FAMILY FRIDAY FOCUS Jan. 8, 2021
RICK MARCOTTE CENTRAL SCHOOL Principal Kathleen Kilbourne
Listen to this excellent NPR show about "What to Say to Kids When the News is Scary" (28 Minutes)
Whether a school shooting or a deadly tornado, scary events in the news can leave parents struggling to know when — and how — they should talk with their kids about it. Rosemarie Truglio of ...
DATES OF IMPORTANCE- MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Jan 12th- PTO meeting on zoom at 6:30 pm -All are Welcome
Jan 13th- 6:00pm School Board Meeting (budget included)
Jan 18th. NO SCHOOL MLK DAY
Feb. 5th Report Cards Issued
Feb. 22nd- March 3rd Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)
5th graders welcomed the New Year with thoughts of resolutions. They chose goal words, created action steps and then made bracelets and necklaces to help keep their goals close. Happy New Year!
Common Roots Episode 2: Squash and Abenaki Foodways
With gratitude for the Abenaki agricultural traditions, our second video about squash celebrates the gifts of today and yesterday. Journey with Farmer Fae into the fall harvest on the farm, discover the Seven Sisters, and enjoy a culinary lesson with Abenaki chef Jesse and our own chef Zack. Learn how to carry on the tradition of seed saving and be surprised to learn that familiar squashes on our dinner table have been tended by the Abenaki for ten thousand years. Curriculum wellness support written for ages 4-7, 8-12, teen to adult, pre-natal, and elders is available and invites you on a deeper journey into how to cultivate a community that caretakes our soil and ourselves.
Congratulations to all our expecting moms on the RMCS staff!
School Nurse Notes Jan 2021
The FLU and COVID-19 have many symptom similarities, though there are some differences as well. See THIS CHART, from UVM's Health Network, to compare symptoms of Allergies, Cold, Flu and COVID-19.
If you have not done so already, consider getting your flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones.
COVID-19 PCR Testing Sites:
- If you/your student are sick, please contact your health care provider.
- If you/your student are not sick, but need a test, consider scheduling a test at a pop-up site on the Health Department's website: "Where to Get Tested" or call the Health Department @ 863-7240.
Dress For the Weather
The cold weather is here! Please be sure you send your child with long pants, snow pants, boots, jacket, hats, and mittens to wear at recess every day. Remember to label your child’s outdoor gear.
Please label all your children's winter gear with their name or initials for easy return to the correct child if it should get misplaced.
HEAD-TO-TOE TIPS FOR DRESSING FOR WINTER WALKING TO SCHOOL
- Keep your hands and head covered to prevent heat loss
- On really cold days, wear a scarf over your face and mouth
- Wear a warm coat that deflects the wind
- Wear warm, waterproof boots
- Woolen clothing helps to retain the heat
- Wear clothing or carry knapsacks with reflective material - it's important to be seen
- If possible, change wet clothes at school - tuck an extra pair of socks and mitts into knapsacks
Below -13oF is considered too cold for walking--move your walk indoors, or select another day for outdoor activities and walking to school.