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CURRICULUM
Nursery Through Pre-Kindergarten
(ages two through four)
Our students play a lot. One half of their day is spent playing, but that doesn't mean they're not learning. During this time, they are:

 Meeting friends, 
 Playing with toys, 
 Looking at books, 
 Listening to music, 
 Sharing, 
 Pouring and measuring in the sandbox, 
 Having different experiences in a mostly child group situation vs. a mostly adult situation, 
 Developing and expanding play experiences, 
 Learning to share the adults' attention, 
 Learning social skills needed to play games and make friends, 
 Building with materials that may not be available at home, 
 Using "messy art materials in a place provided for experimentation, 
 Trying on different personalities with different clothing, 
 Becoming independent, 
 Comparing and contrasting different experiences, and 
 Learning from others while broadening their horizons. 
 So you see, what looks like play is really hard work! 
 

The other half of their day is spent on the following, fun-filled program. Students will:

Communicate their mathematical, scientific, and technological ideas using everyday language; 
Use concrete materials and diagrams to explore number relationships; 
Collect, organize, and describe data from the world around them; 
Identify, compare, and construct geometric shapes and relate them to their environment; 
Explore and discover the process of measurement; 
Describe situations and make predictions while exploring the concepts of chance; 
Explore, experiment with, and manipulate a variety of materials to create artwork; 
Demonstrate basic organizational and motor skills through the artistic process; 
Recognize the symbols of our nation and appreciate how different groups celebrate the various national holidays; 
Identify the five senses and the major body parts and describe their functions and locations; 
Demonstrate first aid techniques for cuts, scrapes, and bruises and identify safety hazards and rules to minimize injury; 
Experiment with cueing systems (syntax and graphophonetic) through literature and oral language; and 
Listen to and watch poetry, plays, movies, and stories that demonstrate how authors and performers evoke particular  feelings to their audiences.


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Grades Kindergarten through 6th Grade

The following subjects are integrated in the curriculum:

Social Studies
Students will study the following topics:

  Self and family relations 
  Local community 
  United States history 
  Communities around the world 
  Contemporary United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean 
  Contemporary Europe, Mediterranean region, Africa, and Asia

Health

  •   Health education
  •   Physical education
  •   Home economics


Language Arts

  •   English literature
  •   Spelling
  •   Reading comprehension
  •   Language history
  •   English as a second language

Computer Science & Technology

  • Spanish
  • Science
  • Mathematics

Arts

  •   Visual arts
  •   Performing arts


Emphasis is placed on the visual and performing arts to develop focus and creativity. This brings additional interest to the student. We believe that students should be excited about attending school!

BULLETIN OF INFORMATION, REGULATIONS, AND POLICIES
ATTENDANCE

Students are expected to attend school every day, except when ill or when an absence has been previously excused. The school's office should receive notice of any absences not approved for that day by 9:00am.

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SCHOOL CLOSING
In case of snow or bad weather, A New Dawn follows the direction of Public School District 28 in closing school. The same procedure is followed in the event of any emergency that necessitates the closing of schools.

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STUDENT BEHAVIOR
Acceptable standards for dress and appearance for students is set by the school administration. Parents and students are expected to support and comply willingly with these rules.

A New Dawn assumes that students intend to do their best in all areas of school life. Students and their parents are expected to maintain high standards of behavior, citizenship, and consideration of others. Because it is neither possible nor necessary to cover all behavior with specific rules, the school reserves the right to judge the seriousness or impropriety of any behavior.

Although few students are ever involved in anything beyond minor disciplinary difficulties, a general outline of disciplinary procedures and regulations for the purpose of clarification are given:
 

Minor behavior and citizenship failings are handled by a faculty member counseling the student. This may involve a time out  and/or a telephone call to parents.
Repeated or more serious citizenship lapses will result in a conference with the student's parents and the director. A letter will also be placed in the student's file, with a copy sent to the parents.
Major rule or policy violations or failure to respond to counseling or warnings may result in suspension or dismissal.
The school reserves the right to dismiss any student under the following circumstances:
The family is uncooperative or does not pay specified fees;
The student is not suited for the school's outlined academic studies program; and
The student has social behavioral problems or does not abide by the rules and regulations willingly.

HEALTH, ACCIDENT, OR ILLNESS
All students attending school must meet the immunization requirements set forth by New York state law. The school will use every reasonable precaution to prevent injuries to pupils while on school grounds, but parents cannot hold the school responsible for injuries resulting from accidents while using school equipment or property or while participating in school activities. Whenever there is an emergency, faculty (including the school nurse) and parents will confer to determine an appropriate course of action. If parents or relatives are unavailable during an emergency, the faculty will decide what action to take.

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PARENTS' COUNCIL
The purpose of the parents' council is to promote the welfare of A New Dawn Elementary and Pre-School by maintaining a working relationship among parents and faculty. All parents are automatically considered members of the parents' council and are required to attend periodic meetings.

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2015-2016 TUITION AND FEES [note to designer: tuition information should be in table form]
NURSERY THROUGH GRADE 6

 

STANDARD DAY CLASS TIMES ANNUAL TUITION MEALS LEARNING MATERIAL TOTAL
Nursery/Pre-K 8:00am-3:15pm $5,900.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,900.00
Kindergarten 8:00am-3:15pm $5,900.00 $0.00 $275.00 $6,175.00
Grade 1-6 8:00am-3:15pm $5,900.00 $350.00 $275.00 $6,475.00
EXTENDED DAY CLASS
Nursery/Pre-K 7:30am-5:45pm $6,900.00 $0.00 $0.00 $6,900.00
Kindergarten 7:30am-5:45pm $6,900.00 $0.00 $275.00 $7,175.00
Grades 1-6 7:30am-5:45pm $6,900.00 $300.00 $275.00 $7,475.00
EARLY BIRD CLASS
Nursery/Pre-K 7:00am-6:15pm $7,900.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7,900.00
Kindergarten 7:00am-6:15pm $7,900.00 $0.00 $275.00 $8,175.00
Grades 1-6 7:00am-6:15pm $7,900.00 $300.00 $275.00 $8,475.00

Registration fee: $250.00 for each student

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PLAN A-Full Payment Option
STANDARD, EXTENDED DAY, EARLY BIRD AND LATE EVENING
One half of all tuition, meal, and learning materials fees are due upon registration. Second half is due three months after registration (no service fees).

All Monthly tuition payments option: Tuition is divided into ten monthly payments, due each month, plus $40.00 monthly service fee.


PLAN B-Monthly Payment Option
NURSERY THROUGH GRADE 6 STANDARD DAY (8:00am-3:15pm)
Tuition: 10 monthly payments of $590.00, from September 2012 through June 2013.

NURSERY THROUGH GRADE 6 EXTENDED DAY (7:30am-5:45pm)
Tuition: 10 monthly payments of $690.00, from September 2012 through June 2013.

NURSERY THROUGH GRADE 6 EARLY BIRD EXTENDED (6:30am-6:15pm)
Tuition: 10 monthly payments of $790.00, from September 2012 through June 2013.


PLAN C-Weekly Rate
Ages 2-3 years $255.00
Ages 3-6 years $180.00
Ages 6-12 years $177.99 (after school only)

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