HAPPY NEW YEAR
Preschool has been going great! The teachers have been working hard to make the year fun and educational for the students all while working extra hard to clean, sanitize and keep everyone healthy. We are so blessed to have such a great staff here at the Preschool. We appreciate all of you who are keeping us in your prayers.
Everyone looks forward to Hibernation Days and Dinosaur Week in January. We wear our pajamas to school and learn all about animals that hibernate. We have a special bear snack and do some bear-y fun songs. Dinosaur Week is filled with dino-mite dinosaur activities and learning about all kinds of dinosaurs.
Registration for the 2022-2023 school year for the community is Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. If you know of anyone who is interested in our Preschool, please have them give us a call at (757) 591-0429 to schedule a tour and get the paperwork needed for registering.
Our highlighted teacher this month is Maureen Mooney-Flood. She has been teaching at Chestnut for ten years. Maureen likes being active. She enjoys gardening, biking, hiking and anything outside. She loves the beach and her home state of New York. Her favorite thing about teaching at the preschool is the staff. “We are a team like none other, and I’ve worked enough places to know how lucky I am to work with such a great group of people.” Another thing she loves is watching the children’s faces light up when they learn something new. Maureen’s son Patrick, who is now 30, came to Chestnut Preschool. “Chestnut Memorial Preschool is a very special place.” We think Maureen is pretty special too!
Our goal at Chestnut Memorial Preschool is to provide each student with an excellent foundation for learning. Your child is very important to us! We realize that each child is a unique individual full of potential and ready to learn. At Chestnut, the children learn while they are having fun with a curriculum designed to prepare them for future learning and the exciting life ahead of them. Through a variety of activities, they will develop not only academic skills, but a belief in themselves, respect for others, good work habits and an eagerness to learn.
Preschool will give your child the opportunity to become a member of a group where they will learn to share materials, toys and adult attention. The ability to do these things will help your child make an easy transition to other learning environments.
Our teachers at Chestnut are simply the best! They understand the needs of preschool children and how they learn best. With warmth, affection and a nurturing heart, they will help your child develop the many skills necessary to be successful not only this year, but in the future.
The Chestnut Preschool family consists of a supportive school board and a quality teaching staff. This professional group of individuals is responsible for what we believe is a superb program here at Chestnut Memorial Preschool.
Susan Egyud, Director
Christine Cole, Assistant Director