West Neck

Beach Summer 2022

Dear parents,

It looks like we will start off with some wonderful weather next week!  The first week of The Manor School’s summer program will be full of excitement. This summer you should see your child grow both socially and perhaps a bit academically.  Our Summer program focuses on the ocean, its inhabitants, and its environment.  The children study fish, shells, sea birds, marine mammals, and the beach.  Art, crafts, and papers will reflect this emphasis as we help develop your child’s fine and gross motor skills, visual and auditory memory, and letter and number recognition.  Phonics, reading, and math will be gently emphasized at all levels.

First, the children focus on the beach, shells, fishand water play. If there is one thing we do well, its beach play. Shell, crafts, fish prints, sand casting, and a beach party highlight this unit. 

Next, we will take a Caribbean cruise and learn all about pirates. They may have terrorized our forefathers, but today they give a thrill to our lives with special stories and projects! Undersea studies and treasure hunts share our attention with island fun.

Send a backpack with your child each day that contains a full change of clothes (just in case) and any napping needs.  Your child’s pencil box will stay at school to be used each day.  It helps us if shoes, book bags and lunch boxes are clearly marked with your child’s name. Please realize that interactive play is emphasized as well as academics so dress your child appropriately from head to toe.  Make sure to apply sunscreen to your child before coming to school.  We can re-apply mid-day for those kids that stay after lunch as long as a parent has signed a sunscreen permission slip. 

Tuitions:

For our 8- week campers, tuition is due the first week of camp.  If you’d like to make an adjusted payment schedule, please contact us to do so.  Make sure to include your child’s name and program on the check or you can choose to pay online through Diamond Mind.

For our children continuing from the school year through August 19th, your tuition is due monthly on the 1st just like the school year.  If you have not already done so, you can choose to use Diamond Mind to pay with a credit card or automatic draft from a bank account.

If you do not fit into either of these categories, please contact us to figure out your payment schedule if you have not done so already.

 

MondayDancing Little Stars       

THURSDAY: Cat Cow Yoga

FRIDAY: Soccer Shots

We will be closed July 4th for Independence Day!

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.  See you all next week for the start of Summer at Beach Manor!

Thanks,

Leigh Peeler

Director

Beach Manor School

 

Bellamy

Bellamy Summer 2022

Welcome to Summer Camp at The Manor Schools!

We’re looking forward to June 27th when we begin our beach odyssey. During this month the children will explore the Chesapeake Bay and the shores of the Atlantic Ocean through stories and crafts. In addition to sandcastles and starfish we will become familiar with local fish and shells, their contribution to our environment, and various ways to catch them. We will learn a lot, make some crafts, splash in the sprinklers, and play with our friends. Reading and phonics instruction continue uninterrupted for those children at this level of learning. Much of the equipment available to the children promotes fine motor skills, develops visual discrimination skills, and encourages social interaction. Hopefully while all this hidden growth occurs, the children have a great time!

Elementary age students (rising 1st-rising 3rd) have received the additional activities added to this program for the 2022 summer!

If your child is registered for full day, they should bring a lunch from home.  Please keep in mind we are a nut free facility.  We will continue to have the option to buy pizza (delivered to the school) every Friday.

If you are new to the Manor Schools make sure we have the following in your child’s file ASAP.  All items are required before the first day of camp.

1. Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form: complete page 1 and give to your pediatrician to fill out the rest. 
2. We will need to view your child’s birth certificate, birth letter, or passport
3. If your child requires medication to be kept at our facility you must use the Medication Authorization Form; to be filled out by parent and physician

Please note the following for this summer:

Our car line drop off will be between 8:30-9:00 every morning and 11:40-12:00 for pick up.  If you are dropping your child off or picking up outside of these times, please park and walk your child into the building.

This summer we will be offering the following activitiesavailable to sign up for as well.  Please visit their websites to learn more about the program. Additional information will be sent home your child’s first day of camp!

Soccer Shots 

Cat Cow Yoga 

Dancing Little Stars 

Camp will be held June 27th through August 19th.   The Manor schools will reopen for the fall school session on September 6th.

We have a wonderful group coming! See you June 27th!  

Kristine Neronski

Director, Bellamy Manor School

 

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Summer 2022

Dear parents,

It looks like we are off to a rather hot and humid beginning. The first week of The Manor School’s summer program will be full of excitement. This summer you should see your child grow both socially and perhaps a bit academically.  Our Summer program focuses on the ocean, its inhabitants, and its environment.  The children study fish, shells, sea birds, marine mammals, and the beach.  Art, crafts, and papers will reflect this emphasis as we help develop your child’s fine and gross motor skills, visual and auditory memory, and letter and number recognition.  Phonics, reading, and math will be gently emphasized at all levels.

