Dolphin Alert

November 13, 2015

Happy Veterans Day!

A BIG thank you to everyone who donated candy, toothbrushes and toothpaste for our soldiers. We shipped over 80 pounds to the troops on Wednesday!! We know they will appreciate the cards and letters our students wrote as well.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Family Night Out on Tuesday at Pie Five Pizza!

The purpose of these Family Night Out events is not only to raise money for the school, but more importantly to foster COMMUNITY among our Chesterbrook families. Twenty percent of the total sales, equaling $200.00, was donated back to CAES. We thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at the next family event!

The class with the highest percentage of PARTICIPATION earned FREE PIZZA GIFT CERTIFICATES. Congratulations to our KINDERGARTEN CLASS for rising to the challenge!!


Below are pictures of our Specialty Shout Out winners this week! These students are role models for their classmates. They displayed our monthly character trait, COLLABORATION, during their specialty classes this week! As a reward, each student/class got to add a pom pom point to their November class jars. Congratulations!!!
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Click Here for the PE Uniform Order Form

Students in grade 3-5 are required to wear PE uniforms in gym class Monday-Thursday. Additional shirts may be purchased here.

Personal Learning Plans

During Conferences, your child's teacher reviewed their personal learning plan for second quarter. These forms will be sent home with your child today. Please review, sign and return this form on Monday, November 16th.
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Sign up for your 2nd Quarter Conference!

Last week, teachers included a link in their classroom newsletters to sign up for 2nd quarter conferences. If you have not done so already, please sign up by clicking on your teacher's name below.

Mrs. Nelson

Ms. Lescher

Mrs. Plass

Mrs. McCutcheon

Ms. Snyder

Ms. Maharaj

Yearbook Cover Contest

Students in grades 1-5 are invited to participate in our 2015-16 Yearbook Cover Contest. The deadline for submissions is November 16th. Please email Miss Ziebart with your questions at We look forward to seeing our artists' work!
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Chesterbrook Academy will be CLOSED November 26 & 27 for Thanksgiving Break!

  • Clubs will NOT operate the week of November 23-27. Please ensure your child has a ride arranged for 3:45pm pick up.
  • Drop-in Extended Care is no longer available. Students must be registered and enrolled for the month in order to use before or after school care.
  • CAES and 204 students must register in advance for GAP care on Nov. 25
Click here to register for Chester's Day Off on Nov. 25

Chesterbrook Academy and District 204 are closed on Wednesday, November 25th. CAES will offer GAP Camp that day. Registration is required no later than November 18th by 9:00am. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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Policy Reminders: Drop Off and Pick Up Routines

  1. Curb side drop off prior to 8:30am is NOT ALLOWED. Please park, sign your child in at the front desk and walk them back to the extended care classroom. The only time it is acceptable to drop off at the curb is between 8:30 and 8:45am when Mrs. Glavas and/or Mrs. Rodgers are outside.
  2. Students who arrive late should be signed in at the front desk and an administrator will walk the student to their classroom. Students who are picked up early should be signed out at the front desk and an administrator will bring the student to the front.
  3. If a child will be dropped off late or picked up early, please email the child's teacher at least 24 hours in advance. Please cc Mrs. Kleifges.

Winter Concert and Spring Musical Announcement!

Audio recordings for the Winter Concert songs are available on Ms. Hill's webpage. Please allow your children to practice the songs at home!!


This spring's musical will be LION KING JR. Planning will begin in January and we will have auditions for roles in February.

Dates and Important Reminders



2nd Quarter Cooking Club begins

Non-Uniform Day: SPIRIT WEAR


Yearbook Cover Contest Submissions due to Miss Ziebart (grades 1-5)

Return signed copy of your child's Personal Learning Plan to the teacher.


Author Assembly


First Grade Field Trip to Wheaton College 9:15am-12:00pm

Chester's Day Off Registrations Due for November 25th


Annual Thanksgiving Dinner 5:00-7:00pm (Food order has been placed.)
CAPA Silent Auction and Raffle @ Thanksgiving Feast


Non-Uniform Day: Student Choice
Coffee with CAPA at Starbucks 9:00am


Trim the Tree Event at Brookfield Zoo 11:00am-12:00pm (Tickets have been purchased.)

23 - 24:

No clubs will operate the week of Thanksgiving
No drop-in after care available
4th/5th grade overnight field trip to Lorado Taft


No School, Chester's Day Off (Registration due by 11/18) No late registrations accepted.


CAES closed for Thanksgiving Break

More Information Coming Soon...

December 1:

2nd Grade Field Trip to the Chicago Field Museum 9:15am-3:00pm

Parent Ambassador Meeting 5:30-6:30pm

December 2:

Kindergarten Field Trip to Waubonsie Valley High School Planetarium

December 4:

Vision & Hearing Screening

December 5:

Holiday Breakfast with Santa 9:00-11:00am

December 10:

Winter Holiday Concert 6:00-7:30pm

December 11:

Kindergarten Book Swap

December 18:

Winter Class Parties

December 21-23 and 28-30:

Winter Break GAP Camp (forms are already posted on website)