West Neck

Beach Manor January 2020 Newsletter

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. Sarah and Ms. Leslie’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. Annette and Ms. Leslie 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. Heim 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 olds absorb and retain. Much time is also spent on handwriting, math facts, and the concepts of fractions.

2020-2021 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. We will continue to offer Spanish instruction in our three, four, Prek and Kindergarten classes.

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, Chris

 

 

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SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

January 2                     School resumes

January 20                 M L King Day, School Closed

January 27                 Teacher In-service, School closed

February 17                 Presidents Day, School Closed

April 7/8                     Spring Program

April 13-17                Spring Break, School closed

May 12                       Conference Day

May 25                        Memorial day, School Closed

June 5                          Kindergarten graduation

June 12                       Last day of school

June 15-starts            summer programs at Beach, Bellamy, Broadbay and                                                          Greenbrier Manor Schools

 

 

 

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!

 

SPRING PROGRAM

 

TUESDAY APRIL 7—Ms. Leslie, Ms. Sarah, Ms. Annie, Ms. Harden, Ms. Kelli,

Ms. Diane

 

Wednesday, April 8—Ms. Karen D, Ms. Jennifer, Ms. Kelli, Ms. Kristen D, Ms. Heim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor January 2020 Newsletter

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. Kirsty and Ms. Susanne’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. Kirsty and Ms. Susanne do an exceptional job with their charges, 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 reinforcement 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 entranced by Benjamin Bunny, Peter Rabbit, and Jemimah Puddle Duck, the four’s have a marvelous English tea party. We have a good bit 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 form and the 2020-2021 tuition schedule for fall is attached to this newsletter. Returning students have priority for placement in the morning classes until the end of January. All other classes are open to new as well as returning students.

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/).

Remember it is important to finish registering in January, as classes will open for new student registration on February 1st.

 

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 Nancy 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 the quality 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.

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 27th, THE MANOR SCHOOLS HAVE THEIR SEMI-ANNUAL INSERVICE. WE WILL BE CLOSED ON THIS DAY.

 

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

January 2…………………School resumes

January 20………………M L King Day, School Closed

January 27…………………….Teacher In-Service, School Closed

February17 …………………..Presidents Day, School Closed

April 13-April 17………….Spring break, School Closed

May 12…………………..Conference Day

May 25 ………………………..Memorial Day, School Closed

June 12………………………..Last day of school

June 15-Aug 2020……… Summer programs at BMS, GMS, BBMS

Sept …….…………………Fall program begins

 

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

Greenbrier Manor January 2020 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope your Christmas 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 and Ms. Karen’s Two Year Olds 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 and Karen do an exceptional job with their charges.

The three-year olds are introduced to the main food groups through a delicious study of nutrition. Adrieen, Brittney, Liz and Cindi 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 four’s indulge in fantasy to their heart’s content!

The Pre-K classes become environmentally aware as they focus their attention on our feathered friends. Gwen’s Pre-K classes 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.

La familia (the family) will be the topic in Spanish this month. You may hear “la mama, el papa, el hermano,(brother) la hermana,(sister) in discussions about school at home. I am not certain who is having more fun – Ms. Sheila, Ms. Luz or the children – as they all love Spanish! It is truly a rewarding experience for everyone!!

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 2020-2021 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.

We will continue to offer Spanish in our five day three and four-year-old classes, pre-k am class and kindergarten classes next year.

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, Southeastern Elementary and Tallwood Elementary for afterschool care if dismissal times allow. 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 27, THE MANOR SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED TO HAVE THEIR SEMI-ANNUAL INSERVICE.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

January 20…………………….           M L King Day, School Closed

January 27……………………..Teacher In-service, School Closed

February 17….………………..Presidents Day, School Closed

April 13-17……..………………Spring Break, School Closed

May 12………………………..          Conference Day– No classes (We are open for all day children only)

May 25………………………..          Memorial Day, School Closed

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

June 15-Aug 21……………….          Summer programs

Sept 8…………………………          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.

Broad Bay

Broad Bay Manor January 2020 Newsletter

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 will come to share their jobs and teach the children safety. If you can offer us your expertise, please give your child’s teacher a call. Ms. Jamie will continue to re-iterate these same concepts through individual attention and conversational Spanish. It’s a terrific month for the threes!

