Bellamy

Bellamy Manor October 2021

Dear Parents,

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

If you thought September was fun, October is better if you are three.  Ms. Niki, Ms. Devin, and Ms. Kristina’s three -year-old classes begin the month with an in-depth analysis of several nursery tales.  The Three Pigs, The Three Bears, and The Gingerbread Man highlight this unit with much puppetry and cooking.  We even grow a beanstalk for Jack to climb!  They will finish the month with stories and crafts relating to Halloween.

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

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

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

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

Our always favorite Pumpkin Patch Parades will be held on October 25, 26th and 27th.  Specific dates for your child’s class will be sent home next week. The children will come to school already in their costume to parade and sing for all their families!  It’s always been one of our favorite events!  Please provide a change of clothes for your child for after the show.

Upcoming on Tues., Nov. 2nd  are fall conferences. Conference times will be sent home in the next couple of weeks.  If your scheduled time does not work for you, please let your teacher know and they’ll be happy to reschedule.  You can go over the report card together during your scheduled conference time. The school will be open for Full Day students only on conference day.

We want to thank all of you for your patience during carpool.  The line of cars is at times overwhelming for us, so your pleasant smiles and cooperative attitudes really mean a great deal.   It is extremely important that you do not pass cars parked in the carpool lane. We also ask that you turn right when exiting the parking lot during carpool times.  This is for the safety of the children. Most of you are using your “signs” and we are extremely grateful for your cooperation.  If you choose to walk your child to their classroom we ask that you please do not leave your car in the carline to do so.  The same we ask when picking up.  Please remain in your car until a teacher walks your child to your car.

 

Just a reminder, please don’t ever send medicine to school inside your child’s book bag.  All medication, whether prescription or over the counter medications must be signed in by a parent.

Thank you!

Kristine

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

OCTOBER 7, 8…………………….         Southeastern Services Assessments

OCTOBER 25, 26, 27 ……………………Pumpkin Patch Parade (specific class dates to follow)

NOVEMBER 2……………………………….. Parent Teacher Conferences (School open for full day  students only)

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

 

NOVEMBER 25 & 26………………………. School closed for Thanksgiving Break

 

DECEMBER 22-JAN 2 ……………………Winter Break – School closed

 

Broad Bay

Broad Bay Manor October 2021

Dear Parents,

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

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

If you thought September was fun, October is even better if you are three! Ms. Kelly, Ms. Susan, Ms. Jamie will introduce Eric Carle; the celebrated children’s author. His books are delightful and the children will enjoy not only his emotional characters, but also his colorful and crafty illustrative techniques.  Lots of cooking this month, thanks to Jack, his Mama, and Walter the baker.  The threes finish the month with stories and crafts relating to Halloween.  Ms. Jamie Cruz has been busy introducing the students to the Spanish language!

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

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

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

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

October 20th and 21st : Southeastern Speech Therapy will be conducting a free speech and fine motor screening at our school. If you would like your child screened, we need a signed permission form.  Forms will be sent home the week prior.  All screenings are provided by a licensed and certified speech pathologist and therapist.  BBMS does NOT profit from any evaluations or services.  If you, or your teacher, have any concerns this is a great opportunity for screening at an early age.  Please come talk to your director or teacher if you have any questions.

 

October 26, 28, and 29:  Broad Bay Manor School will celebrate fall with a wonderful Halloween program! A costume parade has become a traditional part of BBMS’s presentation and we will have the program outside and weather permitting. I encourage parents to bring a blanket (or something to sit on) if you do not prefer to stand. Please check your child’s class date and time below.

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

Please tell your child’s teacher if you take him/her home with you after their performance.

November 2nd: Conference Day.   School is open for all-day children only (these are children enrolled in the 7:00-6:00 program).  If you are not sure if your child’s schedule meets the all-day requirement, please ask.   I will be making the conference schedule soon and will send it home later this month.  If you prefer a specific time please let us know ASAP and I will do my best to make it work.  More information about the conference format to follow.

