West Neck

Beach Manor April 2022

Dear Parents,

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

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

The three-year-old classes will be introduced to Eric Carle, the celebrated children’s author. His books are delightful, and the children will enjoy not only his emotional characters, but also his colorful and crafty illustrative techniques. Lots of cooking this month, thanks to Walter the baker.

Our four classes will study Dr. Seuss and his zany characters.  The Cat in the Hat and all of his friends—Thigwick, Bartholomew Cubbins, Horton and Yertle become our vehicles for learning.  Rhymes, math, crafts, and songs all focus on the Seuss themes during these last days.  It all ends with the notorious Breakfast at Beach Manor featuring Green Eggs and Ham (of course)!  The children have a grand time with all of this while an incredible amount of learning takes place.

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

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

 

May 10th is Conference Day.  I will send home the conference schedule later.  School is closed while you discover what wonderful children you have.  And they really are wonderful!

 

We’ve begun the tedious process of updating the Parent Handbook and roster for next year.  If you plan on returning and haven’t told us, better do it soon.  We have sent out information on the summer programs at Bellamy, Broad Bay, Beach, and Greenbrier.  If you missed it and are interested, talk to Leigh and Kristen.

Sincerely, Leigh

 

Summer Job Opportunities

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

 

Broad Bay Manor: broadbaymanor@manorschools.com

Bellamy Manor: bellamymanor01@gmail.com

Beach Manor: beachmanor321@gmail.com

Greenbrier Manor: greenbriermanor@manorschools.com

 

 

 

Dates to Remember

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

Spring Program…………………………………………………. April 28-29

School conferences…………………………………………….  May 10th (school opened for All Day Children only)

Memorial Day…………………………………………………. May 30th (School closed)

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

Last day of school………………………………………………June 17th

Summer Programs at Bellamy, Broadbay, Beach and Greenbrier

Manor…………………………………………………………. June 27-August -19

Open House……………………………………………………. September

First Day of School……………………………………………. September 67h

 

Beach EIN # is 87.3731398.

 

PRING PROGRAM – Thursday/Friday April 28-29 @9:30

THURDAY, APRIL 28                               FRIDAY, APRIL 29

KIMBERLY                                            KAREN DUVA

KAYTLIN                                               KAREN HARDEN

KELLI                                                    JESSICA

SHARON                                               DIANE

YEZ

 

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

 

Broad Bay

Broad Bay Manor April 2022

Dear Parents,

 

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

 

Ms. Kristin and Ms. Charlynn continue to help our youngest children discover their growing capabilities. This new unit is titled “Fun with Food”! They will make cinnamon pretzels, play with dough (and spaghetti), paint with fruit and sample many tasty and healthy treats.  At the end of the month each will have a small repertoire of snacks they can make “all by myself.”

 

For our 3’s, this month involves a delicious study of what we feed our body. Our goal is to help the children learn about “good” foods and the main food groups. This unit involves quite a bit of cooking and sampling with each food group. They will make a variety of real food and paint with vegetables. The grand finale is a yummy party and a class created cookbook!

 

The 4-year-old classes will study Dr. Seuss and his zany characters. The Cat in the Hat and all his friends–Thigwick, Horton, and Yertle become our vehicles for learning. Rhymes, math, crafts, and songs all focus on Seuss themes during this month. It all ends with the notorious Breakfast at Broad Bay featuring Green Eggs and Ham (of course!) The children have a grand time with all this while an incredible amount of learning takes place.

 

In January, our pre kindergarten class learned an incredible amount about endangered species and the habitats necessary for their survival.  They now focus on tropical rain-forests.  The children become aware of the fragility of this unique ecosystem as well as experts on bugs, snakes, and other inhabitants of this vanishing habitat.

 

Kindergarten’s unit of study is the human body.   It’s time to find out a bit more about ourselves!  We’ll start by looking closely at our skin and work our way through the body systems to the heart (the most important part!).  The children’s academic progress amazes me.  Many are now learning long vowel sounds and spelling!  As spring progresses, we plan to incorporate creative writing into each week’s lesson.  As these masterpieces come home it is important that you be extremely positive in your comments.  PLEASE don’t make any suggestions for improvement and don’t even think of mentioning spelling.  Creative writing is a very personal and sensitive process.  A careless remark can be devastating.

