September

A Child's Haven Preschool

Back to School

A Child’s Haven bases its curriculum on the philosophy that children learn through play while using a “hands on” approach. Classroom lessons provide active involvement, meaningful exploration, and reinforcement through repetition. Daily schedules are designed to balance structure and free choice, as well as active and quiet times. Skills are introduced through materials and activities which are both child-centered and teacher-directed. Activities are planned which emphasize the process instead of the product, fostering a sense of achievement and self-worth.

First Day of School

Monday, August 30th!


As of now, we will be allowing drop-offs inside the school. Mandates and restrictions may change over the course of the school year, so please understand that we may have to adjust drop-off and pick-up to comply.

Please bring your ID to pick-up. We will be checking to make sure that all children are released to an authorized adult.

To help our families spread out during drop and pick-up please use the doors assigned to your child's class. If you have multiple children in the school, use the door assigned to your child that you are dropping off first.


Toddler 1, Toddler 2, and Kinder Bridge- Front Door

Preschool and Pre-K- Side door at the top of the ramp


Doors will open for drop off at 8:50 during the first week. Doors will typically open at 8:55. We know that first time your child is dropped off in a new environment can be challenging for both the child and the parents/caregivers. Keep in mind that children are looking to their grown-up for reassurance when in a new place. Sometimes lingering in the classroom can make the transition more difficult, so I encourage you to give a big hug, remind them that you (or whomever is picking up) will return, and let them know that they will have a fun day. Your child's teacher will be encouraging them to get involved in their morning activities to help them get into the daily routine.


There will be a sign-in sheet that will be located by the door of each classroom. Please be sure to sign your child in and out of school each day.


What to bring

-water bottle

-snack

-lunch

-extra change of clothes *if they weren't dropped of during Meet the Teacher

-backpack


Label all items with your child's name!

This Month

Color: Purple

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


Theme: All About Me

To start the school year off, we will all be learning about ourselves and how important it is to just be you!


Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness


Memory Verse: "Be kind and compassionate to one another…"

-Ephesians 4:32


Bible Stories:

Aug 30-2: Something Bad, Something Sad

Sept 6-9: Noah Makes a Boat

Sept 13-16: A Time to Say Thank You

Sept. 20-23: A promise for Abraham

Sept 27-30: Jacob Sees a Ladder


Special Events:

September 30th- Teddy Bear Picnic

*More information to come


School Holidays

Monday, September 6th (Labor Day)

Pumpkin Patch Volunteers

ACH is joining up with Cedar Park First United Methodist Church to help make the 25 Anniversary of the Pumpkin Patch a success! We need volunteers that are willing to use their truck to help move pallets and volunteers to help set them up to create the patch on September 25.


To sign-up to volunteer either

or
  • Click on this link to go directly to the Google Docs worksheet:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iepgCY4FBK1oVoPFftak4ygtXSfbe7m00PVpSoY_Mww/edit

Below is a letter from CPFUMC


October may seem far away as you read this, but a sure sign that Halloween is coming is that we have already ordered our pumpkins for this Fall! If this were a wedding celebration, we’d give gifts of silver. But what we really need is a lot of people and quite a few pickup trucks to come out of the wood work and make this event especially successful this noteworthy year. Please volunteer early to help Maryann Mosier, our new fearless leader, who likes to plan ahead.


September 25 is a key set-up date to move the pallets that hold the pumpkins into the patch itself. Please let us know if you have a pickup truck and would be willing to drive while others load and unload pallets to transform our grounds into the actual patch.


Pumpkins are scheduled to arrive on Saturday, October 2nd at 9 a.m.


Based on our past experience, this is a very approximate time, especially last year when they were short of drivers and trucks due to the pandemic and they didn’t arrive until October 15 at 4pm. We squeezed a whole month into two short weeks of selling!


We are very proud we were able to bring the pumpkin patch to the community especially last year, lifting a lot of spirits. Several commented at the picture bales, “we’ve been coming for 18 (12, 20, every) year(s)” and “we have an album of pictures showing how much our children have grown.”


THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP!

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS (Based on LISD Calendar)

AUGUST

Aug. 26 First Day of School


SEPTEMBER

Sept. 6 No School- Labor Day


OCTOBER

Oct 11-12 No School


NOVEMBER

Nov. 2 No School

Nov. 22-67 Thanksgiving Holiday


DECEMBER

Dec 20-Jan 3 Winter Break


JANUARY

Jan 17 No School- MLK Day


FEBRUARY

Feb 21 No School


MARCH

Mar 14 - 21 Spring Break


APRIL

April 18 Easter Holiday/Bad Weather Make-up Day (LISD determination)


MAY

May 19 ACH Last Day

Covid Protocols

Please read, as there has been some updates.

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


Masks: With the rise of cases of Covid-19 and the Delta variant, we will be asking that all ACH staff, parents, and caregivers please wear a mask while inside the building at this time.


Teachers may wear a face shield when reading a book or teaching a phonics lesson. This is for language development purposes. Teachers will remain social distanced during that time.


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, a negative Covid test will need to be provided 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.


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