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Dear Boals Families,



What an exciting week we have had at Boals. Our first grade students have been using related facts to complete word problems. In second grade, our students have been learning how to make mental images of their self-selected texts to develop a deeper understanding of what they are reading. In fourth grade our students, have been learning about perimeter and area and designing their own city using mathematical equations.


We are so proud of the hard work our students display each day. When thinking of a student’s work ethic, research shows that praising the process-children’s effort or strategies-creates eagerness for challenges, persistence in the face of difficulty, and enhanced performance. Asking students how they went about solving a problem, what strategies they used, and how you appreciate their choices, their thinking processes or their persistence will help them be motivated to take on their next learning opportunity that comes there way.


In gratitude,


Christina Beran

Information from Nurse Olson

Dear Boals Families,


We are coming up on the season of colds, flu, stomach bugs and strep throat. We want to minimize the chance that our students will get ill in the first place, and also avoid the risk of spreading illness if students do become sick. Your children are our highest priority. Their health, safety and welfare is our top concern. We need your help to keep everyone healthy!


Please take a moment to review the attached FISD Exclusion for Illness Policy. It’s a great guide to keep handy when you’re trying to decide if your child is well enough to come to school. If your child is ill, please contact our Attendance Clerk, Mrs. Nunes, at cochranL@friscoisd.org to report the absence. Please be specific about your child’s symptoms and any diagnosis you have received from your child’s doctor. This helps us to track clusters of illness so we can have extra deep-cleanings done in classrooms if needed.


Frisco ISD very strictly enforces guidelines on when to stay home from school, and it takes parents and staff members working together to be successful. If a child becomes ill while at school, faculty and staff do their best to isolate him or her and contact parents promptly to pick up their student.


Frisco ISD schools routinely teach and reinforce the following:

Proper hand washing (soap and water for 20 seconds and hand sanitizer in between)

Washing hands after certain activities, including bathroom breaks, after recess and before lunch

Cough and sneeze etiquette (cough into the upper sleeve or use tissue and dispose of it properly)

Keeping hands away from eyes, nose and mouth

Staying home if sick (please refer to the attached guidelines)

And other healthy habits

Hand sanitizer stations are available in every classroom as well as in common areas. In addition, the Frisco ISD Custodial Department follows strict guidelines and uses hospital-grade products to clean and disinfect school buildings daily. In addition to regular custodial cleanings, a special team is also utilized throughout the District in times of heightened health concern to further prevent the spread of disease.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I’m always happy to help!

I wish you a very happy and healthy school year!

Sincerely,

Sue Olson RN, BSN

Boals Elementary School Nurse

2035 Jaguar Drive, Frisco TX 75033

Clinic Phone: (469) 633-3308

Clinic Fax: (469) 633-3375

***Visit My Website!***

https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/boals-nurse/home

FRISCO ISD EXCLUSION FOR ILLNESS POLICIES

FEVER:

A student with a temperature of 100 degrees or above will be excluded from school. The student’s temperature must be below 100 degrees for a FULL 24 HOURS {WITHOUT taking a fever reducer} before returning to school because of the natural body rhythm of increased body temperature in the late afternoon. A child with a fever suppressed by a fever reducer such as Tylenol {Acetaminophen} or Motrin {Ibuprofen, Advil} is still contagious as these medications only temporarily decrease the temperature and do not treat the underlying illness.

Pink Eye {Conjunctivitis}:

A student with red, painful, itchy eyes—especially with discharge/crusting should have a medical evaluation {to rule out pink eye}. Pink eye very contagious and students must be excluded from school until they have completed 24 hours of prescription antibiotic eye medication.

Vomiting:

A student who is vomiting should be excluded from school. A child should not return to school unless they have had one or two meals without vomiting. Please note: This means that if your child is sent home during the school day, they will not be able to return to school until the next day at the earliest. Your child should not return to Boals until they are able to eat and drink for a minimum of one to two regular meals {Not just crackers and Sprite or Gatorade} without vomiting. Please do NOT send your child back to school for after school activities today, even if they are feeling better!

