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. **

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor School June 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

As the end of the school year hurtles towards us, we 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 recall, 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. We’ve had several successful fundraisers that have enabled us to plant our garden so the children can be engaged in planting, watering, weeding, picking and eating the yummy veggies they have helped produce! We have also been able to upgrade our classroom equipment! Looking back over the past nine months, I see achievement and growth in the children, in the school, and in the GMS 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 them and watch them mature.

Our Mothers Day Out children finish the year learning about the beach while the Threes complete their jungle safari and then turn their attention to tamer beasts. They will study the farm, the animals and their products. Although the school does not take field trips, the petting zoo at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk is a great place where the children can touch and feed many farm animals.

Our Threes and Pre-K will begin learning about Cat in the Hat and all his friends ─ Thigwick, Bartholomew Cubbins, Horton, and Yertle become our vehicles for learning. It all ends with the notorious Breakfast at Greenbrier 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.

As 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 7th we will have our graduation ceremonies for our oldest group. Ms. Early and Mrs. Stanger’s class will graduate on June 7th @ 9:15. Bring your camera and tissues. This is a nostalgic moment for many of us!

The Manor Schools continue with the RAZ Kids Reading program. This is a supplemental, leveled, online reading program. In addition to Down ByThe Bay 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!

            As the weather warms and we spend more time outside children will sunburn. If your child is sensitive to the sun please remember to put sunscreen on him or her before they come to school. We will reapply sunscreen, as necessary, after lunch.

You should have received June’s prorated tuition amount. If you have any questions, see us at the front desk. 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, we thank you for your support and wish you and your child success next year (please return the green binder so that we can recycle it).

     If you have delayed signing up for the summer program, please turn in your preregistration form. We must have an accurate count of students so we can properly plan and staff for the summer. Thank you!

   

Sincerely,

 

Jackie

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

Kindergarten Graduation……..June 7 @ 9:15

Last day of school……………….June 14

Open for all day care………….. June 17-21

Summer Camp……………………June 24 – August 2

Open for all day care………….. August 5–16

GMS Closed……………………… August 19 – September 2

Open House………………………. August 27 (4:30-6:30pm)

Fall Program begins…………….September 3, 2019

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor School June 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

As the end of the school year hurtles towards us, we 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 plant our garden so, the children can be engaged in planting, watering, weeding, picking and eating the yummy veggies they have helped produce! We have also been able to upgrade our classroom equipment! Looking back over the past nine months we have seen achievement and growth in the children, in the school, and in the BMS 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 Pre-K 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 Seuss themes during these last days. It all ends with our delightful breakfast at Bellamy 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 at 10:00 on Friday, June 7th at the Rivers of Living Waters Church on Indian Lakes Blvd. Bring your camera and tissues. This is a nostalgic moment for many of us! They will spend their last few weeks together preparing for first grade.

The Manor Schools continue with the RAZ Kids Reading program in Kindergarten and Pre-K classes. This is a supplemental, leveled, online reading program. 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.

We will continue our Spanish immersion program in our three, four, Pre-K and Kindergarten classes next year.

Tuition for June is prorated. A tuition schedule should be attached. Our last day of school is June 14th. We thank you again for a wonderful year. We hope to see many of you either this summer or next fall.   If not, we thank you for your support this year and wish you and your child the best next year.

 

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

 

Sincerely, Nancy

   OPEN HOUSE WILL BE ON TUESDAY, Aug. 27th from 5:00-7:00 PM  

 DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

June 7..………….. ..Kindergarten Graduation (10:00 am)

June 14…………… Last day of school

June 17-21……….. Open for day care

June 24-Aug 2…Summer Program                              

Aug. 5-16.…………Open for full day care

Aug 27. ……………Open House 5:00-7:00pm

Sept. 3.……………. Fall programs begins

West Neck

Beach Manor May 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

 

The month of May takes most classes outside.

Ms. Annette and Ms. Leslie will dive into the many shapes that make up the world around us. They will explore individual shapes as well as what can be made when we put the shapes together. Get ready for lots of fun, food, games, books and crafts to reinforce the shape of the day!!