 

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. Brantley 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!

 

2020-2021 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 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.

 

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. We will continue to offer Spanish instruction in our three, four, PreK and all-day Kindergarten next year.

 

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, 2020. 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

December 19-January 1………………………………………………………….         Winter Break-school closed

January 20………………………………………………………………………………         Martin Luther King Jr Day- school closed

January 27………………………………………………………………………………         Staff In-Service- school closed

February 17…………………………………………………………………………….        Presidents’ Day- school closed

April 1-2………………………………………………………………………………….         Spring Pictures

April 13-17……………………………………………………………………………..         Spring Break- school closed

May 6-8………………………………………………………………………………….         Spring programs

May 25…………………………………………………………………………………..         Memorial Day- school closed

June 10…………………………………………………………………………………..         Kindergarten Graduation

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

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor December 2019 Newsletter

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 program. 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 share your expertise in this area, we would sure be grateful.

We plan on having our holiday programs on December 9, 10, & 11. The programs will last about thirty minutes. It’s the four-year-old parents turn to provide refreshments for the adults in the lobby ─ Thank you! If it is convenient for you to take your child home rather than wait for carpool, that will be fine, just remember to tell your child’s teacher. 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 Thursday, January 2rd.

The children are enjoying our Spanish classes. In December you may hear your child using Spanish to describe our winter weather…the cold “el frio” and what may follow “la nieve” the snow! During our Holiday Program we will sing Felize Navidad for our grand finale.

‘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 2020-2021 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 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, Southeastern Elementary and Tallwood Elementary for afterschool care if dismissal times allow. 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 18th.

 

Ø  DECEMBER 19 – JANUARY 1…GMS CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

 

  • TUITION FOR DECEMBER IS A FULL MONTH.

 

 

 

HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

 

Monday, December 9                                               Monday, December 9

9:15                                                                             10:30

Brittney Baker                                                                        Liz Holladay

Bridget Winston                                                                     Kari Swain

 

Tuesday, December 10                                             Tuesday, December 10

9:15                                                                                                                             10:00

Cindi Schaffter                                                                       Ms Loretta Moore

Kim Little

Tracy Garlow/Stephanie Stanger

 

Wednesday, December 11                                      Wednesday, December 11

9:15                                                                                                                 10:00

Adrieen Gibson

Ms Karen King

Gwen Kensinger (am class)

 

Wednesday, December 11

2:00

Gwen Kensinger (pm class)

 

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

December 3 & 4 …………………….Lion’s Club Eye Screening

December 9-11..………………….Holiday Programs

December 19-January 1…………..Winter Break – School Closed

January 2……………………….School resumes

January 20………………………M L King Day, School Closed

January 27………………………Teacher In-service, School Closed

February 17….………………….Presidents Day, School Closed

April 15-19………………………Spring Break, School Closed

May 12………………………….Conference Day – No classes                                                                                                                                   (We are open for all day children only)

May 25………………………….Memorial Day, School Closed

June 12………………………….Last Day of School

June 15-Aug 14………………….Summer programs

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor December 2019 Newsletter

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, 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 our Holiday Program. 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.

The children are enjoying our Spanish classes. In December you may hear your child using Spanish to describe our winter weather…the cold “el frio” and what may follow “la nieve” the snow! During our Holiday Program we will sing Felize Navidad for our grand finale.

We plan on having our holiday programs on Dec. 5, 11, and 12th. Be sure to check below for the day and time your child’s class will perform. The programs will last about thirty minutes. It’s the four-year-old parents’ turn to provide refreshments for the adults in the lobby. Remember we are now a peanut free school. If it is convenient for you to take your child home after the program rather than wait for carpool, that would be fine. Please return to your child’s class and pick up your child from the classroom. Parking will be available again at the Rivers of Living Waters Church on Indian Lakes Blvd. A security policeman will patrol the parking lot while you enjoy your children’s show. Excitement is extremely high during this last week of school, so please be patient with your child.

