Bear Business

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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From Nurse Martin . . .

Free, Safe, and Anonymous Drug Disposal

Dispose of Expired and Unused Prescription Drugs

Date: October 28, 2017
Time: 10AM to 2PM
Place: Public Safety Building, 2200 Taylor-Burk Dr., McKinney

Please see website for more information:

Flu Season is Here! Below is the Mckinney ISD Communicable Disease Guidelines:

A student with any of the following symptoms must be excluded from school until such time as the student is free from symptoms.

 Temperature of 100.0 degrees or more. Student must be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry (Texas Administrative Code)

 Vomiting (not related to a single event such as gagging, positioning, mucus, running after eating, or eating spicy food) Student must be symptom free for 24 hours, without medication before re-entry

 Diarrhea, of two or more loose or watery stools; all students must be diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of medications before re-entry (Texas Administrative Code)

 Pain and/or swelling at angle of jaw

 Undetermined rash over any part of the body accompanied by fever

 Under diagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp

 Red, draining eyes

 Intense itching with signs and symptoms of secondary infection

 Open, draining lesions or wounds

 Jaundice

 see McKinney ISD Lice guidelines

 A vaccine preventable illness in question will require a physician’s note for re-entry (pertussis, mumps, measles, etc.)

 For any infection, antibiotics must be taken for a minimum of 24 hours prior to re-entry to school.

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Learning Commons October Newsletter . . .

Calling Volunteers . . .

The Learning Commons is in need of more volunteers for the Book Fair! Sign up at

News from Mrs. Parks, our Counselor . . .

Coming Up!

Wednesday, October 25: Red Ribbon Week: Team Jersey Day; Fundraiser pickup day

Thursday, October 26: Red Ribbon Week: Sunglasses/Crazy Socks

Friday, October 27: Red Ribbon Week: Spirit Shirt; PTO Boo Bash 6-8PM

Saturday, October 28: Make a Difference Day

Monday, October 30: Parent/Teacher Conference Day

Tuesday, October 31: Picture Retakes 8-10AM; PTO Yearbook Cover Entries are due; PTO November Newsletter goes home; Principal Fundraiser Kona Ice; Drama Kids 3-4PM

Wednesday, November 1: Fifth Grade 2nd camp payment due; PTO Party money due

Friday, November 3: STUCO Blood Drive 8AM-3PM; PTO Spirit wear orders due

Sunday, November 5: Daylight Savings Time ends

Monday, November 6 - Friday, November 10: Book Fair

Monday, November 6: STUCO Meeting 3:00-4:30PM

Tuesday, November 7: Feasts K 11AM; Fourth Grade 12PM; 5th Grade 1PM

Wednesday, November 8: Feasts First Grade 11AM; Second Grade 12PM; Third Grade 1PM

Friday, November 10: Friday Live 2:15PM

Saturday, November 11: First Grade G/T Testing at Webb

Monday, November 13: Fifth Grade Boston Tea Party Plays; Creed Lunch 11:30AM

Tuesday, November 14: Fifth Grade Boston Tea Party Plays, Aramark Discovery Day

Wednesday, November 15: Progress Reports go home, Fifth Grade Camp

Thursday, November 16: Fifth Grade Camp

Friday, November 17: Fifth Grade Camp; PTO Teacher Appreciation

November 20-24: Thanksgiving Break - No School

November 27-December 1: No Alpha due to MISD Kinder Testing

Tuesday, November 28: Principal Fundraiser Party Bus to CiCi's

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Thanks for your continued support of our campus!

Parent Feedback . . .

We always welcome your feedback. You are welcome to e-mail, call, or schedule a meeting with Mrs. Holderman and Mrs. Constantinescu. This is also a link to provide feedback, appreciations, compliments, concerns, or suggestions as we continue to ensure we are the BEST school in McKinney.

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