The Brenwood Branch | February

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Dear Families:

It is nearing the end of February.  The time since Thanksgiving and Christmas has gone by quickly and even Valentine’s Day!  The children loved celebrating Valentine’s Day with the exchanging of individual Valentine’s!  The decorating of Valentine boxes and bags and the sweets that goes with this celebration of loving one another.

The First Open House For Parents a Success

Today, February 22, 2012 was the first Open House for parents that have already registered at Brenwood Academy for the lottery funded GA Pre K 2012-2013.  We had a tremendous turnout and the time together included an overview of the lottery-funded program, a look at the curriculum and spending time in a GA Pre K classroom to understand how it is laid out and what a typical day is like.  We also toured the playground and gymnasium so parents and those children that attended had some fun time getting some exercise.

Pre-K in May

Brenwood Academy’s lottery-funded Georgia Pre-K Program ends on Friday, April 27th.  We are offering to our current Georgia Pre-K parents and to those in the community whose Pre-K program ends at the same time, another program on campus.

Register NOW!

Brenwood Academy will be offering the following classes for the school year 2012-2013

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Celebrating Our Students

In March we will be celebrating the following birthdays!

Take a moment to see the photos from Kassie’s Birthday!

Kassie’s Birthday

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Celebrating Our Students

In March we will be celebrating the following birthdays!

Toddlers:

Braxton Wludyga – March 18
Stella Dunstan – March 28

Threes:

Nicholas Eubanks – March 11
Chandler Hurt – March 8
Chloe Overby – March 5
Sara Schwichtenberg – March 16

GA Pre K:

Jordan Barker – March 24
Ashton Turner – March 12
Addison Thomas – March 2
Abigail Ayala – March 31
Trenton Pierce – March 20
Hector Alverez-Gonzalez – March 17
Jair Jarquin – March 24
Samuel Olivares – March 20
Elise Benitez – March 20

February Message

Dear Families:

It is nearing the end of February.  The time since Thanksgiving and Christmas has gone by quickly and even Valentine’s Day!  The children loved celebrating Valentine’s Day with the exchanging of individual Valentine’s!  The decorating of Valentine boxes and bags and the sweets that goes with this celebration of loving one another.

The school year is slipping by but there is much to think about.  In our last newsletter I shared about the Elementary school opportunities and we hope you will take the time to consider those for your family and share with friends and neighbors.  The grades include Transitional Kindergarten, for those 5 years old that need another year before Kindergarten or for children that turn 5 by November 1, 2012, Kindergarten, Transitional First, First and Second Grade.

The other important news to share is the wonderful response to registration for the lottery funded Georgia Pre-K program 2012-2013.  The legislature has extended the program from 160 days to 170 days for the coming year.  We are fortunate to have 6 classes at Brenwood and registration for these classrooms is going very well.  Registration started February 1st and it continues.  Please share with your friends and neighbors this opportunity as well and suggest coming for a tour, checking out the website or just coming to register for the program.  We have outstanding staff, facilities and pride ourselves on Kindergarten Readiness.

We have advertised Open Houses for currently registered families but encourage others to come that want to hear about the program and tour.  These specific events are on Thursdays, at 9 a.m., March 8, April 12 and May 10th.  But these times are not convenient we can accommodate those that would like to come at another time.

We also have opening remaining for the Pre K in May from April 30th through May 25th.  This is 20 school days of a private Pre K with some very individualized instruction and additional Kindergarten Readiness.  The twenty days cost $500.00 and more information can be obtained at the office.

We have availability in Infants through Threes and are always ready to serve your child.  We have combined an outstanding staff, wonderful play based curriculum, strong development of creativity and imagination and state of the art facilities.  A winning combination!

Brenwood Academy will be offering the following classes for the school year 2012-2013

Transitional Kindergarten

This program is for children that will be 5 by November 1st or are 5 years of age and not ready for Kindergarten this coming fall.  They may need another year to develop emotionally and socially in a strong academic program but in a more appropriate setting, allowing them to mature.  This class will run traditional school hours with a short rest time after lunch.  A certified teacher will lead instruction and the class will have a low teacher to student ratio.

