Thursday, March 12, 2020

Summer Camp 2020

As always, the school year is flying by and we are in disbelief that summer will be here soon! We had our first summer camp staff meeting of the year last week and are already in planning mode! We are getting SO excited about hanging out with your kiddos all summer and looking forward to all the fun we will have!

Our Summer Camp Program is for any rising Kindergarten student through Middle School. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 6pm. We offer a two-day (Tuesday and Thursday), three-day (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), and five-day option. All field trip fees are included in your weekly tuition! Some examples of field trips offered are Jungle Rapids Water Park, movies, parks, pools, bowling, Medieval Times, museums, and more!!! While at Coastal Day School, campers will enjoy fun activities such as crazy water games, silly dry games, arts and crafts, and tons more!!! We love seeing sweet friendships form and getting to see campers enjoy all the activities our staff has spent months planning. 

 
**Click here for our field trip calendar for our full day camp program**
 
**Click here for enrollment forms for our full day camp program**
 
 
If you are interested in registering your child for our summer camp, please click on the link above for registration forms. You are free to pick any weeks you want as well as pick the number of days you'd like each week (two-day option is Tuesday and Thursday, three-day option is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and we also have a five-day option-we only offer a daily option for select weeks as outlined in the tuition contract). We do not have a minimum on the number of weeks your child attends and you only pay for the weeks you register for!! Please keep in mind that once you have turned in a registration form, we cannot make changes to the dates you've registered for, and you will be required to pay for the dates reserved, regardless of attendance. We provide a quality program with a low student/teacher ratio, and awesome field trips that usually require prepayment (we've actually already paid for some of them), so when we hold a space for a child, it is important that we receive payment for that space in order to continue providing all the fun activities we do daily. We feel badly when plans change and parents are still expected to pay for the weeks they have reserved, but please understand that we cannot make any exceptions to this policy in order to be able to keep our camp open and functioning. If multiple parents were to ask each week to make changes to what they have reserved, it would severely affect our ability to continue to operate as it is very difficult to fill spaces last minute when parents have already made other plans for their children once our program is full. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support in this area. We know that it can be a struggle when funds are tight so please make sure to only reserve weeks you know you will need. 
 
We really hope your child(ren) will be joining us for a fun-filled summer here at CDS! We are excited to see our returning campers and meet new families and provide them with a safe and exciting summer camp. I know how scary it can be sending your child off to camp, especially on field trips, but our staff takes our campers' safety very seriously and we work diligently to ensure your child is well taken care of. Our staff has been trained to obsessively count campers (I mean really OBSESSIVELY-we count in our sleep during the summer-true story 😆) and monitor their group very closely. We are so grateful for such an amazing staff that truly loves our campers! 


If you have any questions about our Summer Camp Program, please feel free to email our Summer Camp Director, Veronnica, at veronnica@coastaldayschool.com. You can also contact us by phone at 910.383.3919. If you would like to register your child, please feel free to stop by Monday through Friday between 10am and noon or 2:30pm and 6pm, or call us to schedule an earlier or later time that works for you! We will not be available to accept registration Friday, April 10-Friday, April 17, 2020.


We are looking forward to another amazing summer!!
-Ashley 




Monday, February 3, 2020

Enroll Today!

Good Morning!

Today is the day!! Here is the link to our enrollment request form! (if you are still reading...stop and fill out the form via the link before continuing!!) Submissions are time stamped and spaces will be filled in the order received. 
As a reminder, by completing this form, you are not guaranteed a space. This is simply a request to enroll.

We will begin calling families at 10am this morning to gather more information. If your child receives a space, instructions will be emailed to you for how to proceed with the process and confirm your child's space. Deadlines for paperwork and the new student fee will be outlined in the email as well. If you miss a deadline, your space will be given to the next child on the list. No exceptions will be made. Emails have ended up in spam folders in the past so make sure to check there also. 

If your child does not receive a space, they will automatically be placed on our waiting list. Don't give up hope if you are added to the waiting list! We have seen it move dramatically in the past due to changing family situations, moves, etc. It's still possible to receive a space before school starts or even after our school year has begun.  

We will be working hard to process all the enrollment requests we receive but it is a time consuming task and may take us a few days to complete. Our office staff answering calls will not be able to confirm if you received a space or not. Every person that submits our enrollment form will receive a call from us by Friday, February 7, 2020. If you have not received a call from us by then, please contact us.

Again, we are very excited to get to know all our new families! We are honored that you have chosen our school and look forward to partnering with you to help your sweet kiddos learn and grow. If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please contact Caroline at 910-383-3919 between 10am and noon or by email at caroline@coastaldayschool.com.

Best of luck!!!
-CDS Admin Team 😊

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Open Enrollment starts Monday!

We are so excited to open enrollment on Monday (February 3, 2020) for new families for the 2020-2021 school year!! We loved meeting new friends at our Open House in January and are excited to have them join us for an exciting school year next year!! 