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Jennifer Cox

DATES TO REMEMBER

October 13………………………………..                        Picture Day (Ms. Jamie, Ms. Susan, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Dorothy, Ms. Leigh)

October 14………………………………..                        Picture Day (Ms. Kristin, Ms. Charlynn, Ms. Withers, Ms. Moesta, Ms. Profilet)

October 20…………………………………                       Southeastern Screening- Free/Optional

October 21…………………………………                       Southeastern Screening- Free/Optional

October 26…………………………………                       Halloween Programs 9:15 (Ms. Charlynn, Ms. Susan, Ms. Leigh)

October 28…………………………………                       Halloween Programs 9:15 (Ms. Kristin, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Moesta)

October 29…………………………………                       Halloween Programs 9:15 (Ms. Jamie, Ms. Dorothy, Ms. Withers, Ms. Profilet)

October 28-29……………………………                        Report Cards come home

November 2……………………………………                  Conference day- open for ALL DAY students only

November 11…………………………………                   Veterans Day-SCHOOL CLOSED

November 25-26….……..…………………                   Thanksgiving Holiday-SCHOOL CLOSED

December 15………………………………….                  Holiday Program 9:15 (Ms. Charlynn, Ms. Susan, Ms. Leigh)

December 16…………………………………                   Holiday Program 9:15 (Ms. Kristin, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Moesta)

December 17…………………………………                   Holiday Program 9:15 (Ms. Jamie, Ms. Dorothy, Ms. Withers, Ms. Profilet)

December 22-December 31………….                   Winter Break-SCHOOL CLOSED

January 17…………………………………….                    Martin Luther King Jr. day- SCHOOL CLOSED

February 1…………………………………….                    In-Service- SCHOOL CLOSED

February 21……………………………………                                    Presidents’ Day- SCHOOL CLOSED

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

 

West Neck

Beach Manor October 2021

Dear Parents,

 

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

During the month of October Ms. Kaytlin and Ms. Andrea’s MDO classes will continue with the world of senses-smelling, tasting, touching, listening, and observing.    There will be lots of cooking, crafts, and songs.  Our youngest children have adjusted beautifully to school and each other.

If you thought September was fun, October is better if you are three.  It is also quite busy.  Ms. Harden and Ms. Karen’s classes go on a safari this month and study jungle animals.  During the next three weeks they become experts on animal behavior and can easily mimic the antics of chimps, lions, and elephants.  For many of the children a visit to the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk would be a marvelous reinforcement of the animals they are studying.  It is also a wonderful way to spend a warm fall day.  The threes finish the month with stories and crafts relating to Halloween.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Upcoming on Tuesday, November 2nd are conferences.  School is closed to part-time students that day. I will try to schedule working parents as early as possible and during lunchtime. Conferences will be conducted in person. I will publish the schedule later this month.

 

*Parents, make sure you are familiar with our school’s COVID-19 policy.  After reading the policy, please sign a copy and return to be kept in your student’s file.  We suggest keeping a copy for your reference.  We will update the policy as our guidelines change

 

 

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

 

Thanks for your help and cooperation.

Have a GREAT month—- Leigh

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Dates to Remember

 

September 9 –October 4 ….………………………………………………….  Charleston Wrap Fundraiser

October 4-5      ……………………………………………………………………….                         Speech Evaluations- optional

October 28-29 ………………………………………………………………………                         Fall music programs

November 2 ………………………………………………………………………….                        Conference day- open for ALL DAY students only

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

November 25-26           ….…….……………………………………………………….                 Thanksgiving Holiday-school closed

December 16-17 ………………………………………………………………….                          Winter music programs

December 22-December 31   ………………………………………………………….                 Winter Break-school closed

Pumpkin Patch Parade – October 28 & 29

Thursday, October 28                                     Friday, October 29

 Ms. Andrea                                                    Ms. Karen

 Ms.  Kaytlin                                                    Mrs. Harden

 Ms. Kelli                                                         Ms. Jessica

 Ms. Sharon                                                    Ms. Diane

 Ms. Yez

 

Holiday Program –December 16 & 17

Thursday, December 16                                 Friday, December 17

Ms. Andrea                                                     Ms. Karen

 Ms.  Kaytlin                                                    Mrs. Harden

 Ms. Kelli                                                         Ms. Jessica

 Ms. Sharon                                                    Ms. Diane

 Ms. Yez

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor October 2021

October 1, 2021

 

Dear Parents,

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

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

If you thought September was fun, October is better if you are three! It is also quite busy. Ms. Karen, Ms. Adrieen and Ms. Emily introduce the children to the people in their neighborhood. Firemen, policemen, doctors, and dentists will be a focus this month. The Threes finish the month with stories and crafts relating to Halloween.