The three year old classes investigate Spring with its blossoms and the creepy crawlies that seem to go along with this time of year.  Pass the worms please.

The four-year-olds swing into the trees as they begin a study of the local birds. You will be truly impressed with the depth and scope of your child’s knowledge as he/she learns to identify fifteen to twenty different species of our feathered friends.  The study ends with a fantastic bird party.

Pre-k moves down the food chain and investigates insects. Children are fascinated by bugs, and the teachers use their curiosity to educate them, regarding useful and harmful insects. The high point of this unit materializes   when our Ladybug larvae becomes Lady bugs!!   This unit ends with a fabulous Bumblebee Banquet!

 

 

 

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

On May 14th, the preschool will be closed for conferences, but open for all day students. If you have not received your conference schedule, let Chris know.   Please be prompt. If you cannot make your scheduled conference time we will reschedule you for another day.   The teachers have no leeway and cannot run late. If you need a longer conference than is scheduled, your teacher will be glad to reschedule you.   Classes are closed while you discover what wonderful children you have!   We will have supervision available for children only during their parent’s conferences as well as for children who normally stay all day.

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

Our last day of school will be June 14th. The prorated tuition will be sent home May 1 and 2. There are still openings in our summer programs at Bellamy, Broad Bay and Greenbrier Manor.   The programs will continue to offer academic, social, and craft opportunities as the children learn about undersea life. The children have plenty of opportunity to use the computer, dress ups, easels, puzzles, games, and train set.   Enrollment is limited so please return the registration form if you are interested.

 

Sincerely, Chris

 

                        DATES TO NOTE ON YOUR CALENDAR

School conferences——————————-May 14th (Open for all day students)

Memorial Day————————————-May 27th (School closed)

Kindergarten graduation———————–June 7th

Last day of school———————————June 14th

Summer Programs at Bellamy, Broadway and Greenbrier Manor

June 17th-August 16th.

Open House—————————————-August 28th

First Day of School——————————-September 3rd

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor May 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

The end of the school year is fast approaching and with it come the various activities that signal the onset of summer. Spring conferences, Mother’s Day, late evenings, and sunburned noses all herald the end of our year together.

The month of May takes most classes outside. Ms. Loretta will dive into the many shapes that make up the world around us. They will explore individual shapes as well as what can be made when we put the shapes together. Get ready for lots of fun, food, games, books and crafts to reinforce the shape of the day!!

The three-year-olds anticipate the warm weather and investigate spring. They’ll look at plants, bugs, and ants, perhaps even a worm or two – all the creepy crawlies that are starting to emerge in their world. The three’s growing awareness of their world is fascinating and delightful to watch.

Our four-year-olds will study Dr. Seuss and his zany characters. The Cat in the Hat and all his friends ─ Thigwick, Bartholomew Cubbins, Horton, and Yertle become our vehicles for learning. Rhymes, math, crafts and songs all focus on Seuss themes during these last days. The children have a grand time with all of this while an incredible amount of learning takes place.

Our Pre-K class hits the trail as they learn about horses, the different types and parts of one of man’s oldest animal friends. Letter and number recognition as well as phonics instruction continue on an individual basis.

Kindergarten has an exciting month. Ms. Early and Mrs. Stanger’s children learn about the stages of plant development, butterfly development, and frog development using a complete hands-on approach. The kindergarten room becomes a laboratory where seeds sprout; caterpillars spin cocoons, and tadpoles metamorphize into frogs.

In May our Spanish classes welcome Primavera (Spring) with la lluvia (the rain) and what follows, las flores (the flowers). We also continue to visitar lugares (visit places) – la casa (the house), la escuela (the school), el supermercado (the supermarket), la playa (the beach), el zoológico (the zoo), y de todos favorito…la piscina (and everyone’s favorite…the pool)!

On May 14th the school will be closed for conferences. If you have not received a conference schedule let Jackie know. Please be prompt. If you need a longer conference than is scheduled your child’s teacher will be glad to reschedule you for another day. Although there are no classes on this day, we will have supervision available for children during their parent’s conference. Children who are enrolled in our all-day program will attend as usual.

