Elementary Newsletter

April 2021

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INFORMATION Wendy Murillo - NURSE

School Nurse Corner


Happy Spring everyone! I hope you all have had some time to get out and enjoy the nicer weather. A few reminders as we near the end of the school year:

· 5th graders will need to get a Tdap vaccine over the summer before entering 6th grade. A note will also be sent home with 5th graders at the end of the year as a reminder

· All Pre-K students who will be entering kindergarten next year need to make sure they are up to date with their vaccines before they can attend kinder.

· We are able to perform rapid antigen COVID-19 tests at school for students who have symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to COVID-19. This will help keep students in school and shorten the quarantine time.

We had a busy March! March 9th & 10th we had a registered dental hygienist with Mobile Smiles, LLC preform dental screening exams as well as provide fluoride varnish for free. We had about 80 students participate in this free event.

We have had nursing students from ASU and TSJC join us in the health office to learn about school health. Thank you to both ASU and TSJC for allowing us to show you how great our students here at CCSD are!

We are also working on the Open Airways for Schools course. This course is designed for elementary students, who have asthma, to learn about their asthma, their triggers, and how to treat their asthma. We usually host this class in person but because of COVID restrictions we have been doing an at home leaning method this year. If your child has received asthma packets at home please make sure to complete the paperwork and return it to school.

As always, if you have any questions of concerns please reach out to me at wrue@center.k12.co.us or by phone at 719-754-2232.

Have a great April!

Wendy Murillo, BSN, RN

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Haskin Elementary Physical Education

Greetings,


Greetings,

Students are back from spring break and excited. The elementary has been doing scooter and skills with them. We had have relays and races utilizing scooters. The lower elementary is finishing up scooter hockey while and strategies of scoring. The upper elementary is working on volleyball skills, while engaging in a games of elimination. The students sure enjoy the game and comradery of teammates.

We will start tumbling and stunts here soon. We also look forward to trying to get outdoors to do some soccer and activities with warmer weather. Once again, I’m am honored to be working with your students and promoting fitness for life.

Best Regards,

Joe M. Garcia

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BENEFIT INFORMATION

P- EBT BENEFITS

Greetings CACFP participants,


We are excited to share an update on the Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) benefit. P-EBT is a program created by Congress in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Last year, it provided $50 million for around 180,000 Colorado children to cover missed Free and Reduced-priced school meals, and this year it has been reauthorized.


We are hopeful that the benefit will be extended for families with children under six years old who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is an on-going monthly food benefit that helps eligible Colorado families access healthy food when budgets are tight.


The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are currently working to develop Colorado’s plan to issue P-EBT benefits this spring.


While P-EBT plans are finalized, we would welcome your support in communicating some important information.


Here are some steps that you can take:


· Encourage families to apply for SNAP benefits as soon as possible. They can apply online using the Colorado PEAK website or on a smartphone using the MyCOBenefits app.

· Families with concerns about immigration should be encouraged that receiving SNAP benefits for eligible children (such as US Citizen kids) does not impact public charge.

o For more information on public charge and immigration and benefits, visit KeepYourBenefits.org.


Please share the attached flyers from the Colorado P-EBT Outreach Toolkit with families for more information on SNAP enrollment.


The Colorado Department of Human Services will continue to provide updates on P-EBT as they are made available.


For more information, please visit https://cdhs.colorado.gov/p-ebt.

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CAFETERIA INFORMATION

CAFETERIA DIRECTOR

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If your child is home for any reason, we can provide meals for you. We just need a phone call from you to ask for that service. We can pack for the amount of time your child is out. If they have to quarantine for weeks at a time, we can provide the meals as well. Please call (754-2846) to place your order.


Thank you,

Dianna Valenzuela,

Cafeteria Director

754-2846

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