It’s the most wonderful time of the year…also the busiest! Thank you so much to all the families that came to our Thanksgiving dinner and brought their delicious side dishes. It was so nice to have everyone here and enjoy a great meal together. Another huge thank you to all the Hilltop families and MOPS moms who brought in boxes for Operation Christmas Child. There was a total of 23 boxes that we were able to ship to children in need and make their holidays a little brighter!
During the winter months we have pajama Fridays here at Hilltop so we can all stay warm and cozy!
Two fun events are happening on Saturday, December 7th; our annual Cookie Walk and Holiday Fair here at Hilltop, where you can find hundreds of different cookies, amazing gifts, and a shopping area just for kids. The Cooke Walk is from 9am to noon.
Also, the Girl Scouts of Connecticut will be hosting their 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa at Bethany Lutheran Church from 8:30am to 11:00am. Go enjoy a nice pancake breakfast and then head over to Hilltop to do some shopping!
On Friday, December 13th, we will be having our annual Christmas Play. The play will begin at 6:30pm, but please have your child here for 6:00pm. All children must leave the center from 5:30-6:00pm so the teachers may get ready for the play.
On December 20th, to show our appreciation to the families we will be offering a free babysitting night from 5:30-7:30pm. We will have dinner and a movie night here for the children. There is a sign-up list on the sign-in table. Please sign your child up by Wednesday, December 18th for planning reasons. The babysitting night is for ages three and up.
School vacation week is coming up for the school age children. Please indicate the days your child will be at Hilltop on the sheet on the sign-in table.
In the event of a severe winter storm, we will announce a closing or an opening delay on NBC CONNECTICUT’S Storm Alert. They no longer list childcare center closings on the television. You may view this at www.nbcconnecticut.com. Click of Weather, then School Closings. We will be listed as HILLTOP DAYCARE, CROMWELL. Please note, there is a similarly named school in Torrington named Hilltop Christian Nursery School. The best way to get any alerts will be to subscribe to an automatic email or text message that will be sent to you in the event of a closing or delay. The link can be found by clicking Weather, and then Storm Closing Alerts, on their website.
Just a reminder of our upcoming closings; we will be CLOSED on Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th. We will be open for a half day on Tuesday, December 31st closing at 12:30pm and CLOSED on Wednesday, January 1st.