SUN SAFETY & #MY YOUNGER SELF

A Melanoma Awareness & Messages of Hope Campaigns

Health & Safety May 2018 Newsletter

Primary Schools

The Health and Safety Committee video presentation of a #NEWFAMILYRULE for parents at the Primary School PTA meetings with handouts from KidsHealth.org

Locust PTA Meeting on May 23rd

Hemlock PTA Meeting on May 31st

Homestead PTA Meeting on June 5th

https://youtu.be/QnYWV8yzmWs

Elementary Schools

The Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation (MolliesFund.org) has arranged for copies of a "Mission: Sunwise" activity book for 2nd grade students. Students can complete the booklet during the week of May 21st. Students who complete the activities will receive a homework pass for their participation. Books will be distributed to students on Friday, May 18th.

Middle School

The Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation (MolliesFund.org) sponsors a Melanoma Awareness Assembly every year at the GCMS. The 6th grade assembly is scheduled for Friday, May 25th.


Parents and students can take a Sun Safety Personal Assessment (pdf attached). Complete the attached Skin Cancer Fact Sheet which includes information about how to take a self-exam and warning signs. Also included is a Goal Sheet for students to write a sun safety plan and include their signature.


The PTA Health and Safety representatives will display posters regarding sun safety at the school donated by the Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation.

High School

Parents can view this video presentation titled "Dear 16 year-old Me". Review the "Have you checked your Skin Lately?" pdf below, which provides the ABCDE's in examining skin.


The PTA Health and Safety representatives are displaying posters regarding sun safety at the school.

https://youtu.be/_4jgUcxMezM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NldzDjMnAF0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NldzDjMnAF0

examples of school posters

https://youtu.be/l0iTrNRM6Us

Sunscreen Dispensers for GCHS & GCMS Student Locker Rooms

The Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation has donated these sunscreen dispensers which will be installed in student locker rooms at the GCHS and GCMS.
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Additional Links / Resources

https://youtu.be/9EBJdDD7I98
https://youtu.be/heQOFK_gaGg