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Broad Bay Manor December 2018

Dear Parents,

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

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

Holiday Programs:  Our holiday programs will be December 12, 13 and 14th.   Please see below for exact class schedules.  We will try to have the program outside if weather permits so dress accordingly.  You are welcome to bring chairs or blankets if needed.   If the weather is too cold or wet we will move the program to the big room inside.

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

2019-2020 Registration: I will soon send out registration info for the 2019-2020 school year via e-mail. We will continue to use our online registration program, InfoSnap.  Although it seems terribly far in the future, now is the time to start planning for the 2019-2020 school year. Those of you who plan on returning to our school next fall should plan to register ASAP once we return from our winter break.

Many parents of current four-year-old students are concerned about properly placing their child next year. Some children need an additional preschool year before kindergarten, but many do not.  Kindergarten is only open to those children turning 5 on or before September 30, 2019.  If your child turns 5 after this date, our PreK class is the correct placement.

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

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

SICK POLICY: In order for us to keep ALL our children as healthy as possible we must work together.  Please DO NOT send in your child if they are sick.  If they are showing any signs of sickness consider keeping them out of school to help prevent exposure to other children.  If we are ALL in keeping with this courtesy, we can greatly reduce the spread of illness throughout the school.  A healthier school means a healthier child for you!  Our official rule is a child may not come to school until they have been fever free (without meds) for 24 hours.  If your child is sent home with a temperature mid day, we will expect him/her NOT to be at school the following day as this is not in keeping with the 24 hour policy.  We ask if your child has vomited or had diarrhea in the last 24 hours to please stay home as well. In the end a sick child belongs at home.
MEDICATIONSIt helps us to know if your child is on any medication. The side effects of many antibiotics and decongestants include behavioral changes that dramatically alter classroom performance and actions. We recently met with Social Services for clarification of several regulations. The state is strict and emphatic on the storing and dispensing medication at school.  You need to know that:
* All medication must be locked in our medicine cabinet and turned in to the front desk by YOU, the parent;
* The medicine must be given to us in its original unopened container;
* NEVER, EVER, put medicine in your child’s bookbag. This includes all over-the- counter items such as lip balm, cough drops and hand cream.
PERSONAL ITEMS:  Now that the weather is getting chillier we are seeing more and more coats/jackets coming to school.  Please label all of your child’s items.  This will help our teacher make sure these items make it home every day.
We wish you a peaceful and pleasant holiday season from the entire BBMS staff.  Thanks again for sharing it with us!
Sincerely,
Jennifer Cox

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

Dec 10 .………………………………………………..      Santa visits BBMS (shhh! It’s a surprise!)
Dec 11, 12, 13, 14 ………………………………………………. Holiday Programs
Dec 19-Jan 1…………………………………………       Holiday Break (school closed)
Jan 2 ………………………………………………….       FALL 2019 registration for current families
Jan 21 ………………………………………………………….      MLK Day (school closed)
Jan 29…………………………………………………       Teacher In-service (school closed)
Feb 18…………………………………………………      Presidents’ Day (school closed)
Apr 15-19………………………………………………     Spring Break (school closed)
May 27………………………………………………..       Memorial Day (school closed)

