West Neck

October 2019 Beach Manor Newsletter

Dear Parents,

 

School is off to a truly wonderful start. This past month has given us the time to renew old friendships and explore new relationships. Watching the children form and reform their social groups is quite exciting. Their sincerity and innocence as they venture out into the world of school are touching. They are truly learning socially as well as academically. I hope you are as pleased with your child’s progress as we are.

During the month of October our Mother’s Day Out class will continue with the world of senses-smelling, tasting, touching, listening and observing.  There will be lots of cooking, crafts, and songs. Our youngest children have adjusted beautifully to school and each other.

If you thought September was fun, October is better if you are three. It is also quite busy. Ms. Harden, Ms. Jennifer, Ms. Karen and Ms. Annie go on a 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 in Norfolk would be a marvelous reinforcement of the animals they are studying. It is also a wonderful way to spend a warm fall day. The threes finish the month with stories and crafts relating to Halloween.

Mrs. Kelli and Ms. Sharon’s classes will finish their alphabet unit before turning their attention to Fall. They take a brief look at squirrels and their preparations for winter. The children learn fun finger plays and poems before leaping into their Halloween Unit. The teachers really get to into the spirit of the season and have some wonderful things planned. Ms. Kristen’s class finishes the alphabet unit and joins Ms. Kelli and Ms. Sharon’s class in a quick study of shapes and secondary colors. They get quite involved in finger-painting and mixing with different mediums. Of course, the month ends with stories, crafts, poems, and songs about Halloween. This holiday seems to be created for four-year olds. Letter and number recognition as well as phonics instruction continue on an individual basis.

Ms., Diane’s PreK classes look at our world from a geographical and environmental angle. The children are introduced to some basic geographical concepts using habitats as a motif. By mid month the children are learning about the fragility of various habitats and interdependence between the environment and its inhabitants. An investigation of endangered species concludes the unit. The children finish the month learning songs and preparing for their performance at the Pumpkin Patch Parade.

 

Mrs. Heim’s class will end the transportation unit with a brief study of the Solar system and our planet earth. We finish with a wonderful astronaut party! While amongst the stars, we study constellations and mythology behind several star groups. Hopefully they will be able to find the Big Dipper on Halloween night. We will, of course, devote a week to pumpkins and scarecrows. Intertwined with all this fun, the children will continue to learn math and phonics facts.

 

October is a wonderfully special month because of Halloween. The magic of make-believe is so special to the young child because of the excitement and delicious thrill of dress up. However, along with this excitement comes some anxiety. Our Two and Three-year olds are very new to the idea of pretend, and even four-year olds aren’t always sure what is real and what is not. We really work hard to make this a fun experience. Costumes and made up faces are often frightening for small children. Let’s try to emphasize the silly, not the scary, aspect of Halloween.

 

On October 29th, 30th and 31st Beach Manor School will celebrate Fall with a wonderful Pumpkin Patch Parade. A Halloween parade has become a traditional part of the Manor Schools presentations, and we will have the programs outside on the side yard. Shortly after 9:30 AM the children will parade and sing songs. This is different this year due to our building renovation. Please bring your chairs or stand and have a grand timeJ.  We do have fun at these performances so bring your camera and your sense of humor. PreK and Kindergarten parents—it’s your turn to provide food for the goodie tables on the porch.

            The logistics of children and costumes can be difficult. It works easiest if you send your child to school already dressed in his/her costume. If you need us to change your child into school clothes after the parade, please send the outfit, labeled, in your child’s backpack and we will help them change after the program. If your child suddenly decides not to dress up or parade, IT’S OK. Please do not pressure or force your child to participate. Some children just do not feel comfortable in programs and that is perfectly all right.   They make a marvelous audience.

On October 2nd  and 3rd  Southeastern Speech Therapy will be conducting speech, language and hearing screening at our school. Before your child can be screened, you will have to turn in the permission form. All screenings are provided by a licensed and certified Speech Pathologist.

Upcoming on Tuesday, November 5th are conferences. Although school is closed to part-time students that day, supervision for the children is available during your conference time. Please encourage your child to stay with our staff in a designated classroom during your conference.  I will try to schedule working parents as early as possible and during lunchtime. I will publish the schedule later this month. Due to space and staff limitations only Beach students and their younger siblings can be accommodated.

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 has to 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 into the building. Never let them walk in on their own. If you walk in to pick up your child, please be sure they do not walk out of the building without you while you are still in the building. Thanks for your help and cooperation.

Have a GREAT month—- Chris

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

 

 

REMEMBER TO LABEL ALL JACKETS, HATS, COATS, BOOKBAGS, WATER BOTTLES, LUNCHBOXES AND SWEATERS.

DATES TO REMEMBER

October 2 and 3……………………………………………   Speech Screening

October 18-November 1…………………………………..     Artworks Fundraiser

October29, 30, 31 ………………………………………….. Pumpkin Patch Parade

November 5……………………………………………….… Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 11…………………………………………………School Closed for Veterans Day

November 28/29 …………………………………………….School Closed for Thanksgiving

December 10/11……………………………………………..Holiday Programs

December 19-January 1…………………………………..… School Closed Winter break

January 2…………………………………………………….School resumes

 

PUMPKINS PATCH PARADE/PROGRAM—ALL PROGRAMS START AT 930A

 

OCTOBER 29—MS.LESLIE, MS. SARAH, MS. HARDEN, MS. KELLI

 

OCTOBER 30-MS. HEIM, MS. KAREN D, MS. JENNIFER, MS. KRISTEN D.

 

OCTOBER 31- MS. SHARON, MS, ANNIE, MS. DIANE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greenbrier

October 2019 Greenbrier Manor Newsletter

Dear Parents,

School is off to a truly wonderful start. This past month has given us the time to renew old friendships and explore new relationships. Watching the children form and reform their social groups is quite exciting. Their sincerity and innocence as they venture out into the world of school are touching. They are truly learning socially as well as academically. I hope you are as pleased as much as we are with your child’s progress.

Last month the Mother’s Day Out children were introduced to themselves. Now we extend the idea, and focus just on the senses. There will be lots of cooking, crafting, and singing. Our youngest children have adjusted beautifully to school and each other.

If you thought September was fun, October is better if you are three! It is also quite busy. Ms. Cindi, Ms. Liz, Ms. Adrieen and Ms. Brittney introduce their children to the people in their neighborhood. Firemen, policemen, doctors, and dentists will come to share their jobs and teach the children safety. The Threes finish the month with stories and crafts relating to Halloween.

Ms. Bridget and Ms. Kim’s classes have finished their alphabet unit with a party fit for royalty — crowns, sparkles, and delicious cookies end the children’s introduction /review of our language’s building blocks. The next focus is on fall and those pesky backyard critters, squirrels. Ms. Kari’s class will finish their alphabet unit in mid-month. They then join the other four year-olds in a quick study of shapes and secondary colors. They get quite involved in finger-painting and color mixing with different mediums. The month ends, of course, with stories, crafts, poems, and songs about Halloween. This holiday seems to be created for four year-olds. Letter and number recognition as well as phonics instruction continue on an individual basis.

Ms. Gwen’s pre-kindergarten classes will become ecologically aware as they study tropical rainforests. The focus of this unit is to teach them about the different inhabitants of the rain forests and the various layers of the forest canopy that they inhabit. It’s exciting to realize just how much young children absorb and understand from their unit studies. This is one of their favorites. Letter and number recognition as well as phonics instruction continue on an individual basis.

The kindergarten class will end the transportation unit with a brief study of the solar system and our planet, Earth. We finish with a wonderful astronaut party complete with space food. While amongst the stars, we study the constellations and the mythology behind each star group. Hopefully they will be able to find the Big Dipper on Halloween night. We will, of course, devote a week to pumpkins and scarecrows. Intertwined with all this fun, Ms Tracy Garlow and Mrs. Stanger hope to communicate a few math and phonics facts.

October is a wonderfully special month because of Halloween. For many,   Halloween with carved pumpkins, “spooky” songs, and stories is more exciting than any other holiday. The magic of make-believe is so special to the young child because of the excitement and delicious thrill of dress up. However along with this excitement comes some anxiety. Three year-olds are very new to the idea of pretend and even four year-olds are not always sure what is real and what is not. We really work hard to make this a fun experience. Costumes and made-up faces are often frightening for small children. Let’s all try to emphasize the silly and not the scary aspects of Halloween. Ms Loretta’s Mother’s Day Out class will have their Halloween Party on Tuesday, October 29 @ 10:30. Ms Karen’s Two Year old class will have their Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 30 @ 10:30. On Monday, October 28, Tuesday, October 29, and Wednesday, October 30 Greenbrier Manor School will celebrate fall with a wonderful Pumpkin Patch Parade and Party. A Halloween parade has become a traditional part of GMS’s presentations, and (weather permitting) we will have the program outside.

