Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor February 2023

Dear Parents,

 

February may be the shortest month, but it is also the busiest. With Valentine’s Day, two president’s birthdays, and Ground Hog Day, February always promises excitement.

Ms. Loretta and Ms. Miranda continues 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.

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

The four-year-olds travel to Farmer MacGregor’s Garden. They will study nature from a more imaginary viewpoint. Taking a leap into fantasy, Cindi, Brittney, and Kari introduce the children to the world of Beatrix Potter. After they are thoroughly entranced by Benjamin Bunny, Peter Rabbit, and Jemima Puddle-duck, they have a marvelous English tea party. We have a good bit of fun with this unit while introducing the children to some excellent literature. Because Beatrix Potter’s books are so delightfully illustrated, reading them aloud to your child at home will help reinforce her world in their minds.

Ms. Michelle’s class cover the hodgepodge of February – Ground Hog Day, Lincoln’s and Washington’s Birthdays, Valentine’s Day and the Chinese New Year. It’s a great time for them to learn a bit of our country’s history, the pledge of allegiance, and those anecdotes about George and Abe.  Busy!

The kindergarten class finishes rhyming using the stories of Dr. Seuss. Ms. Tracy Garlow introduce the children to the various systems of the human body. They will focus on themselves and learn about our similarities. They begin by studying their skin and work their way through the body systems to the heart (the most important part!).

Valentine’s Day with its messages of love and friendship is special to children and to Greenbrier Manor School. Each class exchanges valentines and has a party on February 13th for Ms. Mickey, Ms. Brittney, Ms Michelle, Ms. Adrieen and Ms. Cindy classes or February 14th for Ms. Loretta, Ms Miranda, Ms. Karen, Ms Kari and Ms. Tracy Garlow classes. Enclosed is a list with the number of children in each class. On February 13th or 14th please send in valentines for each student in your child’s class, and we’ll take care of the rest.  The teachers have requested that you NOT “address” the valentines – just sign them with your child’s name. This way the children can easily pass them out.

 

Registration:  Registration for next year is progressing nicely. It is satisfying to know that so many of you are pleased with GMS’s program. Thank you for all your support and cooperation.  Without your smiles and encouragement my job would be so difficult. Instead, it’s a joy!  Openings are still available in some of our classes even though registration is now open to the public. If you intend to register your child for next year and haven’t yet done so, I strongly urge you to turn in your registration forms immediately. The only way to ensure a place next year is to turn in both the registration form and the registration fee while spaces are still available.

Many of you have asked questions about our kindergarten program. We realized that when most of you initially register at GMS we go into detail about our three-year-old program or

the four-year-old program, but often kindergarten comes as a wonderful surprise. Our kindergarten program continues the phonics instruction that began in the four-year-old program.  It includes a very strong short vowel reading, writing, and spelling curriculum that leads to long vowel usage in the spring. The children learn to recognize and write numbers to 100; they learn math facts to 10, graphing, fraction recognition, and how to count money. The joy of the program, however, is the incredible amount of information the children learn in the unit studies (constellations, musical instruments, dinosaurs, children around the world, the human body, and other very hands-on science studies). The goal is, as always, to enhance their self-esteem. Having so much knowledge about their world gives them tremendous self-confidence. They acquire the skills needed to put them at the top of their first-grade class. Your response so far for next year is gratifying.

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

 

Summer: Our summer program will be from June 26 thru August 18. Summer preregistration forms will go out soon. We will have two-, three-, and five-day programs, both half and full day.

 

Inclement Weather Policy:  Although our inclement weather policy states that we will close if the public schools close, sometimes it is not necessary. It all depends on the roads and the power conditions. Be sure to check our website under “Special Announcements” at  www.manorschools.com. Of course, if your neighborhood conditions are even slightly questionable, stay home.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jackie

 

 

Notes:

 

TAX INFORMATION: If you claim the cost of childcare as an expense on your Federal Tax Return, you must include the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).

