October

A Child's Haven Preschool

This Month

Color: Orange

We would love for you to join us in our celebration of colors this year! We encourage everyone to wear something orange on October 12 and 13th! We are trying to fill our classrooms with the color of the month!


Theme: Community Helpers

We will be learning about all of the people that help our community!

We have a firetruck visit scheduled on October 7th.


Fruit of the Spirit: Patience


Memory Verse: Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him.

Psalm 37:7a


Bible Stories:

Oct 4-7: God Takes Care of Joseph

Oct. 11-14: Joseph Forgives his Brothers

Oct 18-21: Miriam is a Brave Girl

Oct 25-28: God Talks to Moses


Special Events:

Firetruck Visit: October 7th

Picture Day: October 20th and 21st

Halloween Celebration: October 27th and 28th

Fall Fest: October 30th from 9:30-11:00


School Holidays

Monday October 11th

Tuesday October 12th

Mark your calendars for October 20th and 21st!


I am so excited to share with you that one of our ACH parents, Amanda Jackson, will be taking fall photos this years. You will be able to purchase the photos from her in a variety of packages.

Website

We have switched back to the previous web address of childshaven.net.It should now work from phone and tablets! You will be able to find the all of the monthly newsletter on this site as well.

Fall Fest

Saturday, Oct. 30th, 9:30-11pm

600 West Park Street

Cedar Park, TX

Fundraising Event for ACH supported by

CPFUMC Youth Group


Games, Trick-or-Treat Trail,

Pumpkin Decorating, and More!

$10/family


Costumes Encouraged!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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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 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

Please read, as there has been some updates.

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 highly 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 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.


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