Thursday, September 15, 2016
Calendar Of Events
September 19: North Texas Giving Day
September 22: Leadership Breakfast @ 8:30
September 26: Staff Development/ NO SCHOOL
September 27: SBG Night/Math Parent Night & Uniform Exchange Night
September 30: Birthday Friday & $1 Jean Day
From the Principal
North Texas Giving Day Challenges!!
Title 1 Parent Compact Meeting
Part of being responsible is learning to accept responsibility for our own actions and striving to be our best. Talk to your children about how they can be an example to younger siblings and other students when they practice responsibility in their academics and behavior. We don’t just benefit ourselves from our responsible behavior…others are always watching and we want to behave in ways that encourages and motivates others!
- It is very important that you have your hang tag hanging from your mirror and student card visible each and every time you are picking up students.
- All visitors will be required to submit a driver's license/ state id and have it scanned in order to be admitted into our campus. Please be prepared for this when you come to the office to check in.
- We will be hosting an uniform resale/exchange shop on September 27th. All items will be sold for $1, please be sure to bring one dollar bills, we will not have change to give back. You will also be able to exchange up to 6 items.
- Parents please do not drop your students off until our doors open at 7:25am.
- Parents please remember for the safety of our students and staff cell phones are not permitted in the arrival or dismissal line.
From Our School Nurse:
Sickle Cell Awareness Month
What is Sickle cell? SCD is inherited in the same way that people get their eye and skin color.
A person with SCD is born with it, and it is estimated that 90,000 to 100,000 people in the United States, mainly African Americans are affected.
The most common complications of SCD is:
Pain episode or crisis: Since the sickle cells don’t move easily through small vessels and can get stuck or clog blood flow.
Other complications are infection, swelling of hands and feet, eye disease, stroke along with multiple other issues.
How is Sickle cell treated: The goal is to relieve pain and prevent infections, eye damage, and stroke.
To date the only cure for SCD is a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.
It is very important that a child with SCD be allowed to rest often, and allowed extra fluid breaks, and bathroom breaks thus allowing student to hydrate often will help prevent dehydration.
To get more information on SCD go online to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America or call 1-800-421-8453.
Wendy Santos, R.N.