West Neck

Beach Manor June 2021

Dear Parents,

As the end of the school year hurtles towards us, I would like to reminisce a bit, for it truly has been a wonderful year.  School spirit and parental support have been tremendous. We’ve had several successful fundraisers that have enabled us to purchase new iPads and other equipment for the classrooms.  Looking back over the past nine months I see achievement and growth in the children, in the school and in the Beach Manor staff.  We owe it all to you and your unflagging, cheerful support.  Thanks for sharing your child with us and providing us the opportunity to teach and the enjoyment of watching them mature.

Our Mother’s Day Out children finish the year learning about Spring and the Beach while the threes and PreK 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 Four-year-old classes will be introduced to the accomplished children’s writer and animator Mo Willems. The humor in his books will capture imaginations and the cartoon illustrations are delightful for little eyes.

Kindergarten classes will focus on the history of Virginia and will continue with creative writing and independent work.  Graduation will be held on Friday, June 11th at 10:0am.  Bring your camera and tissues.  This is a nostalgic moment for many of us!!  They spend their last few weeks together preparing for first grade.

Tuition for June is prorated.  A tuition schedule was sent home in May.  Our last day of school is June 18thALL JUNE TUITIONS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH.

The Manor Schools continue with the RAZ Kids Reading program in Kindergarten and PreK.   This is a supplemental, leveled, online reading program.  Once a child starts reading in our Down by the Bay readers he/she will also be enrolled in RAZ Kids and given a password.   Then in addition to our readers you can also enjoy reading short, books that target your child’s reading level on your computer, IPAD, or smart phone.  The children thoroughly enjoy it.

 

 

To many of you we say “farewell”; to some “see you in September”; but to all of you our sincerest and deepest thanks for such a successful and happy year.  Have a lovely summer.  Take care of our children.  Call if you have any concerns or just want to chat.

 

 

2021-2022 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Manor School locations in VB will follow the Virginia Beach Public School’s start date for the school year just as we do every year.  This means our first day of school will be Thursday, September 9th, 2021.  We will adjust our school calendar to make up the two missed days (September 7-8) on the first two days of winter break.  This means winter break will start Wednesday, December 22nd instead of Monday, December 20th.   Please adjust your calendars accordingly.

 

 

 

Sincerely, Leigh

 

 

 

OPEN HOUSE WILL BE TUESDAY, AUGUST 31st FROM 6:00-7:30P

 

                        DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

June 11th…………………………………..Kindergarten Graduation 10:00am

June 18th………………………………….Last day of School

June 21st-August 120th …………………Summer programs at Beach, Bellamy, Broadbay and Greenbrier Manor. **

August 31st……………………………     Open House 6:00- 7:30pm

September 9th…………………………….Fall programs begin

 

**There are still a few openings left for our summer programs, your child will continue with all workbooks, readers —not to mention a lot of summertime fun. **

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor June 2021

Dear Parents,

As the end of the school year hurtles towards us, we would like to reminisce a bit, for it truly has been a wonderful year. School spirit and parental support have been tremendous. We have had several successful fundraisers that have enabled us to plant our garden so the children can be engaged in planting, watering, weeding, picking and eating the yummy veggies they have helped produce! We have also been able to upgrade our classroom equipment! Looking back over the past nine months we have seen achievement and growth in the children, in the school, and in the BMS staff.  We owe it all to you and your unflagging, cheerful support. Thanks for sharing your child with us and providing us the opportunity to teach and the enjoyment of watching them mature.

Our Mothers Day Out children finish the year learning about spring and the beach while the Threes and Pre-K 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 Seuss themes during these last days.  It all ends with our delightful breakfast at Bellamy featuring Green Eggs and Ham (of course!). The children have a grand time with all of this while an incredible amount of learning takes place.

The four-year-old classes will be introduced to the accomplished children’s writer and animator Mo Willems. The humor in his books will capture imaginations and the cartoon illustrations are delightful for little eyes.

Kindergarten classes will focus on the history of Virginia and will continue with creative writing and independent work.  Graduation will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 11th at the Rivers of Living Waters Church on Indian Lakes Blvd.  Bring your camera and tissues.  This is a nostalgic moment for many of us! They will spend their last few weeks together preparing for first grade.

Tuition for June is pro-rated. Our last day of school is June 18th. We thank you again for a wonderful year.  We hope to see many of you either this summer or next fall.   If not, we thank you for your support this year and wish you and your child the best next year.

