APR 2019

Broad Bay Manor School April 2019

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! Ms. Jamie will have your little ones asking for all kinds of Spanish dishes, so prepare to get creative in the kitchen!

 

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 14th is conference day. School is closed while you discover what wonderful children you have; and they really are wonderful! 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 Bellamy, Greenbrier, and Broad Bay Manor. If you missed it and are interested, talk to your director. Classes are beginning to fill!

 

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

 

Apr 10, 11, 12 ……………………………………….           Class and individual pictures

Apr 15-19………………………………………………         Spring Break (school closed)

May 01, 02, 03 …………………………………………         Spring programs

May 14.………………………………………………             Conference Day (open to all day students only)

May 27………………………………………………..           Memorial Day (school closed)

June 12………………………………………………             Kindergarten Graduation

June 14………………………………………………..          Last day of school

June 17 – Aug 16..…………………………………..          Summer programs

Sep 3………………………………………………….          Fall 2019 first day of school

 

Class Pictures and individual pictures

Wednesday, April 10th

Ms. Jennifer

Ms. Kelly

Ms. Colleen

Ms. Profilet

Ms. Muncy

 

Thursday, April 11th

Ms. Kristin

Ms. Charlynn

Ms. Leigh

 

Friday, April 12th

Ms. Dorothy

Ms. Brantley

Ms. Moesta

 

 

SPRING Programs

 

Wednesday, May 1st @ 9:15

Ms. Charlynn

Ms. Colleen

Ms. Leigh

Thursday, May 2nd @ 9:15

Ms. Kristin

Ms. Jennifer

Ms. Brantley

Thursday, May 2nd @ 1:15

Ms. Muncy

Ms. Profilet

Friday, May 3rd @ 9:15

Ms. Kelly

Ms. Dorothy

Ms. Moesta

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor School April 2019

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.
Loretta, our pillar of patience, begins April with an in-depth study of words and their opposites to our Mother’s Day Out class. With easel painting, sponge printing, spin art and backed papers, this is a grand time for our youngest.
Our three year olds begin April with nursery tales. The children explore classic stories as they grow Jack’s beanstalk, peek at the troll under the Billy goat’s bridge, and visit the three bears.
The four year olds depart from their fantasy world of make-believe and explore the fascinating world of our feathered friends. As local birds migrate back into the area they should be able to identify most of them. Bridget, Kim, Michelle, and Kari teach them the characteristics of twenty-five different species and help them create an amazing bird book. We’ll end with yet another party, complete with worms and seeds!
Ms. Gwen’s pre-K class moves down the food chain to investigate insects. Bugs fascinate children and Gwen uses their curiosity to educate them about useful and harmful insects. The high point of this unit materializes in May when we get to watch ants tunnel.
The kindergarten classes take a trip back in time to the age of reptiles and study dinosaurs. These budding paleontologists learn to identify close to twenty-five dinosaurs before attending a dinosaur hunt at the end of the month. This is one of our favorite studies, and the children love it. 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.
Los animales (animals) will be topic of discussion in Spanish. The children will be transported to “La granja de Jose’” (Joseph’s farm) where they will learn to pronounce la vaca (cow) and la oveja (sheep). The setting will then change to el zoológico (zoo) where they’ll find los animales salvajes (wild animals) of Africa, to include el león (lion) and el elefante (elephant).
May 15th 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! Childcare will be available during your conference and for those enrolled in our all day program.
Kindergarten graduation is scheduled for June 7th. The children will sing a few songs during a simple ceremony as they receive their diplomas. The graduation party will follow with cake and punch in the classroom. Be sure to bring your camera and tissues!
We’ve begun the tedious process of updating the Parent Handbook and roster for next year. If you plan on returning and haven’t told us, please do it soon. If you are not coming back, remember to return the little green binder you received last fall. We need to recycle them.
We have sent out information on the summer program at Greenbrier. If you missed it and are interested, talk to Jackie or Elizabeth. Classes are filling quickly.
Spring appears to be a busy and exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions or concerns we’re only a phone call away.
Mark your calendars for our Spring Program! Times and dates are listed below. It’s the three-year-old parents’ turn to provide refreshments for the adults in the lobby.
Spring Break is coming up April 15th thru April 19th. Our spring celebrations will be the week of April 8th. We plan to dye eggs and have our egg hunts on April 11th and 12th. We will close at the end of the day Friday April 12th 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!
As the weather turns warm many children sunburn. If your child is sensitive to the sun remember to put sunscreen on him/her before he comes to school.