Pumpkin Patch Parade

Monday, October 28                                                 Monday, October 28

9:15                                                                             10:30

Brittney Baker                                                                        Liz Holladay

Bridget Winston                                                                     Kari Swain

 

Tuesday, October 29                                                Tuesday, October 29

9:15                                                                             10:30

Cindi Schaffter                                                           Ms Loretta Moore

Kim Little

Tracy Garlow/Stephanie Stanger

 

Wednesday, October 30                                         Wednesday, October 30

9:15                                                                             10:30

Adrieen Gibson

Ms Karen King

Gwen Kensinger (am class)

Wednesday, October 30

1:15

Gwen Kensinger (pm class)

 

Please tell your child’s teacher if you plan to take him/her home with you after their performance. The only possible problem is RAIN. If it rains, the children will parade for each other through the school. We understand how important these programs are to you and the children. We realize my rain alternative is not ideal, but fire regulations prohibit the congregation of a large number of people in the building at any one time. We hope it does not rain and everyone can attend. We do have fun at these parties so bring your cameras and your smiles! For the Kindergarten and Pre-K classes parents: It is your turn to provide food for the “goodie” tables in the lobby. Thank you!  

The logistics of choreographing 100 children and 100 costumes is challenging. It works best if you send your child to school in his/her costume with a change of clothes in his/her bookbag. Be sure all pieces of the costume are clearly labeled so it can all be returned. We will help them change out of their costume after the program. If your child suddenly decides not to dress up or parade, that is alright. Please do not pressure or force your child to participate. Some children just do not feel comfortable in programs and that is perfectly okay, as they make a marvelous audience.

On October 7-8 Southeastern Therapy will be conducting speech, and fine motor skills screening at our school. You will have to turn in the permission form attached to this newsletter before your child can be screened. All screenings are provided by a licensed and certified Speech Pathologist and Therapist. Vision screening will be offered at another time. We will let you know as soon as we get those dates.

Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, November 5th. Although school is closed on that day, supervision for the children is available during your conference time. Please encourage your child to stay with Ms. Jane and Ms. Sheila during your conference. We plan to schedule most of you for that morning. We will schedule working parents as early as possible and during lunch time. We will publish the schedule later this month. If your child is enrolled in our all day program we will plan on their attendance for the entire day.

I want to thank all of you for your patience during carpool. The line of cars is at times overwhelming for us, so your pleasant smiles and cooperative attitudes really do mean a great deal. It is extremely important not to pass cars on the left that are discharging children and always wait for the staff to let your child out of the car. Our most important concern is the safety of the children. Most of you are using your “signs” and we are extremely grateful for your cooperation.   Remember, however, that we cannot see through your windshield because of the tint and glare. If you hold your sign outside the window, facing us, we all have a better chance of success. THANKS!

Please do not ever send medicine to school inside a book bag. All medication, whether prescription or not, must be signed in by the parent. There are no exceptions or short cuts. It can get complicated, so your cooperation is critically important.

A reminder — we still have room in some of our afterschool activities. We offer Soccer Shots Monday and Thursday, Dance on Tuesday, and Yoga on Thursday. Come join the fun! If you have any questions please see Elizabeth or Jackie or pick up a brochure in the lobby.

See you at carpool!

Jackie

DATES TO REMEMBER

October 2 & 3 ………….…………School Pictures

October 7 & 8 …… ………………Speech and Hearing Screening

October 28 thru 30……………….Pumpkin Patch Parades

November 5………………………Conference Day (school open for all day students only)

November 11……………………..Veteran’s Day/School Closed for Holiday

November 28 – 29………………..Thanksgiving Holiday/School Closed

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

 

 

REMEMBER TO LABEL ALL JACKETS, HATS, COATS, BOOKBAGS, AND SWEATERS.

Broad Bay

October 2019 Broad Bay Manor Newsletter

Dear Parents,

School is off to a truly wonderful start! This past month has given us the time to renew old friendships and explore new relationships. Watching the children form and reform their social groups is quite exciting. Their sincerity and innocence as they venture around the school are touching. They are truly learning socially as well as academically. I hope you are as pleased as we are with your child’s progress.

Last month the 2’s children were introduced to themselves and each other. Now we extend that idea, and focus just on the senses. There will be lots of cooking, crafts, and songs. Our youngest children have adjusted beautifully to the classroom and each other.

If you thought September was fun, October is even better if you are three! Ms. Melissa, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Colleen will introduce Eric Carle; the celebrated children’s author. His books are delightful and the children will enjoy not only his emotional characters, but also his colorful and crafty illustrative techniques. Lots of cooking this month, thanks to Jack, his Mama, and Walter the baker. Our Spanish program will be running full force in October. You will notice Ms. Jamie working one on one with the children speaking Spanish only. She will divide her time between all three classes! We can’t wait to hear how fast these little guys pick up this new language! The threes finish the month with stories and crafts relating to Halloween.

Ms. Leigh and Ms. Dorothy’s classes finish their alphabet unit with a party fit for royalty. Crowns, sparkles, and delicious cookies end the children’s introduction/review of our language’s building blocks. The next focus is on fall and those pesky backyard critters; squirrels. The month will end with a quick study of shapes and secondary colors. They get quite involved in finger-painting and color mixing with different mediums. The month ends, of course, with stories, crafts, poems, and songs about Halloween. This holiday seems to be created for four year-olds. Letter and number recognition as well as phonics instruction continue on an individual basis.   Ms. Sandra has been so impressed with how much Spanish our 4’s retained from last year! She will be continuing to speak the language in the classroom and expand their vocabulary even more.

Mrs. Moesta and Ms. Brantley’s pre-kindergarten classes will hit the trail as they learn about horses! They will explore the different types and parts of one of man’s oldest animal friends. Individualized language arts and math instruction is ongoing.

The Kindergarten class will end the transportation unit with a brief study of the solar system and our planet, Earth. We finish with a wonderful astronaut party complete with space food.   While amongst the stars, we study the constellations and the mythology behind each star group.   Hopefully they will be able to find the Big Dipper on Halloween night. We will, of course, devote a week to pumpkins and scarecrows. Intertwined with all this fun, Mrs. Profilet and Mrs. Sabatino hope to communicate a variety math and phonics facts.

October is a wonderfully special month because of Halloween. Halloween, with carved pumpkins, “spooky” songs, and stories can by very exciting! The magic of make-believe is so special to a young child because of the excitement and delicious thrill of dress up. However, along with this excitement comes some anxiety. Three year-olds are very new to the idea of pretend and even four year-olds aren’t always sure what’s real and what’s not. We really work hard to make this a fun experience. Costumes and made up faces are often frightening for small children. Let’s all try to emphasize the silly, not the scary, aspect of Halloween. Broad Bay Manor School will celebrate fall with a wonderful Pumpkin Patch Parade and Party. A Halloween parade has become a traditional part of BBMS’s presentations and we will have the program outside, weather permitting. I encourage parents to bring a blanket (or something to sit on) if you do not prefer to stand. Please check your child’s class date and time below

Pumpkin Patch Parade

Tuesday, October 29th @ 9:15

Ms. Charlynn

Ms. Kelly

Ms. Leigh

 

Wednesday, October 30th @ 9:15

Ms. Colleen

Ms. Dorothy

Ms. Moesta

 

Wednesday, October 30th @ 1:15

Ms. Sabatino

Ms. Profilet    

 

Thursday, October 31st @ 9:15

Ms. Kristin

Ms. Melissa

Ms. Brantley

 

 

Please tell your child’s teacher if you take him/her home with you after their performance. We do have fun at these parties so bring your camera and your sense of humor.

The children can perform in their Halloween costume! It works best if you send your child to school in his/her costume with a change of clothes in his/her book bag. Be sure all pieces of the costume are clearly labeled so it can all be returned. We will help them change out of their costume after the program. If your child suddenly decides not to dress up or parade, IT’S OK. Please don’t pressure or force your child to participate. Some children just don’t feel comfortable in programs and that’s perfectly all right. They make a marvelous audience.