‘Tis the season not only to be jolly, but also to indulge. 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) The children love cheese, crackers and fruit as much as cupcakes! On this subject, please try to curtail sugar at breakfast. Children seem better able to settle into learning with protein and fruit.

In January, we will be sending out registration information for the 2020-21 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 on a flexible benefits program need to call us 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. 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 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 currently picks 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.

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

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

 

Warmest Holiday Greetings,

Nancy

 

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 only by YOU, the parent.

* 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 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, please them our 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 us directly.

 

SCHOOL CLOSES FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT THE END OF THE DAY ON DECEMBER 18th.

DECEMBER 19– JANUARY 1…BMS CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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

 

HOLIDAY PROGRAM SCHEDULE

 

December 5 @ 9:15 Thursday:

 

Ms. Kirsty, Ms. Taryn and Ms. Susanne

 

Dec. 11th Wednesday:                                    Dec. 12th Thursday:

9:30                                                                  9:30

Ms. Kristina’s Class                                          Ms. Michele’s Class

Ms. Niki’s Class                                                  Ms. Jess’s Class

Ms. Dary’s Class                                               Ms. Sandra’s Class

Ms. Sara’s Class                                               Mrs. Hobb’s Class

 

                            2:00

All Afternoon Classes

 

Our holiday program will be outside in the parking circle. If it rains, we’ll have the programs inside. Keep your fingers crossed!

SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

December 5, 11, 12..…….Holiday Programs

December 18…………….Last day before Holiday Break

January 2………….……..School resumes

January 20.………………M L King Day, School Closed

January 27…………………….Teacher In-service, School Closed

February17 …………………..Presidents Day, School Closed

April 13-17…….…………..Spring Break, School Closed

May 12……………………Conference Day No Classes FD care only

May 25 …………………………Memorial Day, School Closed

June 12…………………………Last day of school

June 15-Aug 14…………..Summer programs at Bellamy Manor

Sept 2…….………………..Fall programs begin

 

West Neck

Beach Manor December 2019 Newsletter

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, baking, and preparing for our Holiday Program.

We plan on having our holiday programs on Dec. 10th and 11th. The program will last about thirty minutes. The programs will start at 9:30. It’s the three and four year old parents’ turn to provide refreshments for the adults. If you are planning on taking your child home rather than wait for carpool that will be fine, just remember to tell your child’s teacher. Excitement is extremely high during the last week of school, so please be patient with your child. Our last full day of school is Wednesday, December 18th.  School resumes at its usual time on Thursday, January 2rd.

The children are enjoying our Spanish classes. In December you may hear your child using Spanish to describe our winter weather…the cold “el Frio” and what may follow “la nieve” the snow!! During our Holiday Program we will sing Felize Navidad for our grand finale.

‘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 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,

Chris and 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

HOLIDAY PROGRAM

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH– Ms. Heim, Ms. Kelli, Ms. Leslie, Ms. Sarah, Ms. Annie

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH-Ms. Karen D., Ms. Kristen D., Ms. Jennifer, Ms. Sharon, Ms. Harden, Ms. Diane

 

SANTA WILL GO INTO CLASSROOMS, SING SONGS AND VISIT WITH EACH CHILD ON MONDAY DECEMBER 9TH.

 

**********************

 

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

 

VERY IMPORTANT: CARPOOL: Please stay in your car at car pool. We will unload and load the children. This is not the time to visit with your child’s teacher. Please call or park and come in if you need to chat.   It is very important to keep the line moving. Never, ever, should a child be in our parking lot at any time of the day, without holding teachers or a parent’s hand. Please remember that the safety of your children is very, very important to us.