Sincerely,

Jackie
DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

April 8, 9 &10…………Spring Programs
April 15-19…………….Spring Break, School Closed.
May 14.………………..Conference Day (Open for All Day Care only)
May 27…………………Memorial Day, School Closed
June 7……………………Kindergarten Graduation @ 9:15
June 14…………………Last Day of School
June 17-21………………School Open for Day Care
June 24-Aug 16…………Summer programs at Greenbrier, Bellamy and Broad Bay
Sept 3…………………..Fall programs begin

Spring Programs

Monday, April 8 Monday, April 8
9:15 1:15
Karen King Gwen Kensinger (pm class)
Bridget Winston Ms. Early/Mrs. Stanger
Gwen Kensinger (am class)

Tuesday, April 9 Tuesday, April 9
9:15 10:30
Michelle Hatchett Loretta Moore
Amber Callahan

Wednesday, April 10th Wednesday, April 10th
9:15 10:30
Brittney Baker Liz Holladay
Kim Little Kari Swain

West Neck

Beach Manor March 2019

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. Leslie and Ms. Annette 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 olds 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 Jeminiah 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 and Ms. Sharon’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.

 

In Spanish the children will be learning about clothes. You may hear our child say I need my la Caquetá y el abrigo (coat and sweater) as we finish winter and enter spring.

 

Spring Break is from April 15th-April 19th. We will have our annual egg hunt on April 8th and 9th. 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 12th for Spring Break. Both student and teachers will take a well-deserved vacation before returning for the final busy weeks of School.

 

Ms. Karen will be putting together our Spring Program again this year. The big event will take place on April 10th and 11th. . Class performances times are listed below. It’s the Kindergarten and MDO parents turn to provide goodies for the grownups on the porch.

 

Many of you have inquired about our summer program that is offered at 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.  You may not be aware that if you declare Beach as your primary child care provider, you may be able to register your child in the kindergarten class at Princess Anne, North Landing, Three Oaks and Red Mill Elementary.  Your child can attend Beach for half the day and public elementary school for the other half.  This gives them both the community school experience and the academic exposure you have come to expect from Beach Manor. Our van will transport children to or from Three Oaks, Red Mill and North Landing. Princess Anne sends the public school bus.  All the other elementary schools are just too far for us. With Three Oaks and North Landing going to full day Kindergarten next year, this may change. If you have a home school that you would like us to consider transporting to/from please come and talk to me.

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.

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 twenty four 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, Chris

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

Lion’s Club Testing…………………………….. March 6 and 7

Class Pictures…………………………………… March 19 and 20

(This is a Vision test

Spring Program……………………………..       April 10 and 11

Spring Break…………………………………       April 15-19

SCHOOL CONFERENCES ………………….   May 14(Open for all day

Children only)

MEMORIAL DAY……………………………..  May 27 (school closed)

KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION………….. June 7

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL …………………….. June 14

SUMMER PROGRAMS AT…………………..   June 17- August 16

(BELLAMY, BROAD BAY AND GREENBRIER)

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL…………………….   September 3

 

CLASS PICTURES

 

MARCH 19TH—Ms. Annette, Ms. Leslie, Ms. Annie, Ms. Diane, Ms. Sharon, Ms. Heim

MARCH 20TH –Ms. Karen D, Ms. Kristen D, Ms. Harden, Ms. Peeler, Ms. Debbie

 

SPRING PROGRAM

930AM – Wednesday April 10—Ms. Karen D, Ms. Kristen, Ms. Peeler,

Ms. Debbie, Ms. Diane

 

930AM—Thursday, April 11—Ms. Annette, Ms. Leslie, Ms. Annie, Ms. Harden, Ms. Sharon, Ms. Heim

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor School March 2019

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

The three year olds wave good bye to our community helpers and turn their focus to one of their favorite topics-food! They learn about nutrition and becoming 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 fruits and vegetables, and finish the month with a delicious Nutrition Party. It’s a terrific (and fattening) month for the threes.

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 and songs about the wild west. The unit ends as the children enjoy a “rodeo”, BMS style. Letter and number recognition as well as phonics instruction continue on an individual basis.

Ms. Sandra’s PreK 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 15th –19th. We plan to dye eggs on April 9th and 10th. Our annual egg hunts will be April 11-13th. 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! Three of our four schools still have openings.   If you plan to return next year and have not yet turned in a pre-registration form, talk to me soon. We would hate 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 in the lobby. Enrollment is limited so please return the enclosed 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, Diamond Mind (http://bellamymanor.diamondmindinc.com/).

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 joy in so many ways.