October 10th and 11th: Southeastern Speech Therapy will be conducting a speech, hearing and fine motor screening at our school. If you would like your child screened, we need a signed permission form. Forms will be sent home the week prior. All screenings are provided by a licensed and certified speech pathologist and therapist. BBMS does NOT profit from any evaluations or services. If you, or your teacher, have any concerns this is a great opportunity for screening at an early age. Please come talk to your director or teacher if you have any questions.

November 5th: Conference Day.   School is open for all-day children only (these are children enrolled in the 7:00-6:00 program). If you are not sure if your child’s schedule meets the all-day requirement, please ask.   I will be making the conference schedule soon and will send it home later this month. If you prefer a specific time please let us know ASAP and I will do my best to make it work.

Medications: Please don’t ever send medicine to school inside a book bag. All medication, whether prescription or not, must be signed in by the parent up front. No exceptions!

School Lunch: School lunch orders should be placed by 10:00. If your child is coming in late and will be eating a school lunch, please call us before 10:00 so we can add them to our lunch count.

Morning Drop Off: Remember class starts at 8:45. If your student is not in the ALL DAY program, please do not drop off any earlier than 8:30. Its also important for your children to be at school by 9:00 to get the FULL curriculum. Students coming in late will not always be able to receive the entirety of what we offer.

 

I hope your family has a wonderful beginning to this lovely time of year. Fall is full of traditions, get-togethers, and celebrations. We can’t wait to share them with your children!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Cox

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

October 10-11 ………………………………………………………………………..                    Speech Evaluations- optional

October 29-31 …………………………………………………………………………                   Fall music programs

November 5…………………………………………………………………………….                    Conference day- open for ALL DAY students only

November 11………………………………………………………………………….                    Veterans Day-school closed

November 14-15 ……………………………………………………………………                     Lion’s Club Vision Screening- optional

November 28-29         ….……..………………………………………………………..             Thanksgiving Holiday-school closed

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

Bellamy

October 2019 Bellamy Manor Newsletter

Dear Parents,

School is off to a wonderful start. This past month has given us the time to renew old friendships and explore new relationships.   Watching the children form and reform their social groups is quite exciting. Their sincerity and innocence as they venture out into the world of school are touching. They are truly learning socially as well as academically. I hope you are as pleased with your child’s progress as we are. Speaking of learning, last month Ms. Kirsty and Ms. Susanne introduced our two-year-olds to themselves and each other. They now plan to talk about their five senses. It should be a fun unit looking, touching, hearing, smelling and tasting the world around them. There will be a lot of cooking, crafts and songs.

If you thought September was fun, October is better if you are three. Ms. Niki, Ms. Michele, Ms. Kristina and Ms. Taryn’s 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! They will finish the month with stories and crafts relating to Halloween.

Ms. Jess and Ms. Sara’s classes have finished their alphabet unit with a party fit for royalty;crowns, sparkles, and delicious cookies end the children’s introduction/review of our language’s building blocks. The next focus is on fall and those pesky backyard critters, squirrels. Ms. Dary’s morning and Ms. Sara’s afternoon classes will finish their alphabet unit mid-month. They then join the other four- year-olds in a quick study of shapes and secondary colors. They get quite involved in finger painting and color mixing with different mediums. The month ends, of course, with stories, crafts, poems, and songs about Halloween. This holiday seems to be created for four- year-olds. Letter and number recognition, as well as phonics instruction, continues on an individual basis.

Ms. Sandra’s pre-kindergarten class investigates the weather—clouds, rainbows, snowflakes, and wind as well as the four seasons.   Sandra has designed this unit to be quite hands on, with a scientific approach to the causes of different types of weather. Individualized instruction in phonics and letter recognition is ongoing.

The kindergarten class will end the transportation unit with a brief study of the solar system and our planet, Earth. We finish with a wonderful astronaut party complete with space food and helmets! While amongst the stars, we study the constellations and the mythology behind several star groups.   Hopefully they will be able to find the Big Dipper on Halloween night.   We will, of course, devote a week to pumpkins and scarecrows. Intertwined with all this fun Mrs. Hobbs hopes to communicate a few math and phonics facts.

October is a wonderfully special month because of Halloween. For many,   Halloween with carved pumpkins, “spooky” songs, and stories is an exciting time. The magic of make-believe is so special to the young child because of the excitement and delicious thrill of dress up. However along with this excitement comes some anxiety. Three- year- olds are new to the idea of pretend, and even four- year-olds aren’t always sure what’s real and what’s not. We really work hard to make this a fun experience. Costumes and made up faces are often frightening for small children. Let’s all try to emphasize the silly, not the scary, aspect of Halloween.

Ms. Kirsty, Ms. Taryn and Ms. Susanne’s two and three year- old classes will have their Halloween party and program on Thursday at 9:30 in the Big Room.

On Wednesday, October 23rd and Thursday, Oct. 24th Bellamy Manor School will celebrate fall with a wonderful Pumpkin Patch Parade. A Halloween parade has become a traditional part of BMS’s presentations, and we will have the program outside in the circle. Shortly after 9:30 a.m. the children will parade around the carpool circle and sing songs from our “haystack.” Please tell your child’s teacher if you plan to take him/her home with you after their performance. Please refer to the list below to see which day your child while perform. The only possible problem is RAIN. If it rains, the children will parade for each other in the Big Room. We understand how important these programs are to you and the children. We also realize the rain alternative is not ideal, but fire regulations prohibit the large number of people in the building at one time. We hope it doesn’t rain and all of you can come. We do have fun at these programs, so bring your camera and your sense of humor.   Kindergarten and pre-k parents, it’s your turn to provide food for the goody tables in the lobby. Please keep in mind that we are a NUT FREE facility. Parking is available at the Rivers of Living Waters Church on Indian Lakes Blvd. after dropping off your child in carpool. The logistics of 175 children and 175 costumes can be difficult.   It works easiest if you send your child dressed in their costume. Please put a change of clothes in their book bag for after the show. It would be very helpful if you put your child’s name on ALL pieces of the costume. We will help them change after the program. If your child suddenly decides not to dress up or parade, IT’S OK. Please don’t pressure or force your child to participate. Some children just don’t feel comfortable in programs and that’s perfectly all right. They make a marvelous audience.

On October 14th and 15th, Southeastern Physical Therapy will be conducting speech and hearing screenings at our school. All screenings are provided by a licensed and certified Speech Pathologist. Forms are available in the lobby. Vision screening will also be offered at another time. We will let you know as soon as we get those dates.

Upcoming on Tues., Nov. 5th are fall conferences. Although school is closed on that day, supervision for the children is available during your conference time. Please encourage your child to stay with our helpers in the “Big Room” during your conference. We plan to schedule most of you for that morning.   We will schedule working parents as early as possible and during lunchtime. We will publish the schedule later this month. If your child is enrolled in the full day program, we will plan on their attendance for the entire day. Due to space restrictions, only children enrolled in BMS and their siblings can be accommodated at Bellamy on conference day.

We want to thank all of you for your patience during carpool. The line of cars is at times overwhelming for us, so your pleasant smiles and cooperative attitudes really mean a great deal.   It is extremely important that you do not pass cars parked in the carpool lane. We also ask that you turn right when exiting the parking lot during carpool times. This is for the safety of the children. Most of you are using your “signs” and we are extremely grateful for your cooperation. If you park and walk your child inside, be sure your car does not block the carpool line. If no parking is available, please drive around the block and hopefully a space comes available. THANK YOU!

Please don’t ever send medicine to school inside your child’s book bag. All medication, whether prescription or over the counter medications must be signed in by a parent. NO exceptions!

See you in carpool!

Nancy

  

Ms. Kristy, Ms. Susanne and Ms. Taryn’s classes will have their program on Thursday, October 31st @ 9:30

   PUMPKIN PATCH PARADE

Wednesday, October 23 @ 9:30                     

 

Ms. Kristina

Ms. Niki

Ms. Dary

Mrs. Hobbs

 

2:00pm   Ms. Niki and Ms. Sara’s afternoon classes

 

Thursday, October 24 @ 9:30

 

               Ms. Michele

Ms. Sara

Ms. Jess

Ms. Sandra

REMEMBER TO LABEL ALL JACKETS, HATS, COATS, BOOKBAGS, AND SWEATERS.