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

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

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

October is a wonderfully special month because of Halloween. For many,   Halloween with carved pumpkins, “spooky” songs, and stories is more exciting than any other holiday. The magic of make-believe is so special to the young child because of the excitement and delicious thrill of dress up. However, along with this excitement, comes some anxiety. Three year-olds are very new to the idea of pretend and even four year-olds are not always sure what is real and what is not. We really work hard to make this a fun experience. Costumes and made-up faces are often frightening for small children. Let’s all try to emphasize the silly and not the scary aspects of Halloween. We are thrilled to have our Pumpkin Patch Parades back this year! The children will sing and parade around the parents in costume while outside.  The children will have a party in their classroom with special snacks either before or after their parade.

 

Pumpkin Patch Parades

Wednesday,  October 27th

9:15: Ms. Stanger, Ms. Garlow, and Ms. Meg

10:30: Ms. Adrieen, Ms. Cindi

Ms. Loretta’s Pumpkin Patch Party will be today, as well (though they do not go outside)

Thursday, October 28th

 

9:15: Ms. Michelle, Ms. Emily

 

Friday, October 29th

 

9:15: Ms. Karen, Ms. Kari

 

 

The logistics of choreographing 100 children and 100 costumes is challenging.  It works best if you send your child to school in his/her costume with a change of clothes in his/her book bag. Be sure all pieces of the costume are clearly labeled so it can all be returned. We will help them change out of their costume after their party.  If your child suddenly decides not to dress up that is alright.

I want to thank all of you for your patience during drop off and pick up. The line of families can be overwhelming for us, so your pleasant smiles and cooperative attitudes really do mean a great deal. Please always hold your child’s hand in the parking lot. Also, it is extremely important not to pass cars on the left that are discharging children. Our most important concern is the safety of the children. Most of you are using your “signs” and we are extremely grateful for your cooperation. Remember, however, that we cannot see through your windshield because of the tint and glare.  If you hold your sign outside the window, facing us, we all have a better chance of success.  THANKS!

 

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

 

 

See you at carpool!

Jackie

DATES TO REMEMBER

October 4th………………………….End of Fundraiser

October 6th and 7th………………..Individual Pictures

October 27th, 28th & 29th….………Pumpkin Patch Parades

November 2nd…………………….Conference Day via Phone (open for all day students)

November 11th…………………….Veteran’s Day/School Closed

November 25th – 26th………………Thanksgiving Holiday/School Closed

December 20th–December 31st……..Winter Break/School Closed

 

 

*ALWAYS KEEP A SEASONABLY APPROPRIATE CHANGE OF CLOTHES IN THE BOOKBAG AND LABEL ALL JACKETS, HATS, COATS, BOOKBAGS, AND SWEATERS.

*PLEASE REMEMBER WE ARE A PEANUT AND TREE NUT FREE SCHOOL. MAKE SURE TO CHECK INGREDIENTS IN THE FOODS YOU SEND IN WITH YOUR CHILD. IF YOU BRING FOOD IN FOR THE ENTIRE CLASS TO SHARE, IT MUST BE STORE BOUGHT IN THE ORIGINAL CONTAINER WITH THE LABEL ATTACHED.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR POLICY, PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME.

Broad Bay

Broad Bay Manor September 2021

Dear Parents,

 

Amid tough challenges we did it! Parents, children, teachers, and staff have succeeded in preparing Broad Bay Manor School off to a wonderful start. Our open house introduced you to your child’s teacher and provided insight on your child’s classroom. We sincerely appreciate your support and commitment to this school year here at Broad Bay Manor!

 

Please remember, The Manor schools will NOT be providing a regular lunch service this fall. All students are expected to bring their lunch from home Monday – Thursday. At the end of every week we will have Pizza Friday! You have the option to buy pizza for your child that will be delivered to the school or bring in a home lunch on Fridays.  We supplement fruit, veggie, cookie, and milk. The cost of the pizza lunch is $5.  We will invoice you at the end of month as needed.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Each year brings fresh new faces, many of whom we do not yet recognize.  Until we are familiar with you, we will check your ID against the names given on the registration form during pick up.