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,

Nancy

 

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:

 

       Thursday, April 25 @ 9:30 Ms. Jess, Ms. Michele, and Ms. Susanne

 

Wednesday, May 1 @ 9:30                          Thursday, May 2 @ 9:30

     Ms. Jessica                                                        Ms. Jenn

     Ms. Niki                                                            Ms. Kirsty

   Ms. Jacklynn                                                    Ms. Sandra

     Ms. Sara                                                           Mrs. Watkins

 

Afternoon classes @ 2:15       

                    DATES TO REMEMBER

 

March 4 & 5………………………….Individual and Class Pictures

March 14 & 15……………………… Lions Club Screening

April 15-19…………..………………. Spring Break SCHOOL CLOSED

April 21………………………………Happy Easter

April 25 ……………………………   Ms. Jess, Ms. Michele, Susanne’s Show

May 1 & 2…..………………………. Spring Programs

May 14 ..…………………………….. Conference Day (Open for all day children only)

May 27..………….…….……………. Memorial Day SCHOOL CLOSED

June 7..………….…………………….Kindergarten Graduation

June 14..……….…………………….. Last Day of School

June 17-21……………………………School open for Day Care Only (Turtle Week)

June 24–August 16….……………………Summer Program

August 27..……………………………….Open House

Sept. 3..………………………………..First Day of School 2019-2020

MAR 2019

Broad Bay Manor School March 2019

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. Ms. Jamie will be right there with them to create even more connections in the Spanish language! Bring your child to the zoo and listen to all the new words they have learned this month!

 

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 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 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 2019, there are 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

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

Apr 10, 11, 12 ……………………………………….       Class and individual pictures

Apr 15-19………………………………………………     Spring Break (school closed)

May 01, 02, 03 …………………………………………     Spring programs

May 14.………………………………………………        Conference Day (open to all day students only)

May 27………………………………………………..       Memorial Day (school closed)

June 12………………………………………………        Kindergarten Graduation

June 14………………………………………………..      Last day of school

June 17 – Aug 16..…………………………………..       Summer programs

Sep 3………………………………………………….       Fall 2019 first day of school

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor School March 2019

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, leave 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 little 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!

Bridget, Kim, Michelle, 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. Gwen’s pre-kindergarten classes investigate 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, and Africa. If any of you have traveled and can share pictures or souvenirs with the class, please let Tracy and Stephanie know.

In Spanish, we will be learning about clothes. You may hear your child say I need my la chaqueta y el abrigo (coat and sweater) as we finish winter and enter spring.

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 April15th thru April 19th. Our spring celebration will be the week of April 8th. We plan to dye eggs and have our egg hunts on April 11th and 12th. We will close at the end of the day Friday April 12th 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!

Finally, 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,

 

Jackie

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

March 6, 7 & 8…………..Individual & Class Pictures

April 8, 9 &10…………Spring Programs

April 15-19…………….Spring Break, School Closed.

May 14.………………..Conference Day (Open for All Day Care only)

May 27…………………Memorial Day, School Closed

June 7……………………Kindergarten Graduation @ 9:15

June 14…………………Last Day of School

June 17-21………………School Open for Day Care

June 24-Aug 16…………Summer programs at Greenbrier, Bellamy and Broad Bay

Sept 3…………………..Fall programs begin

 

 

 

Spring Programs

 

Monday, April 8                                                      Monday, April 8

9:15                                                                                      1:15

Karen King                                                              Gwen Kensinger (pm class)

Bridget Winston                                                      Ms. Early/Mrs. Stanger

Gwen Kensinger (am class)

 

Tuesday, April 9                                                      Tuesday, April 9

9:15                                                                                   10:30

Michelle Hatchett                                                    Loretta Moore

Amber Callahan

 

Wednesday, April 10th                                 Wednesday, April 10th

9:15                                                                                   10:30

Brittney Baker                                                                   Liz Holladay

Kim Little                                                                          Kari Swain

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Broad Bay Feb 2019

February 2019

Dear Parents,

 

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

 

The three-year-olds go on a safari this month and study the animals at the zoo.  As the month goes by, they become experts on animal features and behavior.  Don’t forget to ask your children about the animal names in Spanish as well!