Kindergarten needs Pringle Cans and lids! Four- year- olds need the half size Pringle cans.

 

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.manorschools.com. Each month we will post our newsletter as well as any relevant news.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

OCTOBER 14, 15…………………………… Speech and Hearing Screening

OCTOBER 23, 24………………………… ..Pumpkin Patch Parades

OCTOBER 31…………………………………..Pumpkin Patch Parade

NOVEMBER 5………………………………. Parent Teacher Conferences

NOVEMBER 11……………………………… School closed for Veterans Day

NOVEMBER 28,29………………………. School closed for Thanksgiving Break

DECEMBER 19-JAN 1 …………………..Winter Break – School closed

Greenbrier

September 2019 Greenbrier Manor Newsletter

Dear Parents,

 

We did it! By working together, we (parents and teachers) have succeeded in getting Greenbrier Manor School off to a wonderful start. The turn-out for the Open House was quite a thrill for me. Now you all know what your child’s classroom and teacher look like. I’m sure our first few days of school will go well. The most difficult time is carpool, so I appreciate your patience and understanding while we attempt to match children and cars. By next week everything should be easier.

September promises to be a beautiful and exhilarating month. The teachers are just as excited and eager as the children and have planned their activities carefully. There are so many things to teach and ways to teach them. Many of the projects your child brings home will have served several purposes. Often, we are more interested in the process than in the product. The teachers’ goals are to teach the children to follow oral directions, to locate top and bottom, and to move from left to right across the page. If you are ever distressed by what you perceive as a lack of creativity or too little “hands on” in a project, please do not hesitate to call your child’s teacher or me. Remember, our goals are the same—a confident child with a positive self-image who loves learning and school.

As many of you now know, the standard response to “What did you do in school today?” is “Nothing.” Often young children cannot separate the many different activities in which they participated. They remember their preschool hours as one when they “played.” Each classroom has a tremendous variety of teaching equipment so that the children are learning as they play. Most of them can remember snack time, but for all of them it is difficult to deliver a blow-by-blow to Mom on the way home. Our monthly newsletters are to inform the parents of what is happening so you can more easily share in your child’s learning experience. Each teacher has prepared “units” for the children to study.   Art, music, snacks, and papers will reflect that specific unit.

Ms Luz and Ms Sheila continue to teach the Spanish language to our 5 day Threes-Kindergarten children. We cannot wait to hear all those sweet voices speaking Spanish. It will be wonderful to watch them grow in their conversational Spanish year by year!

During this month, our two-year-old classes look at themselves in a unit we have named “It’s All About Me” (of course it is). They look closely at themselves from head to toe. They will learn how they relate to their environment by consciously exploring it. For many of these children this is their first experience away from home. We plan to make it a wonderful, fun and positive one. Their days are filled with many sensory experiences as they look at themselves and talk about their eyes, hair, muscles, etc… We have updated the curriculum. In addition to individualized papers and art projects we have included activity days. These are the times when the teacher works with each child on fine and gross motor skills such as how to do puzzles or lace a shoe. Although every day may not produce a craft or paper, be assured that your teacher works individually with each child on various activities.

The three-year old’s settle into the routine of school very nicely. Because apples, school, teachers, and September seem to go together, the threes begin the year with a quick look at apples. They will learn about Johnny Appleseed, eat, paint, and color apples. It is an extremely fun unit and gives the children a chance to experiment with many different mediums. This will be followed by an in-depth study of shapes and colors. The children will paint, cut, color and eat in a variety of shapes and colors. The grand finale will be a Shape and Color Hunt. (Like an Easter egg hunt only we hunt paper shapes, not eggs).

The four-year-old classes devote September to the alphabet—Sound boring? —Not the way they do it! This first month of letter and sound identification is an introduction for some and reinforcement or even a review for others. The four-year-old parents should have received a detailed calendar of events for the month of September. If you did not, let us know. This kind of unit provides tremendous opportunities for music, poems, foods, and gross and fine motor experiences. Try to help your child remember bubble (B), glitter (G), and ice cream (I) day. If you missed the snack sign up sheet at the Open House, call your child’s teacher. Kim, Kari, and Bridget have some outstanding ideas and would appreciate the help. Gwen’s pre-kindergarten classes will also be doing a quick review of the alphabet and consonant sounds. One of the advantages of beginning the year with an alphabet overview is the opportunity it gives the teacher to assess fine motor skills and strengthen cutting and gluing abilities.

The kindergarten class spends most of September studying the history of transportation. The unit is divided into three areas—land, sea, and air. Of course, once we blast off into space we have a wonderful astronaut party complete with “space” food! For those new to Greenbrier Manor we might as well let you know now—we are definitely a party school. It is one of our ways to keep learning a wonderful and memorable experience.

I want to thank each of you for being so pleasant and cooperative. As this month progresses we will be observing the children closely to see that they are properly placed both socially and academically. Our primary concern is always the total well being of your child. If we all keep that as our goal, this year should be fantastic. If you received one of our new binders, please keep it for the years your children are with the Manor Schools. We would appreciate it if you could return the binders when you leave us so we can continue to ‘recycle’ them.   Each year brings fresh new faces, many of whom we may not recognize. When you visit the school please come in the front door and introduce yourself. Until we are familiar with you we will check your ID against the names given on the registration form. For security reasons, the rear doors are locked and we are naturally suspicious of strange faces peering in the windows. Remember—USE THE FRONT DOOR AND BRING IN YOUR ID.

Enclosed you will find information regarding Greenbrier Manor School’s September fundraiser (due back September 30th). We never like distributing this right at the beginning of the school year, but because of the seasonal aspect of gift-wrapping paper, we have little choice. You are under NO OBLIGATION whatsoever. If you do not wish to participate that is okay, although obviously we would appreciate your support. All money earned is used toward the purchase and upgrading of school equipment. We have been able to do this because of the terrific support we have received from our fundraisers. The grand prize this year is one month’s free tuition for the top seller of gift-wrap in all four schools. Each school will also offer 50% off one month’s tuition for one child in the family selling the most amount of gift-wrap in that school.

After our gift-wrap fundraiser, this month we will have individual student pictures (October) and scholastic book club three times a year. Again, although we appreciate your support, you have no obligation at all to purchase any of these things.

 

Manor Schools Tuition / Other Payment Options

 

We are excited to offer tuition payment online via credit or debit card. Type this link into your browser http://greenbriermanor.diamondmindinc.com/ to set up an account and a password. Tuition payments are due on the first of the month. You have a choice in payment methods:

Cash: Pay directly to the school. A receipt will be provided if requested.

Checks: Make payable to the school. NSF checks will be charged $25.

E pay: If your bank offers electronic bill paying, you can have your bank send a check to the school. Use the school name as the payee, the school address and phone number. Add your name or the student’s name as the pay to account so we can correctly account for the payment.

Tuition Management Company: The Manor Schools use Diamond Mind to manage credit card and debit card payments. Diamond Mind charges 2.99% for credit card payments and 0.99% for debit card payments. Regarding credit card payments, Mastercard has a special rate of 1.49%. This rate may change. We will notify parents if we hear about a rate change. New this year you can pay by ACH. Using your checking account Routing Transit Number and account number the tuition can be deducted directly from your account. The ACH payment fee is 0.39%. If an ACH is returned there is a $25 fee. You can sign on to Diamond Mind to make a payment through your school’s parent portal:

 

Greenbrier Manor School parent portal: http://greenbriermanor.diamondmindinc.com/ After you sign into the parent portal you should pin the link to your favorites on your browser for future access.

Four More Items to Cover:

 

1) We will conquer carpool with your help and patience. All children dropped off between 8:35-9:00 should use carpool. At carpool pick-up times, please have a large card with your child’s name clearly printed on it. Hold the card out the window as you approach the door. We cannot see through tinted glass so waving to us or holding your card inside the window does not work. Please realize that we cannot take afternoon children before 12:10 since the staff simply is not available to supervise them. Courtesy and safety are our main considerations. (It really does get better!)

2) All tuition payments were due September 1st. There is a tuition box on the bookcase by the front door. You may want to drop your payment in there after delivering your group in the morning. Payments received after the 10th of each month must include an additional $25 late fee. Remember you can pay online with debit or credit card via http://greenbriermanor.diamondmindinc.com/

3) Remember we need your child’s shot record and birth certificate now – and a physical within thirty days.