 

SCHOOL CLOSES FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT THE END OF THE DAY ON DECEMBER 18th. TUITION FOR DEC. IS A FULL MONTH

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

December 9th                                    Santa’s visit

December 10th and 11th                          Winter Program

December 16th and 17th                 Pajama Day, Holiday movies

December 19- January 1                 Winter Holiday—school closed

January 2                                        School resumes

January 20                                       Martin Luther King Day, school closed

January 27                                    Teacher In-service, school closed

February 17                                     President’s Day, school closed

April 7/8                                          Spring Program

April 13-17                                     Spring break, school closed

 

Pajama Day/Movie Schedule–

 

Monday, December 16 –Ms. Karen D, Ms. Jennifer, Ms. Kristen D,

Ms. Kelli, Ms. Sharon

 

Tuesday, December 17– Ms. Annie, Ms. Harden, Ms. Sarah, Ms. Leslie, Ms. Diane, Ms. Heim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broad Bay

Broad Bay Manor December 2019 Newsletter

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 our Holiday Program. 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 Programs: Our holiday programs will be December 11, 12 and 13th. Please see below for exact class schedules. We will try to have the program outside if weather permits so dress accordingly. You are welcome to bring chairs or blankets if needed. If the weather is too cold or wet we will move the program to the big room inside.

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 

2020-2021 Registration: I will soon send out registration info for the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 school year. 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, 2020. 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 24 hours. If your child is sent home with a temperature mid-day, we will expect him/her NOT to be at school the following day as this is not in keeping with the 24 hour policy. We ask if your child has vomited or had diarrhea in the last 24 hours to please stay home as well. In the end a sick child belongs at home.
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 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 6…………………………………………………………………………… Santa visits BBMS! (shhh it’s a surprise)
December 11-13 ………………………………………………………………….. Winter music programs
December 18…………………………………………………………………………. Pajama Day!
December 19-January 1…………………………………………………………. Winter Break-school closed
January 20……………………………………………………………………………… Martin Luther King Jr Day- school closed
January 27……………………………………………………………………………… Staff In-Service- school closed
February 17……………………………………………………………………………. Presidents’ Day- school closed
April 1-2…………………………………………………………………………………. Spring Pictures
April 13-17…………………………………………………………………………….. Spring Break- school closed
May 6-8…………………………………………………………………………………. Spring programs
May 25………………………………………………………………………………….. Memorial Day- school closed
June 10………………………………………………………………………………….. Kindergarten Graduation
June 12………………………………………………………………………………….. Last Day of the School year

Winter Program Schedule

Wednesday, December 11th @9:15
Ms. Colleen
Ms. Leigh
Ms. Moesta

Wednesday, December 11th @1:15
Ms. Sabatino
Ms. Profilet

Thursday, December 12th @9:15
Ms. Kristin
Ms. Melissa
Ms. Brantley

Friday, December 13th @9:15
Ms. Charlynn
Ms. Kelly
Ms. Dorothy

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor November 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

 

If November is even half as lovely as October, we’re in for a marvelous month! Halloween is now a memory. We really believe it’s the children’s favorite holiday despite the stress caused by all that sugar. The program was a huge success – the children outdid themselves with their good behavior. I thank all of you for your support!

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. Loretta and Karen’s young charges have made incredible progress. It’s wonderful to me how quickly the two-year olds seem to grow. They studied themselves in September and were introduced to the world of senses in October. Now they plan to talk about families and how we all relate, then explore their homes. It’s a gradual evolution away from an awareness of themselves towards an awareness of their environment. Great things are happening here. It’s exciting!

The three-year-old classes go on safari this month and study jungle animals. During the next three weeks they become experts on animal behavior and can easily mimic the antics of chimps, lions, and elephants. For many of the children a visit to the Virginia Zoo would be a marvelous reinforcement of the animals they are studying. It’s also a wonderful way to spend a warm fall day. The Threes finish the month with stories and crafts relating to Thanksgiving.

 

Our four-year-old classes hit the trail as they learn about horses, cowboys, and rodeos. This is an exciting unit that combines the factual information on horses with delightful stories of the American cowboy. In keeping with their developmental levels, the Fours will enjoy stories about the Wild West. Letter and number recognition as well as phonics instruction continue on an individual basis.

The pre-K classes become environmentally aware as they focus on habitats and endangered species. The children become aware of the fragility of various ecosystems as well as the types of animals that can inhabit them.

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 their environment. The emphasis is on the culture, clothes, and lives of different Native American nations.

Last month we began Spanish, taught by Ms Luz and Ms Sheila. It’s a treat to see them interact with each other while learning and speaking Spanish! You may hear your child at home using Spanish greetings or talking about colors and numbers. November will introduce new Spanish words for foods, fruits and vegetables and the children will learn the Spanish phrase to give thanks or to be thankful for (Doy gracias por).

