Central Park East II

Week of November 9, 2015

Dates to Keep in Mind

Wednesday, November 11 Veterans Day observed (schools closed)

Thursday and Friday November 26 & 27 Thanksgiving Recess (schools closed)

Tuesday, December 1st Middle School Applications Due

Wednesday, December 9 to Friday, December 11 5th Grade Camping

Wednesday, December 16 to Friday, December 18th 6th Grade Camping

December 24th to January 3rd - Winter Recess - No School

Monday, January 4th - School resumes for all students

Monday, January 18 - Martin Luther King Day - No School

Wednesday, January 20 - Friday, January 22 - 4th Grade Camping

Looking for Parents to Help with Yoga

Our Middle Schoolers are learning Yoga. Dre is asking if there are parents at CPE II who can support this program. There are two sessions, both on Mondays, one is from 10:25 AM to 11:15 and one from 11:15 to 12:00. Contact Dre at Andremartell@aol.com.

Can you help with this?

We have many random jobs that parents can support the school with. Can you do one of these? If so, please email Yhane (Yhane@cpe2.org) with the job title in the subject line. These can be done once or multiple times. Most can be done outside of school time.

Print color copies

Keept books and computers in the library dusted

Provide snacks for Monday staff meetings

Keep scooter cage organized

Organize books

Help with the salad bar during lunch periods

Help with recycling during lunch periods

Help with recess

Mighty Milers for All CPE II Students

Mighty Milers is a running program for kids of all fitness levels from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. It's designed to get kids moving and prevent obesity and illness. Participation in Mighty Milers helps kids build their self-esteem, and learn to make and reach personal goals.

Over the course of a program cycle, children in Mighty Milers set goals to run and/or walk a certain distance and earn rewards for reaching milestones along the way.

Our PE teachers Rob and Dre will be implementing Mighty Milers with all our students.

Health and Wellness

This past week Dr. Joanne Choe (one of our parents) presented a workshop on cold and flu prevention. Although it has been sent out, I am including the handout from this workshop.

Debunking 5 Myths about the Flu - Follow up from our Flu workshop

  1. The flu shot doesn’t cause the flu. The shot is an entirely dead virus— it’s impossible for it to replicate in your body and cause infection. The nasal spray is a very weakened strain (imagine a sprinter without legs or a bumblebee without wings) that is unable to replicate in the lungs to cause disease.The most common side effects after the shot or nasal spray are fatigue, low-grade fever, and runny nose (from the nasal spray).
  2. You may feel like you “don’t get the flu.” Well, chances are that you do or you might. Research shows that anywhere from 5% to 20% of all adults get influenza every year. Anywhere from 10% to 40% of all children get it annually as well. Sometimes it’s just a mild infection; sometimes it’s far worse. You may not know you’ve had it unless a clinician tests you.
  3. The flu shot doesn’t work. It does work, but like every shot, it’s imperfect. It is possible for someone to still get the flu after a flu shot, but the infection is far less severe when he or she has had the shot. Each year the flu shot can change in effectiveness due to differing strains that are included in the shot and that may circulate in your community. You need a flu shot every year because the influenza virus mutates while moving around the globe.
  4. I’m healthy, so I don’t need a flu shot. We’re lucky that we’re healthy, but don’t let that fool you. Healthy children and adults die from the flu every year. Often about half of the children who die from influenza (usually a couple hundred each season) are healthy infants and children. About 30,000 people die every year from flu in the United States. The flu shot you get now can help protect you.
  5. If you don’t “do” flu shots but you now have a child, you must change. Your children, particularly those younger than 4 years, and those infants too young to get a shot (younger than 6 months) are utterly dependent on you getting a flu shot so you don’t bring influenza home to them.

From: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/immunizations/Pages/Debunking-5-Myths-about-the-Flu-.aspx

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Harlem Little League is open to boys and girls ages 5-12.

Children must live or go to school within the area of 110th to 120th Streets from Frederick Douglass Boulevard to 5th Avenue or 120th to 160th Streets River to River.

Fee: $100*
Fee includes uniform, insurance and team equipment. You can register online at www.harlemlittleleague.org

Every child who registers on time will get on a team!

*No child is denied admission because of inability to pay. Financial aid is provided. To request financial aid, go to www.harlemlittleleague.org/FinancialAidRequest/

Season starts April 2, 2016.

For more information visit www.harlemlittleleague.org

Events at The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling

The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling invites children and their families to come and explore the limitless boundaries of imagination! Come be inspired by art, and to create your own. Come be transported by stories to worlds where anything is possible. Come to learn about Sugar Hill—and so much more.