us directly.

 

SCHOOL CLOSES FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT THE END OF THE DAY ON DECEMBER 21st.

DECEMBER 22– JANUARY 3…BMS CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

TAX ID:  Bellamy Manor’s Tax ID is:  54-1238801

 

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

 

December 22……   First day of  holiday break,  School Closed

January 3………… School resumes

January 17.………  M L King Day, School Closed

February 1……………Teacher In-service, School Closed

February 21 …………Presidents Day, School Closed

April 11-15………  Spring Break, School Closed

May……………….Conference Day FD Students only

May 30 ……………….Memorial Day, School Closed

June 17……………….Last day of school

June 20……………Summer programs begin at Bellamy Manor

 

West Neck

Beach Manor December 2021

December 2021

Dear Parents,

 

The days are shorter, the nights are snugly, and there is such a hint of anticipation and excitement in the air that it must be December!  This is a very exciting and busy month for us all.  With an emphasis on joy and love, this holiday season will be a happy and pleasant one.

One of the nicest things about school is how much fun it is.   Both socially and academically Beach Manor School students are enjoying themselves while absorbing some marvelous tidbits of information.  This past fall has been productive as well as rewarding for my teachers and me.  I hope you have seen great strides in your child’s growth.

The classes devote the month of December to holiday preparations. The children will make crafts and learn songs appropriate for each celebration.   In addition to letters and numbers this month’s activities will include making and wrapping their gifts for you.

‘Tis the season not only to be jolly, but also to indulge.   Although we aren’t fanatic about no sugar at the Manor Schools, we have learned to be cautious.  Some children cannot tolerate any sugar at all — all children seem to react negatively when their systems are overloaded with it.  This is the time of year when adult expectations and childish abilities have difficulty meshing.  One major thing you can do to help your child enjoy the holiday season is limit their sugar intake.   (Not eliminate, just limit.)  This does not mean we don’t want parties.   The children love cheese and crackers or fruit at least as much as cupcakes!  If it’s not worth the hassle, please try to curtail sugar at breakfast.  Children seem better able to settle into learning with protein and fruit.

We all want our children to stay healthy during the holiday season.  Sending children who might be ill to school decreases everyone’s chances for a positive day.   A sick child belongs at home.  Sore throats, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea are excellent reasons to keep your child at home.   Children sent to school with these symptoms will be promptly sent home. Please refer to our Covid policy. If we send a child home, they will need to be home at least 72 hours unless your pediatrician states they are safe to return to school.  When they return, they must be symptom free.    Please try to be as considerate as you can.

 

 

 

We want to thank everyone for helping support our fundraisers.  We truly appreciate your help.

 

The Manor Schools’ staff and I wish you a peaceful and pleasant holiday season.  Thank you for your encouragement and support the past three months.  It’s what keeps us going.

 

 

Warmest holiday greetings,

Leigh

 

 

 

MEDICATIONS:  It helps us to know if your child is on medication.  The side effects of many antibiotics and decongestants include behavior changes that dramatically alter classroom performance and actions.  We recently met with Social Service for clarification of several regulations.  The state is strict on the storing and dispensing of medication at school.

 

*All medication must be locked in our medicine cabinet and logged in only by YOU, the parent. Proper medication forms are required.

 

**NEVER EVER put medicine in your child’s backpack.  This includes all over the counter items such as lip balm, cough drops, diaper cream or hand cream.

 

LOST AND FOUND:  Please check our Lost and Found for any clothing your child may be missing.  We accumulate quite a collection.  Please return any clothing borrowed when your child has an accident. PLEASE LABEL YOUR CHILDS COAT, SWEATER, GLOVES, HATS, ETC.  I cannot tell you how many times we hold up items and the children just do not know it is theirs and another child claims it by error.

 

SNOW POLICY:  Manor School special announcements, such as school closings, late openings and early dismissals will be posted on our website at www.manorschools.com . You will also receive an email and/or text from your child’s teacher.  If you are still unsure, feel free to contact me directly.

 

 

 

TAX ID NUMBER 54-1812375

 

Thank you to all the parents who have sent in the material necessary for us to do our crafts, such as Pringles cans, soda bottles, and milk cartons.

 

 

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We want to thank all of you for your patience during carpool.  Your pleasant smiles and cooperative attitudes really mean a great deal.  It is important to pull forward and buckle up.  Other safety precautions include not passing cars on their left and waiting for the staff to let your child out of the car.  Our most important concern must be the safety of the children.  If you are not using carpool, ALWAYS hold your child’s hand while in the parking lot, and please be sure to walk your child all the way to the building.