Greenbrier’s TIN is:  54-1636775 January-February  2022

Greenbrier’s TIN is: 87-3864717 March-December 2022

 

Please return any clothes your child may have borrowed from school due to accidents or playground mishaps. We’re getting low on our supply of spare socks, underwear, and pants. It helps so much to have a change of clothes in the bottom of your child’s bookbag.

 

Please check coats and jackets. Sometimes a child grabs the wrong coat on his way out the door. So many jackets are similar and make ownership difficult to distinguish. PLEASE WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE LABEL!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

VALENTINE INFO

 

Two Year Olds:     Ms. Loretta  10                        Ms Miranda 10

 

Three Year Olds:   Ms. Mickey  16

Ms. Karen 15                          Ms. Adrieen 16

 

Four Year Olds:     Ms. Brittney 18               Ms. Cindi 17

Ms Kari  17

 

Pre-K:                                    Ms. Michelle  15

 

Kindergarten:         Ms. Garlow  14

 

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

February 20….………………..Presidents Day, School Closed

March 9 &10………………….Individual & Class Pictures

April 10-14…………………….Spring Break, School Closed

May 23………………………..Conference Day – No classes                                                                                                                                                                                     (We are open for all day children only)

May 29………………………..Memorial Day, School Closed

June 8…………………………Kindergarten Graduation @ 9:15

June 16………………………..Last Day of School

June 19-23……………………Greenbrier Manor Closed

June 26-Aug 18………………..Summer programs

August 19-23…………………Greenbrier Manor Closed

August 28-Sept 1………………Open for all Day Care Only

Sept 5…………………………Fall programs begin

 

West Neck

Beach Manor February 2023

Dear Parents,

     February may be the shortest month, but it is also the busiest.  With Valentine’s Day, two president’s birthdays, Ground Hog Day, and Chinese New Year, February always promises excitement.   Every class will devote some time to these celebrations.

     Ms. Alex and Ms. Kendall, our pillars of patience will introduce 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, our MDO ladies do an exceptional job with her charges.  With easel painting, sponge, and spin art not to mention our backed papers this is a grand time for our youngest.

          The three-year old’s wave good-bye to the Farm and turn their focus to one of their favorite topics—food!   They learn about nutrition and become expert dietitians.  Our goal is to help the children learn about “good” foods and their source.  This unit involves quite a bit of cooking and sampling with each food group.  They will make bread, taste meatballs and fish sticks, enjoy some fruit and vegetables, and finish the month with a delicious Nutrition Party.  It’s a terrific (and fattening) month for the threes,

    The four-year old’s are in for a treat this month because it’s BEAR MONTH!  From Corduroy, Pooh and Paddington to pandas and polar bears, they investigate bears, their habits, and their habitats.

       Ms. Diane’s class are digging out from their snowbank.  After they turn in their meteorologists’ badges, PreK will cover the hodgepodge of February:  Ground Hog Day, Lincoln and Washington’s birthdays, Valentine’s Day, and Chinese New Year.  It’s a great time for the children to learn a bit about our country’s history, the Pledge of Allegiance and those anecdotes about George and Abe.  Busy!

          The kindergarten classes 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 winter days.  It all ends with the notorious breakfast a 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.

         Valentine’s Day with its messages of love and friendship is special to children and Beach Manor School.  Each class exchanges valentines and has a party for Valentine’s Day. Enclosed is a list with the number of children in each class.  On February 14th (or 13th) please send in valentines for each student in your child’s class, and we’ll take care of the rest.  The teachers have requested that you NOT “address” the valentines–just sign them with your child’s name.  This way the children can easily pass them out.  Your child’s teacher will let you know your party day/date.

   

          Registration for next year is going well and several classes are already full.   Thank you for all the positive feedback!!  It is satisfying to know that so many of you are pleased with Beach Manor’s program.

