Will Roger's....In The Loop!

9/29/16

News from Mrs. Testa-

We are so excited that fall is here! I hope you take some time this weekend to enjoy your family and spend some time outdoors.
*Please help us by making sure your child is well rested and to school on time. Students coming in late to class is very disruptive. Although students are not tardy until 8:15, our day begins at 8:00 AM. Students are missing out on learning if they are not here on time. School policy states that on the 6th tardy in a semester your child will spend one hour in detention after school from 3:00-4:00 every day there after.
*If your child is going to be absent please call the office and let us know. We worry about our students when they miss and want to make sure they get their work caught up and turned in when absent. If your child sees a doctor please get a note from him or her and we can use this as documentation. Research shows that good attendance helps students succeed in school!
*Picture retakes are this next Tuesday. If you want your child to take retakes, please call the office or let your child's teacher know. Fall picture money is due Thursday, Oct. 6th.

Flu Vaccinations-FREE

Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 1-3pm

1200 East South Avenue

McAlester, OK

Dear Parent/Guardian,

No Cost Influenza Vaccine!!!!!

Influenza (flu) season will soon be here. Keeping students and teachers healthy and in school is important for their education. Avoiding missed days of school means avoiding missed lessons.

Children can be sick with the flu for a week or longer. Additionally, flu in children can be serious and can cause: fever, headache, extreme fatigue, and body aches. Children with underlying health conditions such as asthma or diabetes may become ill enough to require hospitalization. Children are often the main source of flu infection for everyone else, spreading the flu to other classmates, family members, and the community.

The single best way to help prevent the spread of the flu is a flu vaccination. As part of a continued collaboration between the health department and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a school flu vaccination program is available this year which will provide voluntary flu vaccinations at no charge to school staff and students (native and non-native). This program would not be possible without the support of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Health department/Choctaw Nation nurses will be here on Wednesday, October 5th from 1:00-3:00 P.M. Consent forms can be picked up in the office and must be completed and returned by Wednesday, Oct. 5th in order for your child to receive a flu vaccine. We will be unable to immunize anyone under 18 years old without a completed consent form. Also provided is a vaccine information sheet on Influenza Vaccine. Only injectable flu vaccine will be provided (nasal mist will not be available). If students are not cooperative, the vaccine will not be administered. Parents/guardians are welcomed to be in attendance.

If you have any questions, please contact the Pittsburg County Health Department at 918-423-1267.

Will Roger's Calendar-

OCTOBER

4th-Fall Picture Retakes
4th-Homecoming Parade
5th-Flu Shots 1-3:00
6th-School Picture Money Due
7th-Homecoming-Home Game at 7:30
11th-Fire Prevention Programs
11th-PTO Meeting 5:30

13th-1st and 2nd Pancakes for Parents
13th-MHS Pep Rally at Fenton Motors 7:00 PM

14th-3rd and 4th Pancakes for Parents
17th-Little Buff Cheer Clinic 3:30-5:00
19th-Tulsa Zoo Trip for 2nd Grade-more info to come

20th-21st-NO SCHOOL-Fall Break

20th-Home Game at 7:30
24th-28th-Red Ribbon Week
24th-Cornerstone Kids Ranch 1st Grade Field Trip-more info to come

25th-Fall Carnival 5:30-7:30
28th-Hat Day

NOVEMBER

11th-Veteran's Day Program and Breakfast, Veteran's Day Parade downtown
14th-18th-Book Fair
15th-1st and 2nd Grade Literacy Night
16th-Thanksgiving Lunch for 1st and 2nd
17th-Thanksgiving Lunch for 3rd and 4th and Literacy Night
18th-Hat Day
21st-25th-Thanksgiving Break-NO SCHOOL

DECEMBER

1st-Christmas Parade downtown
15th-Christmas Programs at S. Arch Auditorium, 1st and 2nd 5:30, 3rd and 4th 7:00
16th-Hat Day, Last day before Christmas break!