As the weather turns warm, many children sunburn. Remember to apply sunscreen before they come to school. Virginia considers sunscreen a medication that needs to be signed-in and locked-up. Please do not let your child carry it around in his or her book bag. Parents, you are expected to apply sunscreen before your child comes to school. If your child stays past 1pm and we have a signed permission note, we will apply more in the afternoon. Be on the lookout for June’s prorated tuition amounts. They will be coming home in backpacks this week. Reminder: Summer Registration forms are due. Don’t miss out on the fun! See Jackie or Elizabeth to register today!!

Sincerely,    Jackie

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

May 14……………………Conference Day (Open for All Day Care only)

May 27……………………Memorial Day, School Closed

June 7 .……………………Kindergarten Graduation @ 9:15

June 14……………………Last Day of School

June 17-21……………….     School Open for Day Care

June 24-Aug 16………….     Summer programs at Greenbrier, Bellamy and Broad Bay

Sept 3…………………….     Fall programs begin

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor May 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

The end of the school year is fast approaching and with it comes the various activities that signal the onset of summer. Spring conferences, Mother’s Day, late evenings and sunburned noses all herald the end of our year together.

The month of May takes most classes outside. Ms. Jess and Ms. Susanne’s classes continue to help our youngest children with the exciting process of learning. 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. The three-year-old classes investigate bugs and the season of spring.

Our four year old 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.

In April, our pre-kindergarten classes learned an incredible amount about Birds of Prey and how they hunt and feed on animals. They 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. As part of their study, we hope to hatch a praying mantis egg sac in the near future. Invited or not one of these fascinating creatures will be coming to visit you soon. They are territorial and tend to remain on the plant you put them on. So be careful with your bug spray.   If you can stand not spraying this spring, please don’t. We always need a good crop of aphids to keep our voracious babies alive in the classroom. Ms. Sandra will let everyone know when they hatch.

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

On Tuesday, May 14th the school will be closed for conferences. If you have not received a conference schedule let Nancy or Kristine know. Please be prompt. If you need a longer conference than is scheduled, your child’s teacher will be glad to reschedule you for another day.

Although there are no classes on this day, we will have supervision available for children during their parent’s conferences. Children who are enrolled in our full day program can attend as usual.

Our last day of school will be June 14th. The prorated tuition is attached. There are still openings in the summer program if you are interested check with Nancy.

As the weather gets warmer, the children are spending more time outside in the afternoon. Please enter the school through the front door rather than the playground and   remember to sign your child in and out of school. Parents, if your child is sensitive to the sun, please apply sunscreen before he/she comes to school. Social Services now considers sunscreen a medication that needs to be signed in and locked up. You may not let your child have it in his/her book bag. If you child stays past 1:00 and you have signed a permission note, we will apply sunscreen in the afternoon.

 

Sincerely, Nancy

 

PS: If you plan to return to Bellamy next year and haven’t turned in your registration form yet, don’t wait much longer. Several classes are already full for next September and we would hate to fill your spot. The same is true for summer!

 

 

 

                         DATES TO NOTE ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

MAY 14th ………………………………Conference day (Open for full day student only)

MAY 27th………………………………………..………….Memorial Day; School closed

JUNE 7th…………………………………………….…………. Kindergarten Graduation

JUNE 14th**……………………………………………………….…..Last Day of School

JUNE 17th-21st…………………….. Bellamy Manor is open for All Day Care ONLY

JUNE 24th- AUG 16th………………………..Summer program at BMS, BBMS, & GMS

August 27th…………………………………………………………..……..…Open House

Sept 3rd……………………………………………………………………..We begin again!

 

 

***JUNE’S TUITION WILL BE PRORATED. A JUNE TUITION SHEET IS ATTACHED***

MAY 2019

Broad Bay Manor School May 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

 

The end of the school year is fast approaching and with it comes the various activities that signal the onset of summer. Spring conferences, Mother’s Day, and late evenings all herald the end of our year together.

 

Ms. Kristin and Ms. Charlynn will dive into the many shapes that make up the world around us.   They will explore individual shapes as well as what can be made when we put the many shapes together. Get ready for lots of fun food, games, books, and crafts to reinforce the shape of the day!