 

Sincerely,

Nancy

 

 

 

 

    OPEN HOUSE WILL BE ON Friday Aug. 27th from 4:00-7:00 PM  

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

June 11..……………Kindergarten Graduation (10:00 am)

June 18……………..Last day of school

June 21-25…….……Open for day care

June 28-Aug. 6….…..Summer Program

Aug. 9-20..…………Open for full day care

Aug 27. …………….Open House 4:00-7:00pm

Sept. 9..……………. Fall programs begins

West Neck

Beach Manor May 2021

Dear Parents, 

         

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

      The three year old classes investigate Spring with its blossoms and the creepy crawlies that seem to accompany them.  The four-year-old’s swing into the trees as they begin a study of the local birds.  You will be truly impressed with the depth and scope of your child’s knowledge as he/she learns to identify fifteen to twenty different species of ourfeathered friends.   The study ends with a fantastic bird party –pass the worms, please.  Ms. Diane’s PreK classes will discover the world of insect; their focus will be on where they live and what they eat.   

Kindergarten has an exciting month.  The children learn about the stages of plant development, butterfly development, and frog development using a complete hands-on approach.  The kindergarten room has become a laboratory where seeds sprout; caterpillars spin cocoons, and tadpoles metamorphose into frogs.  If anyone finds tadpoles or frogs eggs send them in!  The children’s academic progress amazes me.  Many are now learning long vowel sounds and spelling!  As spring progresses, we plan to incorporate creative writing into each week’s lesson.  As these masterpieces come home it is important that you be extremely positive in your comments.  Please don’t make any suggestions.  Creative writing is a very personal and sensitive process.  A careless remark can be devastating.

     On May 11th, the preschool will be closed for conferences, but open for all day students.  If you have not received your conference schedule, let Leigh know.   Please be prompt.  If you cannot make your scheduled conference time, we will reschedule you for another day.   The teachers have no leeway and cannot run late.  If you need a longer conference than is scheduled, your teacher will be glad to reschedule you.    Classes are closed while you discover what wonderful children you have!   We will have supervision available for children who normally stay all day.  

      As the weather turns warm many children sunburn.  If your child is sensitive to the sun remember to put sunscreen on him/her before he comes to school.  If your child is an all-day student, we will apply sunscreen during quiet/nap time each day as needed.  If your child comes only for a half day program, please apply it at home and they should be protected for the time they are in school.  

          Our last day of school will be June 18th.  The prorated tuition has been sent home. Please let me know if you did not receive.     There are still openings in our summer programs at Beach,Bellamy, Broad Bay and Greenbrier Manor.   The program will continue to offer academic, social, and craft opportunities as the children learn about undersea life.  The children have plenty of opportunity to use the computer, dress ups, easels, puzzles, games, and train set.   Enrollment is limited so please return the registration form if you are interested.

 

                                                                                   Sincerely, Leigh 

 

 

                                          DATES TO NOTE ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

               

                May 11      Conference Day – School is closed, open for day care only.

                May 31      Memorial Day – School is closed.  

                June 11       Kindergarten Graduation – 10:00am

                June 18      Last day of school.

                Summer Programs: Will be available from June 21 – August 20 at 

                                                 Beach, Bellamy, Broad Bay and Greenbrier Manor

                Sept. 7           First Day of School 

 

Broad Bay

Broad bay Manor May 2021

Dear Parents,

 

The end of the school year is fast approaching and with it comes the various activities that signal the onset of summer. Spring conferences, Mother’s Day, and late evenings all herald the end of our year together.

 

Ms. Kristin and Ms. Brianica will dive into the many shapes that make up the world around us.   They will explore individual shapes as well as what can be made when we put the many shapes together.  Get ready for lots of fun food, games, books, and crafts to reinforce the shape of the day!

 

The month of May takes Ms. Colleen, Ms. Sandra, and Ms. Kellys classes outside! The three-yearolds investigate the many changes of spring.  We take a look at plants, animals, and BUGS!  

 

Our fantasy-oriented fours will continue their sojourn in the land of make believe.  They discover the world of castles, dragons, and unicorns this month.  Medieval knights and fairy princesses come alive for them, and they’ll find that most dragons are rather sensitive and lovable creatures.  The children finish the unit with a royal ball fit for any king or queen.  The four’s indulge in fantasy to their hearts content.

 

The PreK class continues to be environmentally aware as they focus their attention on birds of prey. Children will learn why the hawk has a hooked beak and toes with strong, curved talons.  Where does the Osprey live and what do they eat?  Learning is so much fun!

