Virtual Red Folder
December 7, 2017
- As cold and flu season is upon us, we wanted to remind you of the PMFS guidelines for when a child should stay home from school (page 14 in your Red Book):
- Vomiting or Diarrhea — A child should remain home until 24 hours after he or she is able to eat and drink without any vomiting or diarrhea.
- Fever of 100F or higher — A child should remain home until he or she is fever-free for 24 hours.
- Coughing — A child should remain home if the cough is uncontrollable or frequent enough to interfere with his or her ability to participate fully in the school day.
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye) — A child should remain home until he or she has been undergoing treatment for 24 hours.
- Strep Throat — A child should remain home until he or she has been on antibiotics for 24 hours.
- Sore Throat — If a child has a sore throat accompanied by a fever or unexplained rash, call the child’s healthcare provider. Most sore throats are caused by viruses which simply need time and rest for recovery. Strep throat, however, can be more serious and requires antibiotic treatment following diagnosis by a healthcare provider.
- Feeling under the weather — Keep a child home if he or she is not feeling well and would not be able to fully participate in the day’s activities, even if he or she does not fall into the above.
We request that you call or e-mail the Office to report an absence. For an absence to be excused, the office must receive a written or emailed note, with the cause of absence, within 24 hours of a child returning to school.
Goings On in the Art Room!
There’s a giant dragon in the art room! Well, not yet, actually, but it’s coming! Starting this week, students in Fourth and Sixth Grade are working with master puppeteer Aaron Cromie to create the large puppet. Where will you be able to see it in its full glory? At the Circus and the Musical, of course!
Also, this week is the last week for Chelsea, our student teacher. It has been such a joy to share the art room with her and to experience her wonderful teaching. Please join me in wishing her well in her future career!
A Peek at Fifth Grade
One of the main topics Fifth Graders study each year is the rainforest, interwoven into central themes in social studies of sustainability and environmental justice. This multi-faceted learning includes Fifth Graders taking full ownership on planning and executing the Rainforest Sale, through which they raise proceeds to purchase acreage to help preserve the rainforest. Students do everything from determining when the sale will be and who will staff what to making posters with de-rainforestation facts advertising the sale and diagramming how the sale will be laid out on the blacktop.
Planning the Rainforest Sale
Fifth Graders are invested in the learning process, being empowered in this collaborative effort to create change after their academic studies of this vital resource. Students recently completed their Rainforest Animal Project, wherein Fifth Graders select a particular rainforest animal to study from a variety of different angles, each producing fact cards, a 3D model of his or her animal, a Google Slideshow, a research paper, and a formal presentation.
Friday, December 8
Deadline for Discounted Registration for Winter Break Vacation Care
Family Fun Night, 6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 12
Fifth and Kindergarten (Reading Buddies) go to Arden Theatre
Thursday, December 14
Meeting for Worship, 8:30 – 9:00 pm
Friday, December 15
Last day to register for Winter Break Vacation Care
Wednesday, December 20
9:30 Wassail and Snacks
10:30 Winter Community Sing
12:00 Early Dismissal & Winter Break begins
Vacation Care will be open on 12/21, 12/22, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29 and 1/3.
Thursday, January 4
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