December

A Child's Haven Preschool

This Month

Color: Red

We would love for you to join us in our celebration of colors this year! We encourage everyone to wear something red on December 7th and 8th. We are trying to fill our classrooms with the color of the month!


Theme: Christmas


Fruit of the Spirit: Peace


Memory Verse: “Do your best to live in peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18


Bible Stories:

Nov 29- Dec. 2: God’s Good Rule

Dec 6-9: Jesus Came to Love Us

Dec 13-16: Angels Sing to Shepherds


Special Events:

December 15: Christmas PJ Day

December 16: Sounds of Christmas Program


School Holidays: ACH Closed

Early Release (after Sounds of Christmas) on December 16th at 12:15

December 20-January 3

Sounds of Christmas Program

We invite you to join us for Sounds of Christmas on December 16th put on by all of the ACH children. Doors will open at 11:45 and the program will begin promptly at 12:00.


Attire for children: We ask that children wear red, green, or white the day of performance unless otherwise directed by your child's teacher.


We would love for your child to still be apart of this special event even if they are not enrolled on Thursday. If you are able to attend, please drop them off between 11:30 and 11:45 so they can prepare for the performance with their classmates.

Donation Tree

At our Sounds of Christmas program, we will have a donation tree set up to raise funds for our playground upgrades. Our goal is purchase a new climber for the toddler playground. If you would like to donate, there will be envelopes clipped on the tree with a variety of donation amounts ($1, $5, $10, $20). We appreciate all of the support from our families!

Progress Reports

Progress reports will be going out at the end of next week, Dec 8-9. This is a way for the teachers to communicate your child's growth in areas such as social/emotional, fine motor, gross motor, independence, and academics. Please keep in mind that some of the skills on the report do not need to be mastered at this time but are things that your child will be working on this year.


As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher. A conference can be scheduled if there are any concerns that you would like to discuss.


Pre-K and Kinder Bridge parents, if you would like to schedule a conference to discuss Kindergarten readiness, please use the links below.

Pre-K Conference Sign-Up

Kinder Bridge Conference Sign-Up

Food Drive

ACH will be hosting a Holiday Food Drive from December 1st-December 16th. Drop off any nonperishable food items to the box at the front of the school by December 16th. All donations will be given to a local food pantry to help those in need this holiday season.

Christmas Cards for Local Assisted Living Facility

Our students will be making cards and posters for a local assisted living facility this Christmas, but the they have MANY MORE residents than we have students. If you have some free times over the next few weeks and would like to make a card at home to add to our delivery, we would greatly appreciate it. You can drop them off with your child's teacher. Our goal is to bring some Christmas joy to those that may not get to see their family and friends as often as they would like.

Please Pickup Outdoor Toys After Use

We love seeing families get together on our playground and field after school! If you have a chance, I encourage you to do this to meet other ACH families.


We don't mind that your children play with the toys during this time, but we do ask that you have your children pickup any toys that they use during this time, including the toys on the field. We have been finding some toys in the woods, and we want to make sure that our children have them for the next school day.


Thank you for your cooperation in this.

Garden Project

We are so excited that Pastor Suzette's daughter, Madeline, has taken on our school garden as her Silver Star project for Girl Scouts. She can use our help with prepping and assembling the garden. If this is something that you are your family may interested in helping with, be on the lookout for family work days in January and February. Dates TBD.

Change of Clothes

A chill in the air has finally arrived. This a good time to change out your child's extra clothes with more seasonally appropriate options. It never hurts to keep a short sleeved option in there as well, since it is Texas, but please update with pants and at least one long sleeved shirt.

ACH Events and Holidays (Based on LISD Calendar)

AUGUST

Aug. 26 First Day of School


SEPTEMBER

Sept. 6 Labor Day: No School


OCTOBER

Oct 7 Firetruck Visit

Oct 11-12 No School

Oct 20-21 Picture Day


NOVEMBER

Nov. 2 No School

Nov. 18 Thanksgiving Feast

Nov. 22-67 Thanksgiving Holiday: No School


DECEMBER

Dec 6-15 Progress Reports

Dec 16- Early Release after Christmas Program

Dec 20-Jan 3 Winter Break: No School


JANUARY

Jan 12-13 PJ Day

Jan 17 MLK Day: No School


FEBRUARY

Feb 21 No School

Feb 28-March 4 Dr. Seuss Week


MARCH

Mar 14 - 21 Spring Break


APRIL

April 18 Easter Holiday/Bad Weather Make-up Day (LISD determination): No School


MAY

May 19 ACH Last Day

Covid Protocols

As always, the health and safety of our students is top priority.