 

Kindergarten has an exciting month.  Mrs. Profilet’s class will be learning about the stages of plant development, butterfly development, and frog development using a complete handson approach.  The kindergarten rooms have become laboratories where seeds sprout; caterpillars spin cocoons, and tadpole’s metamorphosis into frogs.  

Conference Day

On May 11th the school will be closed for conferences.  A schedule will be emailed out to parents. If you need a longer conference than scheduled, your child’s teacher may be able to reschedule you for another day. Children who are enrolled in our allday program can attend BBMS as usual this day.  These are children enrolled in our 7:00-6:00 program.

 

Sunscreen

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

 

June Tuition

Tuition for June will be prorated for the June 18th end date.  Some of you will continue on through June for the summer; however, your June tuition will still be affected.  You will be notified of your June prorated tuition.  Don’t forget to adjust any automatic payments from your bank!

 

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

​​Sincerely,  

Jennifer Cox

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

May 11 .Conference Day- open for ALL DAY only

May 31..Memorial Day- school closed

June18..Last Day of the School year

June 21-25 .Turtle Week (all day current students only)

June 28-Aug 20.Summer programs

Sept. 7.First day of the 2021-2022 school year

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor May 2021

 

Dear Parents,

         

      The end of the school year is fast approaching and with it comes the various activities that signal the onset of summer. Spring conferences, Mother’s Day, late evenings and sunburned noses all herald the end of our year together.        

     The month of May takes most classes outside. Ms. Mary Kate and Ms. Yanira’s classes continue to help our youngest children with the exciting process of learning.  Our MDO’s will spend their time enjoying “Fun withFood”.  They will make cinnamon pretzels, play with dough, (and spaghetti), paint with fruit and sample many tasty and healthy treats.  The threeyearold classes investigate bugs and the season of spring.

    Our fouryearold classes will study Dr. Seuss and his zany characters. The Cat in the Hat and all of his friends-Thigwick, Bartholomew Cubbins, Horton and Yertle become our vehicles for learning.

   In April, our prekindergarten classes learned an incredible amount about Birds of Prey and how they hunt and feed on animals.  They now focus on tropical RainForests.  The children become aware of the fragility of this unique ecosystem as well as experts on bugs, snakes, and other inhabitants of this vanishing habitat.  As part of their study, we hope to hatch a praying mantis egg sac in the near future.  Invited or not one of these fascinating creatures will be coming to visit you soon.  They are territorial and tend to remain on the plant you put them on.  So be careful with your bug spray.   If you can stand not spraying this spring, please don’t.  We always need a good crop of aphids to keep our voracious babies alive in the classroom.  Ms. Sandra and Ms. Carrie will let everyone know when they hatch.

     Kindergarten has an exciting month. Mrs. Hobbs class will be learning about the stages of plant development, butterfly development, and frog development using complete hands on approach. The kindergarten classroomwill become a laboratory where seeds sprout, caterpillars spin cocoons, and tadpoles metamorphosis into frogs. If anyone finds tadpoles or frog eggs send them in! The childrens academic progress amazes me. Many are now learning long vowel sounds and spelling! As spring progresses, we plan to incorporate creative writing into each weeks lesson. As these masterpieces come home it is important that you be extremely positive in your comments. PLEASE dont make any suggestions for improvement and dont even think of mentioning spelling. Creative writing is a very personal and sensitive process. A careless remark can be devasting.         

     On Tuesday, May 11th the school will be closed for conferences.  If you have not received a conferenceschedule let Nancy or Kristine know. If you need a longer conference than is scheduled, your child’s teacher will be glad to reschedule you for another day.  Children who are enrolled in our full day program can attend as usual.

     Our last day of school will be June 18th. The prorated tuition is attached. There are still openings in the summer program if you are interested check with Nancy.  

     Parents, if your child is sensitive to the sun, pleaseapply sunscreen before he/she comes to school. Social Services now considers sunscreen a medication that needs to be signed in and locked up. You may not let your child have it in his/her book bag. If you child stays past 1:00 and you have signed a permission note, we will apply sunscreenin the afternoon.

 

Sincerely,

 Nancy

     

PS:  If you plan to return to Bellamy next year and have notturned in your registration form yet, don’t wait muchlonger.  Several classes are already full for next September and we would hate to fill your spot.  The same is true for summer!

                        DATES TO NOTE ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

MAY 11th ……………………………Conference day(Open for full day student only)

MAY31st………………………………………..….Memorial Day; School closed

JUNE 11th…………………………………………….………Kindergarten Graduation

JUNE 18th……………………………………………………….…Last Day of School

JUNE 21-25th……………......Bellamy Manor is open for All Day Care ONLY

JUNE 28thAUG20th………………………..Summer programs

August 31st…………………………………………………………..……..…Open House

Sept7th…………………………………………………......…………..We begin again!

