I would like to thank everyone for their support during Red Ribbon Week. This year’s theme was “REAL HEROES DON’T DO DRUGS”. We want to encourage our students to be healthy and stay DRUG FREE. Below are 10 Quick Steps for PARENTING FOR PREVENTION:
Sharon Bond, School Counselor
Michael P. White, children's illustrator, will conduct a school visit during the week of November 13th-17th with all of our students during their scheduled library and guidance times. Mr. White is best know for his illustrations in the books Library Dragon and Return of the Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy. He will be sharing how illustrations connect with the author's text in a book, what a career as an artist is like. Students will also be drawing with him during their time with him. Bringing Mr. White was made possible through an art grt grant from the SC Arts Commission, SC Department of Education. Books will also be available to purchase and have autographed by Mr. White. More information will be sent home closer to the event.
As a School Nurse, I have been busy reviewing immunization certificates to ensure compliance with SC Immunization Laws. If your child has any shots during the school year please send an updated SC Certificate of Immunization to school.
Flu season is fast approaching. Here are some facts about the flu virus:
* Influenza or “the flu” is an illness that affects our entire body, including the lungs. As many as one in five Americans will get the flu each year. A virus that spreads from person to person causes flu.
* You get the flu from other people. The flu virus spreads through coughing or sneezing. It also spreads by touching something that a sick person has touched and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
* Sometimes you can have the flu and not know it. Here are some signs that you might have the flu:
Children and some adults may also have:
Remember that no medication can be sent with students to school. An adult must bring medication in. They must have a permission form signed by parent and physician to have medication at school. Thanks for helping us make this a happy and healthy school year!
Think Win-Win is the habit of mutual respect. When we think Win-Win, we make sure everyone leaves the situation feeling like a winner. For example, if we think Win-Win with school assignments, we make sure our work is completed. It's a win for the student because they are staying on task and it's a win for the teacher, because they know the student is putting forth their best efforts. This situation is a win for the parents too, because they know they are producing the future leaders of tomorrow and all parents want successful, hard working students. So, this month, think about some different ways that you can create some WIN-WIN situations.
Ms. Turner, Ms. Infinger and Ms. Goodwin Ms. Infinger's 3rd Grade Class 2017-2018
Every year, our school participates in the voting process to name the South Carolina Picture Book and Children's Book of the Year through the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL). The students are truly enjoying either listening to these books being read to them or reading them independently. One 3rd grade class (Ms Infinger) and 2 2nd grade (Ms Perry and Ms Jayroe) classes have already completed theeir reading lists!
Ms. Infinger's Class was the first class to finish reading all of the SCPBA Nominees for our school!