Elementary E-Notes. December 12, 2016
With the wet and soggy weekend, we are anticipating children who are eager to be playing outside today. Thank you for sending your children in weather-appropriate clothing which is marked with their names.
As we do every year, items in our Lost and Found (near the entrance and by the Tower) will be bagged and donated to a local charity our first week back in January. Please take the time to check the Lost and Found!
Important Upcoming Dates to Note:
December 5-16: Sargents/Embassy Buses
With the closure of the cafeteria, please note that students taking the Sargents or Embassy Buses will meet in the Elementary Gym before proceeding to the buses.
December 5-16: ES After School Activities- Updates and Cancellations
All students will meet in the ES Gym before and after activities. Parents need to collect their children (Grades 1-5) from the ES Gym after ASAs.
Warrior Soccer Academy
The grade 1 and 2 soccer is canceled for the remainder of the semester.
Monday Grade 1 (1530-1630)
Tuesday Grade 2 (1630 -1730)
Thursday Grade 1 (1630-1730)
Friday Grade 2 (1530-1630)
Pierogi Bowl Junior (2nd & 3rd Graders) and Pierogi Bowl (4th & 5th Graders)
These activities will be canceled for the remainder of the semester.
(Questions? Please contact Activities Coordinator-Stephen Sidaway email@example.com)
Library Book Exchange Station in the ES Tower
Please come to the ES Tower to return and check out books while the main library is being cleaned following the effects of smoke from the cafeteria fire.
Online books and research tools
Be aware also that we have many e-books and online research tools that students and parents can access. Check out the ES page of the library website for links and ideas! Pick up the password lists for subscription sites in the ES Tower.
Wanted: New or gently used children’s books in languages other than English
If you are travelling to your home country over the holidays, please consider picking up a new book or books in your native language to donate to the library. Or consider donating books that your children have outgrown. We are expanding our World Languages collection and would very much appreciate your donations after the holidays. Thank you very much!
(Questions? Contact ES Librarian Miriam James: firstname.lastname@example.org)
ES Choir Concert- Grades 2, 3, and 4- December 13: 16:00
The students in grades 2, 3 and 4 cordially invite you to their choir concert on Tuesday, December 13 at 4:00pm. They will be singing holiday songs to get us in the festive spirit of the season. Children should bring a change of dressy clothes in holiday colors. They will be changing the clothes before the concert at 15:15. Please bring a snack for this time as well.
On that day, After School Activities will be canceled for grades 2, 3, 4.
Please bring your families and friends to the concert. We hope to see you all there.
(Questions? Contact our Elementary Music Department: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
A very Important Note from The Nurse’s Office
One of our students in the Elementary School was diagnosed with Viral Meningitis. The child has been treated and is recovering but this information is being shared to raise awareness and understanding of the illness.
Viral meningitis is the most common type of meningitis, an inflammation of the tissue that covers the brain and spinal cord.
The most common cause of viral meningitis are Enteroviruses which are most often spread through direct contact with the respiratory secretions of an infected person however; you are not likely to develop meningitis because only a small number of people who get infected with the viruses that cause meningitis will actually develop viral meningitis.
You can get viral meningitis at any age. However children younger than 5 years old, and people with weakened immune systems caused by diseases, medications (such as chemotherapy), and recent organ or bone marrow transplantations have a higher risk of getting the disease. Babies younger than 1 month old and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe illness.
The most common symptoms in adults are fever, headache, stiff neck and sensitivity to bright lights, sleepiness or trouble waking up from sleep, nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, lethargy (lack of energy) and irritability. In babies the symptoms are difficult to identify but may include fever, fretfulness or irritability, difficulty awakening and refusing to eat.
In most cases, there is no specific treatment for viral meningitis. Most people who get viral meningitis completely recover on their own within 7 to 10 days. People with meningitis caused by certain viruses such as herpes virus and influenza, will usually need and get better from treatment such as an antiviral medications. Antibiotics do not help viral infections, so they are not useful in the treatment of viral meningitis.
· The most effective method of prevention is to wash hands often and thoroughly with soap and water, especially after changing diapers, using the toilet, or coughing or blowing your nose.
· Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
· Avoid close contact such as kissing, hugging, or sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
· Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your upper shirt sleeve, not your hands.
· Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
· Stay home when you are sick.
· Do not send your child to school if he/she is sick or has a temperature of 38 degrees Centigrade.
There is no vaccination against Viral Meningitis however some vaccinations can protect against diseases that can lead to viral meningitis such as measles, mumps, chickenpox, and influenza. Make sure you and your child are vaccinated on schedule.
It is very important to see your doctor right away if you think you or your child might have meningitis. As always, you can call the school nurses @ (22) 702 85 37, if you have any health related questions or concerns.
Thank you for your attention to this health notice.
Marilyn Dypczynski RN
HS String Ensemble and Guitar Class Recital- Dec. 14 (18:00)
The String Ensemble and the HS Guitar Classes would like to invite you to a short recital in the foyer of the new building.
They will be presenting music by Bach, Gounod, some short solo guitar pieces and a full ensemble rendition of a traditional Irish Tune. Some sing along carols will finish up the evening.
(Questions? Contact Chris Celinski: email@example.com)
Other Links of Interest:
ES Office Weebly
ASW Library Website
Ms. Ocaya Gamon
Specialists and Languages
Digital Learning :