 

Conference Day

May  10th is conference day.  School is closed while you discover what wonderful children you have; and they really are wonderful!  More information about conference day will come out towards the end of April.  Child-care is available this day for those enrolled in our all-day programs only (the 7:00-6:00 program).

 

Sunscreen

As the weather turns warm many children sunburn.  If your child is sensitive to the sun, remember to put sunscreen on him/her before coming to school.  If you would like to have sunscreen applied to your child throughout the day, please fill out the school’s sunscreen form available at the front desk.

 

Summer at BBMS

We have sent out information on the summer programs at the Manor Schools.  If you missed it and are interested, talk to your director.  Classes are beginning to fill!

 

Summer Job Opportunities

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

 

 

Broad Bay Manor: broadbaymanor@manorschools.com

Bellamy Manor: bellamymanor01@gmail.com

Beach Manor: beachmanor321@gmail.com

Greenbrier Manor: greenbriermanor@manorschools.com

 

 

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

 

Sincerely,

Jennifer Cox

 

 

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

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

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

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

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

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

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor School March 2022

Dear Parents,

March has arrived with occasional warm days that promise spring.  February was an intense month, and our children grew in knowledge as well as stature as they explored other cultures, colors, community helpers, birds and past Presidents.

Ms. Ariella and Ms. Yanira continue to help our youngest children with the exciting process of learning.  The children paint, crayon and cut as they learn about shapes.

The three-year-olds will be learning about nutrition. Our goal is to help the children learn about “good” foods and the main food groups. This unit involves quite a bit of cooking and sampling with each food group. They will make bread, pizza, fries and paint with vegetables. The grand finale is a yummy party and a class created cookbook!

Our four-year-olds will be taking a look back in time as they study the Wild West. They will be learning about horses, cowboys and Rodeos with a combination of factual information. They’ll also study horses with many delightful stories about the American Cowboys.

Ms. Sandra’s Pre-K class looks at our world from a geographical and environmental angle. Ms. Sandra introduces her children to some basic geographical concepts using habitats as her motif.  By mid-month the children are learning about the fragility of various habitats and the interdependence between the environment and its inhabitants.  An investigation of endangered species concludes the unit.

The kindergarten classes finished a whirlwind trip around the world last week.  They now will study the human body.  It is now time to learn more about ourselves. We start by looking closely at our skin and are working our way through the body systems to the heart (the most important part!)

Our Spring Break will be the week of April 11th –15th.   Our annual egg hunts will be April 7-8th. Your child’s teacher will be sending out more information. We ask that you send in a basket or bag labeled with your child’s name on it the morning of their hunt. The pretend grass in the basket is fine, but please no candy or stuffed animals. The following week is spring break. Both students and teachers will take a well- deserved vacation before returning for the final busy weeks of school.

Registration is going beautifully thanks to all of you.   Keep on talking!   If you plan to return next year and have not yet turned in a pre-registration form, talk to me soon.  We would fill be so sad to fill your spot!

Many of you have inquired about our summer program. It is patterned on the school year adapted for summer.   It offers continued play, academics, social, and craft opportunities.  The children have plenty of opportunity to play dress ups, easels paint, puzzles, games, and water play. The registration forms for summer will be available March 1st.  Enrollment is limited so please return your summer registration form if you are interested.

We will use the Info-Snap online enrollment procedure for our summer program registration. It’s a two- step process. Step one is the submission of the summer preregistration form and fee. Step two is the online submission of the Info-Snap registration form. We will need the preregistration form and fee before you submit your online registration. Parents who choose to pay the registration fee via credit or debit card may do so through our online tuition portal.

It looks like a full and fun month ahead. We are two thirds through the year, and the growth in the children is incredible! They have learned a tremendous amount in these past months. We feel so fortunate to have such a rewarding job.  Your children bring us joy in so many ways!!

