Dear CCC Families,
Last Friday we had a very successful and inspiring Staff Retreat. We wanted to extend our gratitude to all our families for this time together which allowed us to give thanks to each other and appreciate the unique, diverse, and wonderful community we create, live in, and serve daily.
To facilitate portions of our day, we had three of our CCC family members support: board member Jim Franke, Raccoon and Alumni parent Patricia Wong, and Raccoon Room Parent Rachel Schacht. Jim led us through a fantastic brainstorming session for the beginning stages of developing our new mission statement (more of this to follow). Patricia guided us through a team building cooking exercise! And, with Rachel’s support, the afternoon was spent at the Huntington, where we were inspired by their mission integrating art, literature, and botanical gardens.
We are so grateful to have had this time together. Thank you, from all of us at the CCC!
The CCC Staff
This weekend, November 19th, we will be treating the yards with a pesticide for crawling and flying insect pests. Please see the notice below.
This weekend, several trees on our yards will be treated (injected) with the following fungicide and insecticide:
The trees being treated are the
- Sycamore’s in the preschool yard
- Sycamore and Oak trees in the toddler yard.
Signs are posted noting the specific trees to be treated. There will be no interruption of school activity on our yards, and children may continue to play as usual. This information is being posted and shared per the Healthy Schools Act. Specific data sheets are available in the office for viewing as requested.
If you have any questions, please let the office know.
The CCC Staff
As you may have noticed, we have had several cases of Hand Foot Mouth (coxsackievirus) in our program in the Bunny, Dolphin and Koala classrooms. We have been working closely with the Pasadena Public Health Department to ensure we are taking all of the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of illness.
The CCC follows a cleaning and sanitation frequency schedule that is posted on each classroom refrigerator and on our website here. We also have a cleaning crew that comes to clean the center nightly. This past Thursday, the staff did a thorough deep cleaning in each of the classrooms, specifically focusing on dramatic play areas, chairs, tables, fixtures and materials the children use frequently. We are also re-introducing effective hand washing techniques in all rooms to ensure they are washing their hands properly throughout the day, which is the best method of prevention. We will be replacing all of the faucets in the children’s bathrooms with a more effective model to make it easier and more effective for use. We are waiting on parts to arrive for this replacement.
Here is a link to the information from the CDC regarding Hand Foot Mouth. To help us prevent the spread of illness, please help your children wash their hands well and practice good technique at home. If your child has any symptoms of illness, please check in with your doctor and keep your child home until he/she is symptom free and/or has been cleared by a doctor to return to school. Let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you for your collaboration in prevention,
The CCC Staff