 

 

SCHOOL CLOSES FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT THE END OF THE DAY ON DECEMBER 21st.   TUITION FOR DEC. IS A FULL MONTH

 

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

December 8th                                        Santa’s visit

December 13th and 14th                       Pajama Day, Holiday movies

13th (Ms. Karen, Ms. Harden, Ms. Jessica, Ms. Diane)

14th (Ms. Andrea, Ms. Kaytlin, Ms. Kelli, Ms. Sharon, Ms. Yez)

December 22- December 31                 Winter Holiday—school closed

January 3                                               School resumes

January 17                                             Martin Luther King Day, school closed

February 1st                                            Teacher In-service, school closed

February 21                                            President’s Day, school closed

April 11- 15                                             Spring break, school closed

Holiday Program –December 16 & 17 at 9:30

Thursday, December 16                                 Friday, December 17

Ms. Andrea                                                     Ms. Karen

 Ms.  Kaytlin                                                    Mrs. Harden

 Ms. Kelli                                                         Ms. Jessica

 Ms. Sharon                                                    Ms. Diane

 Ms. Yez

 

 

 

Broad Bay

Broad Bay December 2021

Dear Parents,

 

The days are shorter, the nights are snugly, and there is such a hint of anticipation and excitement in the air that it must be December!  This is a very exciting and busy month for us all.   With an emphasis on joy and love, this holiday season will be a happy and pleasant one. The classes devote the month of December to holiday preparations, both Christmas and Hanukkah.  All the children will make crafts and learn songs appropriate for each celebration.   In addition to our routine academics, this month’s activities will include making and wrapping their gifts for you, baking, and preparing for the upcoming holidays.  Kindergarten studies the instruments of the orchestra to help them appreciate the music they will hear this holiday season.  If any of you would care to share your expertise in this area, we sure would be grateful.

 

One of the nicest things about school is how much fun it is.   Both socially and academically, Broad Bay Manor students are enjoying themselves while absorbing some marvelous tidbits of information.  This past fall has been productive as well as rewarding for the teachers and me.  I hope you have seen great strides in your child’s growth as well!

 

Holiday food:  With so many upcoming events at school, remember our nut free policy.  While sweet treats are always fun, don’t forget about fruit and protein to add a balance during these fun events.  The children’s behavior afterwards will thank you!  This year, we will only be accepting prepackaged, unopened food to share within the classroom.

 

2022-2023 School Year Registration: I will soon send out registration info for the 2022-2023 school year via e-mail. We will continue to use our online registration program, InfoSnap.  Although it seems terribly far in the future, now is the time to start planning for the next school year that starts in September. Those of you who plan on returning to our school next fall should plan to register ASAP once we return from our winter break.

 

Many parents of current four-year-old students are concerned about properly placing their child next year. Some parents will choose an additional preschool year before kindergarten, but some do not.  If you are unsure if your student would be most successful with this additional year, I encourage you to consult with their current teacher.  Kindergarten is only open to those children turning 5 on or before September 30, 2022.  If your child turns 5 after this date, our PreK class is the correct placement.

 

Inclement Weather Policy:  Manor School special announcements, such as school closing, late opening, and early dismissal will be posted on our website www.manorschools.com.  You will also get an email as soon as we make any decisions about school closings.

 

Here are some repeat reminders that will apply throughout the colder months:

 

SICK POLICY: In order for us to keep ALL our children as healthy as possible we must work together.  Please DO NOT send in your child if they are sick.  If they are showing any signs of sickness consider keeping them out of school to help prevent exposure to other children.  If we are ALL in keeping with this courtesy, we can greatly reduce the spread of illness throughout the school.  A healthier school means a healthier child for you! Our official rule is a child may not come to school until they have been fever free (without meds) for 72 hours without a note from the doctor, or 24 hours fever free (without meds) with a note from the doctor.  If your child has vomited or had diarrhea in the last 24 hours stay home as well. In the end a sick child belongs at home.

MEDICATIONSIt helps us to know if your child is on any medication. The side effects of many antibiotics and decongestants include behavioral changes that dramatically alter classroom performance and actions. We recently met with Social Services for clarification of several regulations. The state is strict and emphatic on the storing and dispensing medication at school.  You need to know that:

* All medication must be locked in our medicine cabinet and turned in to the front desk by YOU, the parent;

* The medicine must be given to us in its original unopened container;

* NEVER, EVER, put medicine in your child’s bookbag. This includes all over-the- counter items such as lip balm, cough drops and hand cream.

 

PERSONAL ITEMS:  Now that the weather is getting chillier, we are seeing more and more coats/jackets coming to school.  Please label all of your child’s items.  This will help our teacher make sure these items make it home every day.