           Many of you have asked questions about our kindergarten program. I realized that when most of you register, I go into great detail about the three- and four-year-old program but kindergarten comes as a wonderful surprise.  Our kindergarten program continues the phonics instruction begun in the four-year-old program.  It includes a very strong short vowel reading, writing, and spelling curriculum that leads to long vowel usage in the spring.  The children learn to recognize and write numbers to 100; they learn math facts to 10, graphing, fraction recognition, and how to count money.  The joy of the program, however, is the incredible amount of information the children learn in the unit study (constellations, musical instruments, and dinosaurs, children around the world, the human body, and other very hands-on science studies.) The goal is, as always, to enhance their self-esteem.  Having so much knowledge about their world gives them tremendous self-confidence. They acquire the skills needed to put them at the top of their first-grade class.

       If you want more information about the kindergarten program, please stop by and I’ll be happy to show you the curriculum. Your response so far for next year is gratifying.  Thank you for all your support and cooperation.  Without your smiles and encouragement our job would be so difficult.  Instead, it’s a joy!

         Beach Manor’s EIN number is 87-3731398

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY.  Although our inclement weather policy states that we will close if the public schools close, sometimes it is not necessary.  It all depends on the roads and the power conditions.  Be sure to check our website under “Special Announcements” at www.manorschools.com.  Of course, if your neighborhood conditions are even slightly questionable, stay home.

                                                                   Sincerely, Leigh

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

FEB 1                    FALL REGISTRATION OPEN TO PUBLIC AND RETURNING STUDENTS

February 20                     President’s Day. School closed

February 27-28               Lions Clubs (Free Eye Screening)

April 4 & 5                         Spring Program (class schedule below)

April   10-14                      Spring Break

May     23                          Conference Day. School open for daycare only

May     29                           Memorial Day.  School closed

June     9                             Kindergarten graduation

June   16                             Last Day of School

REMINDERS:  Please remember to:

  • Label coats and sweaters.  Our lost and found is filling up again.
  • Hold your children’s hand in the parking lot and walk them in rather than watching them walk to the building unattended.
  • Date your child’s lunch box each day. Update your addresses, phone numbers, and emergency contact information if they have changed.

                                                                          VALENTINE INFORMATION/CHILDREN PER CLASS

Ms. Alex (8) Ms. Kendall (10) Ms. Karen (14) Ms. Heather (12) Ms. Harden (10)

Ms. Jessica (18) Ms. Kimberly (18) Ms. Diane (18) Ms. Yez (12)

SPRING PROGRAM:

Tuesday, April 4th                                             

Ms. Diane

Ms. Jessica

Ms. Harden

Ms. Yez

Wednesday, April 5th

 

Ms. Karen

Ms. Heather

Ms. Kimberly

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor February 2023

Dear Parents,

Peter Rabbit has hopped off to Farmer McGregor’s garden, the dinosaurs are officially extinct, the insects are gone, and we learned about animals in the zoo.  The excitement of tea parties and dinosaur hunts were fun. Now that all these wild beasts are gone, we can get back to work.

     February may be the shortest month, but it is also the busiest.  With Valentine’s Day, two president’s birthdays, Chinese New Year and Ground Hog Day, February always promises excitement.

     Ms. Yanira and Ms. Ariella will introduce the world of color to our Mothers Day Out classes with easel painting, sponge printing, spin art and backed papers, this is a grand time for our youngest.

     Ms. Niki, Ms. Jess & Ms. Kristina’s threes will begin February with community helpers. The teachers introduce their children to the people in their neighborhood. Fireman, policeman, doctors, and dentists will come to share their jobs and teach the children safety. If you can offer us your expertise, please give your child’s teacher a call. It’s a terrific month for the threes!

     Ms. Sara and Ms. Anna’s fours send Peter and his friends back to Farmer McGregor’s garden and take an in depth look at nature, by studying birds. This is really an important unit since by the end of several weeks, the children can accurately identify about twenty-five different species of birds as they return to Tidewater for the spring. It also ends with a marvelous bird party (pass the worms, please)

     Ms. Sandra’s and Ms. Patrice’s PrK classes will cover the hodgepodge of February–Ground Hog Day, Lincoln’s and Washington’s Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, and Chinese New Year.  It’s a great time for the children to learn a bit about our country’s history, the pledge of allegiance, and those anecdotes about George and Abe.  Busy!

