Crestview to offer new child care option

NEW WATERFORD — Parents of Crestview students will have a new option for child care this fall.

Registration packets are available online for those interested. Students can go to the program for up to two hours before school, up to two hours after school or both. There are also pricing options for all week, three days or one day a week.

During last week’s board of education meeting, Superintendent Matthew Manley said the program for grades kindergarten through sixth grade will be up an running on Aug. 21, the first day of school. The program is being organized through Robert O’Hara of the YMCA, providing students with homework assistance and activities in the gym, cafeteria and playground.

Currently, there are three adults who will be involved in the program, but Manley said a fourth could be added should participation warrant it. Middle school students participating will be bused to the elementary school unless 10 middle school students sign up, then they will remain at the middle school for the program.

Manley said working through the partnership with the YMCA has been wonderful and the program would not be happening without them.

In other matters:

— Crestview parents this year will also be able to look at menus for the cafeteria on the Nutrislice app.

— The board approved handbooks for the upcoming year with one of the changes being a ban on phones during most of the school day.

— The Crestview Local PTO will hold its inaugural Rebel Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the elementary school. There will be business/craft vendors, bounce houses, petting zoo, pony rides, rock wall, carnival games and a Chinese auction, as well as food and other entertainment. This event is open to everyone, not just Crestview families.