The Science Fair will be January 27th, however projects are due for review on the 17th. Please find attached some info
Some teachers have expressed concern that students are hungry particularly in the afternoon. Many classes have snack in the morning and I’m always preaching about a healthy breakfast, however some students don’t eat all their lunch because they play around or don’t like what is served. Teachers cannot supply afternoon snacks in the classroom and it takes time away from academic work.
Please review the cafeteria menu with your child and encourage them to eat! It’s amazing how much food we see being thrown away!
Digital Vision screening for Pre-K, Kinder, 1st, and 3rd was done by the Lion’s Club recently. I will be sending home referral letters for students who need to be seen by an eye doctor. Also any child who did not have their glasses that day and failed will get a referral letter to remind parents that they need their glasses everyday at school and should be replaced if lost or broken!
DROPPING Off Prescription Medications: When you drop off prescription medications such as eye drops, ear drops, and antibiotics at the front office in the morning, MAKE SURE you write a note including instructions, parent name and phone number or Amber will ask you to fill out a medication form. I will call parents to confirm before administering the medication. Also remember NO NURSE on Thursdays. No one is available to administer the medication. If your student needs non routine medication, you or a family member will have to come to school and give it to them.
Did you know?
Healthy, moist mucus membranes can help fight off bacteria.
The school has installed several filtered water bottle stations. Please send your child with a water bottle and encourage them to use these stations. Also chapstick can go a long way to help fight the sever dryness in our area.
The Flu Vaccine will be given to students on November 14th.
THANK YOU for all the physician injury reports, doctor/dental excuses, and phone calls! It really helps me do my job and check up on your children while they are here at school.
Be aware, students with medical issues will require new Doctor's orders and medications such as ASTHMA INHALERS AND EPI-PENS for the new school year. Please notify the nurse if your student has any new medical or allergy issues.
Certificates of Exemption are due BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. It must be filed with the State Department of Health and a notarized copy returned to Jennie Farquhar, school nurse. Please call 986 4005 if you need a form or have any questions.
Without a Certificate of Exemption, your student's vaccines MUST be up to date before school starts. Please check with your pediatrician at every visit.
Teachers out at Parent-Pick up have seen these DANGEROUS mistakes!
Make sure kids are IN THE CAR before driving away.
Make sure kids have SEAT BELTS on before driving away.
Make sure car DOOR IS CLOSED before driving away.
Stay OFF OF CELLPHONE while picking up students. SCHOOL RULES.
NO SMOKING while on school property picking up students. SCHOOL RULE.
Do not leave younger children or animals ALONE in a car in the parking lot, its getting WARM/HOT!
This is for the SAFETY of YOUR children and a reminder from the Safety/Wellness Committee!
Despite the Warm Weather, IT IS FLU SEASON INCLUDING MANY OTHER VIRAL ILLNESSES! Here is how you can prevent them: Wash hands routinely!
Jennie Farquhar BSN RN
Turquoise Trail School Nurse
Dental sealants are done for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades
Please remind your student to wash their hands frequently, especially after using the restroom and before eating, but also after using the computer lab or any other area that many people use and touch. Also let them know that most diseases around schools are spread through the nose, ears, eyes and mouth. If they can minimize touching their face, they can avoid getting sick.