Winter Program Schedule

Tuesday, December 11th @ 1:15
Ms. Muncy
Ms. Profilet

Wednesday, December 12th @9:15
Ms. Charlynn
Ms. Colleen
Ms. Leigh

Thursday, December 13th @9:15
Ms. Kristin
Ms. Jennifer
Ms. Brantley

Friday, December 14th @9:15
Ms. Kelly
Ms. Dorothy
Ms. Moesta

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Bellamy Manor December 2018

Dear Parents,
The days are shorter, the nights are snugly, and there is such a hint of anticipation and excitement in the air that it must be December!  This is a very exciting and busy month for us all.   With an emphasis on joy and love, this holiday season will be a happy and pleasant one.
One of the nicest things about school is how much fun it is. Both socially and academically Bellamy Manor School students are enjoying   themselves while absorbing some marvelous tidbits of information.  This past fall has been productive as well as rewarding for our teachers and staff. We hope you have seen great strides in your child’s growth.
The classes devote the month of December to holiday preparations, both Christmas and Hanukkah.  All the children will make   crafts and learn songs appropriate for each celebration.   In addition to letters and numbers this month’s activities will include making and wrapping their gifts for you, baking, and preparing for our Holiday Program.  Kindergarten studies the instruments of the orchestra to help them appreciate the music they will hear this holiday season.  If any of you would care to share your expertise in this area we sure would be grateful.
The children are enjoying our Spanish classes. In December you may hear your child using Spanish to describe our winter weather…the cold “el frio” and what may follow “la nieve” the snow! During our Holiday Program we will sing Felize Navidad for our grand finale.
We plan on having our holiday programs on Dec. 6, 12, and 13th. Be sure to check below for the day and time your child’s class will perform. The programs will last about thirty minutes.  It’s the four-year-old parents’ turn to provide refreshments for the adults in the lobby. Remember we are now a peanut free school.  If it is convenient for you to take your child home after the program rather than wait for carpool, that would be fine, please return to your child’s class and pick up your child from the classroom. Parking will be available again at the Rivers of Living Waters Church on Indian Lakes Blvd. A security policeman will patrol the parking lot while you enjoy your children’s show.  Excitement is extremely high during this last week of school, so please be patient with your child.
‘Tis the season not only to be jolly, but also to indulge.  Although we aren’t fanatic about no sugar at the Manor Schools, we have learned to be cautious.  Some children cannot tolerate any sugar at all — all children seem to react negatively when their systems are overloaded with it.  This is the time of year when adult expectations and childish abilities have difficulty meshing.  One major thing you can do to help your child enjoy the holiday season is limit their sugar intake.   (Not eliminate, just limit.)  This does not mean we don’t want parties.   The children love cheese and crackers and fruit as much as cupcakes!  If it’s not worth the hassle, please try to curtail sugar at breakfast.  Children seem better able to settle into learning with protein and fruit.
In January, we will be sending out registration information for the 2019-2020 school year via e-mail.  We will be enrolling on line through a link given to you when we return in January. Although it seems so far in the future, now is the time to start planning. Those of you on a flexible benefits program need to call us for a schedule of fees for the next school year. Those of you who plan on returning to our school next fall should register soon after the holidays to reserve your child a place next September. We will limit registration to returning students through January.  Register early to get your first choice, some classes fill before the end of January. After January, registration will also be open to the public. If you are interested in having your child attend a private elementary school, talk to Mrs. Watkins or me.
We want to thank everyone for helping support our fundraisers.  Your response this year was overwhelming and we truly appreciate it!
The Manor Schools’ staff wish you a peaceful and pleasant holiday season.  Thank you for your encouragement and support over the past three months.  It’s what keeps us going.

Warmest Holiday Greetings,
Nancy

MEDICATIONS:  It helps us to know if your child is on any medication. The side effects of many antibiotics and decongestants include behavioral changes that dramatically alter classroom performance and actions. We recently met with Social Services for clarification of several regulations. The state is strict and emphatic on the storing and dispensing medication at school.  You need to know that:
* All medication must be locked in our medicine cabinet and logged in only by YOU, the parent;
* The medicine must be given to us in its original container;
* NEVER, EVER, put medicine in your child’s book bag. This includes all over-the- counter items such as lip balm, cough drops and hand cream.

LOST & FOUND:  Please check our Lost and Found for any clothing your child may be missing. We accumulate quite a collection. Please return any clothing borrowed when your child has an accident at school. If you have clothes your child has outgrown send them our way.  We need them for this type of emergency. Thanks!!

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

SCHOOL CLOSES FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT THE END OF THE DAY ON DECEMBER 18th.