 

 

***JUNE’S TUITION WILL BE PRORATED. A JUNE TUITION SHEET IS ATTACHED***

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor May 2021

​Dear Parents,

The end of the school year is fast approaching and with it come the various activities that signal the onset of summer. Spring conferences, Mother’s Day, late evenings, and sunburned noses all herald the end of our year together.

The month of May takes most classes outside. Ms. Loretta will dive into the many shapes that make up the world around us. They will explore individual shapes as well as what can be made when we put the shapes together. Get ready for lots of fun, food, games, books and crafts to reinforce the shape of the day!!

The threeyearolds anticipate the warm weather and investigate spring.  They’ll look at plants, bugs, and ants, perhaps even a worm or two all the creepy crawlies that are starting to emerge in their world. The three’s growing awareness of their world is fascinating and delightful to watch.

Our four-year-olds will study Dr. Seuss and his zany characters. The Cat in the Hat and all his friends ─ Thigwick, Bartholomew Cubbins, Horton, and Yertle become our vehicles for learning. Rhymes, math, crafts and songs all focus on Seuss themes during these last days. The children have a grand time with all of this while an incredible amount of learning takes place.

   Our Pre-K class hits the trail as they learn about horses, the different types and parts of one of man’s oldest animal friends. Letter and number recognition as well as phonics instruction continue on an individual basis.      

Kindergarten has an exciting month. Ms. Garlow and Mrs. Stangers children learn about the stages of plant development, butterfly development, and frog development using a complete hands-on approach. The kindergarten room becomes alaboratory where seeds sprout; caterpillars spin cocoons, and tadpoles metamorphize into frogs.

May 11th is spring phone conference day. Those of you enrolled in our all-day program may leave your children as usual. If you are unable to make your scheduled phone conference, please let your childs teacher know. If you didnt receive a conference schedule or have misplaced yours, please contact the school. Also, make sure the teacher knows the best phone number to call at your scheduled time.

As the weather turns warm, many children sunburn. Remember to apply sunscreen before they come to school. Virginia considers sunscreen a medication that needs to be signed-in and locked-up. Please do not let your child carry it around in his or her book bag. Parents, you are expected to apply sunscreen before your child comes to school. If your child stayspast 1pm and we have a signed permission note, we will apply more in the afternoon. Be on the lookout for Junes prorated tuition amounts. They will be coming home in backpacks this week. Reminder: Limited spaces still available for summer camp. Don’t miss out on the fun! See Jackie or Elizabeth to register today!!

Sincerely,

 

​​ Jackie

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

               

May 11……………...Conference Day via Phone — No classes                   (We are open for all day children only)

May 31…………………..Memorial Day, School Closed

June 8 & 9……………….Kindergarten Graduation  

June 8 @ 9:15 Ms. Garlow’s class

           June 9 @ 9:15 Mrs. Stanger’s class

June 18…………………..Last Day of School

June 21-25……………School Open for Day Care

June 28-Aug 20………Summer programs                                                                          

Sept 7…………………Fall programs begin

 

 

Greenbrier

Greenbrier Manor April 2021

Dear Parents,

 

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

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

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

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

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

The kindergarten class takes a trip back in time to the age of reptiles and studies dinosaurs. These budding paleontologists learn to identify close to twenty-five dinosaurs before attending a dinosaur hunt at the end of the month. This is one of our favorite units, and the children love it. The children’s academic progress amazes me. Many are now learning long vowel sounds and spelling!

As spring progresses, we plan to incorporate creative writing into each week’s lesson. As these masterpieces come home, it is important that you be extremely positive in your comments. Please don’t make any suggestions for improvement and don’t even think of mentioning spelling. Creative writing is a very personal and sensitive process. A careless remark can be devastating.

May 11th is conference day. I will send home the phone conference schedule later.  School is closed while you discover what wonderful children you have. They really are wonderful!  Childcare will be available for those enrolled in our all day program.

 

We’ve begun the tedious process of updating the Parent Handbook and roster for next year. If you plan on returning and haven’t told us, please do it soon.

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

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

Spring Break is coming up April 5th  thru April 9th. We will close at the end of the day Friday April 2nd for Spring Break.  Both students and teachers will take a well-deserved vacation before returning for the final busy weeks of school.

