Just a Few Reminders

 Please sunscreen your child before they come to school. Note that we are
inside during peak sunlight hours. It is not feasible for us to re-sunscreen children
due to allergies and timing it takes to sunscreen a class of children.
 Breakfast is over strictly at 8am. Your child needs to be here no later than 7:
55am to receive breakfast.
 Your child needs to have a sheet and blanket EVERYDAY!! It is a Licensing
 Please be sure your child’s name is on everything! We are having many things
go home with other families simply because there is NO name on the item to tell
who the owner is.
 All children need to be here by 9am. This problem is disrupting the class as a
whole and your child is missing out on very important lessons.
 Please remember to sign your child IN and OUT every day & TAKE A PICK UP


Dear Parents,

This month's Scholastic Book Club flyers are ready for you to explore with your child.
Children read more when they choose their own books, so I encourage you to look at the
fliers together. You can return the order form and payment to me, or give online ordering
a try. It saves time, offers more book choices, and earns extra rewards for the classroom!

When you place your order online, you'll help earn FREE Books for our class and
ordering online is fast and easy: REGISTER at https://orders.scholastic.com/J6RMZ .
Choose from thousands of print titles, value packs, and Storia (TM) eBooks SUBMIT the
order to your child's teacher EARN FREE Books for you and the classroom too!

Happy reading,
Ms Char
Program Director


Is My Child Too Sick for School?  Which symptoms call for your kid to stay at
home and which give him the all-clear
By Suzanne Schlosberg

  Last night your toddler was running a slight temperature and actually asked to go to
bed—not her usual MO. By morning she's fever-free, scarfing down her scrambled eggs
and chasing the dog around the backyard. You're conflicted: Should you keep her home
from daycare—upending your finely tuned schedule—or send her off as usual?
Sometimes a child's symptoms (say, Technicolor vomit or a cough like a barking seal)
make the decision a no-brainer. Other times, not so much. To alleviate that early-A.M.
angst, we consulted several top pediatricians to help you figure out when your child (and
you!) should get the green light to carry on as usual.


Good to go:
Your child is good to go if he's over 4 months old, has a temperature below 100.4°F, is
receptive to drinking fluids and doesn't appear to have had a personality transplant.
Too sick:
If your baby is 4 months old or younger, call the doctor at the slightest indication of fever
(anything above 98.6°F) or a sudden change in behavior; daycare is out. Older children
should stay home if their temps rise above 100.4°F. A feverish child is not only
considered contagious, but he's also probably not feeling well enough to learn or
participate. Keep him home until he's been fever-free for 24 hours and is feeling like his
usual self.


Good to go:
She's heaved only once in 24 hours. It's not likely she has an infection, nor is she at risk
for dehydration . Sometimes kids throw up because mucus left over from a cold has
drained, in which case it's also not worthy of a sick day.
Too sick:
If your child has vomited two or more times in 24 hours, she's benched. Watch for signs
of dehydration as well: She's peeing less than usual and her urine is dark yellow; she
doesn't produce tears when she cries; or there are no bubbles between her lips and her
gums. To ward off dehydration, offer small amounts of fluid frequently, increasing the
amount as tolerated. One more thing: Don't automatically send your child back once the
vomiting stops. If she's not markedly better after a few days, call the doctor.

Red eyes

Good to go:
When the white part of the child's eye is only slightly pink and the discharge is clear and
watery, he's likely got a school-safe allergy.
Too sick:
His eye is stuck shut, bright red, and/or oozing yellow or green discharge. These
symptoms all indicate the highly contagious bacterial form of pinkeye (conjunctivitis), and
the kiddo should stay put until he's been on antibiotics for 24 hours or until the
goopiness dries up.


Good to go:
Your child's stools are only slightly loose and she's acting normally. Some kids develop
"toddler's diarrhea," triggered by a juice OD; as long as the poop isn't excessive, the
child has the all-clear.
Too sick:
Kids who have the runs more than three times a day and/or have poop so watery it leaks
out of the diaper need to stay put. They likely have an infection that can spread. If you
see blood or mucus in the stool, call the doctor; she may want to do a culture. As with
vomiting, watch for signs of dehydration and follow the same prevention advice.

Sore throat

Good to go:
A sore throat  accompanied by a runny nose is often just due to simple irritation from the
draining mucus; send him off as long as he's fever-free.
Too sick:
If the achy throat is accompanied by swollen glands, a fever, headache or stomachache,
bring him to the doctor for a strep test, especially if he's 3 or older (the bacterial
infection  is unusual in younger kids). Children with strep should be on antibiotics for at
least a full day before mixing in with the class.

Stomach ache

Good to go:
If this is your child's only symptom and she's active, send her off. It could signal
constipation or even a case of nerves (in which case, a hug will go far).
Too sick:
Any stomachache associated with vomiting, diarrhea, fever or no interest in play warrants
a trip to the M.D. Sharp stomach pain  and a rigid belly can be signs of severe
constipation, appendicitis, or a bowel obstruction.


Good to go:
If your child is fever-free and isn't hacking up a storm, he's a go. After all, if children with
snotty noses were excluded, schools would be empty!
Too sick:
Junior is staying home if he has a persistent, phlegmy cough and seems cranky or
lethargic. Hes also couch-bound if his cold symptoms are accompanied by a fever or

All the above info is pediatrician-approved by: Tanya Remer Altmann, M.D., author of
Mommy Calls; Laura Jana, M.D., a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics
and owner of the Primrose School of Legacy, an educational childcare center in Omaha,
NE; and Lorry Glenn Rubin, M.D., chief of pediatric infectious diseases  at Schneider
Children's Hospital in New Hyde Park, NY.
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