DECEMBER 19– JANUARY 1…BMS CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

TAX ID:  Bellamy Manor’s Tax ID is:  54-1238801

HOLIDAY PROGRAM SCHEDULE

December 6 @ 9:30 Thursday:

        Ms. Michele, Ms. Jess, Ms. Susanne

Dec. 12th Wednesday:                                      Dec. 13th Thursday:
9:30                                                                    9:30
Ms. Jessica’s Class                                               Ms. Jenn’s Class
Ms. Niki’s Class                                                   Ms. Kirsty’s Class
Ms. Jacklynn’s Class                                            Ms. Sandra’s Class
Ms. Sara’s Class                                                   Mrs. Watkins Class

2:00
All Afternoon Classes

Our holiday program will be outside in the parking circle.  If it rains we will have it inside.  Keep your fingers crossed!

SCHOOL CALENDAR

December 6, 12, and 13th.…………Holiday Programs
December 18………………………Last day before Holiday Break
January 2…………………………. School resumes
January 21…………………………M L King Day, School Closed
January 28…………………………Teacher In-service, School Closed
February18……………………….. Presidents Day, School Closed
April 22 – 26………………………Spring break, School Closed
May 7..…………………..…………Conference Day
May 27 ……………………………Memorial Day, School Closed
June 14…………………………….Last day of school
June 17-Aug 16……………………Summer program at Bellamy Manor
Sept 3………………………………Fall programs begin

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BBMS November 2018

Dear Parents,

If November is even half as lovely as October, we’re in for a marvelous month!  Halloween is now a memory and so many more wonderful holidays are just around the corner!   It was a delight to see the children perform in our Pumpkin Patch Parade. I thank all of you for your support.  You will be amazed at how differently they perform by the end of the year.  They can grow up so much in just a short amount of time.
November conjures up images of Indians and Pilgrims, colored leaves and crisp days.  In keeping with tradition each class will study seasonal changes and our heritage from their unique perspective.
Our 2-year olds have made incredible progress. It’s wonderful to see how quickly they seem to grow. They study themselves in September, look beyond themselves in October, and this month they will explore their family and homes. It’s a gradual evolution away from awareness of themselves and towards their environment. Great things are happening here. It’s exciting!
The 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! The imagination and diverse characters within these stories are perfect for their creative minds to explore. Ms. Jamie continues to introduce our little guys to the Spanish language daily.  The children get one on one time with her multiple times a week as well as several songs and activities spoken only in Spanish throughout the day!
The four-year-olds take a leap into fantasy and hop off to Mr. MacGregor’s garden to study Peter Rabbit.  After they are thoroughly entranced by Benjamin Bunny, Peter Rabbit, and Jemimah PuddleDuck, the fours have a marvelous English tea party.  We have a good bit of fun with this unit while introducing the children to some excellent literature.  Our Spanish immersion teacher, Ms. Sandra, will have a whole new set of vocabulary to explore with this unit!
The preK classes will investigates the weather—clouds, rainbows, snowflakes, and wind as well as the four seasons.   Ms. Moesta and Ms. Brantley have designed this unit to be quite hands on while using a scientific approach to explore the causes of different types of weather.  Individualized instruction in language arts and math is ongoing.
The kindergarten classes explore nature as the original Americans found it.   We learn what the Native Americans discovered when they arrived on this continent and how they adapted their lifestyles to the environment. The emphasis is on the culture, clothes, and lives of different Indian nations.   Our month concludes with the arrival of the Pilgrims and a Thanksgiving feast.

