From the Desk of Mr. Coakley
We hope you enjoyed the holidays and wish you all a Happy New Year! The cold weather and snow have finally arrived. So, we would like to send a friendly reminder to please be sure that your child is dressed in appropriate attire for outside recess, which includes jackets, hats, and mittens or gloves. Also, snow pants and boots will be needed when snow is on the ground, so your child will be permitted to play in the snow.
Thank you for attending our Holiday events, it is always nice to see our Flanders families and friends at school supporting our students. The students and teachers work extremely hard to be prepared for these performances. We can all agree the students did an outstanding job.
We are nearly to the mid-point of this academic year, and our students continue to impress me each day. Whether it is growth in our character strengths, student writing, or in mathematics, our students and staff continue to strive for excellence. I thank all of our families for their support of their child’s education and our school. Together, let’s make 2019 the best year ever!
The Importance of Attendance
Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.
When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.
But when kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact. These absences can affect kids as early as Kindergarten.
As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority. (attendanceaddsup.org)
All school medications must be brought in by an adult. A doctor's note is required for all medication administration by the school nurse. For the safety of our students, please do not send medication in your child's backpack.
If your child has a new medical condition, please let me know.
Cough drops are considered a medication and must be dispensed through the school nurse's office with parental consent. Cough drops can be a choking hazard. Sending a water bottle for your child to sip on throughout the day is a more effective way to comfort an irritated throat. Thank you for your cooperation.
I wish you all a safe, fun, and healthy Christmas vacation.
Kim Premo RN, BSN
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