You will soon find information regarding the Manor Schools September fundraiser coming home.  You are under NO OBLIGATION at all.  If you do not wish to participate that is okay, although obviously we would appreciate your support.  All money earned will be used toward the purchase of more iPads, technology, and equipment.  The grand prize this year is one month’s  tuition for the top seller in all four schools.  The top seller at each school will get half off tuition; second and third place will receive a $75 and $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant.

 

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

 

  • Morning preschool class starts at 8:45, with a drop off no earlier than 8:30. Only children enrolled in our all-day program or before school program may arrive before 8:30
  • Mid-day pick-up is from 11:45-12:00, this is for children leaving after the morning class. Please have the large card with your child’s name clearly printed on it.  Place the card in your windshield as you pull in the front parking spots.
  • All tuition payments are due the first day of school. Payments received after the 10th of the month should include an additional $25.00 late fee.
  • Hopefully sometime during your time with us, your child will arrive home with his/her PHONICS book, followed several months later by a reader!!! Each workbook will cost $16.00.  In addition, math workbooks will be used in the four-year old, prek and kindergarten classes.  You can either purchase the readers ($11.00) or send in a $35.00 nonrefundable book rental fee that will expire August 2022.
  • We need to know by 10:00 if your child is having pizza lunch on Friday. If you have not already dropped off by then, please call the school to order your child a lunch if needed.
  • Parents, make sure you are familiar with our school’s COVID-19 policy. After reading the policy, please sign a copy and return to be kept in your student’s file.  We suggest keeping a copy for your reference.  We will update the policy as our guidelines change.

 

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

 

 

Manor Schools Tuition/other Payment Option

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,

Jennifer Cox

 

LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT

 

  • WE WILL NOT BE MAKING SCHOOL LUNCH THIS FALL. ALL CHILDREN WILL NEED TO BRING IN A LUNCH FROM HOME WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FRIDAY YOU CAN BUY CHEESE PIZZA FOR $5.00.
  • CHILDREN WHO BRING LUNCH NEED TO HAVE YOUR CHILD’S NAME AND THE DATE WRITTEN ON THE LUNCH TAG THAT WE PROVIDE.
  • PLEASE WRITE YOUR CHILD’S NAME IN HATS, SWEATERS, JACKETS, LUNCHES, AND BOOKBAGS.
  • CARPOOL SIGNS HELD OUT OF YOUR CAR WINDOW WILL GREATLY SPEED UP LOADING.
  • WE ARE NOW COLLECTING HALF-GALLON MILK CARTONS, PRINGLES CANS AND BABY FOOD JARS. THANKS!
  • PLEASE REMEMBER WE ARE A PEANUT AND TREE NUT FREE SCHOOL. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK INGREDIENTS IN THE FOODS YOU SEND IN WITH YOUR CHILD. IF YOU BRING IN FOOD FOR THE ENTIRE CLASS IT MUST BE STORE BOUGHT WITH THE LABEL STILL ATTACHED. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR POLICY PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME.         

 

 

Dates to Remember

School Opens BBMS…………………………September 9, 2021

Parent Conferences….……………………..November 2, 2021

Veterans Day (School Closed)…………  November 11, 2021

Thanksgiving Break (School Closed)……….Nov. 25-26, 2021

Winter Break (School Closed)……………Dec.22-Dec 31, 2021

  1. L. King Day (School Closed)……………….January 17, 2022

Teacher In-Service (School Closed)………….Feb/Jan , 2022

Presidents Day (School Closed)…….……..February 21, 2022

Spring Break-(School Closed)………..…..April 11-15, 2022

Parent Conferences………..……………..…… May, 2022

Memorial Day (School Closed)…………………May 30, 2022

Last Day of School………………..…….………… June 17, 2022

Summer Programs …………………………………June–Aug. 2022

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor September 2021

Dear Parents,

 

We did it! By working together, we (parents and teachers) have gotten Bellamy Manor School off to a wonderful start.  I’m sure our first few days of school will go well.  The most difficult time is drop off and pick up with our new guidelines. All of you should have received an Email explaining the drop off. If you did not of you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call. With that being said, we appreciate your patience and understanding while we attempt to match children and cars.  By next week everything should be easier.

