Monday Morning Message

Re-Enrollment, Re-enrollment, Re-enrollment

Surprise...This week's focus is...RE-ENROLLMENT

This week you all should continue to reach out to our current families and ask them to attend one of our Parent Breakfast Meetings and speak to them about re=enrollment. I met with some of you last Friday to discuss your Coding Sheets; I will speak with the rest of you Monday before I leave. Specials teachers, teacher assistants, and before and after care personnel, you too should be speaking to our families. It will take all of us working together to have a strong re-enrollment during the Early Bird Registration period.

Our Early Bird Registration period is from January 19th-Feruary 15th. Our goal is to have most families re-enrolled at our January 23rd Open House. The incentive for these families is a $150 savings on the admission fee. They pay $540 vs. $690 during this period.

I left information from last week's Monday Morning Message below so you have the information at hand.

I will leave for Seattle Monday afternoon and return to school sometime Friday. Enjoy your week!


2016-2017 Re-Enrollment Care Calls and Coding Sheets

Continue to use your coding sheets and make notes as you speak to families and after the parent breakfast.

During your Care Calls you need to focus on all the reasons why their child will benefit from staying with us another year. You know your students and your parents-sell what is most important to them.

Specials Teachers-this is an important time for you as well. While you won't be making phone calls, it is important that when you see a parent that you take an opportunity to ask them about re-enrollment.

Anna and I will meet with each classroom teacher at the end of the week- 15th, 22nd, and 29th to review your coding sheets and coming up with strategies to have your families re-enroll.

Moving Up Day

On the 19th, grades 1-5 will participate in Moving Up Day. This will run from 10:15-11:15. If you have a special during this time you will not have it.

You will need to prepare a fun hands-on lesson for the grade level below as they will be visiting with you. You will need to create a smore of the Moving Up Day experience in your classroom which will be sent to the families of the grade you are hosting. the smore should have pictures and the lesson as rigorous as possible considering the age.

I still have to work out how this will work for 5th grade moving to 6th and K to 1st. I will speak with these teachers on the 4th

Open House

Our first Open House will be Thursday, the 21st from 10-3. Our students are in Formal Uniform this day. More than likely we will have rising kindergarten families attend and we may have our internal families attend so they can observe in the next grade level. Here again you should plan as many hands-on activities as possible. We want parents to see our students engaged. Please limit number of work book pages or ditto sheet assignments.

Our second open House will be Saturday, the 23rd. This will run from 10-1 with a formal Kindergarten and First Grade presentation at 10 am. The staff will be divided into groups to cover the many different responsibilities we will have this day. The focus of this Open House is to register our internal families and feeder families.


This will be a great way for us to end a very busy and hopefully productive month! Lets all plan on this being a celebratory week for us with a high re-enrollment and feeder enrollment for 2016-2017!

Please plan ahead for this week. Whatever cheer/song/dance routine you select should be well rehearsed/practiced prior to your students competing on the 29th.

Your classroom door has to be decorated by 2:00 pm on the 25th.

The themed dress days include the staff! It does not make a pretty picture to our families if they see the staff not participating in the dress days as it looks apathetic, and takes away from our feeling of community. In addition, staff count towards the class's participation in the themed days with the ultimate goal being winning the Cheetah Pride Award.

Updates and Reminders

1. Parent Breakfasts-12th, 13th, 14th

2. Moving Up Day-19th

3. Open House-21st and 23rd

4. PLPs DUE ON 22nd

5. Formal Kindergarten Preview on the 23rd at 10 am

6. Spirit Week-Jan25-29

7. Reading Under the Stars-28th at 6:30 pm

8. 2nd Quarter Report Cards due 29th

Chesterbrook Elementary and Middle School

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- To go as inquisitiveness and creativity are fostered

- To grow as knowledge and skills are applied to real life experiences.

- To glow with pride about individual and community success

We ARE learning today; We WILL be leading tomorrow.