     The kindergarten class will go around the world.  It’s a full month’s trip, as we learn about children from other countries.  The emphasis of study is the dress, food, homes, and customs of countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia.  If any of you have traveled and can share pictures or items with the class, please call me or your child’s teacher.

      Valentine’s Day with its message of love and friendship is special to children and to Bellamy Manor School.  Each class exchanges valentines and has a party to celebrate.  The number of children in each class are listed at the end of this newsletter.  Your child’s teacher will reach out with party details.  Please send in valentines for each student in your child’s class, and we’ll take care of the rest.  The teachers have requested that you NOT “address” the valentines–just sign them with your child’s name.  This way the children can easily pass them out.

REGISTRATION:

     Registration for next year is going great!  It is satisfying to know that so many of you are pleased with BMS’s program.  Thank you for all your support and cooperation.    Without your smiles and encouragement our jobs would be so difficult.  Instead, it’s a joy!  Openings are still available in some of our classes even though we have opened registration to the general public.  If you intend to register your child for next year and haven’t yet done so, we urge you to turn in your form along with your registration fee soon. The only way to be sure of a place next year is to turn in both the registration form and the registration fee.

      Many of you have asked questions about our kindergarten program. We realized that when most of you initially register at BMS, we go into great detail about the three- year-old program or the four-year-old program, but often kindergarten comes as a wonderful surprise.  Our kindergarten program continues the phonics instruction begun in the four-year-old and Pre-K programs. It includes a very strong short vowel reading, writing, and spelling curriculum that leads to long vowel usage in the spring.  The children learn to recognize and write numbers to 100 and beyond; they learn math facts to 20, graphing, fraction recognition, and how to count money.  The joy of the program, however, is the incredible amount of information the children learn in their unit studies (constellations, musical instruments, and dinosaurs, children around the world, the human body, and other very hands on science studies.). The goal is, as always, to enhance their self esteem.  Having so much knowledge about their world gives them tremendous self confidence. They acquire the skills needed to put them at the top of their first-grade class.  Your response so far for next year is gratifying.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY. We do not automatically close when the public schools close. Information regarding school closing can be found on our web site. It all depends on the roads and the power conditions.  We will send out an email from the school to warn of any weather closings. Be sure to check our website at www.manorschools.com.  Of course, if your neighborhood conditions are even slightly questionable, please stay home.

Please return any clothes your child may have borrowed from school due to accidents or playground mishaps.  We’re getting low on our supply of spare socks, underwear, and pants.  It helps so much to have a change of clothes in the bottom of your child’s bookbag.

Check coats and jackets.  Sometimes a child grabs the wrong coat on his way out the door.  So many jackets are similar and make ownership difficult to distinguish.  PLEASE WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE LABEL! Our Lost and Found container is full. Please stop by and check to see if anything belongs to your child.

 

Sincerely,

Kristine

                                             VALENTINE INFORMATION

 

  2’s

                                                      Ms. Yanira 9

                                                      Ms. Ariella  10

              

             Three Year Olds:                                 Four Year Olds:

               Ms. Kristina 16                                      Ms. Sara 18

               Ms. Niki   15                                        Ms. Anna 18

               Ms. Jess 15

               PreK:                                                       Kindergarten:

               Mrs. Sandra:  15                                   Mrs. Hobbs:19

              Ms. Patrice 14

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

FEB 1………………..FALL REGISTRATION OPEN TO PUBLIC

FEB 20………….. President’s Day SCHOOL CLOSED

APRIL 10-14…… Spring Break SCHOOL CLOSED

MAY 2…Spring Show (Ms. Niki, Ms. Sara, Ms. Sandra, Mrs. Hobbs @10:00)

MAY 3…Spring Show (Ms. Kristina, Ms. Jess, Ms. Anna, Ms. Patrice @10:00)

MAY 4…..Spring Show (Ms. Yanira & Ms. Ariella @ 11:00 )

MAY 23…Conferences (Open for full day students only)

MAY 29…Memorial Day SCHOOL CLOSED

JUNE 9 …Kindergarten Graduation

JUNE 16…  Last Day of school.