Masks: ACH staff will be required to wear a mask or face shield during the school day. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to do so while in the building.


Teachers may wear a face shield when reading a book or teaching a phonics lesson. This is for language development purposes.


Teachers will have the option to wear a mask or not once Williamson County has entered yellow or moderate phase OR LISD moves to masks optional for teachers.


It is your choice on whether or not you would like your child to wear a mask during the day. If you are sending your child to school in a mask, please communicate the with your child's teachers on your expectations for mask wearing, and they will help carry it out to the best of their ability. Consider purchasing a mask lanyard to help keep your child's mask off the tables during lunch/snack and from possibly from falling on the floor. I encourage you to work with your child on putting on and taking off their mask as well as wearing a mask for an extended period of time prior to the start date of school.


Vaccine: Per Governor Abbott's order, we can not require staff members to get vaccinated. At this time, the State of Texas has not added the COVID-19 vaccination to the required immunizations. Staff members are not required to disclose if they have or have not received the Covid-19 vaccination.


Signs and Symptoms: Please be vigilant about your health, your families health as well as the health of the people around you. We all have to work together as a team to make this year successful and keep our kids learning. The following are signs and symptoms that we need to keep close eye on to prevent the spread of Covid-19.


· Cough

· Shortness of breath

· Chills

· Repeated shaking and chills

· Muscle Pain

· Headache

· Sore throat

· Congestion or runny nose

· Loss of taste or smell

· Diarrhea

· Feeling feverish or measured temperature of 100.0 degrees F or above

· Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have Covid-19


If anyone in your home is exhibiting symptoms or in general not feeling well, please keep your child home from school and notify your child's teacher and director. This will help reduce the number of exposure that we have in our school.


Out of an abundance of caution, we will be sending children home from school if they are exhibiting multiple symptoms even if they are fever free. A doctor's note to confirm allergies vs. Covid may be requested.


Exposure: Students or staff members who have reported close contact and direct exposure with a person who has Covid-19, while not wearing a mask, will be strongly encouraged to:


-stay home and quarantine for 7 days

and

receive a negative Covid test 5-7 days after exposure

or

-stay home and quarantine for 10 days from exposure


During this time monitor for symptoms consistent with COVID-19


If the direct exposure is a person in the household where contact is unavoidable, we highly encourage you to have your child tested and receive a negative result before returning to school.


Student/Staff Positive Test: The child or staff member will be asked to stay home and can return to ACH once all the following are met:

-10 days out from the start of the symptoms

-Fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication

-Symptoms have improved.


Research, backed by CDC, is showing that a person can test positive without being able to transmit the virus for up to 3 months after the original diagnosis. You will not need to retest for Covid within 90 of a diagnosis.


“Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 can continue to have detectable SARS-CoV-2 RNA in upper respiratory specimens for up to 3 months after illness onset. However, replication-competent virus has not been reliably recovered and infectiousness is unlikely.” -CDC


Additional Measures: We will continue with cleaning and disinfecting protocols throughout the day and will repeat this process on toys and frequently touches surfaces again at the end of each day. A cleaning crew will come once a week on Fridays. Handwashing is one of our best preventive measures. We will continue frequent handwashing per CDC guidelines.


The church installed touchless soap and paper towel dispensers as well as hand sanitizer dispensers which are located by the front and back doors of the school. Thank you CPFUMC!


ACH Families, you are our first line of defense against Covid-19 in our school. If you are questioning whether or not you should send your child to school because of not feeling well or a family member is not feeling well, please consider keeping them home for the day to watch for additional symptoms. This is a team effort and we are blessed with amazing families and teachers to work with during this time.

Contact Us

I am always happy to talk with you about any questions or concerns that you have throughout the year. I will try my best to return any calls or emails that are left during our business hours, the same day. Please allow me 24 hours to get back with you if a message is left outside our regular operating hours. Nights and weekends will primarily be reserved for my family.


-Reanna Eddy

Director