FUND RAISER WINNERS:  Congrats to the following students for being the top 3 winners from our Fall fundraiser!!
1st place:  Frankie Garo- 50% off November’s tuition!
2nd place:  Cassie Paulus – $75 gift certificate to a local restaurant
3rd place:  Brody Ryan- $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant

Here are a few housekeeping reminders and updates about our building…
SICK POLICY: In order for us to keep ALL our children as healthy as possible we must work together.  Please DO NOT send in your child if they are sick.  If they are showing any signs of sickness consider keeping them out of school to help prevent exposure to other children.  If we are ALL in keeping with this courtesy, we can greatly reduce the spread of illness throughout the school.  A healthier school means a healthier child for you!  Our official rule is that a child may not come to school until they have been fever free (without meds) for 24 hours.  If your child is sent home mid day, we will expect him/her NOT to be at school the following day as this is not in keeping with the 24 hour policy.  We ask if your child has vomited or had diarrhea in the last 24 hours to please stay home as well. In the end a sick child belongs at home.
PERSONAL ITEMS:  Now that the weather is getting chillier we are seeing more and more coats/jackets coming to school.  Please label all of your child’s items.  This will help our teacher make sure these items make it home every day.
SCHOOL CLOTHES:  On the occasion your child needs a change of clothes and there isn’t any in his/her book bag, we will use our stash of BBMS clothes.  Please remember to bring these back to school; we use them often.  We are always in need of boys and girls clothing to add to this stash (size 2-6).  If you are cleaning out closets and would like to donate please feel free to drop them off!  We usually need pants, shirts, socks, and shoes.
KINDERGARTEN PARENTS: Now is the time to start looking into first grade options for your child.   If you want information regarding the various private schools in the area see me.  Many schools will hold open house sometime in the upcoming months.  Usually the date and times are published in the newspaper and the school’s website.   If you are thinking about private school, attending these open houses will help you decide what is best for your child.
HALLOWEEN CANDY:  Many of us now have an abundance of candy at home!  Please pay attention to the ingredients and remember our nut free policy.
Thanks so much for all your cooperation.  This year has been wonderful so far and our staff are falling in love with all your children!
Sincerely,
Jennifer Cox

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

November 6……………………………               Conference day- open for ALL DAY students only
November 12………………………….                Veterans Day-school closed
November 15-16 ……………………..                Lion’s Club Vision Screening- optional
November 22-23     ….……..………..               Thanksgiving Holiday-school closed
December 12-14  …………………….                Winter music programs
December 19-January 1…………….                 Winter Break-school closed

Winter Program Schedule

Wednesday, December 12th @9:15
Ms. Charlynn
Ms. Colleen
Ms. Leigh

Thursday, December 13th @9:15
Ms. Kristin
Ms. Jennifer
Ms. Brantley

Friday, December 14th @9:15
Ms. Kelly
Ms. Dorothy
Ms. Moesta

Friday, December 14th @1:15
Ms. Muncy
Ms. Profilet

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Greenbrier November 2018

Dear Parents,

If November is even half as lovely as October, we’re in for a marvelous month! Halloween is now a memory. We really believe it’s the children’s favorite holiday despite the stress caused by all that sugar. The program was a huge success – the children outdid themselves with their good behavior. I thank all of you for your support!
November conjures up images of Native Americans and Pilgrims, colored leaves and crisp days. In keeping with tradition each class will study seasonal changes and our heritage from their unique perspective. Ms. Loretta’s young charges have made incredible progress. It’s wonderful to me how quickly the two year olds seem to grow. They studied themselves in September and were introduced to the world of senses in October. Now they plan to talk about families and how we all relate, then explore their homes. It’s a gradual evolution away from an awareness of themselves towards an awareness of their environment. Great things are happening here. It’s exciting!
The three-year-old classes go on 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 would be a marvelous reinforcement of the animals they are studying. It’s also a wonderful way to spend a warm fall day.  The Threes finish the month with stories and crafts relating to Thanksgiving.