We will post the link right here on our blog at 8am. All submissions will be time stamped and spaces will be given in the order they are received. We are doing it a little different this year to help our families with multiple children. The form will simply ask for one parent's name, email address, and phone number (a picture example of the form is shown below). We will begin calling families that morning to gather information about your children and what number of days you are interested in. We know it’s hard, but please refrain from calling to find out where you are on the list. Without information from each family (children's ages/number of days), we will not be able to determine where you are on the list. Filling out the form online does not guarantee a space in our program. All spaces are first come, first serve and we will go in the order the submissions came in. Any child that does not receive a space in our program will be placed on our waiting list. Our hope is to get in touch with everyone by the end of the week, but this route will be more time consuming on our end, so please be patient with us as we tackle the list. Please make sure you double check the phone number you've entered on the form before submitting it. Things like an incorrect phone number or a full voicemail box could prevent you from receiving a space. If you miss the call from us, please return the call as soon as possible. We will have many names to get through and will need to move on to the next person quickly. If we do not hear back from you within 24 hours, we will need to move on to the next person on the list. 
 
 Example of what the form will look like
 
 If you receive a space, all deadlines will be listed in your confirmation email (check your spam folder as our emails go there often). If you miss a deadline, your space will be given to the next child on the list. No exceptions will be made for any reason. 

We are looking forward to an amazing year with our CDS family! 

Sunday, January 5, 2020

2020-2021 Enrollment Information

2020!!! How did that happen?! I read something the other day that said the year 2000 was twenty years ago, which is funny, because so was 1980. It made me laugh because it really does feel that way! Time seems to be escaping us faster and faster these days and I need it to SLOW DOWN. It's is unbelievable to me that we are already starting enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. The first few months of this school year have flown by. I'm in a three year old classroom this year, for the first time in YEARS, and I feel like we just got started! How can it be halfway over?!! I definitely will not be ready to say goodbye to my sweet class in five short months. But, regardless of how we feel, time is going to keep on moving on. So, alas, we must prepare. 


If your family previously attended Coastal Day School for an entire academic year and would like to return (yay! so exciting!!), we will have a special enrollment time for your family starting January 21, 2020. Just stop by any day that week (except Monday-we are closed) between 10am and noon to drop off paperwork and the $150 new student fee. Here is a link to our handbook which includes all the paperwork we need turned in. 

If you are a new family wishing to enroll here at CDS for the 2020-2021 school year, which starts September 2020, we will open enrollment on Monday, February 3, 2020. We will post a link here on our blog at 8am and will share the post on our Facebook page as well. All submissions will be time stamped and spaces will be given in the order they are received. We are doing it a little different this year to help our families with multiple children. The form will simply ask for one parent's name and phone number. We will begin calling families that morning to gather information about your children and what number of days you are interested in. Filling out the form online does not guarantee a space in our program. All spaces are first come, first serve and we will go in the order the submissions came in. Any child that does not receive a space in our program will be placed on our waiting list. Our hope is to get in touch with everyone by the end of the week, but this route will be more time consuming on our end, so please be patient with us as we tackle the list. If you miss the call from us, please call us back as soon as possible. We will have many names to get through and will need to move on to the next person quickly.

If you are new to our program, and would like to meet our staff and see our facility, we will be holding an Open House on Wednesday, January 15th from 6:30pm until 7:30pm. Children are welcome to attend :) We are looking forward to meeting all of you and answering any questions you may have!

We are so thankful to be planning another school year! What an honor it is to become part of so many families here in Leland as we partner together to teach and love our sweet students. We really do have the most amazing families and staff that encourages, supports, and loves us so well. Looking forward to year 14 and all the fun we will get to have!!



Ashley 💕

 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Sunshine and Smiles

Today we have reached our half way point of summer camp. We cannot believe that this summer is flying by so quickly. We have many friends going back to their year round school this week and we are feeling so sad that we won't get to spend our days with them. You see, this summer has been like no other here at Coastal Day School. It's hard to explain the difference, but in an effort to try, the friendships have been sweeter, the laughs have been bigger, and the silliness has been taken to a whole new level. These campers have made our staff laugh until they cry, have been the best behaved group we've ever had the pleasure of taking on field trips, and have had a blast over the last five weeks. We have had the honor of watching children overcome fears of heights and water, try things they never thought they would, and see their faces when they realize they are stronger and braver than they knew. We are so very grateful for the opportunity to hang out with these incredible kiddos and will treasure the memories we have made this summer, as we hope they do the same. Each summer is a bit stressful, as you quickly realize the magnitude of having 48 campers' lives in your hands as you cross state lines for field trips or apply sunscreen for the 3rd time at the pool and water park. We know it takes a great deal of trust to send your child off to camp each day, and we are thankful that you put your trust in us. Our staff is amazing and truly love these campers like they are family, and on each field trip, I find myself in awe of their commitment and diligence to keeping our campers safe. We are looking forward to our second half of the summer and all the fun we will get to have! 

-Ashley

Here are a few pictures of our first half!








Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Summer 2019

We cannot believe that summer is just around the corner!!! The last few months have flown by. Here at CDS, we talk all the time about how we feel like we lost a whole month because of the hurricane this year and we feel like we've been trying to catch up ever since. We are so happy to finally have all our summer information ready to go and we are getting SO excited about hanging out with your kiddos all summer! Our staff has been working tirelessly to plan the best summer yet with awesome daily field trips and fun games!!! 

