CBA Elementary Weekly Newsletter

September 24, 2021

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Hello CBA Community & Happy Fall!


As the season begins to change, CBA Elementary begins to take on a fresh, academic feel. The beginning of the school year gave us all a chance to get to know one another, and set the tone for the year. Now, we see and hear learning all around us! What a great feeling when you walk down the halls of the school!


Take a look at some of the things we saw going on this week:

  • 3rd Grade is learning all about Growth Mindset!
  • 4th Grade is Sketchnoting the prompt, "How do you doodle school?"
  • Pre-K had a phenomenal Pre-K Percussion Parade around the Playground. Check it out below!
  • 2nd Grade was recognized as Team of the Week in First in Math & did their first Ozobot challenge!
  • 5th Grade is learning all about the different types of sentences!
  • 1st Grade worked hard in math centers on new addition strategies!
  • Kindergarten celebrated the first day of fall in art class by painting pumpkins without using any orange paint!


Field Trips are back! This past week, our 4th grade students visited Harrisburg PA and toured the PA Capitol. Students were able to see a live session of the House, tour the building and learn its history, visit the Welcome Center, and ask all the questions!! The students were so inquisitive! We had a great visit!


By now, you should have received the Sign Up Genius link to select a time for Parent/Teacher conferences. These conferences are a great opportunity for us to learn more about your child, and for you to learn more about our programs. Please be sure to select a time, virtually or in-person.


We are off to a great start and can't wait to see everyone back at school on Monday!


Thank you!

Check out the Phenomenal Pre-K Percussion Parade around the Playground!

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Coming up at CBA

  • 9/28 - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Chester County Historical Society & Lorenzo's Pizza!
  • 9/29 - 4th Grade Book Tasting
  • 10/4 - Book Fair Begins!
  • 10/5 & 10/7 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:00-8:00pm (In-Person & Zoom options)
  • 10/6 - October PAC Meeting
  • 10/11 - Professional Development Day - No School for students
  • 10/12 - Parade of Pumpkins Pumpkin Sale begins - CBA Parking Lot
  • 10/12-10/14 - 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Cardboard Box Challenge
  • 10/13 - Pre-K, K and 1st Grade Field Trip to Highland Orchard
  • 10/15 - 17th Annual Parade of Pumpkins!

Car Line Reminders

Please help us keep students and their families safe, by following the directions below for drop off and pick up:


Drop off:

  • Prior to drop off, parents are asked to conduct a health screening of students.
  • Students attending before care may begin arriving at 7:00am. Parents will be asked to park in the parking lot and walk their students to the front lobby between 7:00 and 7:30am.
  • Drop off will be done via car line from 7:30 to 8:30am.
  • Drop off for Pre-K, K and 1st grade will be between 8:00am and 8:30am.
  • Drop off for 2nd - 5th grade will be between 7:30am and 8:00am.
  • Families with siblings in both groups will drop off at the earlier time.
  • Please pull all the way up to the sign indicating, Stop Here.
  • Students will exit the car at the front entrance of the building. Students must exit on passenger side.
  • Parents must stay in the car.
  • Students will have their temperature taken upon entering their classroom. If they have a fever of 99.5 or higher, they may not stay at school.


Pick up:

  • Pick up will be done via car line.
  • Please print the page below, enter your child’s first and last name and grade, and display it on your dashboard, so that the CBA team can clearly see it. Please do not take it down until your child has gotten into the car.
  • Pick up for Pre-K, K and 1st grade will be between 3:30pm and 4:00pm.
  • Pick up for 2nd-5th grade will be between 3:00pm and 3:30pm.
  • Families with siblings in both groups will pick up at the later time.
  • Please pull all the way up to the sign that says, “Stop Here”.
  • Your student(s) will be called out to pick up.
  • Students will enter the car on the passenger side.
  • Pull forward to the designated area to fasten seatbelts.
  • After care will begin at 3:30pm for 2nd-5th grade, and at 4:00 for Pre-K-1st grade.
  • Pick up will be done via car line during after care.
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Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, Oct. 4th, 7am

1190 McDermott Drive

West Chester, PA

Monthly Calendar - Click on the link below

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October PAC Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Mabel's Labels Fundraiser

Type in "Chesterbrook Academy" and be sure to choose the West Chester location.

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