Transitional First Grade

Often children complete Kindergarten but they really need another year of preparation before they are ready to meet the tremendous demands that are presented to them in first grade.  This gives those children an opportunity to focus on the areas they still need to develop, recapture a love of learning, and develop the strong foundational elements that will help them meet first grade with greater success.

Kindergarten, First and Second Grade

Classrooms are planned.

Instruction in these classrooms will focus on strong language and math development and cutting edge technology with all other areas of instruction and standards covered in an atmosphere promoting creativity and imagination.

Pre-K in May

Brenwood Academy’s lottery-funded Georgia Pre-K Program ends on Friday, April 27th.  We are offering to our current Georgia Pre-K parents and to those in the community whose Pre-K program ends at the same time, another program on campus.

We would love for you to take advantage of our “Pre-K in May” program for your “rising Kindergartener.  This program will be for twenty days.  The program begins Monday, April 30th and ends on Friday, May 25th.  We wanted to present to you the offer and the chance to take the limited spots available.

TUITION FOR PRE-K IN MAY:

  • The tuition for this program is $125.00 per week.  The hours will be the same as the Georgia Pre-K Program, 7:30 – 2:30.  The tuition total is $500.00.  Tuition is non-refundable.
  • The following are tuition payment options.  Once you have chosen one of these programs, you may not change.
  • Tuition Option 1:  Tuition of $500.00 is paid in advance with registration fee.
  • Tuition Option 2:  A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 that is applied towards the last week of tuition. This deposit must accompany the registration form attached. Tuition of $125.00 is paid each week in advance:
    •  $125.00          Due Wednesday, April 25
    • $125.00           Due Wednesday, May 2
    • $125.00           Due Wednesday, May 9
    • $75.00             Due Wednesday, May 16

REGISTRATION:

Students must be registered now so that we can plan staffing, facilities, and supplies. The classes will be held at Brenwood Academy.  All registration will be on a first come-first serve basis

PROGRAM DETAILS:

Once you have signed up for the May program, we will schedule a one-on-one assessment using the Kindergarten Diagnostic Instrument.  This is a comprehensive, yet time efficient screening instrument designed to assess developmental readiness skills for children entering Kindergarten.  It provides a strong look at your child’s learning profile in the verbal and non-verbal areas.  We also will sit down with you, as parents, to discuss the assessment results.

This assessment will also help us to develop an individualized plan for those twenty days for your child.  It will provide an opportunity to spend more time in the areas of “early literacy development” and preparing your child for greater success in school and the increasing demands of kindergarten.  This includes handwriting, phonological awareness, vocabulary and sight words, and other pre-reading skills.

These twenty days will include significant exposure to the Dolche words.  These are a list of common sight words that children must learn from memory, as most do not follow phonic rules.  We also will extend the phonic awareness to understanding the “blending” of sounds that form words.

Handwriting and writing text on an age appropriate level will be concentrated on, including proper pencil grip.  In addition, we will help your child write and illustrate their own book.

Mathematical concepts that have been introduced in Georgia Pre-K but can be expanded upon, this includes: modeling addition and subtraction, grouping by properties, measurement concepts (distance, length, time, weight, etc.) and beginning math problem solving.  All this done at their individual level.

In addition, we are able to provide a Graduation Day for your child at the end of May.  This is one of those priceless moments that provide memories for a lifetime.  Graduation will be held on Friday, May 25th in the afternoon.

Please contact the school to register and for more information:  770-704-4925

The First Open House For Parents a Success

Today, February 22, 2012 was the first Open House for parents that have already registered at Brenwood Academy for the lottery funded GA Pre K 2012-2013.  We had a tremendous turnout and the time together included an overview of the lottery-funded program, a look at the curriculum and spending time in a GA Pre K classroom to understand how it is laid out and what a typical day is like.  We also toured the playground and gymnasium so parents and those children that attended had some fun time getting some exercise.

We will be holding  an Open House again in March, April and May for parents who have registered their children to attend for more information and for this informative look at what awaits their 4 year old in the fall. Everyone said they felt well informed and loved the facility.  If you are interested in the Brenwood Academy Georgia PreK program please call 770-704-4925, email us  info@brenwoodacademy.com or come in and sign up.  We have room in our program and can’t wait to meet you.

In addition, for those registered for the Fall program we will be scheduling a monthly children’s event to help our new students adjust to Brenwood Academy, the classroom and the fun awaiting them.

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