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August Newsletter

Back to School

Links to Learning July Curriculum Goals

***This is a glimpse of what each classroom will be focusing on this Month.  Please see the classroom bulletin board for more detailed lessons.  


Baby Sign Language:

This month’s baby sign language word is “bear”.  To sign “bear”, to make the  bear sign by making your hands into claws and crossing your arm with one hand on each shoulder. Now scratch up and down with each hand.. For further assistance, please feel free to ask your child’s teacher. You may also refer to videos and articles on the web.


This month, your child will learn the words to familiar songs, follow multi-step directions, and name places in their community.  


This month, your child will follow multi-step directions, learn to count to 50, and identify a variety of foods from different food groups.  


This month, your child will recognize numerals 1-50, repeats patterns using three objects. Complete 15 or more piece puzzle and dictate simple sentences about objects or illustrations.

Read Together, Talk Together

***This is a glimpse of what books will be introduced this month.  Please see classroom bulletin boards for additional themed books.   


The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

The Night before Preschool by Natasha Wing  

Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney

Vocabulary Words:

School, Friends, Teacher, Mom, Dad,Class

Monthly Spotlight

Rice Krispy Apples

Rice Krispy Apples

You will need:

1 batch of Rice Krispy Treats (I used the classic recipe from Rice Krispies website)

1 bag of red chocolate melts

12 pretzel sticks broken in half

6 fruit gummi candies

Wax Paper

Cookie Sheet

1. Make a batch of Rice Krispy Treats. Let it cool in a bowl or baking dish. You do not need to worry about laying the mixture flat to set.
2. Once cool, roll some of the marshmallow mixture into a ball about the size of a ping pong ball. Press a small divot into the top of each ball to give it an apple like shape
3. Dip each ball into the red chocolate melts. Add half a pretzel stick to the middle for the stem and a sliver of green gummi candy for the leaf. Once your apples are dipped and decorated, put them in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour to set.
4. Remove rice krispy apples from the freezer. Leave out for about 15 minutes or until thawed. Enjoy!

August Dates to Remember

2nd Carrington Academy Open House
 3rd National Watermelon Day
 6th First Day Of School for Forsyth County 
 6th GA Pre K first day of school
  10th Fulton County First Day of School
 17th Georgia Pre k 1 Field Trip to Build-a-Bear
 18th Private Pre k 1 Field Trip to Build-a-Bear
19th Private Pre k 2 Field Trip to Build a Bear
 20th Tk, Kinder, and 1st grade Field Trip to Build a Bear
 21st Georgia Pre K 2 Field Trip to Build a Bear
24th National Waffle Day
 26th National Dog Day bring in a picture of your pet
28th   Wear your Favorite Sport Jersey

A Letter from the Principal

Dear Carrington Academy Parents and Students,

Welcome Back! It is so hard to believe that our Summer Program has come to an end, and that new classrooms are underway. I have taken part in many “Back to School” seasons at Carrington Academy, first as a teacher, then as an administrator, and now as the Principal.  I have enjoyed watching many children grow and flourish over the years at Carrington Academy, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be part of such an amazing school, with so many wonderful families.  Around this time each year, it is so very difficult to say goodbye to some families as their journey takes them to elementary school, however, it is exciting to see so many new faces and be part of each child’s  journey through Early Childhood Development.  I am looking forward to an amazing year, and can’t wait to spend it with our Carrington families!

Tiffany Batts
Carrington Academy at Windermere Principal

A Letter from our Executive Director

Dear Carrington Academy Parents and Students,

Welcome to school year 2015-2016!  Our campuses are bustling with energy and creativity!  Our teachers have been working hard to prepare for a great Back to School experience for the children and for our families!  I am thrilled to be a part of these vibrant campuses and look forward to making great memories during school year 2015-2016!
August has arrived and that means that school has formally begun for many of our families. We are very excited about the new school year, and have many exciting things planned! The beginning of the school year is a great opportunity to begin fresh, set new goals, and strive towards greatness. We have been working diligently all summer towards preparing for the new school year and I think you can see we are better and stronger than ever!  From our fantastic teachers to our creative and engaging classrooms I am SO PROUD and continue to be humbled and honored to serve you each day!  What an exhilarating time as we start this school year with over 600 students strong between all 4 of our campuses and we will be opening our 5th  campus, Carrington Academy at John’s Creek in June of 2016!  Open House was fantastic!  Our Ancillary programs were well represented and will begin after Labor Day.  Registration forms will be available in the lobbies in the next few weeks.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy your year.  Remember that the first few weeks will be bouncy and filled with a range of emotions within the children and within us as parents!  Breathe deeply and cherish each moment.  It flies by.  As a parent of a Freshman at Ole Miss, and Senior at Lambert High School I can tell you before you know it the emotional breakdowns will soon be replaced with demands and pushback and constant desire to be independent.  So linger for that last hug each morning and savor every little kiss!  Soon they will not let you be seen in public with them!
 Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. As you know my door, ears, and heart are always open and I am looking forward to a great school year together and spending more quality time with your children in their classrooms each day!
Enthusiastically Working with You,
Kimberly Sharpe
 Executive Director
Carrington Academy

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