 

Warmest regards,

Kristine

 

 

We are excited to inform our families of the upcoming transition of ownership at The Manor Schools.  With the Kottkes ready to retire, Jennifer and William Cox are very excited to continue their vision into the future!

 

To our Manor School families,

I have always felt a calling to work with children and being at The Manor Schools has felt like a perfect match since day one!  I started my education career teaching in the Virginia Beach Public school system.   Ten years ago, I made the move over to Broad Bay Manor as assistant director, director, and then head director of all four schools.  My husband, William, also serves the community as a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Norfolk.

It is an honor for us to continue the legacy the Kottkes created.  We plan to continue the strong curriculum and standards we have all grown to know and love.  Our goal is to have a very smooth and uneventful transition of ownership for the staff, students, and community the schools serve.

 

With great respect,

Jennifer Cox

 

 

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:

 

Tuesday, May 3rd @ 10:00             Wednesday, May 4th @ 10:00

      Ms. Niki                                        Ms. Kristina

      Ms. Sara                                        Ms. Devin

      Ms. Sandra                                    Ms. Haylie

      Mrs. Hobbs                                                Ms. Cole

 

                                                         Ms. Haylie’s PM class @ 2:30

         

 

Thursday, May 5th @ 11:00

Ms. Yanira & Ms. Ariella

                            

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

March 22 & 23………………………Class Pictures

April 7 & 8…………………………..Classroom Egg Hunts

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

 

May 3-5…..……………………….Spring Programs

May 10..…………………………  Conference Day (Open for Full Day students only)

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

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

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

June 20-24…………………………Open for current full day students only

June 27-August 19th….……………….Summer Program

 

 

Broad Bay

Broad Bay Manor March 2022

Dear Parents,

 

March has arrived with occasional warm days that promise spring.   February was an intense month, and our children grew in knowledge as well as stature as they explored dinosaurs, opposites, zoo animals, the wild west and past presidents.

 

This month the 2’s children will explore the many adventures of Pete the Cat.  These best-selling picture books present the wiry Pete with his white shoes and eclectic friends showing that it’s cool to be you.  With boundless poise, creativity and energy, Ms. Kristin and Ms. Charlynn do an exceptional job with their charges.

 

With their usual enthusiasm, our three year-old teachers will introduce life on the farm. The focus of this unit is farm animals and their products.  Although the school doesn’t take field trips, the petting zoo at the Norfolk Zoo has many farm animals the children can touch and feed.  As the children become more aware of their environment, their curiosity deepens.  These studies are designed to help them organize their world.

 

Our four-year-olds take an in-depth look at nature and begin their study of local birds.  This is really an impressive unit. By the time it’s over, the children can accurately identify about twenty-five different species of birds as they return to Tidewater for the spring. It also ends with a marvelous bird party (pass the worms, please)!

 

Our pre-kindergarten classes will now study the world of insects! Bugs are fascinating little creatures and the children start looking very closely at them with this unit. We hope to raise a crop of ladybugs and watch our family of ants build their home!

 

The kindergarten class will study Dr. Seuss and his zany characters.  The Cat in the Hat and all his friends–Thigwick, Bartholomew Cubbins, Horton, and Yertle become our vehicles for learning.  Rhymes, math, crafts, and songs all focus on Seuss themes during these days.  It all ends with the notorious Breakfast at Broad Bay featuring Green Eggs and Ham (of course!).

 

Fall Registration

Thank you to those that have completed the online registration through InfoSnap.  If you have not, please follow the previously emailed link and complete the enrollment form so your child is fully enrolled for fall.  Let me know if you need the link again; I will be happy to resend!  Although most classes are full at BBMS for Fall 2022, there are limited openings at our other Manor Schools in the area.  The curriculum, schedule, equipment and even the parties are exactly the same!

 

Summer at BBMS

Many of you have inquired about our summer program. It is patterned on the school year and adapted for summer.   It offers continued play, academics, socialization, craft activities, and tons of outside play!  You will receive summer information through both email and as hard copies coming home with your student.  Please send back the form and registration fee to reserve a spot for your child ASAP.