 

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

 

Valentine’s Day

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

 

2019-2020 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 2019

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

 

Inclement Weather Policy

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

 

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

Sincerely,

Jennifer Cox

 

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

 

Feb 18…………………………………………………      Presidents’ Day (school closed)

Apr 10, 11, 12 ……………………………………….       Class and individual pictures

Apr 15-19………………………………………………     Spring Break (school closed)

May 01, 02, 03 …………………………………………     Spring programs

May 14.………………………………………………        Conference Day (open to all day students only)

May 27………………………………………………..       Memorial Day (school closed)

June 12………………………………………………        Kindergarten Graduation

June 14………………………………………………..      Last day of school

June 17 – Aug 16..…………………………………..       Summer programs

Sep 3………………………………………………….       Fall 2019 first day of school

 

 

Valentine’s Day Class Info

Ms. Kristin                      12

Ms. Charlynn                 11

Ms. Colleen                    16

Ms. Kelly                        14

Ms. Jennifer                   16

Ms. Dorothy                   18

Ms. Leigh                       18

Ms. Brantley                   18

Ms. Moesta                    18

Ms. Profilet                     18

Ms. Muncy                     16

Ms. Gale- afterschool   22

West Neck

Beach Manor Feb 2019

February, 2019

 

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. Annette and Ms. Leslie, 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 olds 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 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 their habitats.

Ms. Diane and Ms. Sharon’s classes are digging out from their snow bank.  After they turn in their meteorologists badges, PreK will cover the hodgepodge of February:  Ground Hog Day, Lincoln and Washington’s birthdays, Valentines 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 13th (or 14th) please send in valentines for each student in your child’s class, and we’ll take care of the rest.  The teachers have requested that you NOT “address” the valentines–just sign them with your child’s name.  This way the children can easily pass them out.  Your child’s teacher will let you know your party day/date.

 

    This month Spanish will be teaching the parts of the body. The rhyme, “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” will now sound like, “Cabeza, Hombros, Piernas y Pies, Piernas y Pies…”   The song is fun, easy to learn and the children will pick it up quickly so you will likely hear it at home…in Spanish!!      

 

Registration for next year is going well and several classes are already full. Registering online with Infosnap seems to be a HITJ!!  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.

You can register your child in the kindergarten class at Princess Anne Elementary and the public school bus will transport him/her to or from Beach Manor (depends on how our school is scheduled). We also provide transportation to North Landing Elementary, Red Mill and Three Oaks Elementary for children registered in those kindergartens who also wish to participate in our kindergarten program. 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, Chris

 

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

 

FEB 1                    FALL REGISTRATION OPEN TO PUBLIC AND RETURNING STUDENTS

 

 

 

February 18                 President’s Day. School closed.

March 19/20               Class pictures

April 10/11                 Spring Program

April 15-19                 Spring Break

May     14                    Conference Day. School open for daycare only

May    27                     Memorial Day.  School closed

June 7                          Kindergarten graduation

June 14                        Last Day of School

June 17-August 16      summer programs at Bellamy, Broadbay and Greenbrier Manor

September 3                 Fall Classes begin

 

VALENTINE INFORMATION/CHILDREN PER CLASS

 

Ms. Annette (9), Ms. Leslie (10), Ms. Annie (15), Ms. Karen D (10), Ms. Kristen (11), Mrs. Harden   (8), Mrs. Debbie (16), Mrs. Peeler (13), Ms. Sharon (9),

Ms. Diane Pre K (10), Ms. Heim Morning (18)

 

SPRING PROGRAM—930AM

WEDNESDAY APRIL 10—MS. KAREN D, MS. KRISTEN, MS. PEELER,

  1. DEBBIE, MS. DIANE

 

THURSDAY APRIL 11–  MS. ANNETTE, MS. LESLIE, MS. ANNIE, MS. HARDEN, MS. SHARON, MS. HEIM

 

 

REMINDERS:  Please remember to:

  • Sign your child in and out each day if they are full day students.
  • 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 into the building unattended.
  • Date your child’s lunch box each day. Update your addresses, phone numbers, and emergency contact information if they have changed.
Bellamy

Bellamy Manor Feb 2019

February 1, 2019

Dear Parents,

 

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

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

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

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

The kindergarten 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 in Europe, Africa, and Asia.  If any of you have traveled and can share pictures or items with the class, please call me or your child’s teacher.

