Bloomingdale School

November 2018 News Letter

From Nurse Meghan

WHEN TO KEEP A CHILD HOME WITH ILLNESS

It can be hard to know when to send children to school if they tell you that they do not feel well. Usually, the best place for them is in school, but there are some times when keeping them home to rest or call for an appointment with your health care provider is recommended.


Please keep your child home and/or contact your child’s doctor for:

  • Fever greater than 100° (taken by mouth)

  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea within the last 24 hours

  • Severe sore throat along with fever and feeling ill for more than 48 hours, or after exposure to Strep throat infection

  • Honey-crusted sores around the nose or mouth or rash on other body parts

  • Large amounts of mucous (liquid) from their nose, with face pain or headache

  • Severe ear pain or fluid coming from the ear

  • Severe headache, especially with fever


If your child has a fever, it is not a good idea to give them medicine like Tylenol or Advil and send them to school because as soon as the medicine wears off, the fever may return and you will be called to come and pick up your child.


Please keep children home for 24 hours after the fever ends or they have completed 24 hours of medication if prescribed by your healthcare provider.


Remind children to throw away used tissues, cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze, keep their hands away from their face, and to wash hands often with soap and warm water will help keep everyone healthier.


Its flu vaccine season! The New York State Department of Health recommends that all children 6 months and older get the flu vaccine. By getting your flu vaccine every year you help protect yourself and everyone around you!

Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony

Friday, November 9th at 2:15 pm, Bloomingdale School will hold

a short assembly to honor veterans and active duty military.

Parents are welcome to join us.


Also, there will be a short parade this year in Saranac Lake on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11th. This is a change from the normal celebration. It will begin at the WW1 Memorial on the corner of Church Street and Route 3 at 10:15, and then proceed to the Harrietstown Town Hall for the Ceremony. This year marks the 100th Anniversary for the Armistice Day of WW1. As many students and children in the area as possible are encouraged to be a parade participant! Carry a flag and dress in Red, white and blue!

Dates to Remember


  • Nov. 2: Parent Luncheon: 5, 4, and 3rd Graders Lunch is @ 12:10-12:35 - K, 1 & 2 Lunch is @ 12:35-12:55
  • Nov. 7: Puppet Show for K and 3rd Graders
  • Nov. 9: Veterans Day Celebration @ 2.
  • Nov. 12: VETERANS DAY-NO SCHOOL
  • Nov.19-20th: Book Fair
  • Nov. 20-23: NO SCHOOL
  • No. 26-29: Book Fair
  • Nov. 28: PBIS Assembly @ 2:30

Upcoming December Events

  • Dec. 6: Winter Concert 10AM & 7PM
  • Dec. 7: Parent Luncheon 5, 4, and 3rd Graders Lunch is @ 12:10-12:35-K, 1 & 2 Lunch is @ 12:35-12:55
  • Dec. 19: PBIS Assembly @ 2:30
  • Dec. 21-Jan. 1: NO SCHOOL- Winter Recess.