 

The month of May takes Ms. Colleen, Ms. Jennifer, and Ms. Kelly’s classes outside! The three-year-olds investigate the many changes of spring. We take a look at plants, animals, and BUGS! Ms. Jamie continues to introduce our little ones to new vocabulary and expand their Spanish comprehension.

 

Our fantasy oriented fours will continue their sojourn in the land of make believe. They discover the world of castles, dragons, and unicorns this month. Medieval knights and fairy princesses come alive for them, and they’ll 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 hearts content.

 

The PreK class continues to be environmentally aware as they focus their attention on birds of prey. 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? Learning is so much fun!

 

Kindergarten has an exciting month. Mrs. Profilet and Mrs. Muncy’s classes will be learning about the stages of plant development, butterfly development, and frog development using a complete hands-on approach. The kindergarten rooms have become laboratories where seeds sprout; caterpillars spin cocoons, and tadpole’s metamorphosis into frogs.

 

Conference Day

On May 14th the school will be closed for conferences. A schedule has been emailed out to parents. If you need a longer conference than scheduled, your child’s teacher may be able to reschedule you for another day. Children who are enrolled in our all-day program can attend BBMS as usual this day. These are children enrolled in our 7:00-6:00 program.

 

Sunscreen

As the weather turns warm many children sunburn. If your child is sensitive to the sun, remember to put sunscreen on him/her before coming to school. Sunscreen must be kept in a locked cabinet. Please do not send it to school in your child’s book bag without letting the teacher know. If you would like to have the school’s sunscreen applied to your child throughout the day, please fill out the school’s sunscreen form available at the front desk.

 

June Tuition

Tuition for June will be prorated for the June 14th end date. Some of you will continue on through June for the summer; however, your June tuition will still be affected. Please see the adjusted tuition sheet (to be sent home and emailed) or call the school to find your June tuition.

 

 

Spring is now in full force and we are enjoying watching your children enjoy this wonderful weather! Please enjoy as well!

Sincerely, Jen

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

May 01, 02, 03 …………………………………………         Spring programs

May 14.………………………………………………             Conference Day (open to all day students only)

May 27………………………………………………..           Memorial Day (school closed)

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

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

June 17 – Aug 16..…………………………………..          Summer programs

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

 

SPRING Programs

 

Wednesday, May 1st @ 9:15

Ms. Charlynn

Ms. Colleen

Ms. Leigh

 

Thursday, May 2nd @ 9:15

Ms. Kristin

Ms. Jennifer

Ms. Brantley

 

Thursday, May 2nd @ 1:15

Ms. Muncy

Ms. Profilet

 

Friday, May 3rd @ 9:15

Ms. Kelly

Ms. Dorothy

Ms. Moesta

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor School April 2019

Dear Parents,

I sure hope spring has sprung by the time you read this! As June approaches I am acutely aware of the time that has passed since September. June hurtles towards us and there is still so much to teach, so much to learn, and so much to do.

This month the two-year-olds 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. Ms. Jess and Ms. Susanne do an exceptional job with their charges. So much fun for our little ones!

With their usual enthusiasm, our three-year-old teachers will introduce life on the farm. The focus of this unit is farm animals and their products. Although the school doesn’t take field trips, the petting zoo at the Norfolk Zoo 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 organize their world.

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 hearts content.

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

Our Kindergarten class will study the rhyming 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 Bellamy” 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.

May 14th is conference day. School is closed while you discover what wonderful children you have. And they really are wonderful! Child care will be available during your conference and for those enrolled in our full day program only.

We’ve begun the tedious process of updating the Parent Handbook and roster for next year. If you plan on returning and haven’t told us, please do so soon. If you are not returning, please return the little green binder you received last fall. We like to recycle them. We have sent out information on the summer programs at Bellamy and Greenbrier, and Broad Bay Manor. If you missed it and are interested, talk to your directors. The classes are beginning to fill.

Spring appears to be a busy and exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions or concerns we are only a phone call away.