Upcoming on November 5th are school conferences. Although school is closed on that day, child care will be available for you during your conference.   Those of you enrolled in our all day program may leave your children as usual. If you cannot make your scheduled conference, please let your child’s teacher know. Plan to arrive on time and leave promptly. If you need more time with the teacher, we will be glad to schedule another conference (or you can finish your chat on the phone). If you didn’t receive a conference schedule or have misplaced yours, there are extras in the lobby.

It has been exciting and at times an overwhelming beginning. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we settle into the new school year. A few thoughts…sometimes in the rush to get to school and work we don’t have time for a healthy breakfast. If your child has skipped breakfast or enjoyed a sugary start, please let us know. What children eat for breakfast has an immediate and dramatic effect on their behavior. We understand how difficult mornings can be, especially for working parents, so please help us help your child. Knowing that the morning was difficult can add considerably to a teacher’s patience and understanding. It is also extremely important to send in a WRITTEN note if your child is not going home with their regular driver. Additionally, we need an immediate and written update if there are any changes to your emergency contact information. It’s terrifying to have an injured child and be unable to contact anyone.

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, coughs, fevers, vomiting, and diarrhea are excellent reasons to keep your child at home. Children sent to school with these symptoms will be promptly sent home. Remember children should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Please try to be as considerate as you can.

If you plan to send a special snack, especially for a birthday, let us know in advance. Remember too that we are a peanut/nut-free school. Often we end up with several “special” children on the same day in the same class. With a little advanced planning we can be sure everyone does get his or her special day. Birthday invitations should be mailed rather than sent through the school. No matter how careful a teacher is, feelings are hurt if everyone hasn’t been invited.

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 please call us at 548-9292. Many schools will hold open house sometime in the upcoming months. Usually the date and times are published in the newspaper. If you are thinking about private school, attending these open houses will help you decide what is best for your child. If you have any questions, problems, or ideas please give us a call.

I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SUPPORT WITH OUR FUNDRAISERS!

 

Sincerely,

Jackie

 

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

November 5………………………… Parent Teacher conferences — No classes                                                                       (We are open for all day children only)

November 11………………………. Veteran’s Day — School Closed

November 28 & 29……………….Thanksgiving Break — School Closed

December 3 & 4……………….Lion’s Club Eye Screening

December 9-11…………………..  Winter Programs

December 19 – January 1……….Winter Break — School Closed

January 2……………………………. School resumes

January 20………………………….. Martin Luther King Day— School closed

January 27………………………….. Teacher In-service — School closed

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

 

Monday, December 9                                               Monday, December 9

9:15                                                                             10:30

Brittney Baker                                                                        Liz Holladay

Bridget Winston                                                                     Kari Swain

 

Tuesday, December 10                                             Tuesday, December 10

9:15                                                                             10:00

Cindi Schaffter                                                           Ms Loretta Moore

Kim Little

Tracy Garlow/Stephanie Stanger

 

Wednesday, December 11                                      Wednesday, December 11

9:15                                                                             10:00

Adrieen Gibson

Ms Karen King

Gwen Kensinger (am class)

 

Wednesday, December 11

2:00

Gwen Kensinger (pm class)

 

 

West Neck

Beach Manor November 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

 

If November is even half as lovely as October, we’re in for a marvelous month! Halloween is now a memory. I really believe it’s the children’s favorite holiday despite the stress caused by all that sugar.   The program was a huge success—the children outdid themselves with their good behavior. I thank all of you for your support.

November conjures up images of Indians 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. Sarah and Ms. Leslie’s Mother’s Day Out classes have made incredible progress. It’s wonderful to see how quickly the two year olds seem to grow. They studied themselves in September, looked beyond themselves in October and this month they will explore their homes. It’s a gradual evolution away from an awareness of themselves towards an awareness of their environment. Great things are happening here. It’s exciting!!!!

The Three-year-old classes explore their community as they study People in the Neighborhood. Firemen, policemen, doctors, and dentists will come to share their jobs and teach the children safety. The threes then finish the month with their favorite activity on a grand scale—a Thanksgiving feast.

