September 6, 2022
Welcome from Mrs. Tanner
Dear Sheldon Families,
Happy Tuesday! We hope you enjoyed the long weekend with family and friends!
Families of bus riders, it is very important that students have their harness on and are ready at their bus stop. This allows the route to stay on time. Buses will only wait one minute before moving on to the next stop.
Families of OT students, the car line is a RIGHT TURN ONLY out of our parking lot. As many saw, last week there were some lawn service vehicles parked in our car line. That meant our line had to form around it, blocking the other lane of traffic. If vehicles exit left out of the parking lot, it is causing a traffic jam and an unsafe situation. Thank you for your immediate attention to this.
Click the link to access the 2022-2023 Family Handbook.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to me!
Thank you for the privilege of serving you ~
Mrs. Gabrielle Tanner, Principal
September 14: Picture Day
September 16: United Way Junior Leader Readers (morning)
September 27: Outdoor Health & Math Night @ 5:30-6:30
We will conduct Health Screenings and practice a Tornado Drill this month as well.
You can find all school events listed on our school calendar which you can access on our webpage.
Items That Need Your Attention
Picture Day is coming up on Wednesday, September 14! We will send home a paper flyer and ordering form today. The flyer below provides details on the different packages that are available for order. You may order online, or pay by cash or check. If paying by cash, you must provide the EXACT amount. We will not be able to make change. If paying by check, please make the check out to Strawbridge Studios. Paying online is the easiest! We will collect orders and payments at the school beginning September 7 and ending on picture day, September 14.
ASQ Parent Reports
If you have not yet completed the ASQ screeners, please do so as soon as possible! This is a requirement for our program. You may access the screeners to complete digitally with the links below.
Time to Eat!
Medications & Meal Modification
Here Comes the Bus
Policy & Procedure Review
Each week the Sheldon staff reviews one of our Head Start Policies & Procedures and felt it was important that families stay up to date on these as well. This quarter our focus is on Health & Safety, and Nutrition. If you ever have any questions regarding our policies and procedures, please reach out!
Diapering/ Pull-Ups/Soiled Clothing
Diapering and the changing of soiled clothing will take place in a designated area. This will occur in a safe, sanitary, and respectful manner. This policy relates to Head Start Performance Standards 45 CFR Part 1302.47
1. Diapering will be done directly in the downstairs classroom, either with a mat or standing up. Upstairs classrooms will use the nurse's office. Careful planning should be done to ensure that diapering occurs in a respectful and comfortable way. Diapering surfaces will be kept clean.
2. Only Head Start staff or the child’s parent will engage in the diapering of the child. Wear gloves and wash hands thoroughly afterwards.
3. Document and report any skin problems or redness to the parent/guardian.
4. When handling soiled clothing and to avoid contamination of the clean shoes, socks and clean clothing, staff should remove unsoiled clothing and set it aside out of reach of the child. If the child’s shirt is clean, it is helpful to have them hold their shirt up above their waist during the change. Remove the soiled clothing and place it in a plastic bag to send home.
5. If a pull-up was used, remove it by pulling the sides apart and discard it in the lined, hands-free, covered trash can. If the underwear is soiled, remove it from the child and do your best to avoid contamination of the surface and place it with the clothes in the bag. Do not rinse soiled clothing.
6. Clean the child’s skin around their pull up/underwear area. Wipe from front to back using one wipe per swipe. Make sure to repeat with a fresh wipe until the area is clean. Throw each wipe in the plastic lined, hands-free, covered trash can. Remove gloves and discard them in the trash can.
7. Assist the child as needed in putting on clean pull-up/underwear and getting dressed, including socks and shoes. Supervise the washing of the child’s hands and his/her return to the group.
8. Securely tie the bag of soiled clothing, and store it in an area that is inaccessible to children until it can be sent home. Clean visible soil from the changing area and disinfect the surface. Wash your hands.
9. Record the change and include things such as loose stool, unusual odor, and color or skin irritation. Share any concerns with the parents.
10. Put a note in the child’s book bag letting the parents know they need to send back an extra pair of clothes to keep at the school.
Home Depot Workshops
Workshops take place the first Saturday of each month from 9:00-12:00.
October 1: Fire Rescue Boat
November 5: Scarecrow Napkin Holder
Please be sure to review both the COVID Update and the information on the Parent Resources page for the latest information from the CDC. Masks are encouraged, but not required. We will maintain strict sanitation protocols.
Sheldon Food & Clothing Bank
Community Resources Council Directory
If in need of resources, you can also contact the United Way by dialing 211.
Sheldon Head Start Child Development Center
Location: 1155 SW Seabrook Ave.