DIARRHEA:

A student with diarrhea should be excluded from school. Please note: This means that if your child is sent home during the school day, they will not be able to return to school until the next day at the earliest. Your child should not return to Boals until they are able to eat and drink for a minimum of two regular meals {Not just crackers and Sprite or Gatorade} and they’ve had a full 24 hours without the diarrhea returning. Please do NOT send your child back to school for after school activities today, even if they are feeling better! Please note: If you administer any kind of anti-diarrhea medicine, such as Pepto-Bismol or Imodium to your child, they must wait a full 24 hours from the last dose without having diarrhea again before they can return to school.

STREP THROAT:

If your child is diagnosed with strep throat, they must be on antibiotics for a full 24 hours before returning to school. This means if they are diagnosed with strep today, they can’t come back to school tomorrow. Please notify Nurse Olson at (469) 633-3308 if your child is diagnosed with strep.

FLU / INFLUENZA:

If your child is diagnosed with the flu, they must remain home until they have been fever-free for 24 hours and are feeling well enough to return to school. If they are receiving anti-viral flu medicine {Tamiflu or Relenza} they must also be on this medication for a full 24 hours before returning to school. Please notify Nurse Olson at (469) 633-3308 if your child tests positive for the flu.

Head Lice:

If your child has a known or suspected case of head lice, please notify Nurse Olson at (469) 633-3308. If your child has had lice, they must be excluded from school until after receiving treatment with a special shampoo and the removal of all live lice. You must return to the nurse’s office with your child to have the nurse check them for lice before they can return to class.

RASH:

Students with a rash without known cause must remain out of school until a physician has determined the rash is not caused by an infectious disease.

Please note: If you would like your child to receive oral nonprescription medication at school, such as Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, Tums, Cough Drops and Throat Strips, you must bring the medication to the school nurse and complete the Request for Administration of Medication form. Click here to review the FISD Medication Policy Guidelines.

A Message from Coach Gallagher

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Important Dates to Remember

November 13 Good Morning Boals 8:00 am


November 14 JDRF Walk Lone Star High School 9:00-10:00 am


November 16 High Tech High Touch program for 4th grade


November 18 4th grade Teacher Snack Day


November 19 PTA Board Meeting 5:30, PTA Meeting, 3rd grade Program 6:30 pm


November 20 Good Morning Boals 8:00 am


November 23-27 Thanksgiving Break No School


December 1-5th grade Luggage Drop-off 6:00-6:30 pm


December 2-4 5th grade to Pine Cove


December 4 Good Morning Boals 8:00 am


December 9 Spring Creek Spirit Night


December 10 High Tech High Touch program for 3rd grade


December 11 Good Morning Boals 8:00 am


December 18 No Good Morning Boals

8:00-PTA Program-Mavs Man Performance for 3-5

9:00-PTA Program-Mavs Man Performance for K-2

1:00-1:45-K-2 Winter Party

1:50-2:35- 3-5 Winter Party


December 21-January 1 Winter Break No School

News from Mrs. Patrick

Important Testing Dates for 2015-2016


1st grade CogAT – January 11th – 13th

Our next Student Council meeting will be November 19th from 3:00-3:30.

PTA News


4th Grade Teacher Snack Day, Nov. 18

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B45AAAD2EA57-4thgrade1



Walk to School Wednesday Volunteers Needed


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45aaad2ea02-boals1


Parents at Lunch Program


PALS is short for Parents at Lunch. Kindergarten and First graders need a little extra assistance opening drinks, apple sauces, chip bags, etc. We need parents to volunteer during their lunch hour. 10:15am-11:20am!

Please be sure you have completed the FISD background check before volunteering. The link is here: https://forms.friscoisd.org/sf/background-checks/volunteer


If you would like to be a PAL, click below to sign up.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B4AA5A823A46-pals



Help Needed in the Art Room

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B4AA5A823A46-boals35



Birthday Bakers Needed

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45aaad2da02-boals1



Watch Dog Dads Needed

http://goo.gl/Iax4yV