First, the children focus on the beach, shells, fish and water play. If there is one thing we do well, its beach play. Shell, crafts, fish prints, sand casting, and a beach party highlight this unit. 

Next, we will take a Caribbean cruise and learn all about pirates. They may have terrorized our forefathers, but today they give a thrill to our lives with special stories and projects! Undersea studies and treasure hunts share our attention with island fun.

Send a backpack with your child each day that contains a full change of clothes (just in case) and any napping needs. (Crib-sized nap blanket for nappers and quiet timers) Your child’s pencil box will stay at school to be used each day.  It helps us if shoes, book bags and lunch boxes are clearly marked with your child’s name. Please realize that interactive play is emphasized as well as academics so dress your child appropriately from head to toe.  Make sure to apply sunscreen to your child before coming to school.  We can re-apply midday for those kids that stay after lunch as long as a parent has signed a sunscreen permission slip. 

Tuitions:

For our 8 week campers, tuition is due the first week of camp.  If you’d like to make an adjusted payment schedule, please contact us to do so.  Make sure to include your child’s name and program on the check or you can choose to pay online through Diamond Mind.  http://greenbriermanor.diamondmindinc.com

For our children continuing from the school year through August 19th, your tuition is due monthly on the 1st just like the school year.  If you have not already done so, you can choose to use Diamond Mind to pay with a credit card or automatic draft from a bank account.

If you do not fit into either of these categories, please contact us to figure out your payment schedule if you have not done so already.

The Link to Diamond Mind is:  http://greenbriermanor.diamondmindinc.com

We have a few special programs that you may be interested in trying this summer. We’ll have Yoga (Tuesday), Dance(Wednesday), and Soccer Shots (Thursday). See front desk for information.

We will be closed July 4th for Independence Day!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.  

Thanks,

Jackie Hayes

Director

Greenbrier Manor School

Broad Bay

Broad Bay Summer 2022

Dear parents,

We can’t wait to meet everyone next week!  The first week of The Manor School’s summer program will be full of excitement. This summer you should see your child grow both socially and perhaps a bit academically.  Our Summer program focuses on the ocean, its inhabitants, and its environment.  The children study fish, shells, sea birds, marine mammals, and the beach.  Art, crafts, and papers will reflect this emphasis as we help develop your child’s fine and gross motor skills, visual and auditory memory, and letter and number recognition.  Phonics, reading, and math will be gently emphasized at all levels.

First, the children focus on the beach, shells, fish and water play. If there is one thing we do well, its beach play. Shell, crafts, fish prints, sand casting, and a beach party highlight this unit.

Next, we will take a Caribbean cruise and learn all about pirates. They may have terrorized our forefathers, but today they give a thrill to our lives with special stories and projects! Undersea studies and treasure hunts share our attention with island fun.

Send a backpack with your child each day that contains a full change of clothes (just in case) and any napping needs.  Your child’s pencil box will stay at school to be used each day.  It helps us if shoes, book bags and lunch boxes are clearly marked with your child’s name. Please realize that interactive play is emphasized as well as academics so dress your child appropriately from head to toe.  Make sure to apply sunscreen to your child before coming to school.  We can re-apply mid-day for those kids that stay after lunch as long as a parent has signed a sunscreen permission slip.

Tuitions:

Tuition invoices will be sent home the first day of camp.  For our 8- week campers, tuition is due the first week of camp.  If you’d like to make an adjusted payment schedule, please contact us to do so.  Make sure to include your child’s name and program on the check or you can choose to pay online through Diamond Mind.

For our children continuing from the school year through August 19th, your tuition is due monthly on the 1st just like the school year.  If you have not already done so, you can choose to use Diamond Mind to pay with a credit card or automatic draft from a bank account.

If you do not fit into either of these categories, please contact us to figure out your payment schedule if you have not done so already.

Drop Off/Pick Up:

Parents are welcomed to come in the building at all times, 7:00-6:00, to drop off or pick up.  We also offer the following accommodations for drop off and pick up.

–        DROP OFF 8:30-9:00:  Carline drop-off is along the side of the street next to BBMS.  You simply pull up and wait until a staff member comes to your car.  They will take your student out of the car and bring them all the way to their classroom.  Please continue to move up in the car line and stay in your car.

–        PICK UP at 11:45, 1:00, and 3:00: You can choose to pull your car into the front parking spaces facing the building and we will walk your student out to you.  If you are new, please have the pick-up sign in the front windshield to help us know which student is yours (we will provide on the first day) and have your ID ready.  We will ID all adults we do not know.