 

 

School closings or delays will be posted on our website at www.manorschools.com.  The announcement will pop up immediately on the homepage. You will also get an email as soon as a decision is made.  We typically follow the public school’s closings initially.  We try our best to keep children, parents, and our staff safe during these times

 

Sincerely,

Jennifer Cox

 

We are excited to inform our families of the upcoming transition of ownership at The Manor Schools.  With the Kottkes ready to retire, Jennifer and William Cox are very excited to continue their vision into the future!

 

 

To our Manor School families,

I have always felt a calling to work with children and being at The Manor Schools has felt like a perfect match since day one!  I started my education career teaching in the Virginia Beach Public school system.   Ten years ago, I made the move over to Broad Bay Manor as assistant director, director, and then head director of all four schools.  My husband, William, also serves the community as a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Norfolk.

It is an honor for us to continue the legacy the Kottkes created.  We plan to continue the strong curriculum and standards we have all grown to know and love.  Our goal is to have a very smooth and uneventful transition of ownership for the staff, students, and community the schools serve.

With great respect,

Jennifer Cox

 

 

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

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

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

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

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

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

West Neck

Beach Manor March 2022

Dear Parents,

 

March has arrived with occasional warm days that promise spring.   February was an intense month, and our children grew in knowledge as they explored Pete the Cat, Bears, past Presidents and the of course our zany Dr. Suess.

 

The month of March takes most classes outside. Ms. Kaytlin and Ms. Kimberly continue to help our youngest children with the exciting process of learning.  The children will explore the concept of opposites as they compare and contrast the world around us!

 

Our three-year old’s will 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 threes end the month with Little Red Riding Hood and homemade bread baked by the Little Red Hen herself!

 

The four-year olds discover the world of Beatrix Potter.  After they are thoroughly entranced by Benjamin Bunny, Peter Rabbit, and Jemimah Puddle Duck, they have a marvelous English tea party.  We have a good bit of fun with this unit while introducing the children to some excellent literature.  Because Beatrix Potter’s books are so delightfully illustrated, reading her stories to your children at home will help reinforce her world in their minds.

 

Ms. Diane’s PreK students will study about our feathered Birds of Prey.  You will be truly impressed with the depth and scope of your child’s knowledge as he/she learns to identify several species of our feathered friends. The study ends with a fantastic bird party –pass the worms, please.

 

The kindergarten class will now take a trip back in time to the age of reptiles and study dinosaurs.  These budding paleontologists learn to identify close to twenty-five dinosaurs before attending a dinosaur hunt at the end of the month.  This is one of our favorite studies and the children love it.

 

Spring Break is from April 11th-April 15th.   We will have our annual egg hunt on April 7th and 8th.  Your child’s teacher will communicate to you when they are planning their hunt.  Please send in an empty basket or bag, labeled with your child’s name on the appropriate morning.  Pretend grass is fine, please no candy or stuffed animals.  We will close at the end of the day Friday, April 8th for Spring Break. Both student and teachers will take a well-deserved vacation before returning for the final busy weeks of School.

 

Many of you have inquired about our summer program that is offered at Beach, Bellamy, Broad Bay and Greenbrier Manor.  It is a wonderful program patterned on the school year and adapted for the summer.  It offers continued play, academics, socialization, and crafts.  The children have plenty of opportunity to use the computers, dress ups, easels, puzzles, games and train sets. The summer registration form is attached. Enrollment is limited, so please return the registration form if you are interested.

 

We will use the InfoSnap online enrollment procedure for our summer program registration.  It will remain a two-step process.  Step one is the submission of the summer pre-registration form and fee.  Step two is the online submission of the InfoSnap registration form. We will need the preregistration form and fee before you submit your online registration.

 

It looks like a full and fun month.  We are two thirds through the year, and the growth in the children is incredible.  They have learned a tremendous amount in these past months.   We feel so fortunate to have such a rewarding job.  Your children bring joy in so many ways!

 

REGISTRATION:

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

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

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

Please return any clothes your child may have borrowed from school due to accidents or playground mishaps.  We’re getting low on our supply of spare socks, underwear, and pants.  It helps so much to have a change of clothes in the bottom of your child’s book bag.
Check coats and jackets.  Sometimes a child grabs the wrong coat on his way out the door.  So many jackets are similar and make ownership difficult to distinguish.  PLEASE WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE LABEL!!!

