Grace Abbott Elementary
NEWS FROM DR. CHAUSSEE
Could it Happen Here…
As I’ve been reading the news this week all of us are aware of what’s happening in Afghanistan. Could that happen in Omaha? Probably not. Also, the terrible earthquake in Haiti. Could that happen here? Extremely unlikely. And, now this week the classroom quarantine at Montclair, a Millard school. And, I ask myself, could that happen at Abbott? Yes. Four cases in one classroom! I hope it doesn’t happen here as all the students in the room will be home and their return is dependent on testing, quarantining, etc.
Parents, please monitor your child for symptoms as with any disease; it’s better to be preventative than reactive. If your child tests positive please call the school and Douglas County Health Department at 402 444-7214. A positive student can not test to reduce their 10 day isolation period.
Breakfasts and lunches are free this year. There is a cost for extra milk or milk for cold lunches.
~Breakfast is served at 7:55 a.m. Students should come through the front door if they want to get breakfast.
~If your child orders a hot lunch, it does come with a milk. If they bring lunch from home and want a milk, it is 50 cents.
~You can add money to your child's meal account thru MySchoolBucks or you can send cash or check into the office and we will add it to their account.
~You will receive weekly email notices if you have a low or negative meal account balance.
Go mobile and download the MySchoolBucks app and get convenient access to meal balances, purchases, and make payments right from your phone. Just go to myschoolbucks.com to get started!
View your student's meal purchases and current account balance at a glance.
BLOOD DRIVE COMING!
Thursday, September 16
2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter GraceAbbott to schedule an appointment. For more information contact Ms. Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org
WATCH D.O.G.S. KICKOFF
WHEN: Tuesday, August 31, at 6:30 p.m.
WHAT: Pizza party
WHERE: Abbott gym
WHY: To get more information about the program, sign up, and order shirts.
Please RSVP to Ms. Powell at email@example.com
REMINDERS FROM THE LIBRARY
1. Please return all books from summer library.
2. Grades 3-5 parents who signed up for ipad insurance - the $15 is due. It can be paid online through the fees section of your ParentVue account or brought to the Abbott office. Coverage does not begin until the fee has been paid.
ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!
Abbott Yearbooks are available for purchase online for $12 through October 31st ($15 after this date). Reserve your copy today! http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09851076