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

 

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 in some of our classes even though we have opened registration to the general public.  If you intend to register your child for next year and haven’t yet done so, we urge you to turn in your form along with your registration fee soon. The only way to be sure of a place next year is to turn in both the registration form and the registration fee. 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 our kindergarten program. We realized that when most of you initially register at BMS, we go into great detail about the three- year-old program or the four-year-old program, but often kindergarten comes as a wonderful surprise.  Our kindergarten program continues the phonics instruction begun in the four-year-old and Pre-K programs. It includes a very strong short vowel reading, writing, and spelling curriculum that leads to long vowel usage in the spring.  The children learn to recognize and write numbers to 100 and beyond; they learn math facts to 20, graphing, fraction recognition, and how to count money.  The joy of the program, however, is the incredible amount of information the children learn in their unit studies (constellations, musical instruments, and dinosaurs, children around the world, the human body, and other very hands on science studies.). The goal is, as always, to enhance their self esteem.  Having so much knowledge about their world gives them tremendous self confidence. They acquire the skills needed to put them at the top of their first-grade class.  Your response so far for next year is gratifying.

 

SUMMER: Our summer program will be from June 17-Aug. 16.  Summer registration forms will go out soon. We will have two, three, and five-day programs, both half and full day.  We will have a six week and an eight-week program.

 

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

 

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

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

 

Sincerely,

Nancy

 

VALENTINE INFORMATION

 

Mothers Day Out

Ms. Susanne 10

Ms. Jess 10

              

 

Three Year Olds:                                 Four Year Olds:

Ms. Jessica   16                                    Ms. Jacklynn 16

Ms. Niki   12                                        Ms. Sara  16

Ms. Niki (pm) 5                                   Ms. Sara (pm)  5

Ms. Michele 10                                    Ms. Kirsty 15

 

PreK:                                                       Kindergarten:

Mrs. Sandra:  15                                    Mrs. Watkins:17

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

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

FEB 18………….. President’s Day SCHOOL CLOSED

MAR 4 & 5 ……..Class Pictures

MAR 14 & 15……Lions Club Screening

APRIL 15-19…… Spring Break SCHOOL CLOSED

APRIL 21………..Happy Easter

APRIL 25………..MDO Spring Show

MAY 1 & 2………Spring Programs

MAY 14….………Conferences (Open for Day Care only)

MAY 27………… Memorial Day SCHOOL CLOSED

JUNE 7 …………..Kindergarten Graduation

JUNE 14..……….. Last Day of school.

JUNE 17-AUG.16..Summer Program

SEPT 3 …………. First day of school 2019-2020

 

Bellamy Manor Tax ID# 54-1238801

 

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

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor Feb 2019

February 1, 2019

 

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.

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

            The four-year-olds travel to Farmer MacGregor’s garden. They will study nature from a more imaginary viewpoint. Taking a leap into fantasy, Bridget, Kim, Michelle 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. Gwen’s classes 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 classes finish rhyming using the stories of Dr. Seuss. Ms. Early 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!).

            This month Spanish will be teaching the parts of the body. The rhyme, “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” will now sound like, “Cabeza, Hombros, Piernas y Pies, Piernas y Pies…”   The song is fun, easy to learn and the children will pick it up quickly so you will likely hear it at home…in Spanish!!       

            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 13th for the MWF classes). Enclosed is a list with the number of children in each class. On February 14th (or 13th) please send in valentines for each student in your child’s class, and we’ll take care of the rest.  The teachers have requested that you NOT “address” the valentines – just sign them with your child’s name. This way the children can easily pass them out.

 

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.  You may not be aware that if you declare GMS as your primary childcare provider, you can register your child in the kindergarten class at Greenbrier Primary School. We will be offering transportation from Butts Road Primary and Southeastern Elementary. We’ll pick them up and bring them back to GMS. This gives them both the community school experience and the academic exposure you have come to expect from GMS. 

  

Summer: Our summer program will be from June 17 thru August 16. 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

             

Mother’s Day Out: Ms. Loretta  12

 

Three Year Olds:    Ms. Liz  16                                Ms. Brittney 14

                               Ms. Amber 14                           Ms. Karen 14

 

Four Year Olds:      Ms. Kim 18                      Ms. Bridget  18               

                                Ms Kari  14                      Ms Michelle 18

Pre-K:                      Ms. Gwen 18                   Ms. Gwen   7  

Kindergarten:         Ms. Early/Mrs. Stanger 18

                                                                                                               

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

               

February 18 ………….    President’s Day, School Closed

March 6, 7 & 8…………..Individual & Class Pictures

April 8, 9 &10…………Spring Programs

April 15-19……………    Spring Break, School Closed.

May 14.………………    Conference Day (Open for All Day Care only)

May 27……………….    Memorial Day, School Closed

June 7…………………    Kindergarten Graduation @ 9:15                                                  

June 14……………….    Last Day of School

June 17-21……………    School Open for Day Care

June 24-Aug 16………    Summer programs at Greenbrier, Bellamy and Broad Bay 

Sept 3……………. …..    Fall programs begin