Edmond Doyle News
We will continue testing for the next two weeks, so everyone keep up the great work! Last year on our state report card we got a B for attendance. We do everything possible to get our students to school on time. We call when our children are absent, we pick up anyone that needs a ride, we offer incentives to those that are here consistently. Right now we have several students that have exemptions due to serious illness beyond their control. We have 4 that have already missed 17.5 days. Anyone that has over 17 days counts against our school grade. We have several that are getting close to this amount. Thank you for getting your children get to school on time daily. Excellence is never easy, but it is worthwhile when it is obtained! Chronic absenteeism is a serious problem...it most certainly affects your child's education negatively.
We have noticed several people smoking in their cars while dropping off and picking up children. It is your right to smoke, but please consider kicking this dangerous habit. There are so many health risks to you and that is your choice. However, your children do not have a choice in this matter. At least try to smoke in open areas-not your car or inside your home.
Secondhand smoke can cause serious health problems in children.
- Studies show that older children whose parents smoke get sick more often. Their lungs grow less than children who do not breathe secondhand smoke, and they get more bronchitis and pneumonia.
- Wheezing and coughing are more common in children who breathe secondhand smoke.
- Secondhand smoke can trigger an asthma attack in a child. Children with asthma who are around secondhand smoke have more severe and frequent asthma attacks. A severe asthma attack can put a child’s life in danger.
- Children whose parents smoke around them get more ear infections. They also have fluid in their ears more often and have more operations to put in ear tubes for drainage.
Parents can help protect their children from secondhand smoke by taking the following actions:
- Do not allow anyone to smoke anywhere in or near your home.
- Do not allow anyone to smoke in your car, even with the window down.
- Make sure your children’s day care centers and schools are tobacco-free.
- If your state still allows smoking in public areas, look for restaurants and other places that do not allow smoking. “No-smoking sections” do not protect you and your family from secondhand smoke.
Third-hand smoke risks for children:
Because of the way people are most often exposed to third-hand smoke, children are particularly vulnerable. Children often crawl and play on the floor and furniture, and frequently make hand-to-mouth contact or put their mouths on household objects. Even so, many parents aren’t aware of the dangers of environmental tobacco smoke.
Parents should know that if they smoke in the car, their children can absorb the dangerous chemicals from the car upholstery, even if the child wasn’t inside at the time of the smoking. The same is true for smoking inside of the home. The more parents are aware of this issue, the less childhood exposure there will be. The American Academy of Pediatrics emphasizes that quitting smoking is the only way to ensure that your child is not exposed to third-hand smoke. Make sure your friends aware of the dangers of third-hand smoke, and make sure you and your family avoid areas with possible environmental tobacco exposure. Smoking outside decreases exposure to third-hand smoke, but friends and family members will still be exposed to THS on the skin, hair, and clothes of smokers.
Thoroughly cleaning your home, washing or dry cleaning clothing, and vacuuming your car and help remove dangerous chemicals that are left over after smoking. If you are working towards quitting or have already quit, it may be best to thoroughly clean fabrics in order to reduce you and your family’s risk of exposure even further.
Call 1-800-QUIT NOW for free help to stop smoking . (1-800-784-8669)
Please return planning forms for next year. Our classes fill up quickly, so please let us know if you will be here next year!
Yearbooks are on sale now for $25.00. You can still order...nice memories for your child!!
April 1st-26th--State Testing
April 23rd-Buffalo Artist will visit-thanks Indian Education
April 25th-Elementary Track Meet-2nd-4th grades
April 29th-4th grade visits the Science Museum
April 30th-3rd grade visits Will Rogers Memorial
April 30th-Art Night-6:00p.m.
May 2nd-Music Makers-6:30p.m.-S. Arch Auditorium
May 6th-Kindergarten visits Edmond Doyle
May 7th-4th grade visits Parker
May 9th-2nd Grade Outdoor Classroom
May 14th-Talent Show--9:00a.m.
May 15th-Award's Assembly--tba
May 16th-Super Kid's Day--Last Day of School