Our Summer Camp Program is for any rising Kindergarten student through Middle School. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 6pm. We offer a two-day (Tuesday and Thursday), three-day (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), and five-day option. All field trip fees are included in your weekly tuition! Some examples of field trips offered are Jungle Rapids Water Park (TWICE this summer!!), movies, parks, pools, bowling, splash pad, WonderWorks, and more!!! While at Coastal Day School, campers will enjoy fun activities such as crazy water games, silly dry games, arts and crafts, and tons more!!! We love seeing sweet friendships form and getting to see campers enjoy all the activities our staff has spent months planning. 

 
**Click here for our field trip calendar for our full day camp program**
 
**Click here for enrollment forms for our full day camp program**
 
We also offer an exciting, half-day program for our current preschool students ages two to five years. If we have any open spaces after May 15, 2019, we will open those spaces up to new families enrolled with us for next school year. Click here for more information about our half-day Summer Preschool Program. This program has a greater focus on our weekly themes but we still offer fun, academic based activities as well! We plan fun water days and special treats throughout the summer that your child will love! 
 
If you are interested in registering your child for one of our summer programs, please click on the link above for registration forms. You are free to pick any weeks you want as well as pick the number of days you'd like each week (two-day option is Tuesday and Thursday, three-day option is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and we also have a five-day option-we do not offer a daily option in the summer.) We do not have a minimum on the number of weeks your child attends and you only pay for the weeks you register for!! Please keep in mind that once you have turned in a registration form, we cannot make changes to the dates you've registered for and you will be required to pay for the dates reserved, regardless of attendance. We provide a quality program with a low student/teacher ratio and awesome field trips that usually require prepayment (we've actually already paid for some of them) so when we hold a space for a child, it is important that we receive payment for that space in order to continue providing all the fun activities we do daily. We feel badly when plans change and parents are still expected to pay for the weeks they have reserved, but please understand that we cannot make any exceptions to this policy in order to be able to keep our camp open and functioning. If multiple parents were to ask each week to make changes to what they have reserved, it would severely affect our ability to continue to operate as it is very difficult to fill spaces last minute when parents have already made other plans for their children once our program is full. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support in this area. We know that it can be a struggle when funds are tight so please make sure to only reserve weeks you know you will need. 
 
We really hope your child(ren) will be joining us for a fun-filled summer here at CDS! We are excited to see our returning campers and meet new families and provide them with a safe and exciting summer camp. I know how scary it can be sending your child off to camp, especially on field trips, but our staff takes our campers' safety very seriously and we work diligently to ensure your child is well taken care of. Our staff has been trained to obsessively count campers (I mean really OBSESSIVELY-we count in our sleep during the summer-true story 😆) and monitor their group very closely. We are so grateful for such an amazing staff that truly loves our campers! 


If you have any questions about our full-day Summer Camp Program, please feel free to email our Summer Camp Director, Veronnica, at veronnica@coastaldayschool.com. If you have any questions about our half-day Summer Preschool Program, please feel free to email our Program Director, Caroline, at caroline@coastaldayschool.com. You can also contact us by phone at 910.383.3919. If you would like to register your child, please feel free to stop by Monday through Friday between 10am and noon or 1pm and 3pm or call us to schedule an earlier or later time that works for you! We will not be available to accept registration Friday, April 19-Friday, April 26, 2019.


We are looking forward to another amazing summer!!
-Ashley 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Enroll Today!!


Good Morning!

Today is the day!! Here is the link to our enrollment request form! Submissions are time stamped and spaces will be filled in the order received. 

As a reminder, by completing this form, you are not guaranteed a space. This is simply a request to enroll.

Starting on Monday, February 4, 2019, we will begin sending out emails to notify you of your enrollment status. Instructions will be included in the email for how to proceed with the process and confirm your child's space. Deadlines for paperwork and the new student fee will be outlined in the email as well. If you miss a deadline, your space will be given to the next child on the list. No exceptions will be made.  

If your child does not receive a space, they will automatically be placed on our waiting list. Don't give up hope if you are added to the waiting list! We have seen it move dramatically in the past due to changing family situations, moves, etc. It's still possible to receive a space before school starts or even after our school year has begun.  

We will be working hard to process all the enrollment requests we receive but it is a time consuming task and will take us a few days to complete. Our office staff answering calls will not be able to confirm if you received a space or not, you will need to wait for the confirmation email. Every person that submits our enrollment form will receive an email notifying them of their enrollment status by Friday, February 8, 2019. If you have not received an email from us by then, please contact us. Emails have ended up in spam folders in the past so make sure to check there also.

Again, we are very excited to get to know all our new families! We are honored that you have chosen our school and look forward to partnering with you to help your sweet kiddos learn and grow. If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please contact Caroline at 910-383-3919 between 10am and noon or by email at caroline@coastaldayschool.com.

Best of luck!!!
-CDS Admin Team 😊