CBA Elementary Weekly Newsletter

September 6, 2021

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Hello CBA Community!

The 2021-2022 school year is underway! We were so excited to see so many smiling faces this past week. Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we worked through the bumps along the way. Now, we didn’t expect a weather related closure but, as expected, we all came together and we made it through a very uncertain 36 hours. We are very thankful that our community remained safe and was minimally impacted by the the storm.


Next week, specialty classes, after-care and the lunch program begin. Our teachers have planned a great week, full of academics and instruction. We are looking forward to officially getting started! Please be sure to check the September calendar below for updates and reminders.


Unfortunately, we are not immune to the staffing problems facing many schools and businesses across the country. We are beginning our year without a PE teacher and a Spanish teacher. We are actively interviewing and are hopeful that the positions will be filled shortly. If you know of anyone looking for a career in either field, please send them our way.


In the meantime, Spanish instruction will be led by our classroom teachers, using two well-known and effective platforms, Duolingo and IXL Spanish. These programs will provide an introduction to grade-level Spanish instruction and will expose students to the language in a fun, game based-way. This will begin Monday, 9/13/21.


In place of PE class, students will have opportunities to get plenty of exercise with teacher led games and activities. Beginning 9/7/21, students may wear gym uniforms on PE days. They will wear them to school all day. See your child's specialty schedule from their teacher.


We continue to balance an evolving COVID situation this fall. Recently, the Governor announced a mask mandate for all K-12 schools. Please see the full order here. This will not impact our community as we are already requiring the mask recommendations mentioned in the order.


We will continue to be diligent with our COVID protocols and will adapt to the guidelines as needed. We ask that you support your children by supplying masks for school, and reinforcing proper hand washing at home.


We know the amount of information being shared as the year begins can be overwhelming. Please reach out at any time and we will be sure to help you and your child be ready for school.


We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday!


Go Lions.

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  • Tuition is now due. Please visit your Alma account to view any open invoices.
  • Monday, 9/6 - No School
  • Tuesday, 9/7 - Lunch Program begins
  • Tuesday, 9/7 - After Care begins

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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Monthly Calendar - Click on the link below

Pre-K, K and 1st Grade Back to School Night

Monday, Sep. 13th, 6:30-8:30pm

This is an online event.

Back to School Night will be done via Zoom. Zoom ID's will be shared by classroom teachers. Parents will have the opportunity to see classrooms and student work at in-person Parent/Teacher Conferences in October.

2nd - 5th Grade Back to School Night

Wednesday, Sep. 15th, 6:30-8:30pm

This is an online event.

Back to School Night will be done via Zoom. Zoom ID's will be shared by classroom teachers. Parents will have the opportunity to see classrooms and student work at in-person Parent/Teacher Conferences in October.
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CBA PAC Meeting - Meet the PAC!

Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 7pm

This is an online event.

Mabel's Labels Fundraiser

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

CBA Swag Online Store

Order fun CBA swag to start the school year right! Order now to have your items available for pickup the first week of school.