As the weather turns warm many children sunburn. If your child is sensitive to the sun remember to put sunscreen on him/her before he comes to school.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jackie

 

 

 

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

 

April 5-9……………….Spring Break, School Closed

April 7………………….Online Original Works Fundraiser Due

April 14 & 15………….Spring School Pictures

May 11…………………..Conference Day via Phone — No classes                                                                                                 (We are open for all day children only)

May 31…………………Memorial Day, School Closed

June 18…………………Last Day of School

June 21-25………………School Open for Day Care

June 28-Aug 20…………Summer programs

Sept 7…………………..Fall programs begin

 

 

Spring School Pictures

 

Wednesday, April 14                                                                             Thursday, April 15

 

Ms Liz Holliday                                                                                      Ms Brittney Baker

Ms Adrieen Gibson                                                                                 Ms Loretta Moore

Ms Karen King                                                                                        Ms Michelle Hatchett

Ms Bridget Winston                                                                                Ms Tracy Garlow

Ms Kari Swain                                                                                                Mrs. Stephanie Stanger

Broad Bay

Broad Bay Manor April 2021

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 11th 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!

 

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 5-9..………………………………………………………………………………           Spring Break- school closed

May 11 ………………………………………………………………………………….          Conference Day- open for ALL DAY only

May 31…………………………………………………………………………………..          Memorial Day- school closed

June 18…………………………………………………………………………………..         Last Day of the School year

June 21-25 …………………………………………………………………………….          Turtle Week (all day current students only)

June 28-Aug 20 ……………………………………………………………………….        Summer programs

 

Bellamy

Bellamy Manor April 2021

Dear Parents,

 

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

This month the two-year-olds will explore the many adventures of Pete the Cat. These best-selling picture books present the wiry Pete with his white shoes and eclectic friends showing that it’s cool to be you.  With boundless poise, creativity and energy.  Ms. Mary Kate and Ms. Yanira do an exceptional job with their charges. So much fun for our little ones!

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

The four-year-olds discover the fanciful world of dragons and unicorns this month. Medieval knights and castles come alive for them, and they will find that most dragons are rather sensitive and lovable creatures.  The children finish the unit with a royal ball fit for any king or queen.  The fours indulge in fantasy to their hearts content.

The Pre-K class will become environmentally aware as they focus their attention on the birds of prey.  Ms. Sandra and Ms. Carrie’s Pre-K classes will study birds of prey in particular.  Children will learn why the hawk has a hooked beak and toes with strong, curved talons.  Where does the Osprey live and what do they eat?  Learning is so much fun!

Our Kindergarten class will study the rhyming stories of Dr. Seuss.  This is a fun time to rhyme in silly ways. The Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, and Thidwick become our vehicles for learning. Math, crafts and songs all focus on Seuss themes.  It all ends with the renowned, “Breakfast at Bellamy” featuring Green Eggs and Ham (of course)! The children have a grand time with all of this while an incredible amount of learning takes place.

May 11th is conference day.  School is closed while you discover what wonderful children you have.  And they really are wonderful!  Childcare will be available during your conference. We will have class for students enrolled in our full day program only.

We have begun the tedious process of updating the Parent Handbook and roster for next year. We have sent out information on the summer programs at our four schools. If you have missed it and are interested, talk to your director. The 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 are only a phone call away.

As the weather turns warmer many children sunburn. If your child is sensitive to the sun, remember to apply sunscreen on him/her before they come to school.  We will apply sunscreen to Full Day students after quiet time at (2:00).

 

Sincerely,

Nancy

 

 

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

April 5-9th …………………….Spring Break SCHOOL CLOSED

May 11th…..…………………..Conferences (Open for all day children only)

May 31st……..………………..Closed for Memorial Day

TBA……………..…………….Kindergarten Graduation

June 18th……………………….Last Day of School

June 21-25st.…………….….…School Open for Full Day Care Only

June 28-Aug 20th………………Summer Program

Sept. 7th………….………….…First Day of School

          

 

 

 

West Neck

Beach Manor April 2021

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 Andrea 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 11th 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.

Sincerely, Leigh

Dates to Remember

Spring Break……………………………………………………. April 5-9

School conferences…………………………………………….May 11th (school opened for All Day Children only)

Memorial Day…………………………………………………. May 31st (School closed)

Kindergarten Graduation………………………………………. June 11th

Last day of school………………………………………………June 18th

Summer Programs at Bellamy, Broadbay, Beach and Greenbrier

Manor…………………………………………………………..June 21-August -20

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

First Day of School……………………………………………..September 77h

Beach EIN # is 54-1812375.

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!