Happy New Year 2016
Safety Corner Brought to you by the Safety Committee
If a physical or an aggressive verbal altercation takes place in your classroom, please use the following procedures:
1. Remove students not involved in altercation from classroom to the hallway.
2. Buzz office for assistance, inform the office you have a 36 (code for a fight/altercation) in your classroom.
3. If you feel the students can be verbally deescalated without placing yourself in bodily harm, proceed.
4. Wait for assistance with your class in the hallway.
DO NOT PLACE YOURSELF IN HARM. Administration and removal staff have been trained to separate/deescalate altercations.
New Nurse to Come
From the Desk of the School Nurse
From the desk of your Health Care District School Nurse:
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It is commonly known that regular exercise is a wonderful way to improve physical fitness, fight against obesity, diabetes and heart disease. But a new study shows that regular exercise is also a good way to improve children’s brain function which may lead to better academic success.
The CDC guidelines suggest that school age students participate in at least 60 minutes of exercise each day. Participation in sports or a formal exercise program is one way to keep fit. However, the three types of recommended physical activity can be met through many different types of play. For example, climbing on a jungle gym or a tree builds muscle strength. Playing tag is a great aerobic activity and bone strengthening can occur by jumping rope or playing hopscotch. Make it fun!
For more information visit www.hcdpbc.org/schoolhealth
Data Chats & Formals to Begin
Collegiate Alumni Care Packages
Race for the Cure with the Village Academy Family!
Read, Run & Recycle Race
Saturday, Jan. 16th, 9pm
9067 Southern Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL
Ms. Corodimas would like to thank everyone for support for the Milers Club this year! The annual Read, Run and Recycle Race will be held at the Fairgrounds this Saturday. We will be having our Pasta Party on Friday at dismissal to "carb up". Please stop by the cafeteria to wish our runners luck.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
12 free Tech Tools! Make a New Year's resolution to try at least one new tech tool this year!
Want to learn how to make interactive PowerPoint movies? You can with Office Mix. You can control things like how many attempts the students get, provide hints, add a timer, randomly change the order of the multiple choice questions, and even provide feedback on the particular answers the students select. In this free e-book you will also get information on learning about coding, "Snip", how to Skype in the classroom, and "Sway", a digital story telling app. Make your New Year's resolutions to be to try one new technology skill in the classroom!
From the Desk of the School Secretary
Health Rewards Information Meetings will be held on January 13 - January 15 in the Elementary Conference Room. Please visit www.myenrollmentschedule.com/palmbeach or call (866) 998-2915 to schedule an appointment. It is vitally important that you understand the new Health Rewards Requirements. FBMC Representatives will assist you with the following during your one-on-one meeting:
Learn about the new IRS regulated Form 1095-C Education your on the 2016 Health Rewards Program Provide you with your 2016 Personal Health Rewards Planner
Help you make an appointment for your biometric screening Inform you about the following Trustmark Voluntary Benefits:
Universal LifeEvents that includes a Long-Term Care rider
Critical Illness Insurance