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

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

 

During this month, our two-year-old classes look at themselves in a unit we have named “It’s all about me” (of course it is). They look closely at themselves from head to toe. They will learn how they relate to their environment by consciously exploring it. For many of these children this is their first experience away from home. We plan to make it a wonderful, fun, and positive one.

 

 

 

 

Their days are filled with many sensory experiences as they look at themselves and talk about their eyes, hair, muscles, etc. In addition to individualized papers and art projects, we have activity days. These are the times when the teacher works with each child on fine and gross motor skills such as how to do puzzles or lace a shoe. Although every day may not produce a craft or paper, be assured that their teacher works individually with each child on various activities.

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

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

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

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

I want to thank each of you for being so pleasant and cooperative.   As this month progresses, we will be observing the children closely to see that they are properly placed both socially and academically.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Enclosed you will find information regarding Bellamy Manor School’s September   fund raiser (due October 4).  I never like distributing this right at the beginning of the school year, but because of the seasonal aspect of gift-wrapping paper, I have little choice.  You are under NO OBLIGATION at all.  If you don’t wish to participate that’s okay, although obviously I’d appreciate your support.  All moneys earned are used toward the purchase and upgrading of school equipment.  We have been able to do this because of the terrific support we’ve received from our fund raisers. The grand prize this year is one month’s free tuition for the top seller of gift wrap in all four schools.  Each school will also offer 50% off one month’s tuition for one child in the family selling the greatest amount of gift wrap in that school.

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

Four more items:

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,

Ms. Kristine

 

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

 

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

 

LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT

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

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

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

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

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

 

Parents, make sure you are familiar with our school’s COVID-19 policy.  After reading the policy, please sign a copy and return to be kept in your student’s file.  We suggest keeping a copy for your reference.  We will update the policy as our guidelines change.

 

 

 

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Sept. 9- October 4..……………………Cherrydale Gift Wrap and Yankee Fundraiser

September 29 & 30.………………………..School picture Day for Individual Portraits

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

October 26 and 27..………………………………………………Pumpkin Patch Parade

November 2..………………Conference Day (school open for all day students only)

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

Nov 25 and 26.………………………………..….Thanksgiving Holiday/School Closed

Dec. 22-Jan 3….……………………………………………..Winter Break/School Closed

 

 

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor September 2021

Dear Parents,

 

We are so excited to begin the new school year with your children! We, the staff at Greenbrier Manor School, have been working very hard to prepare for a wonderful start. Now you all know what your child’s classroom looks like and you had the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher through our in-person and virtual Open House. I am sure our first few days of school will go well. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate through this ever-changing world. Drop off and pick up are an especially challenging time. Your patience allows us to follow all procedures without error. Thank you so much! The Manor Schools will NOT be providing a regular lunch service this year. All students who are with us after 11:45am will need to bring a lunch from home. The children will have an option to buy pizza lunch for $5.00 every Friday.

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

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

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

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

The four-year-old classes devote September to the alphabet—Sound boring? —Not the way they do it! This first month of letter and sound identification is an introduction for some and reinforcement or even a review for others. The four-year-old parents should have received a detailed calendar of events for the month of September. If you did not, let us know. This kind of unit provides tremendous opportunities for music, poems, foods, and gross and fine motor experiences. Try to help your child remember bubble (B), glitter (G), and ice cream (I) day. The snack signup sheet will come home the first day of school, if you would like to send in a treat please let your teacher know. All treats will need to be store bought to avoid germs and cross-contamination. Please remember we are a nut free school.  Megan, Kari, and Bridget have some outstanding ideas and would appreciate the help. Michelle’s pre-kindergarten classes will also be doing a quick review of the alphabet and consonant sounds. One of the advantages of beginning the year with an alphabet overview is the opportunity it gives the teacher to assess fine motor skills and strengthen cutting and gluing abilities.

The kindergarten classes spend most of September studying the history of transportation. The unit is divided into three areas—land, sea, and air. Toward the end of the month, you should look for a transportation book that your child has worked on all month! Our kindergarteners will also make stop signs and rubber band-propelled boats…it’s a very busy month!

