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Dear Boals’ Families,


The time sure has flown this first semester. It is hard to believe that after tomorrow our students will be out for Winter Break. We have seen such tremendous growth and progress from all of your children. We appreciate your help and support this fall and hope each of you has a wonderful and safe Winter Break . We look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday, January 4th.


Tomorrow, Friday, December 18th, we will be having our Winter Holiday Parties. The PTA is providing the students with a 45 minute program from the Mavs Man. Later in the day students will enjoy a snack and game in the classroom. Please see the schedule below.


Winter Holiday Party Schedule

Mavs Man Show in the gym

8:00-8:45-3-5

9:00-9:45- K-2

Winter Holiday Parties in the classroom

1:00-1:45-K-2

1:50-2:35-3-5


While on campus tomorrow, I would encourage you to check the lost and found, located in our Cafeteria. We have collected a large number of coats, sweatshirts, and lunch boxes. All the items that are unclaimed after December 18th will be donated to charity.

Please check out our campus website at www.friscoisd.org/boals or our PTA website at www.boalspta.org for more information about volunteer opportunities and upcoming events.


In appreciation,

Christina Beran

Information from Nurse Olson

Dear Boals Families,



We are coming up on the season of colds, flu, stomach bugs and strep throat. We want to minimize the chance that our students will get ill in the first place, and also avoid the risk of spreading illness if students do become sick. Your children are our highest priority. Their health, safety and welfare is our top concern. We need your help to keep everyone healthy!



Please take a moment to review the attached FISD Exclusion for Illness Policy. It’s a great guide to keep handy when you’re trying to decide if your child is well enough to come to school. If your child is ill, please contact our Attendance Clerk, Mrs. Nunes, at cochranL@friscoisd.org to report the absence. Please be specific about your child’s symptoms and any diagnosis you have received from your child’s doctor. This helps us to track clusters of illness so we can have extra deep-cleanings done in classrooms if needed.



Frisco ISD very strictly enforces guidelines on when to stay home from school, and it takes parents and staff members working together to be successful. If a child becomes ill while at school, faculty and staff do their best to isolate him or her and contact parents promptly to pick up their student.


Frisco ISD schools routinely teach and reinforce the following:

Proper hand washing (soap and water for 20 seconds and hand sanitizer in between)

Washing hands after certain activities, including bathroom breaks, after recess and before lunch

Cough and sneeze etiquette (cough into the upper sleeve or use tissue and dispose of it properly)

Keeping hands away from eyes, nose and mouth

Staying home if sick (please refer to the attached guidelines)

And other healthy habits


Hand sanitizer stations are available in every classroom as well as in common areas. In addition, the Frisco ISD Custodial Department follows strict guidelines and uses hospital-grade products to clean and disinfect school buildings daily. In addition to regular custodial cleanings, a special team is also utilized throughout the District in times of heightened health concern to further prevent the spread of disease.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I’m always happy to help!


I wish you a very happy and healthy school year!

Sincerely,


Sue Olson RN, BSN

Boals Elementary School Nurse

2035 Jaguar Drive, Frisco TX 75033

Clinic Phone: (469) 633-3308

Clinic Fax: (469) 633-3375


***Visit My Website!***

https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/boals-nurse/home


FRISCO ISD EXCLUSION FOR ILLNESS POLICIES

FEVER:

A student with a temperature of 100 degrees or above will be excluded from school. The student’s temperature must be below 100 degrees for a FULL 24 HOURS {WITHOUT taking a fever reducer} before returning to school because of the natural body rhythm of increased body temperature in the late afternoon. A child with a fever suppressed by a fever reducer such as Tylenol {Acetaminophen} or Motrin {Ibuprofen, Advil} is still contagious as these medicationsonly temporarily decrease the temperature and do not treat the underlying illness.


Pink Eye {Conjunctivitis}:

A student with red, painful, itchy eyes—especially with discharge/crusting should have a medical evaluation {to rule out pink eye}. Pink eye very contagious and students must be excluded from school until they have completed 24 hours of prescription antibiotic eye medication.


Vomiting:

A student who is vomiting should be excluded from school. A child should not return to schoolunless they have had one or two meals without vomiting. Please note: This means that if your child is sent home during the school day, they will not be able to return to school until the next day at the earliest. Your child should not return to Boals until they are able to eat and drink for a minimum of one to two regular meals {Not just crackers and Sprite or Gatorade} without vomiting. Please do NOT send your child back to school for after school activities today, even if they are feeling better!