Mark your calendars for our Spring Programs! The times and dates are attached. It’s the three-year-old parents’ turn to provide refreshments for the adults in the lobby. (We please check the labels we are Nut-Free facility) We always welcome cheese, crackers, fruit and veggies as well as sweets.

As the weather turns warm many children sunburn. If your child is sensitive to the sun, remember to apply sunscreen on him/her before he comes to school. We will apply sunscreen to Full Day students after quiet time (2:00).

 

Sincerely,

Nancy

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

April 15-19th ………………….Spring Break SCHOOL CLOSED

April 25th………………………Ms. Jessica and Ms. Susanne’s Spring Show

May 1 & 2…………………….Spring Shows

May 14th…..…………………..Conferences (Open for all day children only)

May 27th……..………………..Closed for Memorial Day

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

June 14th……………………….Last Day of School

June 17-21st.…………….……School Open for Full Day Care Only

June 24-Aug 16th………………Summer Program

Sept. 3th………….………….…First Day of School

                                  SPRING PROGRAMS

 

April 25th Ms. Jess, Ms. Susanne and Ms. Michele’s @ 9:30

Wednesday, May 1st @ 9:30                          Thursday, May 2nd @ 9:30

 

Ms. Niki                                                        Ms. Jenn

Ms. Lisa                                                         Ms. Kristy

Ms. Jacklynn                                                 Ms. Sandra

Ms. Sara                                                        Mrs. Watkins

 

Ms. Niki and Ms. Sara’s PM Classes @ 2:15

West Neck

Beach Manor April 2019

Dear Parents,

I sure hope that when you read this Spring has sprung! As June approaches I am acutely aware of the time that has passed since September. June hurtles towards us and there is still so much to teach, so much to learn, and so much to do.

Leslie and Annette continue helping our   youngest with the exciting process of learning. Our two’s have grown and matured at an impressive rate.  This month they will introduce the children to the colors all around us!  They will explore color through food, animals, textures and lots of books.

The three-year-old classes will be introduced to 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 Walter the baker.

Our four 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 Pre K classes will hit the trail and learn about horses. This is an exciting unit for the children, complete with pony rides and a cookout around the campfire (pretend of course!).

Ms. Heim’s Kindergarten class will go around the world. It’s a full month’s trip, as we learn about children in 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 call me or your child’s teacher. 

May 14th is Conference day. I will send home the conference schedule later. School is closed while you discover what wonderful children you have. And they really are wonderful! Child care will be available during your conference and for those enrolled in our all day program.

Ms. Karen will be putting together our Spring Program again this year. The big event will take place on Wednesday, April 10th and Thursday, April 11th. Class performances are listed below. It is Kindergarten and MDO parents turn for goodies for the grownups.

We’ve begun the tedious process of updating the Parent Handbook and roster for next year. If you plan on returning and haven’t told us, better do it soon. If you are not coming back, remember to return the little green binder you received last fall. We need to recycle them. We have sent out information on the summer programs at Bellamy, Broad Bay and Greenbrier. If you missed it and are interested, talk to Chris.

 

Sincerely, Chris

Dates to Remember

Spring Program………………………………………………… April 10th and 11th

Spring Break……………………………………………………. April 15-19

School conferences…………………………………………….May 15th (school opened for All Day Children only)

Memorial Day…………………………………………………. May 27th (School closed)

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

Last day of school………………………………………………June 14th

Summer Programs at Bellamy, Broadbay and Greenbrier

Manor…………………………………………………………..June 17-August -16

Open House…………………………………………………….August 28th

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

 

Beach EIN # is 54-1812375.

 

Reminder: As the weather gets warmer, the children are spending much more time on the playground in the afternoon. Please enter the school through the front door rather than the playground.   If your child is a full day student, please remember to sign your child in and out. Thanks!

SPRING PROGRAM 

930A-Wednesday, April 10th —Ms. Karen, Ms. Kristen, Ms. Peeler, Ms. Debbie

Ms. Diane 

 

930A Thursday, APRIL 11th —Ms. Stephanie, Ms. Leslie, Ms. Annie, Ms. Harden, Ms. Sharon, Ms. Heim