Wildcat Wonderings

April 29th

MISSION:

Watkins Wildcats are safe respectful, and focused on learning every day.

VISION:


Work Ethic: Work hard

Achievement: Achieve great things

Teamwork: Do your part for the good of the group

Kindness: Treat others the way you want to be treated

Innovation: Think outside the box

Noteworthy: Others recognize our excellence

Success: Accomplish our goals

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OFFICE: 523-5000

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Mrs. Clark: jclark113@spsmail.org

Reminder: School begins at 8:30 and ends at 3:30. Doors open at 8:15.

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We will not be dismissing students from the office after 3:15. If you arrive after 3:15, please go through the carline or wait until the carline is finished.

We are also NOT allowing walk-ups before OR after school. You must park at a numbered signed in the morning and drive through the carline in the afternoon. Your students may also walk home. You may not park in one of the lots or on the street and walk up to the front door.

We want to make sure students and parents are safe as well as keep that area clear for emergency situations.

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Weekly Schedule

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Monday, May 2nd:

  • PE Fundraiser- Wear team gear
  • Science MAP

Tuesday, May 3rd:

  • PE Fundraiser- Wear blue/orange
  • Science MAP
Wednesday, May 4th:
  • PE Fundraiser- Wear PJs
Thursday, May 5th:
  • PE Fundraiser- Wear bright colors/tie dye
Friday, May 6th
  • PE Fundraiser- Wear hats
  • 1st Grade "Tea with Me" 8:30-9:00
  • Lunch Hero Day



Monday, May 9th:


Tuesday, May 10th:


Wednesday, May 11th:
  • Nurses Day
  • 2nd Grade to Springfield Cardinals
Thursday, May 12th:

Friday, May 13th
  • 5th Grade Graduation/Picnic 10:30

Saturday, May 14th- Spring Festival 4:00-7:00

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From our technology department:

Students will now be charged to replace cases, chargers, and devices.


Student charges for repairs and replacements started back this week.


The charges are:

Case Replacement: $10 free/reduced lunch and full pay lunch
Charger replacement: $10 free/reduced lunch and $25 full pay lunch
Device repair: $10 free/reduced lunch and $25 full pay lunch
Device Replacement: $25 free/reduced and $50 full pay lunch

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Our Watkins staff is amazing!

Want to "shout out" a staff member? We want to hear about it!

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I know you value all those who work at Watkins.

Please show some love to a Watkins staff member this week!

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From the Nurse:

May – National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!

Allergic disease is the leading cause of missed school days for children. It’s now peak season for allergy and asthma sufferers, and a perfect time to recognize the causes of asthma and allergies to best prevent and treat attacks. Make sure your child’s teachers and coaches are aware of your child’s asthma so they can provide the necessary help.

If you suffer from allergies, you know the symptoms: coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, and scratchy throat. Common allergens and irritants found in and around the home are pollen, dust mites, mold, insect droppings, pet dander, and secondhand smoke. Exposure to these allergens can even bring about a serious asthma attack.

During an Asthma attack, airways become narrowed and breathing can become extremely difficult. Other asthma triggers include: respiratory infections, pollen (trees, grasses, weeds) air pollution, food, allergies, cleaning products, perfumes, exercise, and cold air exposure. Common asthma symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. Asthma cannot be cured but it can be controlled.

Clear your home of allergy/asthma triggers – choose not to smoke- keep bed linens clean –keep pets out of the bedrooms –clean up the mold and get rid of excess moisture – fix leaky plumbing –limit use of pesticide sprays.

Dust and vacuum regularly, and use air conditioning when possible.

Parents Help Me Help Your Child - Please fill out an Allergy or Asthma Action Plan for your student – these forms are available in the office and on the school nurse web site. List allergy, triggers, medications, and phone numbers. Talk to your pediatrician about the best daily management for your child’s symptoms.

For more helpful information check out - Asthma at School

Additional Spring Safety Tips

  • Make outdoor time a safe time – wear a helmet when riding bikes, skateboards, and scooters. Knee pads and elbow pads are easy to wear and add more protection.
  • Limit outdoor exposure when the pollen or mold counts are high if you have sensitivities. You can check daily particulate counts on the weather channel.
  • Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac contain oil causing an allergic skin reaction that looks like swollen itchy red bumps and blisters appearing wherever the oil has touched the skin. Check the areas around your home and teach your kids to recognize and avoid it.
  • Stinging insects are back – If you are stung, remove the stinger as soon as possible with a scraping motion. Wash with soap and water and apply a cold compress. If trouble breathing, severe swelling or fainting occurs, call 911 or an emergency number right away.
  • Animal bites – don’t disturb a sleeping dog or a dog that’s eating! Wash wounds well with soap and water and call the pediatrician. A tetanus or rabies shot may be needed.
  • Ticks are already a problem in our area – use tweezers or fingers to grasp as close to the head as possible and pull the tick away from where it is attached. Call the pediatrician for symptoms of a rash or fever.

I hope to see you on the areas greenways!