Longdale Tiger Talk
Week of March 27, 2022
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Weekly COVID Communication
Over the past week, March. 19th - March 25th. Longdale Elementary has recorded 0 positive COVID-19 cases at school.
Thank you for doing all that you can to keep our school community healthy and safe. If your child is sick continue to keep them home and communicate with the school.
Pleas compete the HCPS Survey
The survey can be accessed at https://www.research.net/r/HenricoParents2022
- A cool prize bag for your family. At the end of the parent and guardian survey, you’ll have an opportunity to enter your contact information to take part in a prize drawing. At least one family from each of Henrico’s five magisterial districts will be randomly selected for a prize bag from HCPS’ Department of Family and Community Engagement.
Volunteers at Longdale Elementary
Mark Your Calendars
3/28-31/2022 - Career and College Awareness Week
4/1/2022 - Student/Staff Holiday
4/4-8/2022 - Spring Break
NATIONAL CEREBRAL PALSY AWARENESS MONTH
In March, National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month brings attention to a group of disorders usually diagnosed in early childhood.
There are different forms of cerebral palsy (CP). A physician determines the kind of movement disorder based on the extent, type, and location of the child’s abnormalities. The disability can occur during development in the womb, but it can also occur during birth. As a result, diagnosis may be delayed until parents notice missed milestones.
CP is a life-long condition. Children and adults with CP may require a range of care. While there is no cure, many therapies and adaptive strategies support someone with CP throughout their life. For example, speech devices make it possible for someone with CP to speak independently. Electric wheelchairs provide mobility. However, accessibility is still an issue in some areas of the country.
Through advocacy, research, and education improved awareness breaks down the barriers many with CP face.
HOW TO OBSERVE #CelebralPalsyAwarenessMonth
Wear green in support of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Green represents new growth and inspires a renewed life. You can also:
- Read books to learn more about cerebral palsy. For example:
- Someone Like Me: An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy by John W. Quin
- Cerebral Palsy: No Child Left Behind by J.B. Snow and Jayden Emily Schultz
- The Four Friends Next Door: A Celebration of Special Needs by Nabila S. Qadri
- Watch TV shows or movies about cerebral palsy or that feature characters who have cerebral palsy:
- My Left Foot directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, and Kirsten Sheridan
- Speechless starring Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Cedric Yarbrough, and Mason Cook.
- Attend a webinar to learn more about cerebral palsy.
- Donate to a fundraiser to support those with cerebral palsy and research for treatments and a cure.
- Visit cerebralpalsynewstoday.com to learn more.
Use #CerebralPalsyAwarenessMonth to share your experiences on social media.
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