I want to thank each of you for being so pleasant and cooperative. As this month progresses, we will be observing the children closely to see that they are properly placed both socially and academically. Our primary concern is always the total wellbeing of your child. If we all keep that as our goal, this year should be fantastic. We will be sending home our Handbook thru PDF this year. You should receive this handbook no later than September 10th.   Each year brings fresh new faces, many of whom we may not recognize. When you visit the school please come to the front door and introduce yourself. Until we are familiar with you, we will check your ID against the names given on the registration form. For security reasons, the doors are locked and we are naturally suspicious of strange faces peering in the windows. Remember—USE THE FRONT DOOR AND BRING IN YOUR ID.

During the first week of school, you will receive a packet regarding Greenbrier Manor School’s September fundraiser (due back October 4th). We never like distributing this right at the beginning of the school year, but because of the seasonal aspect of gift-wrapping paper, we have little choice. You are under NO OBLIGATION whatsoever. If you do not wish to participate that is okay, although obviously we would appreciate your support. All money earned is used toward the purchase and upgrading of school equipment. We have been able to do this because of the terrific support we have received from our fundraisers. The grand prize this year is one month’s free tuition for the top seller of gift-wrap in all four schools. Each school will also offer 50% off one month’s tuition for one child in the family selling the most amount of gift-wrap in that school.

 

 

 

Manor Schools Tuition / Other Payment Options

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Four More Items to Cover:

1) Please make sure you are familiar with our Covid-19 policy. After reading the policy, please sign a copy and return it to be kept in your student’s file. We suggest keeping a copy for your reference. We will update the policy as our guidelines change.

2) We will conquer carpool with your help and patience. Please have a large card with your child’s name clearly printed on it. Hold the card out of the window as you approach the door.

3) All tuition payments were due September 1st. The tuition box is located at the front desk in the lobby. Please give your tuition to the staff checking in children at the front door. Payments received after the 10th of each month must include an additional $25 late fee. Remember you can pay online with debit or credit card via  http://greenbriermanor.diamondmindinc.com/  

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Jackie

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT

 

  • we will not be making school lunch this year. all children will need to bring in a lunch from home with the EXCEPTION of friday you can buy cheese pizza for $ 5.00.
  • CHILDREN WHO BRING LUNCH NEED TO HAVE YOUR CHILD’S NAME AND THE DATE WRITTEN ON THE LUNCH TAG THAT WE PROVIDE.
  • PLEASE WRITE YOUR CHILD’S NAME IN HATS, SWEATERS, JACKETS, LUNCHES, AND BOOKBAGS.
  • CARPOOL SIGNS HELD OUT OF YOUR CAR WINDOW WILL GREATLY SPEED UP LOADING.
  • WE ARE NOW COLLECTING HALF-GALLON MILK CARTONS AND PRINGLES CANS.  THANKS!
  • Please remember we are a peanut and tree nut free school. Do not send in food with your child that contains nuts or peanuts. We also ask that you check the manufacturers label every time you purchase something that will be shared at school to make sure it does not contain nuts.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

September 7…………………………..First day of school

September 9 – October 4………..Gift Wrap Fundraiser

October 6 & 7…………………….Individual Pictures

November 2 …………………….Conference Day (school open for all day      students only)

November 8 & 9…………………Speech/Fine Motor Screening

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

November 25– 26………………..Thanksgiving Holiday/School Closed

December 20 – December 31.…..Winter Break/School Closed

January 3………………………….School resumes

 

 

West Neck

Beach Manor September 2021

Dear Parents:

 

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

 

*Parents, make sure you are familiar with our school’s COVID-19 policy.  After reading the policy, please sign a copy and return to be kept in your student’s file.  We suggest keeping a copy for your reference.  We will update the policy as our guidelines change.

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

You will soon find information regarding the Manor Schools September fundraiser coming home (Due back October 1).  We never like distributing this right at the beginning of the school year, but because of the seasonal aspect of gift-wrapping paper, we have little choice.  You are under NO OBLIGATION at all.  If you do not wish to participate that is okay, although obviously we would appreciate your support.  All money earned will be used toward the purchase of more iPads, technology, and outside equipment.

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

 

1-       We will conquer carpool with your help and patience.  Please have a large card with your child’s name clearly printed on it.  Hold the card OUT OF THE WINDOW as you approach the door.  We can’t see through tinted windows.  Carpool starts at 11:45am.  STAY IN YOUR CAR.

