The Sandcastle Times - Sept. 2020
Back to School Edition
A message from Holly Bevilacqua, COO
A great big welcome to our new students that have joined our Carelot Family. We are very happy to begin our new school year and have lots of exciting activities planned! Our staff worked very hard getting their classrooms and programs ready for continued fun and learning!
This time of year is a transition for all of us...school starts, jobs change, the weather changes, and more! Keep in mind that it is a time of change for all of us! Covid-19 has also brought many changes for everyone to acclimate to as well. Change is a good thing and it keeps our lives full of excitement. Enjoy the special moments with your children and cherish every minute!
Please take note of our calendar of events for easy planning. You can also check out information on our website. The site managers and executive directors are working diligently on the October through February programming for activities, special events for planning. All information will be put in the monthly newsletter and on our website.
Give a week, Get a week promotion!
Please be sure to take advantage of our Referral Program! Check out the flyer on our Facebook page as well as in this newsletter! Who doesn't want FREE money??
Please follow our Health Policies to avoid any spread of infectious diseases.
Lunch time ideas
Here are some fun ideas to add some variety into lunches.
Here are some tips to help alleviate the stress!
Time to think about scheduling your Flu Shots! Please be advised that it is the Connecticut State Law that all children attending child care have a seasonal flu vaccine if they are between 6 to 59 months by December 31st, 2019. Please be sure your child gets their flu shot unless you have proper documentation stating they cannot get the vaccine.
Please make sure you are following your scheduled hours. This helps keep state mandated ratios in order as per the amount of staff that are scheduled. If you need to change your hours to earlier or later please give proper notice to the office so we can adjust our staff schedules. Also please make sure you are staying within the 9 ½ hour guidelines for each day that you have contracted with us.
Soon cool weather will be here. Please be sure to check your child’s extra clothes bins and bring home bathing suits and towels. It is important that your child has a change of clothes be sure you read your child’s daily to see if they need any items, we do not have spare clothes at the centers.
Please make sure you are giving a two week notice to the director for any schedule changes. Also, please be sure you call the center if your child will be late or absent. We kindly ask that you call before 9:30am. This allows for our teachers to plan their day accordingly.
Question of the month "What is your favorite family meal??"
Don't forget to submit your answers by clicking the link below!
You can win a $25 tuition credit on your account.
Thanks for helping us make our programs better! Without everyone’s input, we are not able to effectively assess how our programs are doing! We appreciate your taking the time to help us assess our policies, procedures, curriculum, and more!
Congrats to Jordan, Bentley and Bailynn's Mom for winning the August question of the month. We thank you for participating!!!
Slumber Club-- Due to Covid-19 this program is suspended until further notice
Fall Fundraisers: Stay tuned for details
Thanks for all of your continued support! We are always looking for new ideas for fundraisers if you have an idea drop by the office and share it with us.
All around Carelot
Summer has been flying by and we can't believe it is September already! We are very excited to start the school year with some great activities such as Family Collages, Graphing, Friendship murals, Good neighbor day, and more! Our Private Kindergarten and Distance Learning classrooms started on Tuesday and we are so excited to provide a safe learning environment as an alternative to the public schools. We have very few spaces available in East Lyme, Killingly and Brooklyn if you know a family who may be interested.
Wish list items- Drop off at any Carelot location
Any old working Ipads, Iphones or tablets for our classrooms! Recycle!
Shaving cream, Board Books, Bubble Wrap, outdoor toys (bubbles, chalk, hula hoops, balls, etc), buckets, shovels, water toys.
Private Preschool 2020-2021 School year!
Our program is rich in:
- Social/Emotional Development
- Physical Development and Health
- Language and Literacy
- Creative Arts
- Social Studies