 

Just a quick reminder of our illness policy: children with a fever will be sent home immediately.  Children are not to return to school until they have been fever free for Seventy-two hours.  Do not give your child medicine in the morning to bring down his/her temperature and send him/her to school.  The only way we can contain these illnesses is by keeping the sick children at home.

Thank you for all the help and support.

 

Sincerely, Leigh

 

We are excited to inform our families of the upcoming transition of ownership at The Manor Schools.  With the Kottkes ready to retire, Jennifer and William Cox are very excited to continue their vision into the future!

To our Manor School families,

I have always felt a calling to work with children and being at The Manor Schools has felt like a perfect match since day one!  I started my education career teaching in the Virginia Beach Public school system.   Ten years ago, I made the move over to Broad Bay Manor as assistant director, director, and then head director of all four schools.  My husband, William, also serves the community as a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Norfolk.

It is an honor for us to continue the legacy the Kottkes created.  We plan to continue the strong curriculum and standards we have all grown to know and love.  Our goal is to have a very smooth and uneventful transition of ownership for the staff, students, and community the schools serve.

With great respect,

Jennifer Cox

 

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

 

Spring Break…………………………………        April 11-15

SCHOOL CONFERENCES ………………….     May 10(Open for all day

Children only)

MEMORIAL DAY……………………………..    May 30 (school closed)

 

KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION………June 10

 

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL ……………………..   June 17

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS AT…………………..    June 27- August 19

(BEACH, BELLAMY, BROAD BAY AND GREENBRIER)

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL…………………….    September 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORMS ARE GOING OUT  MARCH 1st  2021 IN YOUR CHILDS BACKPACK**** YOU CAN ALSO PICK UP IN THE FRONT LOBBY***

 

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor March 2022

Dear Parents,

 

If February’s warmth was a hint, March will declare that spring is here. Last month was an intense month and our children grew in knowledge as well as stature as they explored life on the farm, Farmer MacGregor’s garden, past presidents, and themselves.

Ms Loretta will introduce the children to the colors all around us! They will explore color through food, animals, textures and lots of books. It will be a truly exciting month for our littlest ones!

The three-year-old classes will be introduced to Eric Carle, the celebrated children’s author. His books are delightful and the children will enjoy not only his emotional characters, but also his colorful and crafty illustrative techniques. There will be lots of cooking this month – Thanks to Jack and his Mama and Walter the baker!

Cindi, Megan, and Kari’s four-year-olds are in for a treat this month because it’s BEAR MONTH! From Corduroy, Pooh, and Paddington to pandas and polar bears they investigate bears, their habits and habitats. Some activities you might hear about include packing Paddington’s suitcase, painting Pooh, and ultimately our teddy bear picnic. The fours indulge in fantasy to their heart’s content.

Ms. Michelle’s pre-kindergarten class investigates weather – clouds, rainbows, snowflakes, and wind. This unit is designed to be quite a hands on, scientific approach to the causes of different types of weather. Letter and number recognition as well as phonics instruction continue on an individual basis.

The kindergarten class goes around the world. It’s a full month’s trip, and we learn about children from other countries. The emphasis of study is on the dress, food, homes, and customs of children from countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and of course North America! If any of you have traveled and can share pictures or souvenirs with the class, please let Tracy and Stephanie know.

Registration is going beautifully thanks to all of you. Keep on talking! If you plan to return next year and have not yet turned in a registration form, talk to Jackie soon. We would hate to fill your spot.

Many of you have inquired about GMS’s summer program. It is patterned on the GMS school year adapted for summer. It offers continued play, academics, social, and craft opportunities. The children have plenty of opportunity to use the iPads, dress-ups, easels, puzzles, and games.  Enrollment is limited so please return the preregistration form if you are interested.