We will be closed July 4th for Independence Day!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.  See you all next week for the start of Summer at BBMS!

Thanks,

Jennifer Cox

Director

Broad Bay Manor School

West Neck

Beach Manor May 2022

Dear Parents,

 

The month of May takes most classes outside. Ms. Kaytlin and Ms. Kimberly continue to help our youngest children with the exciting process of learning.  The children learn about shape and how they surround us every day.

The three-year-old classes investigate Spring with its blossoms and the creepy crawlies that seem to accompany them.  The four-year-old’s 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 –pass the worms, please.  Ms. Diane’s PreK classes will discover the world of insect; their focus will be on where they live and what they eat.

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 10th, the preschool will be closed for conferences, but open for all day students.  If you have not received your conference schedule, let Leigh 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 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 17th.  The prorated tuition has been sent home. Please let me know if you did not receive.     There are still openings in our summer programs at Beach, Bellamy, Broad Bay and Greenbrier Manor.   The program 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, Leigh

 

 

DATES TO NOTE ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

 

May 10      Conference Day – School is closed, open for day care only.

May 30      Memorial Day – School is closed.

June 10       Kindergarten Graduation – 10:00 am

June 17      Last day of school.

Summer Programs: Will be available from June 27 – August 19 at

Beach, Bellamy, Broad Bay and Greenbrier Manor

 

Sept. 6           First Day of School

 

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor May 2022

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. Ariella and Ms. Yanira’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 will focus on tropical Rainforests.  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 classroom.    Invited or not, one of these fascinating creatures will be coming to visit us soon!  Ms. Sandra will let everyone know once they hatch.

Kindergarten has an exciting month. Mrs. Hobbs 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. The children’s academic progress amazes us! 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 10th the school will be closed for conferences.   If you need a longer conference than is scheduled, your child’s teacher will be glad to reschedule you for another day.  Children who are enrolled in our full day program can attend as usual.

Our last day of school will be June 17th. The prorated tuition will come home with your student.  Bellamy Manor does have a summer program!  Please let us know if you’re interested.

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,

Kristine

DATES TO NOTE ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

MAY 10th ………………………………Conference day (Open for full day student only)

MAY 30th………………………………………..………….Memorial Day; School closed

JUNE 10th…………………………………………….…………Kindergarten Graduation

JUNE 17th……………………………………………………….……Last Day of School

JUNE 20th-24………………………Bellamy Manor is open for All Day Care ONLY

JUNE 27th– AUG 19th………………………………………………..Summer programs

August 26th…………………………………………………………..……..…Open House

Sept 6th……………………………………………………………………..We begin again!

Broad Bay

Broad Bay Manor May 2022

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. Jamie, Ms. Susan, 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!

 

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’s class 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 10th 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.  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 on request.

 

June Tuition

Tuition for June will be prorated for the June 17th end date.  Some of you will continue on through June for the summer; however, your June tuition will still be affected.  You will be notified of your June prorated tuition.  Don’t forget to adjust any automatic payments from your bank!

 

 

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

Sincerely,

Jennifer Cox

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

May 10…………………………………………..                   Conference Day- Open for ALL DAY students only

May 30…………………………………………..                   Memorial Day- SCHOOL CLOSED

June 17………………………………………….                    Last day of the School Year

June 20-August 19………………………..                     Summer Programs

 

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor May 2022

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. Garlow 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.

May 10th is conference day. Those of you enrolled in our all-day program may leave your children as usual. If you are unable to make your scheduled conference, please let your child’s teacher know. If you didn’t receive a conference schedule or have misplaced yours, please contact the school.

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: Limited spaces still available for summer camp. Don’t miss out on the fun! See Jackie or Elizabeth to register today!!

Sincerely,

 

Jackie

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

May 2,3,&4…………….Spring Programs

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

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

June 9 & 10…………….Kindergarten Graduation    June 9 @ 9:15 – Mrs. Garlow’s class

June 10 @ 9:15 – Ms. Stanger’s class

June 17………………….Last Day of School

June 20-24………………School Open for Day Care

June 27-Aug 19…………Summer programs

Sept 6……………………Fall programs begin

 

 

Spring Programs

 

Monday May 2

9:15: Ms. Karen, Ms.Cindi

10:30: Ms. Adrieen, Ms Meg

Tuesday, May 3

 

9:15: Ms. Brittney, Ms. Michelle, Ms Garlow

 

Wednesday, May 4

 

9:15: Ms Loretta, Ms Kari, Mrs. Stanger

 

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor April 2022

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. Ariella and Ms. Yanira do an exceptional job with this unit….. 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 fours 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, with 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 10th is conference day.  School is closed while you discover what wonderful children you have.  And they really are wonderful!  Childcare will be available during your conference and for those enrolled in our full day (7:00-6:00) 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.   We have sent out information on the summer programs at Bellamy Beach, Greenbrier, and Broad Bay Manor.  If you missed it and are interested, talk to your directors. The classes are beginning to fill.

