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FALL 2014

Hello all and welcome to a beautiful Fall!! The trees are changing daily and it is a colorful backdrop to all the activities that are happening in our town and the surrounding area. We hope that you have the chance to experience it all.

Here at Almost Home we are having a lively and wonderful time. September was a busy month as the teachers and children started in their new rooms and spent time getting to know each other. New routines and schedules are becoming more comfortable. The teachers have made their rooms warm and inviting and have made parent communication and information boards for you to view policies, procedures and the weekly curriculum. Feel free to glance around the room to see all the creative art projects that the children have been working on. The teachers love to display and show off all their creations.

There are some new faces that have joined our afternoon staff and we are eager for you to meet the staff that are taking such good care of your children. Feel free to introduce yourself to the ladies in the afternoon.

Karate Dance and Movement with Kerin and Happy Feet Soccer have been underway and the children are progressing and learning new and practical skills. Above all they are having fun and they are all full of smiles.

Speaking of smiles….PICTURE DAY AT ALMOST HOME..OCTOBER 15TH & 16TH. All children will have the opportunity to sit for our favorite photographer, Jill Davenport from Litchfield Hills Photography. You can pick your background and class photos will also be taken. The proofs will be delivered to us and you can purchase you favorite photos. They make great gifts or holiday cards.

We were closed Monday October 13th for a day of staff development. This day gave the part time and full time teachers an updated education in policies and procedures. Parent and Police Captain Jeff Kreitz was helpful to us in giving a presentation on safety and security. Nurse Anne recertified some of our teachers in Medication Administration and gave us all our annual update of OSHA regulations including healthy tips.

A few friendly reminders:

  • Please be attentive to submitting weekly tuition payments at the beginning of each week
  • Please read Nurse Anne reminder notices and required Flu Shot notices
  • Please give us a courtesy call if your child will not be attending Almost Home for whatever reason
  • Bring your key fob to allow yourself entry to the building

Please join us as we celebrate Halloween Friday October 31st with a Parade beginning around 930 AM. The children will walk with their costumes and join together on the playground for a perfect photo opportunity. They will then return to their classrooms and celebrate with a party of treats and “spooky” fun. Costumes can then be stored in cubbies for their safe trip home.

Have a warm and Happy Fall

 Bunny & Fran




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