Hickory Point Happenings
Week 33- April 29, 2019
In this edition:
Teacher appreciation week
Health update (Second posting)
WHEN IS MY CHILD TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL?
Keeping children at home when they are too sick for school prevents the spread of diseases.
WHEN SHOULD I KEEP MY CHILD AT HOME?
A child MUST be kept at home for:
A fever of 100.0 F or higher
If your child is vomiting
If your child has diarrhea
If your child has the flu
If your child has a severe cold or cough that interferes with learning
Your child has conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
If your child has a case of active lice that has not been treated
*PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ABSENCES FOR MEDICAL REASONS*
PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ACETAMINOPHEN OR IBUPROFEN TO YOUR CHILD AND SEND THEM TO SCHOOL IF THEY ARE SICK.
WHEN CAN MY CHILD RETURN TO SCHOOL?
FEVER: When your child has been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen
VOMITING: 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting
DIARRHEA: 24 hours after the last episode of diarrhea
FLU: When your child is free of flu-like symptoms and has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication
SEVERE COLD OR COUGH: When your child is able to participate in class without being distracted by coughing
CONJUNCTIVITIS (PINK EYE): When your child has received antibiotic eye drops for 24 hours –OR- a note provided by the examining physician stating that your child is not contagious
LICE: After receiving appropriate therapy and active lice are no longer
WHEN SHOULD I CALL THE SCHOOL?
Please contact the school for any medical absences, including reports of strep throat, pink eye or the flu, regardless of the day you received a diagnosis (including weekend days).
Thank you for helping keep our school healthy!
For any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Melanie Zimmerman, RN, BSN
Hickory Point School Nurse
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK MAY 6-10
Dear Hickory Point Parents,
We would like to take this opportunity to let our staff know we all appreciate their dedication to our children. Each staff member nurtures every child to become an inspired learner, well-rounded individual and to succeed in a changing world.
The following poem is dedicated to each of them:
Number One Teacher
I'm happy that you're my teacher;
I enjoy each lesson you teach.
As my role model you inspire me
To dream and to work and to reach.
With your kindness you get my attention;
Every day you are planting a seed
Of curiosity and motivation
To know and to grow and succeed.
You help me fulfill my potential;
I'm thankful for all that you've done.
I admire you each day, and I just want to say,
As a teacher, you're number one!
By Joanna Fuchs/www.poemsource.com
Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated nationwide May 6-10, 2019. Thank you to the Teacher Appreciation Committee and our wonderful PTA for coordinating a week of appreciation for the staff.
For your children,
Mrs. Deely and Mrs. Buchanan
Save the date: Spring music performances (Final posting)
First Grade presents the Spring Sing
Wednesday, May 1st at 7pm