We will use the InfoSnap online enrollment procedure for our summer program registration. It’ll remain a two-step process. Step one is the submission of the summer preregistration form and fee. Step two is the online submission of the InfoSnap registration form. We will need the preregistration form and fee before you submit your online registration. Parents who choose to pay the registration fee via credit or debit card may do so through our online tuition portal, Diamond Mind (http://greenbriermanor.diamondmindinc.com/).

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

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. We will check to make sure it was not made in a facility processed with peanuts or tree nuts as well. If you have any questions about our policy, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you!

 

Sincerely,

 

Jackie

 

 

We are excited to inform our families of the upcoming transition of ownership at The Manor Schools.  With the Kottkes ready to retire, Jennifer and William Cox are very excited to continue their vision into the future!

To our Manor School families,

I have always felt a calling to work with children and being at The Manor Schools has felt like a perfect match since day one!  I started my education career teaching in the Virginia Beach Public school system.   Ten years ago, I made the move over to Broad Bay Manor as assistant director, director, and then head director of all four schools.  My husband, William, also serves the community as a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Norfolk.

It is an honor for us to continue the legacy the Kottkes created.  We plan to continue the strong curriculum and standards we have all grown to know and love.  Our goal is to have a very smooth and uneventful transition of ownership for the staff, students, and community the schools serve.

With great respect,

Jennifer Cox

 

 DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

March 24-25………………Individual & Class Pictures

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

May 10.………………….      Conference Day (Open for All Day Care only)

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

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

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

June 27-Aug 19………….     Summer programs

Sept 6………………. …..      Fall programs begin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broad Bay

Broad Bay Manor February 2022

Dear Parents,

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Valentine’s Day

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

 

2022-2023 Registration

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

Summer 2022

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

Inclement Weather Policy

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

 

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

Sincerely,

Jennifer Cox

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

February 1.In-Service- SCHOOL CLOSED

February 21Presidents Day- SCHOOL CLOSED

April 11-15..Spring Break- SCHOOL CLOSED

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

May 30..Memorial Day- SCHOOL CLOSED

June 17.Last day of the School Year

June 20-August 19..Summer Programs

Valentine’s Day Class Info

Ms. Kristin​​10

Ms. Charlynn​​10

Ms. Jamie​​​16

Ms. Kelly​​16

Ms. Susan​​​​14

Ms. Dorothy​​​18

Ms. Leigh​​18

Ms. Withers​​​​18

Ms. Moesta​​​16

Ms. Profilet ​​​18

Ms. Galeafterschool​​18

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor February 2022

Dear Parents,

 

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

    Ms. Loretta continues to help our youngest children with the exciting process of learning. Our MDO’s will spend their time enjoying “Fun with Food”. They will make Cinnamon Pretzels, play with dough (and spaghetti), paint with fruit and sample many tasty and healthy treats.

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

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

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

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

   Valentine’s Day with its messages of love and friendship is special to children and to Greenbrier Manor School. Each class exchanges valentines and has a party on February 14th (or 10th for the T TH classes). Enclosed is a list with the number of children in each class. On February 14th (or 10th) please send in valentines for each student in your child’s class, and we’ll take care of the rest.  The teachers have requested that you NOT “address” the valentines – just sign them with your child’s name. This way the children can easily pass them out.

 

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

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

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

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

 

Summer: Our summer program will be from June 20 thru August 19. Summer preregistration forms will go out soon. We will have two, three, and five day programs, both half and full day. We will have one six-week program for half day children. Full time students may enroll for an eight-week session.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Jackie

 

 

Notes:

 

Greenbrier’s EIN number is 54-1636775

 

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

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

           

                     

VALENTINE INFO

             

Two Year Olds:Ms. Loretta 12​​​

 

Three Year Olds:Ms. Brittney  14​​​​

​​     ​​Ms. Karen 16​ ​   Ms. Adrieen 16

 

Four Year Olds:  Ms. Meg 18 ​​​Ms. Cindi 18​​

​​  ​​​Ms Kari  16​​​​

                         

PreK:  ​​ ​​Ms. Michelle  18

 

Kindergarten:     Ms. Garlow  10         Mrs. Stanger11

​​​​​​​​                              

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

               

