Hilltop Preschool and Daycare October Message

It is hard to believe that we are already a full month into the new school year and fall is officially here! October is going to be a busy month with fun events planned for the kids here at Hilltop.

On Thursday, October 3rd we will begin our new year of Chapel with Pastor Mike! Chapel will be a brief time where the children of the center and their teachers will meet upstairs in the sanctuary to recap the bible story of the week, pray and sing some songs. Chapel will be alternating each week to either be on Thursday or Friday.

To get into the spirit of fall the three and four year old classroom will be taking field trip to Fair Weather Acres located in Rocky Hill on Friday, October 4th.

The kids will get to play in their corn pit, go on a hay ride, play some other games and pick a pumpkin to take home. A school bus equipped with seat belts will take us there and bring us back.

On Monday, October 7th, we will be having picture day! Lifetouch will be
here in the morning to photograph your child. You may also do sibling
pictures if you would like. There is no obligation to buy the pictures once they come in.

If you are interested in getting a little exercise and also help out your community you can participate in Cromwell’s Feeding Our Neighbors Walk. The walk will be on Sunday, October 20th from 1:00-3:00 pm and all money raised will go

to the Cromwell Food Bank. If you are unable to walk that day, please consider sponsoring someone who is walking as a few daycare teachers will be participating. There are envelopes on the sign in table if you are interested.

On Thursday, October 31st, the three and four year old classes will also be going to Covenant Living, a retirement community about a ¼ mile down
the road from Hilltop. The Covenant Living bus will pick the kids up here so
they can parade around in their costumes and sing some songs for the residents!

Just a reminder that all children, 6-59 months attending a daycare center are required to receive at least one dose of the influenza vaccination now through December 31st. If this is their first season being vaccinated against influenza then they shall receive 2 doses of vaccine. It is a requirement by the Connecticut Department of Early Childhood Education that children who have not received the flu vaccine by December 31st must be excluded from child care for the duration of flu season (through March 31st).

There are exceptions if your child has a medical contraindication or for religious beliefs. Please see the information sheet that was placed in your
child’s cubby for details on the exceptions.

Once your child has had their flu vaccine, please bring in either their updated immunization record or the slip the doctor/nurse gave you indicating the date your child received the vaccine.

Ms. Laura

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