DIARRHEA:

A student with diarrhea should be excluded from school. Please note: This means that if your child is sent home during the school day, they will not be able to return to school until the next day at the earliest. Your child should not return to Boals until they are able to eat and drink for a minimum of two regular meals {Not just crackers and Sprite or Gatorade} and they’ve had a full 24 hourswithout the diarrhea returning. Please do NOT send your child back to school for after school activities today, even if they are feeling better! Please note: If you administer any kind of anti-diarrhea medicine, such as Pepto-Bismol or Imodium to your child, they must wait a full 24 hours from the last dose without having diarrhea again before they can return to school.


STREP THROAT:

If your child is diagnosed with strep throat, they must be on antibiotics for a full 24 hours before returning to school. This means if they are diagnosed with strep today, they can’t come back to school tomorrow. Please notify Nurse Olson at (469) 633-3308 if your child is diagnosed with strep.


FLU / INFLUENZA:

If your child is diagnosed with the flu, they must remain home until they have been fever-free for 24 hours and are feeling well enough to return to school. If they are receiving anti-viral flu medicine {Tamiflu or Relenza} they must also be on this medication for a full 24 hours before returning to school. Please notify Nurse Olson at (469) 633-3308 if your child tests positive for the flu.


Head Lice:

If your child has a known or suspected case of head lice, please notify Nurse Olson at (469) 633-3308. If your child has had lice, they must be excluded from school until after receiving treatment with a special shampoo and the removal of all live lice. You must return to the nurse’s office with your child to have the nurse check them for lice before they can return to class.

RASH:

Students with a rash without known cause must remain out of school until a physician has determined the rash is not caused by an infectious disease.


Please note: If you would like your child to receive oral nonprescription medication at school, such as Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, Tums, Cough Drops and Throat Strips, you must bring the medication to the school nurse and complete the Request for Administration of Medication form. Click here to review the FISD Medication Policy Guidelines.

Important Dates to Remember

December 18 No Good Morning Boals

8:00-PTA Program-Mavs Man Performance for 3-5

9:00-PTA Program-Mavs Man Performance for K-2

1:00-1:45-K-2 Winter Party

1:55-2:40- 3-5 Winter Party


December 21-January 1 Winter Break No School


January 4-School Resumes


January 8-Good Morning Boals at 8:00 a.m.

PTA News

Parents at Lunch Program

PALS is short for Parents at Lunch. Kindergarten and First graders need a little extra assistance opening drinks, apple sauces, chip bags, etc. We need parents to volunteer during their lunch hour. 10:15am-11:20am!

Please be sure you have completed the FISD background check before volunteering. The link is here: https://forms.friscoisd.org/sf/background-checks/volunteer


If you would like to be a PAL, click below to sign up.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B4AA5A823A46-pals


Birthday Bakers Needed

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45aaad2da02-boals1


Watch Dog Dads Needed

http://goo.gl/Iax4yV

News from Mrs. Patrick

Student Council’s November project of “Thanks for Giving” was a HUGE success thanks to the donations of materials made by the members’ parents. Thank you for helping us make our project so great! We made a potpourri bag for staff members that have jobs within our school that sometimes go unnoticed and had a lesson during our November council meeting in doing a job well done even if we don’t get recognition for it. Student Council would like to extend that idea to the rest of Boals. Help your student find ways to show appreciation for those around our community that do a job well done simply because they are doing their job to the fullest, such as postal workers, sanitation workers, firemen, etc. This could be a simple “thank you” or hand warmers placed in the mailbox with a note to a postal worker, etc.


Our next Student Council meeting will be held December 17th right after school. Please arrive promptly at 3:30 to pick your student up. We will be having a guest speaker at our December meeting. Our P.E. Coach will be talking to us about health and we will be assisting her in making posters for our school.


The amount of gifts you provided for our Angel Program was once again amazing. I wish I could personally thank each and every one of you for giving to help a student in our community have a better Christmas. I absolutely love our families here at Boals. Thank you to our PTA volunteers who spent time sorting and organizing all of the items we received. It was such a blessing.


Thank you!


Sincerely,

Ruth Ann Patrick




Important Testing Dates for 2015-2016


1st grade CogAT – January 11th – 13th