 

PLEASE NOTE: THE SCHOOLS EMAIL ADDRESS IS: bellamymanor01@gmail.com

 

Broad Bay

Broad Bay Manor February 2023

Dear Parents,

February may be the shortest month, but it is also the busiest.  With Valentine’s Day, two president’s birthdays, and Ground Hog Day, February always promises excitement!

Ms. Kristin and Ms. Charlynn continue to help our youngest children with the exciting process of learning.  The children will explore the concept of opposites as they compare and contrast the world around us!

The three-year-olds go on a safari this month and study the animals at the zoo.  As the month goes by, they become experts on animal features and behavior.

Our four year old classes are saddled up and moseying along as they learn about horses, cowboys, and rodeos during the Wild West unit.  This is an exciting unit that combines the factual information on horses with delightful stories of the American cowboy.   In keeping with their developmental levels, the fours will enjoy stories and songs about the Wild West.  The unit ends as the children enjoy a “rodeo,” BBMS style!

Ms. Moesta and Ms. Withers will lead the PreK classes in covering the hodgepodge of February–Ground Hog Day, Lincoln and Washington’s Birthdays, and Valentine’s Day.  It’s a great time for the children to learn a bit about our country’s history, the pledge of allegiance, and those anecdotes about George and Abe.  Busy!

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

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, with its message of love and friendship, is special to children and to BBMS.  Each class exchanges valentines and has a party.  Enclosed is a list with the number of children in each class.  Please send in valentines for each student in your child’s class, and we’ll take care of the rest.  The teachers have requested that you NOT “address” the valentines–just sign them with your child’s name.  This way the children can easily pass them out.  Remember, we are a nut free school.  Any food items should be unopened in store bought packaging.

2023-2024 Registration

Registration for next year is going great!  It is satisfying to know so many of you are pleased with BBMS’s program.  Thank you for all your support and cooperation.    Without your smiles and encouragement my job would be so difficult.  Instead, it’s a joy!  As of February 1st, registration is open to new families.  If you intend to register your child for next year and haven’t yet done so, I urge you to turn in your form along with your registration fee immediately.  Several classes have already closed and availability is very limited in others.

Summer 2023

Summer registration forms and more info about the program will go out the beginning of March. We will have two, three, and five-day programs, both half and full day.  This is a great time for the children to stay active and continue their academics between school years!  The summer offers nautical studies, splash days, field trips, gardening and lots of fun and games!

 

Inclement Weather Policy

Be sure to check our website at www.manorschools.com for any school closings or delays.  You will also get an email as soon as a decision is made.  We typically follow the public school’s closings initially.  We try our best to keep children, parents, and our staff safe during these times.

I want to thank you all for your support within our community! I can’t tell you how many times we get new families looking at Broad Bay Manor after getting referrals from current parents.  Hearing this makes my heart happy.  BBMS is lucky to have such supportive and involved families!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Cox

 

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

Feb 20                       ……………………………Presidents’ Day- SCHOOL CLOSED

Feb 15                       ……………………………Winter Program 9:15 (Ms. Charlynn, Ms. Stacey, Ms. Leigh)

Feb 16                       ……………………………Winter Program 9:15 (Ms. Kristin, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Withers)

Feb 17                       ……………………………Winter Program 9:15 (Ms. Susan, Ms. Dorothy, Ms. Moesta, Ms. Profilet)

April 4                       …………………………… Spring pictures (Ms. Stacy, Ms. Susan, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Dorothy, Ms. Leigh)

April 5                       …………………………… Spring pictures (Ms. Kristin, Ms. Charlynn, Ms. Withers, Ms. Moesta, Ms. Profilet)

April 10-14              .………………………….. Spring Break- SCHOOL CLOSED

May 23                     …………………………… Conference Day- open for ALL DAY students only

