November Newsletter

THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON

On Thursday, November 17th from 11:30—12:30 NCCCC will be hosting our Annual Thanksgiving Day Luncheon. The NCCCC staff do all the cooking so all you have to do is show up. Please RSVP with the number of family members attending on the sign up sheet on the hallway bulletin board. We need to know if you are coming so we have enough turkey! Grandparents are welcome! All we ask is that you bring in a canned good for every family member attending to donate to the Shoreline Food Pan-try. We hope to see you there!

ASSESSMENTS AND PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

During the month of November the teachers will be doing the Bi-annual As-sessments of the children and then conducting Parent/Teacher Conferences some-time in November or December. They individually assess each child through observa-tions and testing to see where they are developmentally and better help each child attain their next developmental goal. Teachers will post signup sheets in each class-room so you can pick a time for your Parent/Teacher Conference.

Please remember to give documentation of your child’s flu vac-cine to our nurse. They are due no later than December 31st. I am sorry to say your child will be excluded if they do not have a vaccine by that date as per State Licensing. Thank you!

GOOD AND BAD NEWS

The bad news first… Arame has decided to give her notice. She had been on a leave of absence to go home to Senegal to visit family. When she returned she learned her sister was not well again and went back to Ohio to help nurse her. We will miss her dearly.
Since then Brittany has decided to go another route for full time employment. She will be working for the Old Lyme School System but she has asked if she can work here from 2:30—5:30 each day so we are not losing her completely.
I have hired 2 new infant teachers. Brianna Rutherford will be one of the infant teachers. Brianna lives in Groton but is originally from VT. She attended both the Community College of Vermont and Southern Vermont College majoring in nursing. She would like to be a pediatric nurse and will continue to pursue her education .
We have also hired Amanda Anaya from Taftville. Amanda is attending Goodwin College through online classes.
We are also losing Rebecca Sawyer. Rebecca is working 2 jobs and going to school nights and it was just too much for her. She wishes to continue to sub for us so yo will still see her smiling face in the halls and class-rooms. Her replacement on Tuesdays through Thursdays will be Elizabeth ZamarKa. Elizabeth works in catering and retail. She is a very ambitious young lady and we will be her third job. I will be filling in on Mondays and Fridays.
Welcome to all our new staff and good Luck and remember to visit to all our friends who are leaving us.

LYMAN ORCHARD PIE PICK UP

We are expecting delivery of the Lyman Orchard Pie and Cookie Dough Fundraiser on November 4th after 4:00 PM. Pies must be picked up that day as they are frozen and the Center does not have freezer space to accom-modate that many pies.
We raised $581.30 on the Midland Fundraiser and another $309. on the Lyman Pies. These funds go into our fund-raiser account and are earmarked for Playground Improvements. Thank you everyone for your support!

INCLEMENT WEATHER

To insure the safety of parents, children and staff in hazardous driving conditions, the Center may de-lay opening, close early or remain closed all day. A decision to delay opening will be made and broadcast by 6:00 A.M. If it is necessary to remain closed all day, the decision will be made and broadcast by 7:00 A.M. In the event the center must close early, a decision will be made and broadcast by 12:00 noon, and all parents will be contacted by phone. Announcements will also be broadcast on the following television stations:
WFSB/CBS -3 or WVIT/NBC – 30 or WTNH/ABC
Center wide emails may be distributed to parents who have provided an email address.

EXTRA CLOTHES

Just a gentle reminder, please send your child to childcare with weather appropriate play clothes and shoes. We do a lot of painting and playing in the sand box and we don’t want your child to worry about getting dirty or ruining their clothes while they are learning through play. It also works much better if the children wear sneakers or shoes that they can run and jump in without them coming off while playing or injuring their feet. Also, please check your child’s extra clothing bin to make sure their clothes are weather appropriate. Please also send in their snow clothes once the weather turns cold so they can still play outside. And don’t for-get a hat and mittens. We do not have enough teachers to supervise children inside who have forgotten their weather appropriate clothes. Thank you!

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

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