Dolphin Alert

February 29, 2016


This past week, Kelly Lyons, Josh Lyons' mom in second grade, joined our 2nd grade classroom and shared her book, "Tea Cakes for Tosh." The students were thrilled to meet and talk with a real author, not to mention one of our students' moms. We just wanted to say thank you to Ms. Lyons for her special presentation and we look forward to her sharing more of her books as we invite her to be a writer in residence.

This Tuesday, Ms. Lyons debuts her newest book, "Ellen's Broom" and has a launch party at Quail Ridge Books and Music Saturday at 2:00 PM. Please go out and support Ms. Kelly Lyons as we celebrate our new famous CBA author!


Our summer camp information will be sent home Tuesday, March 1st for all current students. Current students and their siblings have first priority to select the weeks they wish to enroll their children for our summer camp. Registration is from March 1-12. A $25.00 registration fee and one week ($225.00) deposit is due with the application. We are excited to offer different and unique specialty camps for all of our students. Please remember that our camps fill up very quickly!

Special Offer: Enroll by March 12th and receive $50 off your first and last 5 day week of camp! Students must attend at least 4 weeks of camp to be eligible. The discount cannot be applied to a 4 day camp week. We must have a 2 week notice for any changes or cancellations.

In the style of Georgia O’Keeffe with 3rd Grade Students

After learning about Georgia O'Keeffe and her flower paintings, the students filled their papers with single flowers.

For this project, students learned to work with soft pastels


  • Learning about Georgia O'Keeffe and her flower paintings
  • Working in Georgia O'Keeffe's style
  • Increasing awareness by painting an object larger than life


  • outline, larger than life
  • Organic shapes
  • Lines, shapes and shades

Things we learned about our work

  • Do the flowers fill up the papers?
  • How working like Georgia O'Keeffe might encourage us to observe small things more carefully.
  • How we had fun learning to use soft pastels and learned how to blend the colors to create a variety of shades


It's that time of year again! Start collecting your pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

Pop tab collections are a great way to turn those shiny little tabs on the tops of your soda and juice cans into money for the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. 1st grade will be launching their Giving Without Walls project next week. We will collect pop tabs to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill. One pound of pop tabs is worth between sixty and ninety cents.

Last year, the students raised over 6,000 dollars recycling pop tabs that were donated to the house, which was used to construct a brand new playground set with slides, tunnels, and seesaws. We will visit every classroom and share with students our project and how it helps the Ronald McDonald House. Each class will receive a collection bucket.

At the end of April we will collect the buckets and the classroom that has the most will receive a popcorn and popsicle party!

On Wednesday, we received a very special visit from Ms. Chase McBride, the Marketing and Communications Associate at the Ronald McDonald House. She shared with us great information about the house and she really got us eager to start our project! We can't wait to see her again at the Ronald McDonald House when we deliver all the pop tabs from Chesterbrook in May.


Dress in your favorite Dr. Seuss outfit Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Bring your favorite Dr. Seuss book to school and share with everyone.


The Princess and the Frog

Thursday, March 3rd

7:00pm @ Chesterbrook Academy North Raleigh

Room 5 and Room 6 are preparing for the Kindergarten Musical

The Princess and the Frog.


Our intermediate students perform this week in their own musical about Dr. Seuss! They have been working so hard to get ready for their performance.

Nurse's Corner 5-3-2-1 Almost None

3 structured meals daily - eat breakfast, less fast food, and more meals prepared at home. -

There is an established link between eating breakfast and academic success. Students who eat breakfast have better attention and memory than those who do not.

Home-cooked meals tend to be smaller in size, lower in calories, and higher in nutritional quality than restaurant fare.

1 in 3 American kids eat fast food on a daily basis. CDC

When children are involved in meal preparation, they are more apt to try the food. Make meal planning and cooking a family event!

Tips to Make Fast Food Friendlier for Kids:


Monday: Chicken and Broccoli, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Sesame Chicken, Lo Mein (Includes veggies and white rice)

Tuesday: Cheese Quesadilla, Burritto: Bean, Cheese and Rice, 2 Chicken and Cheese Tacos, Salad with Lettuce, beans, rice, cheese (Includes chips and salsa)

Wednesday: Pulled Pork Sliders, Hamburger Sliders, Macaroni and Cheese (Includes Applesauce)

Thursday: Chicken Sandwich, Yogurt and Fruit Parfait, 8 Pack Nuggets, 6 Pack Nuggets (Includes Banana)

Friday: 2 Pepperoni Pizza Slices, 2 Cheese Pizza Slices (Includes Dole Fruit Cup)

Calendar of Events

March 1: Summer Camp Registration starts for Current Students

March 2: Intermediate Performance 7:00 PM

March 2: Dr. Seuss Day: Dress Like a Dr. Seuss Character

March 3: Kindergarten Performance 7:00 PM

March 4: 3rd and 4th Grade to the Library

March 9: Kindergarten to Peace College

March 10: Open House for New Prospective Students

March 12: Summer Camp Open House 10-1

March 15: NC State to Visit Kindergarten

March 15,16,17: Spring Pictures

March 17: 1st and 2nd Grade Performance 7:00 PM

March 18: School Wide Easter Egg Hunt

March 18: Dress Down Day, 1st and 2nd to Library

March 21-25: Spring Break

March 28: 3rd Grade to UNC