            4) Hopefully sometime during your time with us, your child will arrive home with his/her PHONICS BOOK, followed several months later by a reader!! —So very exciting! You can either purchase the readers ($11.00) or when the time comes, send in a $35 book nonrefundable annual deposit. In addition to the phonics books, math workbooks will be used in the four-year-old, PreK, and kindergarten classes. Each workbook will cost $16.00.

 

If you ever have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat about your child, please call us. I can usually be reached at 548-9292.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jackie

We are a licensed facility and all Greenbrier Manor children must have a shot record and birth certificate on hand before they can attend school. In addition, all children must have a white physical form on file no later than September 30th.

 

 

LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT

 

  • School lunches cost $00/lunch. Please keep track of the lunches your child eats and include the amount in your tuition or write a separate check.
  • CHILDREN WHO BRING LUNCH NEED TO HAVE YOUR CHILD’S NAME AND THE DATE WRITTEN ON THE LUNCH TAG THAT WE PROVIDE.
  • PLEASE WRITE YOUR CHILD’S NAME IN HATS, SWEATERS, JACKETS, LUNCHES, AND BOOKBAGS.
  • CARPOOL SIGNS HELD OUT OF YOUR CAR WINDOW WILL GREATLY SPEED UP LOADING.
  • IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR PARENT HANDBOOK, COME IN AND PICK ONE UP.
  • WE ARE NOW COLLECTING HALF-GALLON MILK CARTONS, PRINGLES CANS AND BABY FOOD JARS. THANKS!
  • PLEASE remember we are a peanut and tree nut free school. Make sure you check ingredients in the foods you send in with your child. If you bring in food for the entire class it must be store bought with the label still attached. We will check to make sure it was not made in a facility processed with peanuts or tree nuts as well. If you have any questions about our policy please don’t hesitate to contact me.

DATES TO REMEMBER

September 3 – September 30 ……Gift Wrap Fundraiser

October …….……………………. Speech and Hearing Screening

October 2 & 3 ………….…………School Pictures

October 28 thru 30……………….Pumpkin Patch Parade

November 5………………………Conference Day (school open for all day students only)

November 11……………………..Veteran’s Day/School Closed for Holiday

November 28– 29………………..Thanksgiving Holiday/School Closed

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

West Neck

September 2019 Beach Manor Newsletter

Dear Parents:

 

We did it! By working together we (parents and teachers) have gotten Beach Manor School off to a wonderful start. The turn out for the Open House was quite a thrill for us. Now all the fathers, as well as the mothers, know what their child’s classroom and teacher look like. I am sure our first few days of school will go well. The most difficult time is carpool, so I appreciate your patience and understanding while we attempt to match children and cars. By next week everything should be easier.

September promises to be a beautiful and exhilarating month. The teachers are just as excited and eager as the children and have planned their activities carefully. There are so many things to teach and ways to teach them. Many of the projects your child brings home will have served several purposes. Often we are more interested in the process rather than the product. The teachers’ goals are to teach the children how to follow oral directions, to locate top and bottom, and move from left top right across the page. If you are ever distressed by what you perceive as a lack of creativity or too little “hands on” in a project, please don’t hesitate to call your child’s teacher or me. Remember –our goals are the same- a confident child with a positive self-image who loves learning and school.

 

As many of you now know, the standard response to “What did you do in school today?” is, “Nothing.” Often young children cannot separate the many different activities in which they participated. They remember their preschool hours as one when they “played.” Each classroom has a tremendous variety of teaching equipment so that the children are learning as they play. Most of them can remember snack time, but for all of them it is difficult to deliver a blow-by-blow to Mom on the way home. Our monthly newsletters are to inform the parents of what is happening so you can more easily share in your child’s learning experience. Each teacher has prepared “units” for the children to study. Art, music, snacks, and papers will reflect a particular unit.

During this month our two year old classes look at themselves in a unit we have named “It’s All About Me” (of course it is). They look closely at themselves from head to toe. They will learn how they relate to their environment by consciously exploring it. For many of these children this is their first experience away from home. We plan to make it a wonderful, fun and positive one. Their days are filled with many sensory experiences as they look at themselves and talk about their eyes, hair, muscles, etc… We have updated the curriculum. In addition to individualized papers and art projects are activity days. These are the times when the teacher works with each child on fine and gross motor skills such as how to do puzzles or lace a shoe, Although every day may not produce a craft or paper, be assured that their teacher works individually with each child on various activities.

 

We are very excited about our Spanish program in Mrs. Jennifer’s three year old class and our continuing program with our four year old, Prek and Kindergarten classes. We cannot wait to hear all those sweet voices speaking Spanish. It will be wonderful to watch them grow in their conversational Spanish this year.

 

The three year olds settle into the routine of school very nicely. Because apples, school, teachers, and September seem to go together, the threes begin the year with a quick look at apples. They will learn about Johnny Appleseed, eat, paint, and color apples. It is an extremely fun unit and gives the children a chance to experiment with many different mediums. This will be followed by an in-depth study of shapes and colors. The grand finale will be a Shape and Color Hunt (Similar to an Easter Egg Hunt only we hunt paper shapes, not eggs).

 

The four-year olds’ class devotes September to the alphabet – Sounds boring, but not the way we do it! This first month of letter and sound identification is an introduction for some and reinforcement or even review for others. The four year olds’ parents should have received a detailed calendar of events for the month of September. If you didn’t, let us know. This kind of unit provides tremendous opportunities for music, poems, foods, and gross and fine motor experiences. Try to help your child remember bubble (B), glitter (G) and Ice cream (I) day. If you missed the snack sign up sheet at Open House, call your child’s teacher. Ms. Kristen, Sharon and Kelli have outstanding ideas and would appreciate the help.

 

Pre-Kindergarten class will also be doing a quick review of the alphabet and consonant sounds. One of the advantages of beginning the year with an alphabet overview is the opportunity it gives the teacher to assess fine motor skills and strengthen cutting and gluing abilities.

 

Ms. Heim’s Kindergarten classes spend most of September studying the history of transportation. The unit is divided into three areas – land, sea, and air. Of course, once we blast off into space we have a wonderful astronaut party complete with “space” food! For those of you new to Beach, I might as well let you know now- we are definitely a party school. It is one of our ways to keep learning a wonderful and memorable experience.

 

I want to thank each of you for being so pleasant and cooperative. As this month progresses we will be observing the children closely to see that they are properly placed both socially and academically. Our primary concern is always the total wellbeing of your child. If we all keep that as our goal, this year should be fantastic. If you received one of our new binders, please keep it for the years your child is with the Manor schools. We’d appreciate it if you could return the binders when you leave us so we can recycle them. Each year brings fresh new faces, many of whom I do not recognize. When you visit the school please come in the front door and introduce yourself. Until we are familiar with you we will check your ID against the names given on the registration form. For security reasons the doors are locked and we are naturally suspicious of strange faces peering in the windows. Remember-   USE THE FRONT DOOR AND BRING IN YOUR ID—

Enclosed you will find information regarding the Manor Schools September fundraiser. (Due back September 30). We never like distributing this right at the beginning of the school year, but because of the seasonal aspect of gift-wrapping paper, we have little choice. You are under NO OBLIGATION at all. If you do not wish to participate that is okay, although obviously we would appreciate your support. All money earned will be used toward the purchase and upgrading of our school equipment. The grand prize this year is one month’s free tuition for the top seller of gift-wrap in all four schools. Each school will also offer a 50% off one month’s tuition for one child in the family selling the greatest amount of gift-wrap in that school.

 

Four more items—

 

  • We will conquer carpool with your help and patience. Please have a large card with your child’s name clearly printed on it. Hold the card OUT OF THE WINDOW as you approach the door. We can’t see through tinted windows. Please do not line up early— carpool starts at 1140am. Please realize we cannot take afternoon children prior to 12:10— the staff simply isn’t available to supervise them.
  • All tuition payments are due September 1. There is a tuition box on the bookcase by the front door. You may want to drop your payment in there after delivering your group in the morning. Payments received after the 10th of the month should include an additional $25.00 late fee.
  • Remember we need your child’s physical and birth certificate now.
  • Hopefully sometime during your time with us, your child will arrive home with his/her PHONICS book, followed several months later by a reader!!! Each workbook will cost $16.00 and readers $11.00. In addition to the phonics, math workbooks will be used in the four year old, prek and kindergarten classes. You can purchase readers (11.00 purchase) or when the time comes send in a $35.00 nonrefundable book deposit for rental.