Our four-year-old classes hit the trail as they learn about horses, cowboys, and rodeos. This is an exciting unit that combines the factual information on horses with delightful stories of the American cowboy. In keeping with their developmental levels, the Fours will enjoy stories about the Wild West. Letter and number recognition as well as phonics instruction continue on an individual basis.
The pre-K classes become environmentally aware as they focus on habitats and endangered species. The children become aware of the fragility of various ecosystems as well as the types of animals that can inhabit them.
The kindergarten class explores nature as the original Americans found it.   We learn what the Native Americans discovered when they arrived on this continent and how they adapted their lifestyles to their environment. The emphasis is on the culture, clothes, and lives of different Native American nations.
Last month we began Spanish, taught by Ms Luz and Ms Sheila.  It’s a treat to see them interact with each other while learning and speaking Spanish! You may hear your child at home using Spanish greetings or talking about colors and numbers. November will introduce new Spanish words for foods, fruits and vegetables and the children will learn the Spanish phrase to give thanks or to be thankful for (Doy gracias por).
Upcoming on November 6th are school conferences. Although school is closed on that day, child care will be available for you during your conference.   Those of you enrolled in our all day program may leave your children as usual. If you cannot make your scheduled conference, please let your child’s teacher know.   Plan to arrive on time and leave promptly. If you need more time with the teacher, we will be glad to schedule another conference (or you can finish your chat on the phone). If you didn’t receive a conference schedule or have misplaced yours, there are extras in the lobby.
It has been exciting and at times an overwhelming beginning. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we settle into the new school year. A few thoughts…sometimes in the rush to get to school and work we don’t have time for a healthy breakfast. If your child has skipped breakfast or enjoyed a sugary start, please let us know. What children eat for breakfast has an immediate and dramatic effect on their behavior. We understand how difficult mornings can be, especially for working parents, so please help us help your child. Knowing that the morning was difficult can add considerably to a teacher’s patience and understanding. It is also extremely important to send in a WRITTEN note if your child is not going home with their regular driver. Additionally, we need an immediate and written update if there are any changes to your emergency contact information. It’s terrifying to have an injured child and be unable to contact anyone.
We all want our children to stay healthy. Sending children who might be ill to school decreases everyone’s chances for a positive day. A sick child belongs at home. Sore throats, coughs, fevers, vomiting, and diarrhea are excellent reasons to keep your child at home. Children sent to school with these symptoms will be promptly sent home. Remember children should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.  Please try to be as considerate as you can.
If you plan to send a special snack, especially for a birthday, let us know in advance. Remember too that we are now a peanut/nut-free school. Often we end up with several “special” children on the same day in the same class. With a little advanced planning we can be sure everyone does get his or her special day. Birthday invitations should be mailed rather than sent through the school. No matter how careful a teacher is, feelings are hurt if everyone hasn’t been invited.
KINDERGARTEN PARENTS:  Now is the time to start looking into first grade options for your child. If you want information regarding the various private schools in the area please call us at 548-9292. Many schools will hold open house sometime in the upcoming months. Usually the date and times are published in the newspaper. If you are thinking about private school, attending these open houses will help you decide what is best for your child. If you have any questions, problems, or ideas please give us a call.
I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SUPPORT WITH OUR FUNDRAISERS!

Sincerely,
Jackie

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 6………………………… Parent Teacher conferences — No classes                                                                        (We are open for all day children only)
November 12………………………. Veteran’s Day — School Closed
November 22 & 23……………….Thanksgiving Break — School Closed
November 28 & 29……………Lion’s Club Eye Screening
December 11-14………………….. Winter Programs
December 19 – January 1……….Winter Break — School Closed
January 2……………………………. School resumes
January 21………………………….. Martin Luther King Day— School closed
January 28………………………….. Teacher In-service — School closed

 

 

 

HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

Thursday, December 13                                 Thursday, December 13
9:15                                                               10:30

Bridget Winston                                            Loretta Moore
Amber Callahan

Friday, December 14                                     Friday, December 14
9:15                                                               1:15
Karen King                                                    Gwen Kensinger (pm class)
Michelle Hatchett                                          Ms. Early/Mrs. Stanger
Gwen Kensinger (am class)

 