Mrs. Kristen, Ms. Sharon and Ms. Kelli’s classes discover the fantasy world of dragons and unicorns this month. Medieval knights and castles come alive for them, and they’ll find that most dragons are rather sensitive and lovable creatures. The children finish the unit convinced that blueberry muffins keep dragons (as well as children) happy. The month ends with pilgrims, Native Americans, and an endless variety of turkeys.

Our prekindergarten children have learned an incredible amount about endangered species and the habitats necessary for their survival. Ms. Diane’s class will now focus on tropical rain-forests. The children become aware of the fragility of this unique ecosystem as well as experts on bugs, snakes, and other inhabitants of this vanishing habitat. The month ends with pilgrims, Native Americans, and a Thanksgiving feast.

Mrs. Heim’s 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 their environment. The emphasis is on the culture, clothes, and lives of different Indian n

 

 

            Upcoming on November 5th are school conferences. Although school is closed on that day, child care will be available for you during your conference. Those of you who are enrolled in our full day program may leave your children as usual. If you can’t make your scheduled conference, please let either the teacher or Chris Brown knows and we will reschedule.  Plan to arrive on time and leave promptly. If you need more time with the teacher, Chris will be glad to schedule another conference (or you can finish your chat on the phone). If you didn’t receive a conference schedule or have misplaced yours, there are extras in the lobby.

 

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. A few thoughts: sometimes in the rush to get to school and work we don’t have time for a healthy breakfast.   If your child has skipped breakfast or enjoyed a sugary start, please let us know. What children eat for breakfast has an immediate and dramatic effect on their behavior.   We understand how difficult mornings can be, especially for working parents. Please help us help your child. Knowing that the morning was difficult can add considerably to a teacher’s patience and understanding. It is extremely important to send in a WRITTEN note if your child is not going home with their regular driver.

Also, I need an immediate and written update if there are any changes to your emergency contact information.  Nothing would be more terrifying than to have an injured or sick child and be unable to contact anyone.

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, 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 try to be as considerate as you can.

Please label your child’s jackets, sweaters and hats (every little girl has at least one white sweater, and every boy seems to have a blue jean jacket!) as well as their book bags, lunchboxes and show ‘n’ tell.   During carpool, book bags often are emptied.   It’s very difficult to know just whose belongings were left behind. Because their outer clothing is so similar, children can’t always tell whether or not they have the right jacket. Please check what your child wears home occasionally. Several children are missing expensive coats and jackets.   If you plan to send a special snack, especially for a birthday, let us know in advance. Often we end up with several “special” children on the same day in the same class. With a little advanced planning we can be sure everyone does get their special day.   Birthday invitations should be mailed rather than sent through the school.   No matter how careful a teacher is, feelings are hurt if everyone hasn’t been invited.

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 gives us a call 430-3338. Many schools will hold open house sometime in the upcoming months. Usually the date and times are published in the newspaper. If you are thinking about private school, attending these open houses will help you decide what is best for your child. If you have any questions problems or ideas give me a call.

 

REMINDER: If you do not use carpool times– Please be sure to park and walk your child inside the building rather than dropping him or her off out front and watching them walk in. This way, we’ll know they’re safe. Thanks!

 

Sincerely,

 

Chris

 

 

 

 

Dates to Remember

 

 

 

 

November 5 ———————————— School Conferences

November 11———————————— School closed for Veteran’s Day

November 28, 29——————————- Thanksgiving Break

December 9————————————- Santa’s visit

December.10, 11——————————- Holiday Programs

December 19-January 1———————   Winter Holidays

January 2   ————————————– School resumes

January 21————————————-   Martin Luther King Day, School closed

January 27————————————— In-service for Teacher, School closed

 

 

 

 

 

HOLIDAY PROGRAM

 

 

Tuesday, December 10th—930A-Ms. Heim, Ms. Kelli, Ms. Ms. Leslie, Ms. Sarah, Ms. Annie

 

 

Wednesday, December 11th– 930A,– Ms. Karen D, Ms. Kristen D, Ms. Jennifer, Ms. Sharon, Ms. Harden, Ms. Diane