 

**We are a licensed facility and all children attending Beach Manor must have a shot record and birth certificate on hand before they can attend school. All children must have a physical form in the file no later than September 30. **

 

 

Manor Schools Tuition/other Payment Option

 

Tuition payments are due on the first of the month. You have a choice in payment methods.

Cash: Pay directly to the school. A receipt will be provided if requested.

Checks: Make payable to the school. NSF checks will be charged $25.

E pay: If your bank offers electronic bill paying, you can have your bank send a check to the school. Use the school name as the payee, the school address and phone number. Add your name or the student’s name as the pay to account so we can correctly account for the payment.

Tuition Management Company: The Manor Schools use Diamond Mind to manage credit card and debit card payments. Diamond Mind charges 2.99% for credit card payments and .99% for debit card payments. Regarding credit card payments, Mastercard has a special rate of 1.49%. This rate may change. We will notify parents if we hear about a rate change. You can also pay by ACH. Using your checking account Routing Transit Number and account number the tuition can be deducted directly from your account. The ACH payment fee is .39%. If an ACH is returned there is a $25 fee.

You can sign on to diamond Mind to make a payment through your school’s parent portal:

Beach Manor School parent portal: https://beachmanor.diamondmindinc.com/

After you sign into the parent portal you should pin the link to your favorites on your browser for future access.

Little Things Mean a Lot

 

  1. Please write your child’s name on hats, sweaters, jackets, and lunchboxes and book bags.
  2. Always have your carpool sign for carpool pickup. Never get out of the car in carpool. We will put your child in the car and you will pull forward to buckle up. This procedure is necessary in the loading process.
  3. If you have not received your parent handbook, come in and pick one up.
  4. We are now collecting half-gallon milk cartons, Pringles cans, and baby food jars.

If you ever have any questions, concerns or just want to chat about your child, please feel free to call (757) 430-3338.

 

Sincerely,

Chris

 

Dates to Remember

 

September 3-30..…………………………. Cherrystone Gift Wrap Fundraiser

October 18-November 1…………………. .Original Artworks Fundraiser

September 17 and 18       ……………….. School Picture Day (individual    portraits)

October 2-3 …………FREE Speech and Hearing  Screenings (WITH PARENT SIGNED APPROVAL)

October 29, 30 and 31………………………Pumpkin Patch Parade                                                                November 5…………Conference day-school opened For ALL day students only                               November 11………………………………. Veterans Day, school closed

November 28 and 29… ……….   Thanksgiving Holiday, school  closed

December 10, 11 and 12……………….…….Winter Program

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

January 2……………………………………..School resumes

 

Bellamy

September 2019 Bellamy Manor School Newsletter

Dear Parents,

We did it! By working together, we (parents and teachers) have gotten Bellamy Manor School off to a wonderful start.   The turn out Tuesday for the Open House was quite a thrill for us. Now all the fathers, as well as mothers, know what their child’s classroom and teachers look like.   I’m sure our first few days of school will go well. The most difficult time is carpool, so I appreciate your patience and understanding while we attempt to match children and cars. By next week everything should be easier.

September promises to be a beautiful and exhilarating month.   The teachers are just as excited and eager as the children and have planned their activities carefully. There are so many things to teach and ways to teach them. Many of the projects your child brings home will have served several purposes. Often, we are more interested in the process than in the product. The teachers’ goals are to teach the children to follow oral directions, to locate top and bottom, and to move from left to right across the page. If you are ever distressed by what you perceive as a lack of creativity or too little “hands on” in a project, please don’t hesitate to call us or your child’s teacher. Remember -our goals are the same—a confident child with a positive self image who loves learning and school.

As many of you now know, the standard response to “What did you do in school today?” Is “Nothing.” Often young children can’t separate the many different activities in which they participated.   They remember their preschool hours as one when they “played.”   Each classroom has a tremendous variety of teaching equipment so that the children are learning as they play.   Most of them can remember snack time, but for all of them it is difficult to deliver a blow-by-blow to Mom on the way home. Our monthly newsletters are to inform the parents of what’s happening so, you   can   more   easily share in your child’s learning experience.   Each teacher has prepared “units” for the children to study. Art, music, snacks, and papers will reflect that particular unit.

During this month our two-year-old classes look at themselves in a unit we have named “It’s all about me” (of course it is). They look closely at themselves from head to toe. They will learn how they relate to their environment by consciously exploring it. For many of these children this is their first experience away from home. We plan to make it a wonderful, fun, and positive one. Their days are filled with many sensory experiences as they look at themselves and talk about their eyes, hair, muscles, etc. In addition to individualized papers and art projects, we have activity days. These are the times when the teacher works with each child on fine and gross motor skills such as how to do puzzles or lace a shoe. Although every day may not produce a craft or paper, be assured that their teacher works individually with each child on various activities.

We are very excited about continuing our Spanish Immersion program this year in Ms. Jessica’s four-year-old class. We will also have Immersion in Ms. Niki’s morning class and Ms. Sandra’s Pre-K class. We cannot wait to hear all those sweet voices speaking Spanish. It will be wonderful to watch them grow in their conversational Spanish this year.

The three-year-olds settle into the routine of school very nicely.   Because apples, school, teachers, and September seem to go together, the threes begin the year with a quick look at apples. They will learn about Johnny Appleseed, eat, paint, and color apples. It’s an extremely fun unit and gives the children a chance to experiment with many different mediums.   This will be followed by an in- depth study of shapes and colors. The children will paint, cut, crayon and eat a variety of shapes and colors. The grand finale will be a Shape and Color Hunt. (Similar to an Easter Egg Hunt only we hunt paper shapes, not eggs).

The four-year-old classes devote September to the alphabet—sounds boring, but not the way they do it! This first month of letter and sound identification is an introduction for some and reinforcement or even a review for others. The four-year olds’ parents should have received a detailed calendar of events for the month of September. If you didn’t, let us know. This kind of unit provides tremendous opportunities for music, poems, foods, and gross and fine motor experiences.   Try to help your child remember bubble (B), glitter (G), and ice cream (I) day. If you missed the snack sign- up sheet at the Open House, call your child’s teacher. Sara, Jessica and Dary have some outstanding ideas and would appreciate the help.

Mrs. Sandra’s pre-kindergarten class will also be doing a quick review of the alphabet and consonant sounds. One of the advantages of beginning the year with an alphabet overview is the opportunity it gives the teacher to assess fine   motor   skills   and strengthen cutting and gluing abilities.

Mrs. Hobbs in our kindergarten class will spend most of September studying the history of transportation.   The unit is divided into three areas—land, sea, and air. Of course, once we blast off into space, we have a wonderful astronaut party complete with “space” food! For those new to Bellamy, we might as well let you know now—we are very definitely a party school.   It’s one of our ways to keep learning a wonderful and memorable experience.

I want to thank each of you for being so pleasant and cooperative.   As this month progresses, we will be observing the children closely to see that they are properly placed both socially and academically. Our primary concern is always the total well-being of your child. If we all keep that as our goal, this year should be fantastic. If you received one of our new binders, please keep it for the years your children are with the Manor Schools. We’d appreciate it if you could return the binders when you leave us so we can continue to ‘recycle ‘them.   Each year brings fresh new faces, many of whom I may not recognize.   When you visit the school please come in the front door and introduce yourself. Until we are familiar with you, we will check your ID against the names given on the registration form. For security reasons the rear and side doors are kept locked and we are naturally suspicious of strange faces peering in the windows. Remember—USE THE FRONT DOOR AND BRING IN YOUR ID.

Enclosed you will find information regarding Bellamy Manor School’s September   fund raiser (due Sept. 30).   I never like distributing this right at the beginning of the school year, but because of the seasonal aspect of gift wrapping paper, I have little choice. You are under NO OBLIGATION at all. If you don’t wish to participate that’s okay, although obviously I’d appreciate your support. All moneys earned are used toward the purchase and upgrading of school equipment. We have been able to do this because of the terrific support we’ve received from our fund raisers. The grand prize this year is one month’s free tuition for the top seller of gift wrap in all four schools. Each school will also offer 50% off one month’s tuition for one child in the family selling the greatest amount of gift wrap in that school.

Again, although we appreciate your support, you have no obligation at all to purchase any of these things.