February 21 ………….President’s Day, School Closed

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

May 10.………………Conference Day (Open for All Day Care only)

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

June 17……………….Last Day of School

June 2024……………School Open for Day Care

June 27-Aug 19………Summer programs                                                                        

Sept 6…………….…..Fall programs begin

 

 

West Neck

Beach Manor February 2022

           February 2022

Dear Parents,

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

     Ms. Kaytlin and Ms. Andrea, our pillars of patience will introduce the many adventures of Pete the Cat. These best-selling picture books present the wiry Pete with his white shoes and eclectic friends showing that it’s cool to be you. With boundless poise, creativity, and energy, our MDO ladies do an exceptional job with her charges.  With easel painting, sponge, and spin art not to mention our backed papers this is a grand time for our youngest.

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

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

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

          The kindergarten classes will study Dr. Seuss and his zany characters.  The Cat in the Hat and all his friends–Thigwick, Bartholomew Cubbins, Horton, and Yertle become our vehicles for learning.  Rhymes, math, crafts, and songs all focus on Seuss themes during these winter days.  It all ends with the notorious breakfast a Beach Manor featuring Green Eggs and Ham (of course!).   The children have a grand time with all of this while an incredible amount of learning takes place.

         Valentine’s Day with its messages of love and friendship is special to children and Beach Manor School.  Each class exchanges valentines and has a party for Valentine’s Day. Enclosed is a list with the number of children in each class.  On February 14th (or 10th) please send in valentines for each student in your child’s class, and we’ll take care of the rest.  The teachers have requested that you NOT “address” the valentines–just sign them with your child’s name.  This way the children can easily pass them out.  Your child’s teacher will let you know your party day/date.

   

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

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

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

         Beach Manor’s EIN number is 54-1812375.

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

                                                                   Sincerely, Leigh

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

FEB 1                    FALL REGISTRATION OPEN TO PUBLIC AND RETURNING STUDENTS

February 1                       Teacher in-service- School closed

February 21                     President’s Day. School closed

April  11-15                         Spring Break

May     10                          Conference Day. School open for daycare only

May     30                           Memorial Day.  School closed

June    10                             Kindergarten graduation

June  17                             Last Day of School

June 20-August 19        Summer programs at Beach, Bellamy, Broadbay and Greenbrier Manor

September 6                   Fall Classes begin

REMINDERS:  Please remember to:

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

                                                                          VALENTINE INFORMATION/CHILDREN PER CLASS

Ms. Kaytlin (10), Ms. Andrea (10), Ms. Karen (10),

Mrs. Harden (16), Mrs. Kelli (18), Ms. Sharon14 (18),

Ms. Jessica (16)

 Ms. Diane Pre-K (15), Ms. Yesaulsky (17)

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor February 2022

Dear Parents,

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

REGISTRATION:

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

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

 

 

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

                                                                   

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

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

Sincerely,

Kristine

                                            VALENTINEINFORMATION

 

 2s

                                                  Ms. Yanira 10

   Ms. Ariella  11

             

 

            Three Year Olds:                                 Four Year Olds:

             Ms. Kristina 17                                 Ms. Sara 18    

              Ms. Niki  16                                    Ms. Haylie 17

             Ms. Devin 16    

             

           

                     

              PreK:                                                  Kindergarten:

              Mrs. Sandra:  16                                Mrs. Hobbs:12

                              Ms. Cole  11

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

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

FEB 21……….. President’s Day SCHOOL CLOSED

APRIL 1115 Spring Break SCHOOL CLOSED

MAY 3Spring Show (Ms. Niki, Ms. Sara, Ms. Sandra, Mrs. Hobbs @10:00)

MAY 4Spring Show (Ms. Kristina, Ms. Devin, Ms. Haylie, Ms. Cole @10:00)

MAY 4..Spring Show (Ms. Haylies PM class @ 2:30 )

MAY 10Conferences (Open for full day students only)

MAY 31Memorial Day SCHOOL CLOSED

JUNE 10 Kindergarten Graduation

JUNE 17...  Last Day of school.

 

Manor Tax ID# 54-1238801

 

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