2-       All tuition payments are due the first day of school. Payments received after the 10th of the month should include an additional $25.00 late fee.

3-       Hopefully sometime during your time with us, your child will arrive home with his/her PHONICS book, followed several months later by a reader!!!  Each workbook will cost $16.00.  In addition, math workbooks will be used in the four-year old, PreK and kindergarten classes.  You can either purchase the readers ($11.00) or send in a $35.00 nonrefundable book rental fee that will expire August 2019.

 

**We are a licensed facility and all children attending Beach Manor must have a shot record and birth certificate on hand before they can attend school.**

 

 

Manor Schools Tuition/other Payment Option

 

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

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

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

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

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

Little Things Mean a Lot

 

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

 

 

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

 

Sincerely,

Leigh Peeler

 

Dates to Remember

September 9    ………………………………………………………………………..                         First Day of School!

September 9 –October 4 …..…………………………………………………………                         Fundraiser

October 4-5      ………………………………………………………………………..                         Speech Evaluations- optional

October 9-10   …………………………………………………………………………                         Individual pictures

October 28-29 ………………………………………………………………………                         Fall music programs

November 2 ………………………………………………………………………….                        Conference day- open for ALL DAY students only

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

November 25-26           ….……..………………………………………………………..                 Thanksgiving Holiday-school closed

December 16-17  …………………………………………………………………..                          Winter music programs

December 22-December  31   ………………………………………………………….                 Winter Break-school closed

Pumpkin Patch Parade – October 28 & 29

Thursday, October 28                                     Friday, October 29

 Ms. Andrea                                                    Ms. Karen

 Ms.  Kaytlin                                                    Mrs. Harden

 Ms. Kelli                                                         Ms. Jessica

 Ms. Sharon                                                    Ms. Diane

 Ms. Yaz

 

Holiday Program –December 16 & 17

Thursday, December 16                                 Friday, December 17

Ms. Andrea                                                     Ms. Karen

 Ms.  Kaytlin                                                    Mrs. Harden

 Ms. Kelli                                                         Ms. Jessica

 Ms. Sharon                                                    Ms. Diane

 Ms. Yaz

 

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor Summer 2021

Dear Parents,

It looks like we will have a rather warm and humid beginning of summer camp at GMS. This first week of TheManor School’s summer program will be full of excitement! Over the next six weeks you should see your child grow both socially and even academically. Our summer program begins with a focus on the ocean and its inhabitants. The children study fish, shells, sea birds, marine mammals, and the beach. We transition to a Caribbean cruise and learn about pirates with a focus on fun stories and we even go on a treasure hunt! 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.

Tuition is due when camp starts. If your child is enrolled in the full day eight week program, you may make two four week payments. Please include what program your child is in on your check memo. There are several enrichment programs available to different aged children this summer. Please check your emails to see what might interest your child!

Send a backpack with your child each day the contains a full change of clothes and a crib-sized blanket, if needed for nap. Your child’s pencil box will stay at school for daily use. It helps if book bags, lunch boxes and extra clothing are clearly marked with your child’s name.

Moms and Dads It is your responsibility to putsunscreen and/or insect repellent on your child as needed before he/she leaves home in the morning.Although we try very hard to be sure each child in protected, sometimes we may miss a spot. Maybe together we can cover everything.

 

PHYSICALS ARE DUE BY JULY 28. I MUST HAVE YOUR CHILD’S IMMUNIZATION RECORD FOR YOUR CHILD TO START.  

 

WE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, JULY 5th FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY.  

 

 

Looks like fun!

 

Jackie

                                             

 

Broad Bay

Broad Bay Manor Summer 2021

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.

From June 28th July 16th 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. 

From July 19th -August 6th 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.

Make sure to review our DROP OFF/PICK UP process before the first day.  We are happy to have two options for our families; curbside drop off/pick up and we are now welcoming parents back in the building starting June 28th!

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 midday for those kids that stay after lunch as long as a parent has signed a sunscreen permission slip. 

Tuitions:

For our 6 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 20th, 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.

Dancing Little Stars:

During the summer we will offer Dancing Little Stars to our 3-rising Kindergarten students.  Class will be held Tuesdays at 9:15 during the 6-week camp.  You can register online through their website!

We will be closed July 5th 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