Four more items:

1) We will conquer carpool with your help and patience.   Please hold your carpool sign out the window as you approach the door. We can’t see through tinted glass so waving to us or holding your sign inside the window doesn’t work well. If any child in your carpool is in class until 11:55 or 12:05   DO NOT line up earlier, since you block those picking up children dismissed at 11:45. Please realize that we cannot take afternoon children before 12:05 since the staff simply isn’t available to supervise them. A safety thought—DO NOT stop on Providence Road and wait to turn into the parking lot. Either drive around the block or pull into the center of the circle cars. Courtesy, consideration, and safety must be our main consideration. (It really does get better!)

2) All tuition payments were due Sept. 10th. There is a tuition box on the bookcase by the front door.   You may want to drop your payment in there after delivering your group in the morning. Payments received after the 10th of each month should include an additional $25.00 late fee.

3) Remember we need your child’s physical and birth certificate now.

4) Hopefully, sometime during your time with us, your child will arrive home with his/her PHONICS BOOK, followed several months later by a reader!! Each workbook will cost $16.00, and readers are $11.00. In addition to the phonics book, math workbooks will be used in the four-year-old, pre-k, and kindergarten classes. You can either purchase the readers (for $11.00) or when the time comes send in a $35 book nonrefundable annual deposit.

If you ever have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat about your child, please call me. I can usually be reached at 495-4525.

Sincerely,

Nancy

School lunches cost $5.00 /lunch. Please keep track of the lunches your child eats and include the correct amount in your tuition or write a separate check. All lunches brought from home must be dated.

We are a licensed facility and all children attending Bellamy Manor must have a shot record and birth certificate on hand before they can attend school. All children must have a physical form in their file no later than September 27th.

 

LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT

PLEASE WRITE YOUR CHILD’S NAME IN HATS, SWEATERS, JACKETS, LUNCHBOXES AND BOOKBAGS.

CARPOOL SIGNS HELD OUT YOUR CAR WINDOW WILL GREATLY HELP SPEED UP LOADING.

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR PARENT HANDBOOK, COME IN AND PICK ONE UP.

WE ARE NOW COLLECTING, HALF GALLON MILK CARTONS and PRINGLES CANS. THANKS.

FOA ANY CHILD WHO BRINGS LUNCH NEED TO HAVE THE DATE CIRCLED ON THE LUNCH TAG!

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Sept. 3- Sept 30 ….…..……………………Cherrydale Gift Wrap and Yankee Fundraiser

September 24 & 25.………………………..School picture Day for Individual Portraits

October 14 and 15 ………………………………………Speech and Hearing Screening

Oct. …………………………………………Pumpkin Patch parade

Nov. 5…………………………Conference Day (school open for all day students only)

Nov. 11………………………………………Veteran’s Day/School Closed for Holiday

Nov 28 and 29.………………………………..….Thanksgiving Holiday/School Closed

Dec. 19-Jan 1….……………………………………………..Winter Break/School Closed

 

Broad Bay

September 2019 Broad Bay Manor School Newsletter

Dear Parents,

We did it! By working together (parents and teachers) Broad Bay Manor School is off to a wonderful start. The turn out for the Open House was quite a thrill for us. Now all the fathers and mothers know what their child’s classroom and teacher look like. I am sure our first few days of school will go well. The most difficult time is carpool, so I appreciate your patience and understanding while we attempt to match children and cars. Please have your ID ready. If we do not recognize you personally, we will check your ID.   By next week everything should be easier.

 

September promises to be a beautiful and exhilarating month. The teachers are just as excited and eager as the children and have planned their activities carefully. There are so many things to teach and ways to teach them. Many of the projects your child brings home will have served several purposes. Often, we are more interested in the process rather than the product. The teachers’ goals are to teach the children how to follow oral directions, to locate top and bottom, and move from left top right across the page. If you are ever distressed by what you perceive as a lack of creativity or too little “hands on” in a project, please don’t hesitate to call your child’s teacher or me. Remember –our goals are the same- a confident child with a positive self-image who loves learning and school.

 

As many of you now know, the standard response to “What did you do in school today?” is, “Nothing.” Often young children cannot separate the many different activities in which they participated. They remember their preschool hours as one when they “played.” Each classroom has a tremendous variety of teaching equipment so the children are learning as they play. Most of them can remember snack time, but for all of them it is difficult to deliver a blow-by-blow on the way home. Our monthly newsletters are to inform the parents of what is happening so you can more easily share in your child’s learning experience. Each teacher has prepared “units” for the children to study. Art, music, snacks, and papers will reflect a particular unit.

Ms. Sandra and Ms. Jamie continue to teach the Spanish language to our 3-K children    We cannot wait to hear all those sweet voices speaking Spanish. It will be wonderful to watch them grow in their conversational Spanish year by year!

 

During this month our two-year old classes look at themselves in a unit we have named “It’s All About Me” (of course it is). They look closely at themselves from head to toe. They will learn how they relate to their environment by consciously exploring it. For many of these children this is their first experience away from home. We plan to make it a wonderful, fun and positive one. Their days are filled with many sensory experiences as they look at themselves and talk about their eyes, hair, muscles, etc. We have updated the curriculum, so in addition to individualized papers and art projects there are activity days too. These are the times when the teacher works with each child on fine and gross motor skills such as how to do puzzles or lace a shoe. Although every day may not produce a craft or paper, be assured their teacher works individually with each child on various activities.

 

The three-year olds usually settle into the routine of school very nicely. Because apples, school, teachers, and September seem to go together, the threes begin the year with a quick look at apples. They will learn about Johnny Appleseed, eat, paint, and color apples. It is an extremely fun unit and gives the children a chance to experiment with many different mediums. This will be followed by an in-depth study of shapes and colors. The grand finale will be a Shape and Color Hunt (Similar to an Easter Egg Hunt only we hunt shapes, not eggs).

 

The four-year-olds devote September to the alphabet – Sounds boring, but not the way we do it! This first month of letter and sound identification is an introduction for some and reinforcement or even review for others. The four-year olds’ parents will receive a detailed calendar of events for the month of September. This kind of unit provides tremendous opportunities for music, poems, foods, gross and fine motor experiences. Try to help your child remember bubble (B), glitter (G) and Ice cream (I) day. If you missed the snack sign up sheet at Open House, call your child’s teacher. Leigh and Dorothy have outstanding ideas and would appreciate the help.

 

Pre-Kindergarten classes will also be doing a quick review of the alphabet and consonant sounds. One of the advantages of beginning the year with an alphabet overview is the opportunity it gives the teacher to assess fine motor skills and strengthen cutting and gluing abilities. Ms. Moesta and Ms. Brantley can’t wait to show the alphabet in a whole new way!

 

The Kindergarten classes spend most of September studying the history of transportation. The unit is divided into three areas – land, sea, and air. Of course, once we blast off into space, we have a wonderful astronaut party complete with “space” food! For those of you new to Broad Bay, I might as well let you know now- we are definitely a party school. It is one of our ways to keep learning a wonderful and memorable experience. This year we have added a STEM program to our ALL-DAY kindergarten class. The focus will be on problem solving and critical thinking through math and science during hands on experiments. We can’t wait to see where these kids go with it!

I want to thank each of you for being so pleasant and cooperative. As this month progresses, we will be observing the children closely to see they are properly placed both socially and academically. Our primary concern is always the total wellbeing of your child. If we all keep that as our goal, this year should be fantastic.

If you received one of our new green binders, please keep it for the years your child is with the Manor schools. We’d appreciate it if you could return the binders when you leave us so we can recycle them.

Each year brings fresh new faces, many of whom I do not recognize. When you visit the school please come in the front door and introduce yourself. Until we are familiar with you, we will check your ID against the names given on the registration form. For security reasons the doors are locked and we are naturally suspicious of strange faces peering in the windows. Remember-   USE THE FRONT DOOR AND BRING IN YOUR ID—

You will soon find information regarding the Manor Schools September fundraiser coming home. You are under NO OBLIGATION at all. If you do not wish to participate that is okay, although obviously we would appreciate your support. All money earned will be used toward the purchase of more iPads, technology, and outside equipment. The grand prize this year is one month’s free tuition for the top seller in all four schools. Each school will also offer a 50% off one month’s tuition for one child in the family selling the greatest amount of gift-wrap in that school.

