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Brenwood Academy Information Gathering for Pre-K

Dear Pre-K Families,

Have you been to one of Brenwood Academy’s Pre-K Information Sessions?  If so, thank you for coming!  We have enjoyed getting to know each family better.  If not, we hope you will join us at our next gathering.

The year is winding down, with summer in sight.  Many of you have plans for Spring Break and Summer coming up.  Join us Wednesday before Spring Break for a brief orientation, question & answer session, tour, and activity for your child.

If you have friends and neighbors that are on Pre-K “wait lists” at other locations, please share the good news of Brenwood Academy with them.  We have space available!  Please feel free to bring a friend to our next open house, or invite them to call or come for a tour.

Our next gathering at Brenwood Academy is on:

Wednesday, March 28th at 9:00 a.m.

This will include a child-centered activity.  Our current Pre-K students and teachers will be here in session, giving you the opportunity to observe a typical Pre-K day.

It is important that you please RSVP at

  • Phone: 770-704-4925
  • Come by the office
  • Email mary@brenwoodacademy
  • or the registration form here…

so we can have the necessary arrangements made for your child.  We look forward to seeing you!

Thank you,

 

 

 

Mary Townsend

Head of School

Brenwood Academy

 

Three’s Classroom Newsletter

Teachers Corner

This week we planned to sort and group balls with the ones each child brought, but not everyone remembered, so we need you to help us by bringing these items for your child’s full participation. We managed and had great fun. This week we were all about sports. We kicked balls, played basketball, talked about our favorite sports, and played “over and under” with the balls. We read books about sports and graphed balls.

Show and Share

This Friday, the 16th the show and share is a shape. It is a SQUARE.  Bring something that is this shape.  Remember it must fit in your cubbie!

Learning Focus for March 12-16

The focus is Creepy Crawlies. We are making a special concoction of edible dirt and worms.  If we can have a few volunteers to purchase Oreo cookies, we will provide the rest.  Please let us know if you could volunteer to bring some.   The kids love this week.

Question of the Week

Can you help your child when you play outside to try somethings they maybe haven’t before?

For example:

  • Jump forward with both feet together
  • Bounce a ball to them and help them learn to catch
  • Can they hop on the right foot and then the left foot five times?

These are a few skills that are developmentally appropriate for children to be working on.CHEER THEM!!

Events

We have an informal  gathering on  Wednesday, March 21st, 2012  at 9 a.m. for those registered for Georgia Pre-K. 
We are fortunate to have a lot of space for Georgia Pre-K.  Please share with friends that might be on a “wait list” somewhere else.

Student Spotlight

Kassidy Eno

She has been at Brenwood since she was 4 or 5 months old.  She loves to read, dress up and be a “girlie girl”, and play princess things. Her greatest joy is playing with her big brothers.  Her favorite foods are quesadillas and yogurt.  She loves Waffle House.

Nolan Sheldon

He has been at Brenwood  since he was one and he will be in PreK in the fall.  His favorite things are baseball, watching football.   He cheers for the Florida Gators.  He loves to eat everything, but chicken nuggets and French fries are his favorite meal.  He enjoys hanging out with the family and playing with his baby brother.

Free Speech and Language Screenings!!

Comprehensive Therapy Children’s Center offers speech, occupational and physical therapy for children birth to 21 years of age.

We are excited to offer FREE speech and language screenings for any interested family. A licensed speech and language pathologist from Comprehensive Therapy Children’s Center will be here Friday mornings on March 9th, 23rd, and the 30th at Brenwood Academy to conduct screenings for children 18 months of age and older. Early intervention in identifying needs is the key to success in a child’s life.

Interested?

Just complete the consent form  and return it to Brenwood Academy by March 7th.

Screenings will last approximately 15 minutes per child.

Children may not be screened without signed parental consent.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, Read Across America

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”

What better way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday than reading to a child? On the evening of March 2nd (Dr. Seuss’s birthday), Random House and the National Education Association (NEA) urge you to participate in the second annual Read Across America and read to a child.

WHY CELEBRATE DR. SEUSS?

Dr. Seuss epitomizes a love of children and learning. Also, his use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching young children the basic skills they need to be successful. When we celebrate Dr. Seuss and reading, we send a clear message to America’s children that reading is fun and important.

Click here to print out your own Cat in the Hat door knob hanger.

Click here to print out a Dr. Seuss read and color word search.

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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The Dojo at Brenwood

Brenwood Academy is happy to welcome The Dojo at Brenwood!

The best way to learn about The Dojo American Karate Centers is to experience our programs first hand.

Each course begins with a private lesson which has three purposes:

It allows you the opportunity to try the karate class and see if it is something you enjoy
It also allows you a chance to check out the studio, meet the instructors, and get a good feel for how we teach our classes
Finally, it gives us a chance to evaluate you and, if it is something you would like to continue, recommend the right program to meet your needs

Your Free Trial Course includes a private lesson!

To take advantage of this outstanding offer, enter your information below and an instructor will contact you to schedule your Orientation Class. STRENGTHEN YOUR FUTURE beginning today!

Contact

1 770.886.1600
http://www.DojoDifference.com

Hours

Tue: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thu: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Directions

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Brenwood Ribbon Cutting Video

Thank you Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.