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In the coming weeks Mrs. Perkins, our school nurse, will begin our annual, mandated health screenings. For more information on what those screenings entail please click here If you plan to opt your child out of any screenings please do so by writing a handwritten note to Mrs. Perkins. You can send that note in to school with your child. You can also email the note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.
When we teach writing to our students one very important aspect lies in our efforts to get our students to see themselves as writers. We don't want writing to just be viewed as a compliance task, instead we try to tap into kids' interests and passions because that's what writers do. Writers have interests, stories, messages and lessons they want to share with others and that's a ver important aspect of writing. Another important piece is getting the opportunity to publish your writing, which is why we have been dedicating a space within this weekly newsletter for kids to publish their writing.
This week I would like to share some work that Mrs. Johnson has been doing with students in library. This year she is working with students of HBB to give them the opportunity to write and illustrate their own books for the school library. We have already had a few come in. The students books will be on display in the library for all students to check out and read. They have been so excited to become authors and thank you Mrs. Johnson for all your hard work on this project!
Healthy Reminders for Illness and School Attendance, from Middleboro Public School Nursing:
As much of the area is experiencing an increase in seasonal illness, Middleborough Public Schools in partnership with our State and Local Public Health Departments would like to share the following healthy reminders: Please:
Practice frequent hand hygiene with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or if a tissue is not available, cover sneezes with an elbow
Open a window, even a few inches to help circulate fresh air when this is an option.
Clean high touch surfaces in your home frequently .
Please keep your child home from school if he/she has:
A temperature of 100.1 F or higher during the previous 24 hours: Students are to be fever free without use of medication for 24 hours before returning to school
Vomiting or diarrhea. Students are to have no vomiting and no diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.
Signs or symptoms of flu/Influenza include body aches, chills, headache, fatigue
If your student is ill, please keep your student home from school and please avoid social gatherings. This will help with recovery and reduce the chances of spreading illness to others.
Please contact your pediatrician or healthcare provider if your child needs medical care.
Please notify your School Nurse if your child tests positive for Covid-19 or Influenza. This will help us assess and possibly detect illnesses in others sooner
Please notify your school with any changes in any of your emergency contact phone numbers and/or emails so that we may reach you promptly if your student is ill and needs to be dismissed from school to recover at home. We share your commitment to reducing any chances that children with contagious illness may be exposing others to illness at school.
Link to Mass DPH Letter on Staying Healthy this season, from November 1, 2022:
Letter on Staying Healthy This Season from DPH and the Massachusetts Chapter of the AAP (Also Available in Spanish)
MPS District Website, Health services page includes a general list of when to keep your student home: https://www.middleboro.k12.ma.us/Page/5726
New and Notes from the Middleborough Public Library
Henry B Burkland Elementary School
Location: 41 Mayflower Avenue, Middleborough, MA, USA
Phone: (508) 946-2040