Some quick notes to help the school year start off smooth…

 

  • Morning carline drop-off is from 8:30-9:00. You are always welcomed to park and walk your child in also.
  • Mid-day carline pick-up is from 11:45-12:00. Please have a large card with your child’s name clearly printed on it. Hold the card OUT OF THE WINDOW as you approach the gate. We can’t see through tinted windows. STAY IN YOUR CAR. I know it seems helpful to get out and walk to the gate, but it can slow down the process and cause cars to back up onto Old Donation PKWY. Then we get in trouble, EEK!
  • All tuition payments are due the first day of school. Payments received after the 10th of the month should include an additional $25.00 late fee.
  • Hopefully sometime during your time with us, your child will arrive home with his/her PHONICS book, followed several months later by a reader!!! Each workbook will cost $16.00. In addition, math workbooks will be used in the four-year old, prek and kindergarten classes. You can either purchase the readers ($11.00) or send in a $35.00 nonrefundable book rental fee that will expire August 2020.
  • We need to know by 10:00 if your child is having school lunch. If you have not already dropped off by then, please call the school to order your child a lunch if needed.

 

**We are a licensed facility and all children attending Broad Bay Manor must have a Virginia State Health Form, shot record and birth certificate on hand before they can attend school.**

 

 

Manor Schools Tuition/other Payment Option

 

Tuition payments are due on the first of the month. You have a choice in payment methods.

Cash: Pay directly to the school. A receipt will be provided if requested.

Checks: Make payable to the school. NSF checks will be charged $25.

E pay: If your bank offers electronic bill paying, you can have your bank send a check to the school. Use the school name as the “payee”, the school address and phone number. Add your student’s name as the “pay to” account so we can correctly account for the payment.

Online payment system: The Manor Schools use Diamond Mind to manage credit card and debit card at http://broadbaymanor.diamondmindinc.com

Little Things Mean a Lot

 

  1. Please write your child’s name on hats, sweaters, jackets, lunchboxes and book bags.
  2. Always have your carpool sign for carpool pickup. Never get out of the car in carpool. We will put your child in the car and you will pull forward to buckle up. This is necessary in the loading process.
  3. If you have not received your parent handbook, come in and pick one up.

 

 

 

If you ever have any questions, concerns or just want to chat about your child, please feel free to call (757) 496-0000.

 

Sincerely,

Jennifer Cox

 

Dates to Remember

September 3   ………………………………………………………………………..                    First Day of School!

September 26-27        ……………………………………………………………………             Individual pictures

October 10-11 ………………………………………………………………………..                    Speech Evaluations- optional

October 29-31 …………………………………………………………………………                   Fall music programs

November 5…………………………………………………………………………….                    Conference day- open for ALL DAY students only

November 11………………………………………………………………………….                    Veterans Day-school closed

November 14-15 ……………………………………………………………………                     Lion’s Club Vision Screening- optional

November 28-29         ….……..………………………………………………………..             Thanksgiving Holiday-school closed

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

JUNE 2019

Broad Bay Manor School June 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

As the end of the school year hurtles towards us, I would like to reminisce a bit, for it truly has been a wonderful year. The school spirit and parental support have been absolutely tremendous. Thank you, one, and all! It seems like years ago, but remember the fantastic Pumpkin Patch Parade last fall? In addition, the Holiday program brought out the sweetness and enchantment of the children and reinforced the purpose of what everything is for – the spirit of love and friendship we all share. Looking back over the past nine months I see achievement and growth in the children, in the school, and in the BBMS staff. We owe it all to you and your unflagging, cheerful support. Thanks for sharing your child with us and providing us the opportunity to teach and the enjoyment of watching them mature.

Our two-year-olds finish the year learning about the warmer seasons while the threes and Pre-k classes will study Dr. Seuss and his zany characters. The Cat in the Hat and all his friends–Thigwick, Horton, and Yertle become our vehicles for learning. Rhymes, math, crafts, and songs all focus on Seuss themes during these last days. It all ends with the notorious Breakfast at Broad Bay featuring Green Eggs and Ham (of course!) The children have a grand time with all this while an incredible amount of learning takes place.

The Four-year-old classes will be introduced to the accomplished children’s writer and animator Mo Willems. The humor in his books will capture imaginations and the cartoon illustrations are delightful for little eyes.

Kindergarten prepares for their final ceremony. They review all they have learned from the unit studies, then write about their favorite unit as well as illustrate it. On June 12 we will have our graduation ceremonies for our oldest group. Mrs. Profilet’s class will graduate on June 12th at 9:15 and Mrs. Muncy’s class will graduate on June 12th at 1:15. Bring your camera and tissues. This is a nostalgic moment for many of us!

As the weather turns warm many children sunburn. If your child is sensitive to the sun remember to put sunscreen on him/her before he comes to school.

A tuition schedule was sent home in May. If you are unclear of your June tuition please contact us. Our last day of school is June 14. Thank you again for a wonderful year. I hope to see many of you either this summer or next fall. If not, I thank you for your support this year and wish you and your child luck next year. If you are not returning, please return the green binder so we can recycle it next year.

 

Thank you for all you do!!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Cox 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

June 12………………………………………………             Kindergarten Graduation

June 14………………………………………………..          Last day of school

June 17 – June 21..…………………………………..         Turtle Week (all day, current students)

June 24-Aug 2 ………………………………………..         Summer camp programs

July 4…………………………………………………..         Independence Day – SCHOOL CLOSED

Aug 5-16………………………………………………          All Day care only

Aug 19-Sep 2…………………………………………          BBMS closed

Aug 28…………………………………………………          Open House (for parents and students)

Sep 3………………………………………………….          Fall 2019 first day of school

West Neck

Beach Manor School June 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

As the end of the school year hurtles towards us, I would like to reminisce a bit, for it truly has been a wonderful year. School spirit and parental support have been tremendous. We had a fantastic Pumpkin Patch Parade in the fall. In addition, the Holiday program brought out the sweetness and enchantment of the children and reinforced the purpose of what everything is for—the spirit of love and friendship we all share. We’ve had several successful fundraisers that have enabled us to purchase new IPads and other equipment for the classrooms. Looking back over the past nine months I see achievement and growth in the children, in the school and in the Beach Manor staff. We owe it all to you and your unflagging, cheerful support. Thanks for sharing your child with us and providing us the opportunity to teach and the enjoyment of watching them mature.

Our Mothers Day Out children finish the year learning about Spring and the Beach while the threes and Prek classes will study Dr. Seuss and his zany characters. The Cat in the Hat and all of his friends—Thigwick, Bartholomew Cubbins, Horton and Yertle become our vehicles for learning. Rhymes, math, crafts and songs all focus on the Seuss themes during these last days. It all ends with the notorious Breakfast at Beach 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. The Four-year-old classes will be introduced to the accomplished children’s writer and animator Mo Willems. The humor in his books will capture imaginations and the cartoon illustrations are delightful for little eyes.

Kindergarten classes will focus on the history of Virginia and will continue with creative writing and independent work. Graduation will be held on Friday, June 7th at 9:30am. Bring your camera and tissues. This is a nostalgic moment for many of us!! They spend their last few weeks together preparing for first grade.

Tuition for June is prorated. A tuition schedule was sent home in May. Our last day of school is June 14th. ALL JUNE TUITIONS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH.

The Manor Schools continue with the RAZ Kids Reading program in Kindergarten and Prek.  This is a supplemental, leveled, online reading program. Once a child starts reading in our Down by the Bay readers he/she will also be enrolled in RAZ Kids and given a password.   Then in addition to our readers you can also enjoy reading short, books that target your child’s reading level on your computer, IPAD, or smart phone. The children thoroughly enjoy it.

 

 

To many of you we say “farewell”; to some “see you in September”; but to all of you our sincerest and deepest thanks for such a successful and happy year. Have a lovely summer. Take care of our children. Call if you have any concerns or just want to chat.

 

If you are not returning, please return the green binder so we can recycle it next year.

 

Sincerely, Chris

OPEN HOUSE WILL BE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28TH FROM 6:00-7:30P

 

                        DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

June 7th…………………………………..Kindergarten Graduation

June 14th………………………………….Last day of School

June 17th-August 16th …………………Summer programs at Bellamy, Broadbay and Greenbrier Manor. **

August 28th……………………………     Open House (6p-7:30p)

September 3rd…………………………….Fall programs begin

 

**There are still a few openings left for our summer programs, your child will continue with all workbooks, readers —not to mention a lot of summertime fun. **