As we all know, it’s that time of the year for colds, coughs, fevers, and flu. Many people travel – or double dip in the chips and dips – and germs just get around. Please remember our healthy habits:
regular hand washing (20 seconds with soap and water – time enough for an Our Father or a Hail Mary and Glory Be Prayer!)
get lots of rest
drink lots of water
eat nutritious foods.
Staying home when you are sick with a cough or cold helps prevent the spread of germs. If you have a fever or are vomiting, stay at home at least 24 hours after the symptoms have subsided. If a fever is particularly high and/or lasts more than 48 hours, contact your physician.
We are almost through our first month of school. Now that things are settling down a bit and routines are established, I would like to send out a few reminders. First, remember to check your email for weekly updates from me, as well as any other pertinent school information from teachers or other staff. If you have not already done so, please check the information on RenWeb to make sure phone numbers, email addresses, and authorized pick-up/emergency contact adults are current. Updating your RenWeb information will ensure that we are able to contact you with any important school information and allow us to notify you quickly should we need to reach you during the school day.
Also, it looks like cold and flu season has arrived a little early this year. We have had a plethora of runny noses, coughs, and upset stomachs. We love each and every day we get to spend with your students, but if they are sick please keep them home. If we send a student home after being ill at school or if a student was ill during the night at home, we ask that they not return until they are fever and vomit free for at least 24 hours. This helps to ensure a speedy recovery and reduces risk of spreading the illness to others.
Finally, I would like to say a special thank you to everyone who purchased items from our book fair. This event assists us in funding our library and provides additional reading material for our classrooms. I would like to extend a special thank you to Lori Corcoro and Melissa Rodriguez-Murphy who organized/managed the fair, and a thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to set-up and pack-up all of the fair items. Our community made this event a success and our students will benefit in a variety of ways.
Thank you for a wonderful first month. I wish you all a wonderful end of September.
Principal, St. Alphonsus Parish School