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September 2022 Newsletter

Important Dates

2022-2023 Student Academic Calendar

9/2/2022: NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day

9/5/2022: NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

9/14/2022: Mesa's Skate City Night - 6:00pm-8:00pm

9/21/2022: Picture Day

9/21/2022: Kindergarten & 1st Grade Literacy Night - 4:30pm-6:00pm

9/29/2022: Mesa Open House - 4:00pm-6:00pm

10/7/2022: End of 1st Quarter

Classroom Updates

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Mesa Elementary is focusing on teaching Respect for the month of September. Respect can be summed up this way: It’s about treating others as you would like to be treated. Children who show respect and are shown respect feel safe around their peers and teachers. They listen to their friends even when they disagree. They admit when they have made a mistake. They feel free to express themselves and allow other to do the same.


How can you teach respect at home? Model respect. Children look to adults for clues about behavioral expectations. If they see their teachers, care takers and parents treating others with respect and compassion, they're more likely to do the same.


It takes a village! Kristina Gregor, MA, NCC

Our STEM Lab Needs Your Help!

Our STEM Lab needs your help with recyclable items from home.

Notes from the Nurse

A note from Nurse Janice!

As we begin a new school year, please see below for health information from your school nurse.


The health of your child matters!

WHEN TO KEEP YOUR STUDENT HOME FROM SCHOOL:

  • When your child is so ill, they will not be able to engage and learn while at school.
  • A temperature of 100.4 or higher. Students with a temperature of 100.4 or higher should stay home until they have gone at least 24 hours fever free without the aid of fever-reducing medication (such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen.)
  • Vomiting. Students who have vomited should stay home until they have gone 24 hours without vomiting without the aid of medication.


COVID

  • If your child tests positive for COVID, or if any member of your immediate household tests positive for COVID, please reach out to your school nurse.
  • If your child is exposed to someone who is positive for COVID outside your immediate household, please reach out to your school nurse.

Your school nurse will guide you through the current guidance and expectations (Phone:719-382-1370)


HEALTH OFFICE VISITS/BLUE NOTES

  • Students occasionally visit the health office for minor complaints and injuries. For these non-emergent health office visits, you will receive an automated dialer from the district (after school hours) notifying you that your child was seen in the health office. Your child should also bring home a health office 'blue note' from the school that shares some details of the health office visit.
  • Parents will be contacted by the school nurse for any health office visit which would require the child to be picked up early from school, for any visits that require follow up medical care outside the school setting, or for any injuries that might require follow up by the parent once the child gets home from school.
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Fever Facts

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District and School Attendance Practices

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Information about District 8 Resources

“Change Happens… such as loss of housing, homelessness, job and need for resources. If this is you please reach out to your District Liaison. There are a number of resources including school pantry, clothes closet, HOT meals program, parent resource nights and much more. We are here to support you! Contact Promis Bruno, MSW 719-492-8810 or pbruno@ffc8.org.”


“El cambio sucede… como la pérdida de la vivienda, la falta de vivienda, el trabajo y la necesidad de recursos. Si es usted, comuníquese con el enlace de su distrito. Hay una serie de recursos que incluyen despensa escolar, armario de ropa, programa de comidas calientes, noches de recursos para padres y mucho más. ¡Estamos aquí para apoyarte! Póngase en contacto con Promis Bruno, MSW 719-492-8810 o pbruno@ffc8.org.”

Mesa Elementary Vision Statement

"At Mesa Elementary we will collaborate with families to foster strong relationships within the greater community. Our efforts will focus on delivering a rigorous, standards-based, data driven curriculum to ensure the academic success of all students. Our staff will seek out professional growth opportunities enhancing our knowledge of best practices. We will create a positive, supportive, nurturing learning environment leading to the development of respectful, responsible and resourceful students."