Prouty Principal's Newsletter

Week of December 4, 2017

Responsible, Resourceful, Respectful and Reflective Citizens

in a Collaborative Environment.



December 1 - December 12 -- Penny Wars

Thursday, 12/7, Blood Drive, Half Day Professional Development

Friday, 12/8, Girls' Basketball Home vs. Blackstone Millville

Monday, 12/11, Boys' Basketball Home vs. St. Mary's

Tuesday, 12/12, December School Committee Meeting

Wednesday, 12/13, Girls' Basketball Home vs. Auburn

Week of 12/18, Deck the Halls Decoration Contest

Wednesday, 12/20, Holiday Concert

Friday, 12/22, The Charity Express

Saturday 12/23 - Monday, January 1 December Holiday Recess

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Blood Drive December 7th! Give Blood and Save a Life!

Before the busy holiday season, set aside just one hour of your time. Schedule an appointment now to donate blood – and bring a friend too! In this season of gift giving, imagine giving the gift of life to another person...

Community Members are welcome to donate here on the 7th -- give us a call at 508-885-8505.


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Alana Falletti Honored by MIAA

Coach Rich Riley from the MIAA came to our Pep Rally to surprise senior Field Hockey captain Alana Falletti with a state level award for her leadership and service to our field hockey program!
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Should My Child Stay Home Sick?

Please call School Nurse Dale Conrad, RN, at 508-885-8513 with any questions. She is here during school hours.

This information is not intended as medical advice for diagnosing illnesses but as simple guidelines for you to follow in deciding whether your child should come to school or not. This simple guideline should help you in making that decision:

Stomachache, vomiting, or diarrhea – A child with vomiting and or diarrhea should be kept at home until symptoms have resolved for approximately 24 hours and the child is able to keep down food and liquids. Consult your doctor if fever and severe stomach pains persist or your child has poor oral intake and appears dehydrated (dry mouth, no tears, sunken eyes, or urinates less than four times in 24 hours).

Cold, sore throat, and cough – A child with flu-like symptoms such as persistent coughing, severe runny nose, teary eyes, fever, and fatigue should not attend school until 24 hours after the fever resolved without using a medication to control the fever such as Motrin, Tylenol, Advil etc. A child should not attend school with a temperature over 99. A sore throat in conjunction with a fever and swollen glands, may indicate a bacterial infection such as strep throat. This would warrant a visit to the doctor for a throat swabbing for diagnosis of strep throat.

Children that are on antibiotics should be on them at least 24 hours before returning to school.

Children may attend school with a mild sore throat and no other symptoms.

Earaches – If your child has persistent ear pain you should consult with your doctor to rule out an infection. A child need not miss school for mild ear pain.

Headaches – A child should be kept at home if headaches are severe and do not respond to acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Consult your doctor should the headaches persist, particularly if associated with a high fever.

Toothaches – A toothache could be an indication of a forming abscess or decay. Please consult with your dentist.

Red eyes – When the white part of the eye appears red and produces a yellow or green crusty discharge call your doctor. Your child may have conjunctivitis, a common but troublesome condition that may be a contagious infection. Children may attend school after 24 hours of treatment and once the drainage or itchiness subsides.

Rash – A rash is usually the sign of a viral illness. It may also be a reaction to a medication or chemical (plant, detergents, etc.). If your child has an unusual rash or it is associated with a fever, contact your doctor. Keep your child home from school until you have discussed the rash with your doctor.

Fever – Your child should not attend school with a temperature over 99. Fevers are generally signs of infection. Some viruses can produce high temperatures. Consult with your doctor for the best anti-fever medication for your child, and also if the fever is associated with other symptoms. Your child cannot return to school until the fever is gone for over 24 hours without using medications such as Tylenol, Motrin, Advil etc.

Professional Development Topics for Winter/Spring 2018

Did you ever wonder what teachers are learning in Professional Development? This year, our topics are:

Using Google Suite for Education

Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

Data Wise

David Prouty High School Contact Information

High School Main Number 508-885-8505

Principal Elizabeth York (

Assistant Principal Nathan Malone (

Athletic Director Chuck Fahey (

Work Study Coordinator Diana Ford (

School Secretaries Pat Murray (

Lynn White (

Guidance Counselor (A-K) Alison Sandberg (

Guidance Counselor (L-Z) Colleen Paradis (

School Nurse Dale Conrad (

Our School Website has information and links for you!