Monday, December 17                                  Monday, December 17
9:15                                                               10:30
Brittney Baker                                               Liz Holladay
Kim Little                                                      Kari Swain

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Bellamy November 2018

November 2018

Dear Parents,

If November is even half as lovely as October, we’re in for a marvelous month! Halloween is now a memory. I really believe it’s the children’s favorite holiday despite the stress caused by all that sugar. The programs were a huge success- the children out did themselves with their good behavior and singing. I thank all of you for your support.
November conjures up images of Indians and Pilgrims, colored leaves and crisp days. In keeping with tradition each class will study seasonal changes and our heritage from their unique perspective. Ms. Jess and Ms. Susanne’s classes have made incredible progress. It’s wonderful to see how quickly the two-year olds seem to grow. They study themselves in September, look beyond themselves in October, and this month they will explore their homes. It’ s a gradual evolution away from awareness of themselves and towards their environment. Great things are happening here. It’s exciting!
The three-year old classes will be introduced to Eric Carle , the celebrated children ‘ s author. His books are delightful. We know the children will enjoy not only his emotional characters, but also his colorful and crafty illustrative techniques. We will do lots of cooking this month, thanks to Jack and his Mama and Walter the baker. The threes then finish the month with their favorite activity on a grand scale – a Thanksgiving feast!oh, and Paddington to pandas and polar bears they investigate bears, their habits and habitats. Some activities you might hear about include packing Paddington’ s suitcase, painting Pooh bear, and ultimately our teddy bear picnic. The four’s indulge in fantasy to their heart’ s content.
Our pre-kindergarten class has finished their study of weather and seasons. They have learned an incredible amount about clouds, temperature, and wind. The children will now study horses, cowboys, and rodeos. This is an exciting unit that combines factual information on horses with delightful stories of the American cowboy. The children learn about the different types of horses and the parts of man’ s oldest animal friends. Near the end of the unit, the children will enjoy a
” Rodeo”. At the month ends, Ms. Sandra will introduce turkeys and Pilgrims and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast.
The kindergarten classes explore nature as the original Ame1icans found it. We learn what the Native Americans discovered when they arrived on this continent and how they adapted their lifestyles to their environment. The emphasis is on the culture, clothes, and lives of different

Indian nations. Our month concludes with the arrival of the Pilgrims and a Thanksgiving feast at the end of the month.
Our Spanish Immersion program is in full swing. Ms. Yanira and Ms. Mari teaching our three and four-year old classes. Ms. Nino teaching our pre-k and kindergarten classes.
Upcoming on Nov. 6th are school conferences. Although school is closed on that day, child care will be available for you during your conference. Those of you who are enrolled in our full day program may leave your children as usual. If you can’ t make your scheduled conference, please let your child’ s teacher know. Plan to arrive on time and leave promptly. If you need more time with the teacher, we will be glad to schedule another conference (or you can finish your chat on the phone). If you didn’ t receive a conference schedule or have misplaced yours, there are extras in the lobby.
It has been an exciting and at times overwhelming beginning. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we settle into the new school year. It is extremely important to send in a WRITTEN note if your child is not going home with their regular driver.                                                                                        Also I need an immediate and written update if there are any changes to your emergency contact information. It’ s terrifying to have an injured child and be unable to contact anyone. Please leave your cell phones on and make sure that your voice mails are not full.
We all want our children to stay healthy. Sending children who might be ill to school decreases everyone’ s chances for a positive day. A sick child belongs at home. Sore throats, vomiting, and diarrhea are excellent reasons to keep your child at home. Children sent to school with these symptoms will be promptly sent home. Please try to be as considerate as you can. One other subject I’ d like to mention please label your child’ s jackets, sweaters, hats and lunchboxes. During carpool, book bags often are emptied.  It’ s very difficult to know just whose belongings were left behind. Because their outer clothing is so similar, children can’t always tell whether or not they have the right jacket. Please check what your child wears home occasionally. Several children are missing expensive coats and jackets. We also need you to return clothes that have been sent home when your child has had an accident. We are completely out of extra clothes. Please keep a change of clothes in the bottom of your child’s book bag for emergencies.
If you plan to send a special snack, especially for a birthday, let us know in advance. Occasionally we end up with several ” special” children on the same day in the same class. With a little advanced planning we can be sure everyone does get their special day. Please keep in mind we are a NUT FREE facility, we would feel terrible if we could not serve that special treat and had to send it back home! Birthday invitations should be mailed rather than sent through the school. No matter how careful a teacher is, feelings are hurt if everyone hasn’ t been invited.
KINDERGARTEN PARENTS: Now is the time to start looking into first grade options for your child. If you want infonnation regarding the various private schools in the area see me.My schools will hold open house sometime in the upcoming months. Usually the date and times are published in the newspaper. If you are thinking about private school, attending these open houses will help you decide what is best for your child.

