Hickory Point Happenings
February 21, 2020
In this edition:
Read Across America
Cold and flu
Read Across America Week
Dear Hickory Point Parents,
The week of March 3 is Read Across America week! We will be celebrating diversity and reading all week through school-wide activities. We look forward to hosting various community members to come in and celebrate reading in our classrooms. We will enjoy shared reading experiences across the week and students will be invited to contribute to our school book tree (leaf sheets with directions will be coming home over the next week). We will dress up in celebration of reading each day of the week as follows:
Tuesday 3/3 - Hats off to Reading - show off your favorite hat!
Wednesday 3/4 - Cozy up with a good book - whole school pajama day!
Thursday 3/5 - Fun in the Sun - come ready as if you were out reading in the sun on a hot summer day!
Friday 3/6- Knock your Socks off with a good book - wear your favorite socks for all to see!
Please help to make sure that your child is prepared with weather-appropriate layers, shoes, and outside gear. As always, please find a few minutes to read or share a story with your child!
For your children,
Mrs. Deely and Mrs. Buchanan
COLD AND FLU SEASON (Final posting)
As you know, the flu can be spread easily from person to person. We are taking steps to minimize the spread of flu by keeping classrooms clean, isolating, and sending sick students home and, of course, encouraging in lots of handwashing. Here are a few things you can do to help prevent the spread of flu. Please remind your children of the following:
1. Cover mouth and nose when sneezing. If they can, they should use a tissue and then throw it away, washing their hands afterward. If they don’t have a tissue handy, they should use their inner elbow or upper sleeve rather than their hands. This practice prevents the spread of germs via their hands.
2. Keep hands away from eyes, nose, and mouth.
3. Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 15-20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
4. Don’t share cups, water bottles, or eating utensils.
5. Children should stay home when they are sick- fever (100 degrees or greater). If they have had a recent fever, they should not return to school until they have been fever-free for 24 hours (without the help from Tylenol or Ibuprofen). This means that if they are sent home with an elevated temperature, they are asked to stay home on the following day. This is to allow time to ensure that their elevated temperature does not return (ensures the 24 hours free of fever policy). They should also stay home (with or without fever) if they have symptoms that are obvious of illness, i.e., recent vomiting, cough, fatigue, congestion.
Sometimes it is difficult to decide in the morning whether a child is well enough to attend school. Call the school nurse if you are in doubt. You can also ask yourself, “Can my child go through the day with minimal disruption to himself and others?” This may help you make a decision on one of those mornings when it is difficult to decide. By staying home when they are sick, children are helping themselves recuperate and are helping their peers stay healthy. By working together, I believe we can reduce the spread of illness in District 27.
Karen Kornick RN, CSN
February 25 Erin’s Law (rescheduled from 2-11)
February 28 Crazy sock day
March 2 Teacher Institute- School is not in session
March 4 @ 7 pm Second Grade Musical performance