Dear Sea Breeze Families,
Welcome to Saint Ambrose Sea Breeze School! My name is Jerelyn Weber and I am your School Principal. I am so excited to begin the new school year with each child and the family they bring with them. It is my hope that this year begins a lifelong love of learning for your child. Your child will have the opportunity to discover new things, meet new friends and make many memories. This is a very important step in your child's education, and I am committed to making your child's school experience an exciting time, full of fun, growth and development.
While your child is at Sea Breeze, the dedicated and committed teaching staff will provide a wide variety of learning and play experiences throughout the day. Children will develop new social/emotional, cognitive, and physical skills. Children will also develop their thinking, reasoning, decision making, and problem solving skills. In each classroom, children will be actively engaged in activities which are relevant and meaningful to their lives and learning. I look forward to supporting and guiding you and your children as they make new discoveries and engage in learning adventures.
Our curriculum is play based and we believe that children learn very vital life skills while actively engaged in play. Young children learn best by playing and following their own curiosities, by solving real problems, such as how to balance a stack of blocks, or how to negotiate a zipper, put together a picture puzzle and most of all, by making mistakes and trying again. Did you know that when children paint at the easel they are developing their imagination and creativity; and when they finger paint they learn concepts of size, shape and location that they will need as they begin to learn math skills. Although you cannot always read their writing, it is important that children scribble and draw so that they can learn the basic strokes of letter formation and the appropriate pressure needed to write correctly in the future.
I believe that children grow and develop most when there is a strong connection between home and school. You know your child best, and your input is critical to their success. Please always let us know how to best meet the needs of your child. My door is always open to you and I encourage you to contact me or your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns about your child. Together we will work as a team and make this an enjoyable and meaningful experience for your child!
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be an important part of your child’s education. I look forward to an exciting new school year with the Sea Breeze Families!