If you have any questions, problems, or ideas give me a call. See you at carpool!
I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SUPPORT WITH OUR FUNDRAISERS.
Sincerely, Nancy

BELLAMY HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Thursday, December 6 @9:15

Ms. Jess and Ms. Susanne

Wednesday, December 12@  9:30

 

Ms. Jessica’s Class Ms. Niki’s Class Ms. Jacklynn’ s Class Ms. Sara’ s Class Mrs. Watkin ‘ s Class

Ms. Niki and Ms. Sara’s Afternoon Classes 2:15pm Thursday, December 13 @9:30

parking for the programs is available at the Church of the Living Waters on Indian Lakes Blvd.

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

Nov. 6 ……………School Conferences. Open for five-day all day children only
Nov. 12…………. School closed for Veteran’ s Day Nov. 22, 23…………………. Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 6, 12, 13… Holiday Programs (Four year- old parents bring treats for the lobby)
Dec.I9 – Jan.I Winter Holidays Jan. 2. School resumes
Jan 21…………… Martin Luther King Day. School closed
Jan 29… .. …….. Teacher In-service. School closed.

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Beach November 2018

Dear Parents,

If November is even half as lovely as October, we’re in for a marvelous month!  Halloween is now a memory.  I really believe it’s the children’s favorite holiday despite the stress caused by all that sugar.   The program was a huge success—the children outdid themselves with their good behavior.  I thank all of you for your support.
November conjures up images of Indians and pilgrims, colored leaves and crisp days.  In keeping with tradition each class will study seasonal changes and our heritage from their unique perspective. Ms. Annette’s and Ms. Leslie’s Mother’s Day Out classes have made incredible progress.  It’s wonderful to see how quickly the two year olds seem to grow. They studied themselves in September, looked   beyond themselves in October and this month they will explore their homes.  It’s a gradual evolution away from an awareness of themselves towards an awareness of their environment.  Great things are happening here.  It’s exciting!!!!
The Three-year-old classes explore their community as they study People in the Neighborhood.  Firemen, policemen, doctors, and dentists will come to share their jobs and teach the children safety.  The threes then finish the month with their favorite activity on a grand scale—a Thanksgiving feast.
Mrs. Debbie and Ms. Peeler’s classes discover the fantasy world of dragons and unicorns this month.  Medieval knights and castles come alive for them, and they’ll find that most dragons are rather sensitive and lovable creatures.  The children finish the unit convinced that blueberry muffins keep dragons (as well as children) happy.  The month ends with pilgrims, Native Americans, and an endless variety of turkeys.
Our prekindergarten classes have learned an incredible amount about endangered species and the habitats necessary for their survival. Ms. Diane and Ms. Sharon’s classes now focus on tropical rain-forests.  The children become aware of the fragility of this unique ecosystem as well as experts on bugs, snakes, and other inhabitants of this vanishing habitat.  The month ends with pilgrims, Native Americans, and a Thanksgiving feast.
Mrs. Heim’s kindergarten class explores nature as the original Americans found it.  We learn what the Native Americans discovered when they arrived on this continent and how they adapted their lifestyles to their environment.  The emphasis is on the culture, clothes, and lives of different Indian n