May 29                     …………………………… Memorial Day- SCHOOL CLOSED

June 14                     …………………………… Kindergarten Graduation 9:15

June 16                     …………………………… Last Day of the school year

June 19-23              …………………………… BBMS closed

June 26-Aug 18     …………………………… Summer programs

Aug 21-25                …………………………… BBMS closed

Aug 28                      ………………………….. First day of 2023-2024 school year

Valentine’s Day Class Info

Ms. Kristin                                        10

Ms. Charlynn                                   10

Ms. Stacey                                        16

Ms. Kelly                                           16

Ms. Susan                                         14

Ms. Dorothy                                     18

Ms. Leigh                                          18

Ms. Withers                                     16

Ms. Moesta                                      18

Ms. Profilet                                      19

Ms. Gale- afterschool                    18

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor January 2023

Dear Parents,

        HAPPY NEW YEAR!  We hope your Holidays were delightful.  We can’t wait to welcome everyone back!  The children and teachers return from vacation refreshed and ready for learning. January seems to be a month when the children experience tremendous academic growth. Bellamy Manor School’s teachers take advantage of this time and offer exciting as well as educational units.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy New Year,

Kristine

MONDAY, JANUARY 30th, THE MANOR SCHOOLS HAVE THEIR SEMI-ANNUAL INSERVICE.  WE WILL BE CLOSED ON THIS DAY.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

          January 3………………… School resumes

          January 16,……………… M L King Day, School Closed

          January 30……………………. Teacher In-Service, School Closed

          February 20 …………………..Presidents Day, School Closed

          April 10-April 14………….Spring break, School Closed

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

West Neck

Beach Manor January 2023

Dear Parents,

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

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

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

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

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

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

2023-2024 Registration

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                     TAX INFORMATION:  If you claim the cost of BMS as an expense on your Federal Tax Return, you must include the:  Beach Manor’s Tax I.D.  87-3731398

Sincerely, Leigh

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                                            SCHOOL CALENDAR

         January 3                     School resumes

         January 16                   M L King Day, School Closed

         January 30                   Teacher In-service, School closed

         February 20                 Presidents Day, School Closed

         April 10-14                   Spring Break, School closed

         May 23                         Conference Day

         May 29                         Memorial Day, School Closed

         June 9                          Kindergarten graduation

         June 16                        Last Day of school

 

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

Broad Bay

Broad Bay Manor January 2023

 Dear Parents, 

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

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

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

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

Our PreK classes look at the world from a geographical and environmental angle. Ms. Moesta and Ms. Withers introduce their children to some basic geographical concepts using habitats as their motif. By mid month the children are learning about the fragility of various habitats and the interdependence between the environment and its inhabitants. An investigation of endangered species concludes the unit. 

This month the kindergarten class goes around the world. It’s a full month’s trip, and we learn about children from other countries. The emphasis of study is the dress, food, homes, and customs of countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia. If any of you have traveled and can share pictures or items with the class, please contact your child’s teacher. We would love for you to share your experiences! 

2023-2024 Registration 

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

Step 1: You (the parents) complete the paper registration form. We then know what class you want for your child. You will receive an invoice for the registration fee through Brightwheel once the form is processed. 

Step 2: Next, through Brightwheel, you will receive a few forms and agreements to complete. Every required field must be filled out in order for you to submit the form. 

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

Many parents of current four-year-old students are concerned about properly placing their child next year. Some children need an additional preschool year before kindergarten, and some do not. Kindergarten is only open to those children turning 5 on or before September 30, 2023. If your child turns 5 after this date, our PreK class is the correct placement. 

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

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

Sincerely, 

Jennifer Cox 

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

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR 

Jan 16 …………………………… Martin Luther King Jr. day- SCHOOL CLOSED 

Jan 30 …………………………… In-Service- SCHOOL CLOSED 

Feb 20 ……………………………Presidents’ Day- SCHOOL CLOSED 

April 4 …………………………… Spring pictures (Ms. Stacy, Ms. Susan, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Dorothy, Ms. Leigh) 

April 5 …………………………… Spring pictures (Ms. Kristin, Ms. Charlynn, Ms. Withers, Ms. Moesta, Ms. Profilet) 

