1.The Deadline to Donate to Globe Santa is Friday December 7th.
Tomorrow, December 7th, is the last day to send in Globe Santa donations. If you can’t meet the Manning deadline, you can still go to globesanta.org and make an individual donation online.
2. Coach Mika’s Players of the Week November
1. Julia from the 4th grade has earned Player of the Week for showing the Playworks core value of respect. During the 3rd-5th wall ball tournament, Julia showed outstanding sporting behavior no matter what the outcome of the games were. She cheered on the players and helped to make sure the tournament had a positive atmosphere with her awesome attitude. Julia brightens up recess, class game times, and the girls’ basketball team with her teamwork and enthusiasm. Keep rocking it, Julia!
2.This round of Player of the Week goes to the following K2 players: Anika, Anthony, Ben, Happiness, Jacob, Mauricio, Naijaya, Rory, Tessa, Timmy, and Zev. After just learning the game of wall ball just a few week prior, they showed their confidence by participating in the K2-2nd grade wall ball tournament. They worked hard by practicing for the big day and all said that they wanted to participate because it is good to try. Great job, K2 friends–we can all learn from your eager spirit!
3.Terren, a 5th grader, received Play of the Week for the Playworks core value healthy play. Coach Mika has been so excited to see Terren become more comfortable joining in a variety of games during recess. Thank you Terren for making our community better by bringing your teamwork skills to recess activities!
3. Mark Your Calendars for the Holiday Sing!
Tuesday, December 18 at 2 PM in the cafetorium.
4. The Cold and Flu Season is Here
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital shared some helpful advice on germ prevention and hand hygiene.
1. Create hand washing chart at home that helps kids keep track of when they’re washing their hands – perhaps you can reward them by making a healthy snack in the kitchen, showing emphasis on good hand hygiene
2. To help children get in the habit of scrubbing their hands for 15 to 20 seconds, encourage them to sing their favorite song while washing their hands.
3. Take pictures or have your child draw places where germs live in your home (pets, doorknobs, trash, etc). Hang these pictures up around your sink or next to their hand washing chart as a reminder of when they should wash their hands.
The best time to wash would be after any of the following; 1. If you’ve been exposed to germs via someone coughing or sneezing, 2. If you’re handling raw meat or other substances that can transform bacteria, 3. After using the restroom touching doorknobs or handles on doors. Although there are many situations that warrant the need to frequently wash hands, there are also times when it may not be so obvious, but may be necessary.
The Dirty Truth
Researchers in London estimate that if everyone routinely washed their hands, I million deaths a year could be prevented.
A large percentage of foodborne disease outbreaks are spread by contaminated hands.
Hand washing can reduce the risk of respiratory infections by 16%.
They use of an alcohol gel hand sanitizer in the classroom provided in oral reduction in absenteeism due to infection by 19.8% among 16 elementary schools and 6000 students.
More than 50% of healthy persons have Staphylococcus aureus living in or on their nasal passage, throats, hair, or skin.
5. Equal Exchange Orders are Due Tomorrow, December 7
Your order is due FRIDAY DECEMBER 7, 2012. Please return it in your child’s backpack!
Your products will be delivered to you the week of December 17, 2012.
Make all checks payable to the JP Manning Elementary School (NOT Equal Exchange.)
Please tally up your orders at the bottom of the order form and write neatly; if we can’t read your order, we won’t be able to order your products!
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