February

A Child's Haven Preschool

This Month

Color: Pink

We would love for you to join us in our celebration of colors this year! We encourage everyone to wear something PINK on February 8 & 9. We are trying to fill our classrooms with the color of the month!


Theme: Dentist


Fruit of the Spirit: Love


Memory Verse: We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19


Bible Stories:

Jan 31- Feb 3: A Friend Who Was Sick

Feb 7-10: Doing God’s Work

Feb 14-17: Look What Jesus Can Do

Feb 21-24: Can a Man Do This


Special Events

Dentist Visit from Little Smiles: February 2nd

Family Work Day: February 12th


School Holidays: ACH Closed

February 21st

Dentist Visit

Dr. Jenny's dental hygienist will be making a visit to ACH on Wednesday, February 2nd at 10:30.

Online/ App Payments

You now have the option to pay with Zelle. This can be done through the app or often times, through your bank. Please include your child's name in the description line of the payment.


email:director@childshaven.net

phone: (830)370-4659


Paying by cash or check is still an option as well.

Change in Tuition

We are restructuring our tuition rates for the 2022-2023 school year. Rates will be set during our February board meeting and will be released before registration opens.


Please keep in mind that tuition increases are used to better pay our teachers and to increase the availability of special programs.


Our goal remains to keep our tuition as low as possible while striving to provide a quality preschool experience.

Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

An email for registration for the 2022-2023 school year will go out to our current families on February, 15th at 10:00 am. It will not open to public until March.


Registration will be completed online this year which will allow for a timestamped submission. Please keep in mind the enrollment and preferred days are chosen on a first-come first-served basis. You will receive a confirmation email from Reanna that you are enrolled in the program with the schedule of your choice. If your preferred schedule is not available, Reanna will give you a call to discuss other options.


Your registration fee ($100 for first child/ $50 for additional siblings) must be paid within a week of confirmation of enrollment. Your spot will be forfeited if the registration fee is not paid. If for any reason you are unable to do this, please contact Reanna.


If you have any questions on which program your child should enroll for next year, please reach out to your child's teacher.

Friendship Celebration and Valentine Exchange

We will be doing a Valentine exchange on Monday, February 14th. Please be on a lookout for an email from your child's teacher with instructions on how to label your child's valentines to their classmates.


We will also be decorating valentine cookies as part of our friendship celebration on Valentine's Day.

Garden Project: Butterfly Classroom

Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for the first family work day. We were able to install the fencing and put down the ground covering of mulch.


In February, we will be building 3 garden beds to go inside of our Butterfly Classroom.


Family work days will be:

Saturday, February 12 from 11:00-12:30

Sunday, February 27 at 1:00


Madeline's goal is have the garden completed for spring planting.

Dr. Seuss Week

He wrote Cat in the Hat

And Green Eggs and Ham

He Created Horton, The Grinch,

The Lorax, and Sam I Am.


He Loved to write stories

He wrote a great rhyme

When we're reading his books

We have a great time.


March 2nd, Dr. Seuss

It is such an important day.

It is the day we celebrate you,

Happy Birthday, we say!


-author unknown


We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America the week of February 28- March 3rd with dress-up days, Dr. Seuss themed activities, and lots and lots of books. More on this will come out later in the month.

Sportball

There at still spots in both Sportsball classes on Tuesdays. You are welcome to join at any point in the season. Registration prices will be prorated.


Sign-up links to enroll in the season.


2-3yrs: https://www.amilia.com/store/en/sportball-austin-area/api/Activity/Detail?activityId=yG7oory

4-5yrs: https://www.amilia.com/store/en/sportball-austin-area/api/Activity/Detail?activityId=xA8dd3y

Jackets and Extra Clothes

We will be going outside even when it is chilly. The length of time spent outside will be adjusted by how cold it is. Please be sure to send a jacket everyday.


Please change out your child's extra clothes (2 pairs) with more seasonally appropriate options if you have not already done so.

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

(updated 1/19/2022)

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

With the rise in Covid cases due to Omicron, please be vigilant by keeping sick children home. Y'all have done an amazing job so far this year, and we appreciate your continued efforts in keeping our school as healthy as possible.


This variant may have us navigating new waters, so please be patient and understanding as some protocols may need to change.


If our school needs to close due to lack of staff or an extensive outbreak, you will be contacted via email.


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 who test positive and return after 5 days, will not be able to wear a face shield until they are 10 days out from the start of symptoms.


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 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 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.


Notifications: You will be notified via email if your child’s class has an exposure to COVID-19.

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/ direct exposure with a person who has Covid-19, while not wearing a mask, will be encouraged to:

-stay home and quarantine for 5 days

-monitor for symptoms consistent with COVID-19-

- test or continue to stay home (5 days for staff/ 10 for students) if symptoms occur


It will remain your choice on whether or not you will send your child to school if there has been an exposure in the classroom. (Aligns with LISD policy)


If you become symptomatic, stay home, test, or seek guidance from a medical professional on what the next steps should be.


If the direct exposure is a person in the household where constant contact is unavoidable where the COVID positive person cannot isolate, we encourage you to:

-keep your child home for 5 days

-have your child tested and receive a negative result before returning to school.


Student Positive Test: The child 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.

Staff Positive Test: (Change per CDC guidelines and LISD policy) The staff member will be asked to stay home and can return to ACH once all the following are met:

-5 days out from the start of the symptoms

-Fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication

-Symptoms have improved

-Staff member is feeling well enough to return


The staff member will be required to wear a mask upon return until 10 days from the start of symptoms.


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. “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. Students or staff members who contracted Covid do not need to receive a negative test to return to school after the 5 or 10 day period.


Additional Measures: We will continue with cleaning and disinfecting protocols throughout the day and will repeat this process on toys and frequently touched 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