April 10-14 .………………………….. Spring Break- SCHOOL CLOSED 

May 23 …………………………… Conference Day- open for ALL DAY students only 

May 29 …………………………… Memorial Day- SCHOOL CLOSED 

June 14 …………………………… Kindergarten Graduation 9:15 

June 16 …………………………… Last Day of the school year 

June 19-23 …………………………… BBMS closed 

June 26-Aug 18 …………………………… Summer programs 

Aug 21-25 …………………………… BBMS closed 

Aug 28 ………………………….. First day of 2023-2024 school year 

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor January 2023

Dear Parents,

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

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

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

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

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

            The kindergarten class will learn rhyming using the stories of Dr. Seuss. This is a fun time to rhyme in silly ways. The Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, and Thidwick become our vehicles for learning. Math, crafts and songs all focus on Seuss themes. It all ends with the renowned, “Breakfast at Greenbrier Manor” featuring Green Eggs and Ham (of course)! The children have a grand time with all of this while an incredible amount of learning takes place.

       We have lots of plans and ideas for school programs in the coming year. Although next September seems a long time away, it’s time to consider registration. A preregistration form and the 2023-2024 tuition schedule for fall have been sent home in your child’s bookbag and you should have received an email through Brightwheel. If you didn’t receive a preregistration form please pick one up in the lobby.

        Our online enrollment procedure for the next school year is a three-step process:

  1. Return the registration form to request your student’s preferred spot for next year.
  2. You will receive an invoice through Brightwheel for the registration fee once this form is processed.
  3. You will receive a notification through Brightwheel to complete the online admissions forms.

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                          Sincerely,

                                                                                                           Jackie

MONDAY JANUARY 30th , THE MANOR SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED TO HAVE THEIR SEMI-ANNUAL INSERVICE.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

                                    January 16…………………….           M L King Day, School Closed

                                    January 30……………………..Teacher In-service, School Closed

                                    February 20….………………..Presidents Day, School Closed

April 10-14………..…………..Spring Break, School Closed

                                    May 23………………………..          Conference Day– No classes                                                                                                                                                                                                   (We are open for all day children only)

                                    May 29………………………..          Memorial Day, School Closed

                                    June 16………………………..          Last Day of School

                                    June 19-23…………………….Greenbrier Manor  Closed

                                    June 26-Aug 18……………….          Summer programs

                                    August 19-23…………………Greenbrier Manor Closed

                                    August 28-Sept 1……………..Open for all Day Care Only

                                    Sept 5…………………………          Fall programs begin

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

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

                                                                                      Greenbrier’s TIN is: 87-3864717 March-December

Broad Bay

Broad Bay Manor December 2022

Dear Parents,

 

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

 

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

 

Holiday food:  With so many upcoming events at school, remember our nut free policy.  While sweet treats are always fun, don’t forget about fruit and protein to add a balance during these fun events.  The children’s behavior afterwards will thank you!

 

2023-2024 School Year Registration: Registration information will soon come home for the 2023-2024 school year. Parents will receive paper forms coming home with students and e-forms coming through Brightwheel.

 

Although it seems terribly far in the future, now is the time to start planning for next school year. Those of you who plan on returning to our school next fall should plan to register ASAP once we return from our winter break.

 

Many parents of current four-year-old students are concerned about properly placing their child next year. Some parents will choose an additional preschool year before kindergarten, but some do not.  If you are unsure if your student would be most successful with this additional year, I encourage you to consult with their current teacher.  Kindergarten is only open to those children turning 5 on or before September 30, 2023.  If your child turns 5 after this date, our PreK class is the correct placement.

 

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

 

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

 

SICK POLICY: In order for us to keep ALL our children as healthy as possible we must work together.  Please DO NOT send in your child if they are sick.  If they are showing any signs of sickness consider keeping them out of school to help prevent exposure to other children.  If we are ALL in keeping with this courtesy, we can greatly reduce the spread of illness throughout the school.  A healthier school means a healthier child for you!  Our official rule is a child may not come to school until they have been fever free (without meds) for 36 hours.  If your child has vomited or had diarrhea in the last 24 hours stay home as well. In the end a sick child belongs at home.

