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Hickory Point Happenings Week 25

Hickory Point Happenings

Week 25- February 25, 2019

In this edition:

  • Read Across America

  • Hot lunch make-ups

  • Dental awareness month

Read Across America

Dear Hickory Point Parents,

Next week is Read Across America week. We will be celebrating reading and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. We have lots of fun activities planned to promote reading. As always, find a few minutes to read or share a story with your child. It will be a great week of enjoying different genres of texts and acknowledging our students’ reading growth. Please see below for the dress up days designated to match Dr. Seuss’ books!

For your children,

Mrs. Deely and Mrs. Buchanan


Hot Lunch Make-ups (Second Posting)

The hot lunches missed on the emergency weather days will be rescheduled during a few Tuesday’s this spring. Here is the revised schedule:

  • The Little Louie’s Mexican that was scheduled for January 30 will be delivered on Tuesday, April 2.

  • The Grill House that was scheduled for January 28 will be delivered on Tuesday, April 9.

  • The Castelli’s Pizza that was scheduled for January 31 will be delivered on Tuesday, April 16.


If your child ordered hot lunch on the original date, he/she will receive the make- up lunch on the April date. Please mark your calendar with the make-up dates in April.

Dental tips for you and your child

February is Dental Health Month. Your child will be learning ways to maintain his/her healthy smile!  Your child will also be working on grade appropriate activities to reinforce what they have learned.  

Most children don’t have the manual dexterity for thorough teeth cleaning until around the age of 7 years old. As parents, we need to help our children with daily brushing and flossing. Most children thrive on regular schedules.  Try making morning and evening tooth brushing and flossing a family event and do your own brushing and flossing at the same time to set a good example for your child. Getting your child excited about daily dental hygiene helps increase compliance to prevent tooth decay.

Here are a few tips to help:

  • Look for a toothpaste with fluoride that is child friendly

  • Give your child choices about picking a toothbrush and flosser with their favorite characters

  • Brush at least twice a day

  • Allow your child to brush their teeth independently first then help them

  • Hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle against the gums

  • Move the brush back and forth gently in short strokes over the front, back and top of the teeth.  Don’t scrub the gum line!

  • Don’t forget to brush and floss behind the top front teeth and behind the bottom front teeth

  • Encourage your child to drink milk as dairy acts s a buffer to the acids produced by oral bacteria, decreasing the possibility of tooth decay

  • Encourage your child to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and grains daily

  • Save treats like candy and cookies until after mealtime since this is when the amount of saliva produced in the mouth is greater and will therefore better help protect your child’s teeth

  • Keep sugary drinks to a minimum

  • Encourage children to drink water to prevent tooth decay

  • Visit your child’s dentist twice a year

Here’s to a happy smile!

Melanie Zimmerman, RN

Hickory Point School Nurse

847.498.3830 x3303

Have a great weekend!