We wish you a peaceful and pleasant holiday season from the entire BBMS staff.  Thanks again for sharing it with us!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Cox

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

 

December 15………………………………….                  Holiday Program 9:15 (Ms. Charlynn, Ms. Jamie, Ms. Leigh)

December 16…………………………………                   Holiday Program 9:15 (Ms. Kristin, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Withers)

December 17…………………………………                   Holiday Program 9:15 (Ms. Susan, Ms. Dorothy, Ms. Moesta, Ms. Profilet)

December 22-December 31………….                   Winter Break-SCHOOL CLOSED

January 3………………………………………                    Open Enrollment for CURRENT FAMILIES for the 2022-2023 school year

January 17…………………………………….                    Martin Luther King Jr. day- SCHOOL CLOSED

February 1…………………………………….                    In-Service- SCHOOL CLOSED

February 21……………………………………                                    Presidents’ Day- SCHOOL CLOSED

April 11-15……………………………………..                  Spring Break- SCHOOL CLOSED

 

 

 

 

Broad Bay

Broad Bay Manor November 2021

Dear Parents,

 

If November is even half as lovely as October, we’re in for a marvelous month!  Halloween is now a memory and so many more wonderful holidays are just around the corner!   It was a delight to see the children dressed up for their Halloween parties. I thank all of you for your support during our Fall programs!

November conjures up colorful leaves and crisp days.  In keeping with tradition, each class will study seasonal changes and explore what they are thankful for from their unique perspective.

Our 2-year olds have made incredible progress. It’s wonderful to see how quickly they seem to grow. They study themselves in September, look beyond themselves in October, and this month they will explore their family and homes. It’s a gradual evolution away from awareness of themselves and towards their environment. Great things are happening here. It’s exciting!

The three-year old classes begin the month with an in-depth analysis of several nursery tales.  The Three Pigs, The Three Bears, and The Gingerbread Man highlight this unit with much puppetry and cooking.  We even grow a beanstalk for Jack to climb! The imagination and diverse characters within these stories are perfect for their creative minds to explore.

The four-year-olds take a leap into fantasy and hop off to Mr. MacGregor’s garden to study Peter Rabbit.  After they are thoroughly entranced by Benjamin Bunny, Peter Rabbit, and Jemimah PuddleDuck, the fours have a marvelous English tea party.  We have a good bit of fun with this unit while introducing the children to some excellent literature.

The preK classes will investigates the weather—clouds, rainbows, snowflakes, and wind as well as the four seasons.   Ms. Moesta and Ms. Withers have designed this unit to be quite hands on while using a scientific approach to explore the causes of different types of weather.  Individualized instruction in language arts and math is ongoing.

The kindergarten classes explore nature as the original Americans found it.   We learn what the Native Americans discovered when they arrived on this continent and how they adapted their lifestyles to the environment. The emphasis is on the culture, clothes, and lives of different tribes around the continent.   Our month concludes with the arrival of the Pilgrims and a Thanksgiving feast.

 

Here are a few housekeeping reminders and updates about our building…

PERSONAL ITEMS:  Now that the weather is getting chillier, we are seeing more and more coats/jackets coming to school.  Please label all of your child’s items.  This will help our teacher make sure these items make it home every day.

SCHOOL CLOTHES:  On the occasion your child needs a change of clothes and there isn’t any in his/her book bag, we will use our stash of BBMS clothes.  Please remember to bring these back to school; we use them often.  We are always in need of boys and girls clothing to add to this stash (size 2-6).  If you are cleaning out closets and would like to donate, please feel free to drop them off!  We usually need pants, shirts, socks, and shoes.

KINDERGARTEN PARENTS: Now is the time to start looking into first grade options for your child.   If you want information regarding the various private schools in the area, see me.  Many schools will hold open house sometime in the upcoming months.  Usually, the date and times are published in the newspaper and the school’s website.   If you are thinking about private school, attending these open houses will help you decide what is best for your child.

HALLOWEEN CANDY:  Many of us now have an abundance of candy at home!  Please pay attention to the ingredients and remember our nut free policy.