MEDICATIONSIt helps us to know if your child is on any medication. The side effects of many antibiotics and decongestants include behavioral changes that dramatically alter classroom performance and actions.

 

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

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

Sincerely,

Jennifer Cox

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

 

Dec 2                         …………………………… Santa visits BBMS (shhh! The kids don’t know!)

Dec 16                      …………………………… Pajama Day (students can wear PJs to school)

Dec 19- Jan 2          …………….……………..Winter Break-SCHOOL CLOSED

Jan 16                        …………………………… Martin Luther King Jr. day- SCHOOL CLOSED

Jan 30                        …………………………… In-Service- SCHOOL CLOSED

Feb 20                       ……………………………Presidents’ Day- SCHOOL CLOSED

April 4                       …………………………… Spring pictures (Ms. Stacy, Ms. Susan, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Dorothy, Ms. Leigh)

April 5                       …………………………… Spring pictures (Ms. Kristin, Ms. Charlynn, Ms. Withers, Ms. Moesta, Ms. Profilet)

April 10-14              .………………………….. Spring Break- SCHOOL CLOSED

May 23                     …………………………… Conference Day- open for ALL DAY students only

May 29                     …………………………… Memorial Day- SCHOOL CLOSED

June 14                     …………………………… Kindergarten Graduation 9:15

June 16                     …………………………… Last Day of the school year

June 19-23              …………………………… BBMS closed

June 26-Aug 18     …………………………… Summer programs

Aug 21-25                …………………………… BBMS closed

Aug 28                      ………………………….. First day of 2023-2024 school year

 

West Neck

Beach Manor December 2022

Dear Parents,

 

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

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

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

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

We all want our children to stay healthy during the holiday season.  Sending children who might be ill to school decreases everyone’s chances for a positive day.   A sick child belongs at home.  Sore throats, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea are excellent reasons to keep your child at home.   Children sent to school with these symptoms will be promptly sent home. Please refer to our Covid policy. If we send a child home, they will need to be home at least 36 hours unless your pediatrician states they are safe to return to school.  When they return, they must be symptom free.    Please try to be as considerate as you can.

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

Warmest holiday greetings,

Leigh

 

 

2023-2024 School Year Registration: Registration information will soon come home for the 2023-2024 school year. Parents will receive paper forms coming home with students and e-forms coming through Brightwheel.

 

Although it seems terribly far in the future, now is the time to start planning for next school year. Those of you who plan on returning to our school next fall should plan to register ASAP once we return from our winter break.

 

Many parents of current four-year-old students are concerned about properly placing their child next year. Some parents will choose an additional preschool year before kindergarten, but some do not.  If you are unsure if your student would be most successful with this additional year, I encourage you to consult with their current teacher.  Kindergarten is only open to those children turning 5 on or before September 30, 2023.  If your child turns 5 after this date, our PreK class is the correct placement.

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

TAX ID NUMBER 87.3731398

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

SCHOOL CLOSES FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT THE END OF THE DAY ON DECEMBER 16th.   TUITION FOR DEC. IS A FULL MONTH

 

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

Holiday Program – December 6 & 7 at 9:30 ( Tuesday & Wednesday)

December 7th                                            Santa’s visit

December 13th and 14th                           Pajama Day, Holiday movies

13th (Ms. Kendall, Ms. Alex, Ms. Jessica, Ms. Kimberly Ms. Diane)

14th (Ms. Karen, Ms. Harden, Ms. Heather Ms. Yez)

December 19- January 2                          Winter Holiday—school closed

January 3                                                 School resumes

January 16                                               Martin Luther King Day, school closed

January 30th                                            Teacher In-service, school closed

February 20                                              President’s Day, school closed

April 10- 14                                               Spring break, school closed

Holiday Program –December 6 & 7 at 9:30

Tuesday, December 6                                 Wednesday, December 7

Ms. Diane                                                             Ms. Karen

Ms.  Jessica                                                     Ms. Heather

Mrs. Harden                                                         Ms. Kimberly

Ms. Yez