 

Summer Job Opportunities

The Manor Schools are currently setting up interviews for our summer staff!  If you, or someone you know, are interested, please give us a call to see what kind of opportunities we may have.   Resumes can be sent to the following emails:

Broad Bay Manor: broadbaymanor@manorschools.com

Bellamy Manor: bellamymanor01@gmail.com

Beach Manor: beachmanor321@gmail.com

Greenbrier Manor: greenbriermanor@manorschools.com

 

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.

 

 

Thank you,

Kristine 😊

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

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

May 3rd @ 10:00……………Spring Program (Ms. Niki, Sara, Sandra, Mrs. Hobbs)

May 4th @ 10:00……………Spring Program (Ms. Kristina, Devin, Haylie

& Ms. Cole)

*Ms. Haylie’s PM class @ 2:15

May 5th @ 11:00……………Spring Program (Ms. Ariella & Ms. Yanira)

May 10th…..………………   Conferences (Open for all day children only)

May 30th……..……………   Closed for Memorial Day

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

June 17th…………………….Last Day of School

June 20-24st.…………….……School Open for Full Day Care Only

June 27-Aug 19th……………Summer Program

Sept. 6th………….…………. First Day of School

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor April 2022

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.

Ms Loretta, our pillar of patience, begins April with an in-depth study of words and their opposites to our two-year old classes. With easel painting, sponge printing, spin art and backed papers, this is a grand time for our youngest.

Our three-year olds begin April with nursery tales. The children explore classic stories as they grow Jack’s beanstalk, peek at the troll under the Billy goat’s bridge, and visit the three bears.

The four-year olds depart from their fantasy world of make-believe and explore the fascinating world of our feathered friends. As local birds migrate back into the area, they should be able to identify most of them. Cindi, Meg, and Kari teach them the characteristics of twenty-five different species and help them create an amazing bird book. We’ll end with yet another party, complete with worms and seeds!

Ms. Michelle’s pre-K class moves down the food chain to investigate insects. Bugs fascinate children and Michelle uses their curiosity to educate them about useful and harmful insects. The high point of this unit materializes in May when we get to watch ants tunnel.

The kindergarten class takes a trip back in time to the age of reptiles and studies 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 units, and the children love it. 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 devastating.

May 10th is conference day. I will send home the conference schedule later.  School is closed while you discover what wonderful children you have. They really are wonderful!  Childcare will be available for those enrolled in our all-day program.

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 it soon.

We have sent out information on the summer program at Greenbrier. If you missed it and are interested, talk to Jackie or Elizabeth. Classes are filling quickly.

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

Spring Break is coming up April 11th thru April 15th. Our spring celebration will be the week of April 4th. We plan to dye eggs and have our egg hunts on April 6th and 7th.. We will close at the end of the day Friday April 8th for Spring Break.  Both students and teachers will take a well-deserved vacation before returning for the final busy weeks of school.

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.

 

 

 

Summer Job Opportunities

The Manor Schools are currently setting up interviews for our summer staff!  If you, or someone you know, are interested, please give us a call to see what kind of opportunities we may have.   Resumes can be sent to the following emails:

 

Broad Bay Manor: broadbaymanor@manorschools.com

Bellamy Manor: bellamymanor01@gmail.com

Beach Manor: beachmanor321@gmail.com

Greenbrier Manor: greenbriermanor@manorschools.com

 

 

Sincerely,

Jackie

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

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

May 2,3,&4…………….Spring Programs

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

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

June 9 & 10…………….Kindergarten Graduation    June 9 @ 9:15 – Mrs. Garlow’s class

June 10 @ 9:15 – Ms. Stanger’s class

June 17………………….Last Day of School

June 20-24………………School Open for Day Care

June 27-Aug 19…………Summer programs

Sept 6……………………Fall programs begin

 

 

Spring Programs

 

Monday May 2

9:15: Ms. Karen, Ms.Cindi

10:30: Ms. Adrieen, Ms Meg

Tuesday, May 3

 

9:15: Ms. Brittney, Ms. Michelle, Ms Garlow

 

Wednesday, May 4

 

9:15: Ms Loretta, Ms Kari, Mrs. Stanger