Thanks so much for all your cooperation.  This year has been wonderful so far and our staff are falling in love with all your children!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Cox

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

November 2……………………………………                  Conference day- open for ALL DAY students only

November 11…………………………………                   Veterans Day-SCHOOL CLOSED

November 25-26….……..…………………                   Thanksgiving Holiday-SCHOOL CLOSED

December 15………………………………….                  Holiday Program 9:15 (Ms. Charlynn, Ms. Jamie, Ms. Leigh)

December 16…………………………………                   Holiday Program 9:15 (Ms. Kristin, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Withers)

December 17…………………………………                   Holiday Program 9:15 (Ms. Susan, Ms. Dorothy, Ms. Moesta, Ms. Profilet)

December 22-December 31………….                   Winter Break-SCHOOL CLOSED

January 17…………………………………….                    Martin Luther King Jr. day- SCHOOL CLOSED

February 1…………………………………….                    In-Service- SCHOOL CLOSED

February 21……………………………………                                    Presidents’ Day- SCHOOL CLOSED

April 11-15……………………………………..                  Spring Break- SCHOOL CLOSED

 

 

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor November 2021

Dear Parents,

 

If November is even half as lovely as October, we are in for a marvelous month!  Halloween is now a memory and so many more wonderful holidays are just around the corner.  The fall parties were a fun event and we enjoyed seeing everyone in their adorable costumes. I thank all of you for your support as we modify some of our BMS traditions.

November conjures up images of Native Americans and Pilgrims, colored leaves and crisp days.  In keeping with tradition each class will study seasonal changes and our heritage from their unique perspective.

Ms. Ariella’s and Ms. Yanira’s  classes have made incredible progress. It’s wonderful to see how quickly the two-year-olds seem to grow. They study themselves in September, look beyond themselves in October, and this month they will explore their homes. It is a gradual evolution away from awareness of themselves and towards their environment. Great things are happening here. It is exciting!

The three-year old classes will be introduced to Eric Carle, the celebrated children’s author.  His books are delightful. We know the children will enjoy not only his emotional characters, but also his colorful and crafty illustrative techniques.  We will do lots of cooking this month, thanks to Jack and his Mama and Walter the baker. The threes then finish the month with their favorite activity on a grand scale – a Thanksgiving feast!

The four-year old’s at BMS are in for a treat this month because this is BEAR MONTH!  From Corduroy, Pooh, and Paddington to pandas and polar bears they investigate bears, their habits and habitats.  Some activities you might hear about include packing Paddington’s suitcase, painting Pooh bear, and ultimately our teddy bear picnic.  The four’s indulge in fantasy to their heart’s content.

Our pre-kindergarten class has finished their study of weather and seasons.  They have learned an incredible amount about clouds, temperature, and wind. The children will now study horses, cowboys, and rodeos.  This is an exciting unit that combines factual information about horses with delightful stories of the American cowboy. The children learn about the different types of horses and the parts of man’s oldest animal friends. Near the end of the unit, the children will enjoy a “Rodeo”. As the month ends, Ms. Sandra  will introduce turkey and Pilgrims and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast.

The kindergarten class explores nature as the original Americans found it.   We learn what the Native Americans discovered when they arrived on this continent and how they adapted their lifestyles to the environment. The emphasis is on the culture, clothes, and lives of different Native American nations.   Our month concludes with the arrival of the Pilgrims and a Thanksgiving feast.

Conference day will be November 2nd. Those of you who are enrolled in our full day program may send your children as usual. If you can’t make your scheduled conference, please let your child’s teacher know.  If you need additional time with the teacher, we will be glad to schedule another conference.

It has been an exciting and at times overwhelming beginning.   Thank you for your understanding and patience as we settle into the new school year.  It is extremely important to send in a WRITTEN note if your child is not going home with their regular driver.    Also, I need any immediate and written update if there are any changes to our emergency contact information.  It’s terrifying to have an injured child and not be unable to contact anyone. Please leave your cell phones on and make sure that your voice mails are not full.

We all want our children to stay healthy.  Sending children who might be ill to school decreases everyone’s chances for a positive day.   A sick child belongs at home.  Sore throats, vomiting, and diarrhea are excellent reasons to keep your child at home.   Children sent to school with these symptoms will be promptly sent home.  Please try to be as considerate as you can. One other subject I’d like to mention is please label your child’s jackets, sweaters, hats, water bottles, and lunchboxes.

Please keep a change of clothes in the bottom of your child’s book bag for emergencies.

KINDERGARTEN PARENTS: Now is the time to start looking into first grade options for your child.   If you want information regarding the various private schools in the area see me.  Many schools will hold open houses sometime in the upcoming months.  Usually the date and times are published in the newspaper or on the school’s website.   If you are thinking about private school, attending these open houses will help you decide what is best for your child.

 

Sincerely,

Kristine Neronski

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

Nov. 2…………….Conference Day,

Nov. 11. …………School closed for Veteran’s Day

Nov. 25, 26……Thanksgiving Holiday School Closed

Dec.22 – Jan.2…Winter Holidays

Jan 17…………Martin Luther King Jr. Day-school closed

Feb 1 .…………Teacher In-service-school closed

Feb 21…………Presidents Day-school closed

April 11-15………Spring Break-school closed

May 30………..Memorial Day-school closed

June 17………..Last Day of the School year

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