The Phillips Post
Phillips Elementary PTA Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 1
Message from The Principal
Boosterthon Fun Run!
In October, our students did an outstanding job raising pledges and running in our Boosterthon Run Hard, Dream Big fun run. We reached our goal, and have collected 91% of our pledges, so great job! Pledges were collected from 65% of the student body, and were from 43 states, and 12 countries. 2nd grade led the way in pledges.
- Mrs. Upchurch's 3rd grade class raised the highest overall amount.
Our teacher grant winners for most collected pledges (100%!) are as follows:
- Ms. McDonald (1st grade) $75
- Ms. Brookshire, $50
- Ms. Alanis,$25
These grants are provided by your PTA, and will be used to purchase classroom and learning center enrichment activities for the winning teacher's classrooms. The funds raised from our fun run will be used for our upcoming PTA sponsored programs, ipads for our classrooms, and new soccer goals. Look for these fun changes and events throughout our school year, and do so with the knowledge that you helped make them happen!
Thank you for making our school the best it can be!
PTA VP of Ways and Means (Fundraising)
Multicultural Night & Art Night
"Mining through Minecraft" Math Grant Awarded
The Frisco Education Foundation recently awarded a grant to Dr. Tina Nixon and Courtney Ellis for their proposal: “Mining Through Math with Minecraft”. The goal of the project is to create lessons using Minecraft. These lessons will support the District’s math curriculum. The project will be a collaborative effort and is designed to increase student engagement and achievement.
A Message from Nurse Hammontree
As we approach the cold and flu season, here are a few things to remember:
Is it a cold or the flu?
Symptoms Cold Flu
Fever Rare Usual, high (100-102)
Headache Rare Common
Aches/pains Slight Usual, often severe
Feeling tired/weak Sometimes Usual, may last 2-3wks
Extreme tiredness Never Usual, at start of illness
Stuffy Nose Common Sometimes
Sneezing Usual Sometimes
Sore throat Common Sometimes
Chest discomfort/cough Mild-moderate Common, can be severe
If you get to the doctor early in the flu illness, sometimes there are antivirals that can help lessen the severity and course of the illness. Did you know the flu virus can live on objects such as door knobs for 2-8 hours? That alone is a good reason to practice good hand washing, especially under the finger nails! Remember it is not too late to get your flu shot!
Reminder: Any over the counter cold or cough medication, other than cough drops, cannot be given at school unless a doctor has written a note to give it here with all the information including the drug name, dose and frequency. It can be brought or faxed to the nurse office. Students may NOT keep cough drops in their backpack or desks. All medications must be kept and dispensed from the nurse’s office. Please also fill out the Parents Request for Medication Administration form found on my website below. Prescription cough and cold medications only need the prescription label.
JoAnne Hammontree, RN
469-633-3933 (clinic number)
469-633-3934 (clinic fax number)