 

            Upcoming on November 6th are school conferences.  Although school is closed on that day, child care will be available for you during your conference.  Those of you who are enrolled in our full day program may leave your children as usual. If you can’t make your scheduled conference, please let either the teacher or Chris Brown knows and we will reschedule.   Plan to arrive on time and leave promptly.  If you need more time with the teacher, Chris will be glad to schedule another conference (or you can finish your chat on the phone).  If you didn’t receive a conference schedule or have misplaced yours, there are extras in the lobby.

            It has been an exciting and at times overwhelming beginning.   Thank you for your understanding and patience as we settle into the new school year. A few thoughts: sometimes in the rush to get to school and work we don’t have time for a healthy breakfast.   If your child has skipped breakfast or enjoyed a sugary start, please let us know.  What children eat for breakfast has an immediate and dramatic effect on their behavior.    We understand how difficult mornings can be, especially for working parents.  Please help us help your child.  Knowing that the morning was difficult can add considerably to a teacher’s patience and understanding.  It is extremely important to send in a WRITTEN note if your child is not going home with their regular driver.
Also, I need an immediate and written update if there are any changes to your emergency contact information.    Nothing would be more terrifying than to have an injured or sick child and be unable to contact anyone.
We all want our children to stay healthy.  Sending children who might be ill to school decreases everyone’s chances for a positive day.   A sick child belongs at home.  Sore throats, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea are excellent reasons to keep your child at home.   Children sent to school with these symptoms will be promptly sent home.  Please try to be as considerate as you can.
Please label your child’s jackets, sweaters and hats (every little girl has at least one white sweater, and every boy seems to have a blue jean jacket!) as well as their book bags, lunchboxes and show ‘n’ tell.   During carpool, book bags often are emptied.   It’s very difficult to know just whose belongings were left behind.  Because their outer clothing is  so  similar,  children  can’t  always tell whether or not they have  the  right  jacket.  Please check what your child wears home occasionally. Several children are missing expensive coats and jackets.   If you plan to send a special snack, especially for a birthday, let us know in advance.  Often we end up with several “special” children on the same day in the same class.  With a little advanced planning we can be sure everyone does get their special day.   Birthday invitations should be mailed rather than sent through the school.   No matter how careful a teacher is, feelings are hurt if everyone hasn’t been invited.
KINDERGARTEN PARENTS:  Now is the time to start looking into first grade options for your child.  If you want information regarding the various private schools in the area gives us a call 430-3338.  Many schools will hold open house sometime in the upcoming months.  Usually the date and times are published in the newspaper.  If you are thinking about private school, attending these open houses will help you decide what is best for your child.  If you have any questions problems or ideas give me a call.

REMINDER: If you do not use carpool times–  Please be sure to park and walk your child inside the building rather than dropping him or her off out front and watching them walk in.  This way, we’ll know they’re safe.  Thanks!

Sincerely,

                                                                                       Chris

                                                    Dates to Remember

November 6 ———————————— School Conferences
November 12———————————— School closed for Veteran’s Day
November 22, 23——————————- Thanksgiving Break
December.12, 13——————————- Holiday Programs
December 19-January 1———————   Winter Holidays
January 2    ————————————– School resumes
January 21————————————-   Martin Luther King Day, School closed
January 28————————————— In-service for Teacher, School closed
February 18————————————- Presidents Day, school closed
April 15-19—————————————Spring Break

HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Wednesday, December 12th—930A-Ms. Karen D, Ms. Kristen, Ms. Peeler, Ms. Diane
Ms. Heim

Thursday December 13th- 930A,– Ms. Annette, Ms. Leslie, Ms. Annie, Mrs. Harden,  Ms. Debbie,  Mrs. Sharon