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A Message From Mrs. Tarasiuk and Mrs. Sosin – November 18th

Dear Einstein Community,

It was incredible to see so many of our families attend our start to American Education Week.  Our students were excited to share their knowledge and their experiences with their families. Whether it was creating artwork, solving math equations on a Chromebook or reading to find key events, it was a great experience for all! Thank you for taking the time to join us here at Einstein!

The weather has come in with a fury! This is a friendly reminder that we open the doors for all students at 8:25. We do have students coming in through the front and back doors during arrival. Our back doors are not monitored by staff after 8:35, since classes begin promptly at 8:40. If your child arrives to school after 8:35, they will have to enter through the main entrance at the front of the building.

MAP Testing
The next round of MAP testing begins November 25, 2019. We are excited to monitor the progress of the goals we reviewed with your child earlier this year. Shortly after the conclusion of the MAP testing window, we will share the results with you.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Winter is here!
Is your child dressed for the weather?  Sometimes kids like to scoot out of the door in the morning without gloves, hats and boots.  With snowy and cold weather so quickly upon us, please make sure that your child has a warm coat, gloves and hat on them when they leave for school.  Snow pants and boots are needed if your child wants to play in the snow. When the wind chill index reaches below zero degrees, or when precipitation causes outdoor activities to be extremely uncomfortable, recess is held indoors.  So remember to help your child dress for the cold winter weather.

Trimester 1 Report Cards
Report cards for Trimester 1 will be live on the parent portal on November 20th. Please make sure that you have activated your Parent Portal account prior to the 20th so that you can access your child’s report card.

News from the School Nurse

It is that time of the year, the exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October.

CDC recommends three actions to fight the flu:

The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccine each year

  1. If you get sick with the flu, your doctor may prescribed antiviral drugs. Early treatment is especially important in the elderly, the very young, people with certain chronic health conditions, and pregnant women. If your child is sick talk to your doctor early, get plenty of rest and drink fluids.
  2. Take preventative actions that may slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses like the flu.

Spread: Flu viruses spread mainly from person to person through droplets made when a person with the flu, coughs, sneezes or talks. People infected with the flu may be able to infect others beginning day 1 before symptoms develop and up to 5-7 days after becoming sick.

Flu Symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills, feeling tired, and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea.

Preventative Actions:

  1. If your child gets sick with flu-like symptoms, CDC recommends that the child stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone except to get medical care for other necessities. The fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
  2. When sick limit contact with others as much as possible.
  3. Cover nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, wash hands with soap or water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol based hand rub.
  4. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  5. Clean and disinfect surface and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
  6. Routinely clean frequently touched objects and surfaces like doorknobs, keyboards, and phones.
  7. Contact your school nurse with questions.
  8. Visit www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/children.htm  for more information.

De la enfermera de la escuela;

Nuevamente nos encontramos en la temporada de gripe (FLU). El momento exacto y la duración de la temporada suele variar, pero la actividad de la gripe (Influenza) a menudo comienza a aumentar en octubre.

Hay 3 cosas que el CDC recomienda que usted puede hacer para combatir la gripe:

  1. El primer y más importante paso es vacunarse contra la gripe cada año.
  2. Si se enferma de gripe, su médico puede recetarle medicamentos antivirales. El tratamiento y prevención es especialmente importante en los ancianos, los infantes, las personas con ciertos problemas de salud crónica y las mujeres embarazadas. Si su hijo/a está enfermo/a, hable con su médico lo antes posible y asegúrese que descanse lo suficiente y se mantenga hidratado.
  3. Tome medidas preventivas que puedan retrasar la propagación de gérmenes que causan enfermedades respiratorias (nariz, garganta y pulmones) como la gripe.

Propagación: los virus de la gripe se transmiten principalmente de persona a persona a través de las gotas que se producen cuando una persona con gripe, tose, estornuda o habla.  Las personas infectadas con la gripe pueden infectar a otras a partir del día 1 antes de que se desarrollen los síntomas y hasta 5-7 días después de enfermarse.

Los síntomas de la gripe incluyen: fiebre, tos, dolor de garganta, secreción nasal, dolor de cuerpo, dolor de cabeza, escalofríos, sensación de cansancio y, a veces, vómitos y diarrea.

Acciones preventivas:

1. Si su hijo/a se enferma con síntomas similares a los de la gripe, el CDC recomienda que se quede en casa durante al menos 24 horas después de que la fiebre haya desaparecido, excepto para obtener atención y/o otras necesidades médicas. La fiebre debe desaparecer sin el uso de medicamentos antifebriles.

2. Cuando esté enfermo, limite el contacto con los demás tanto como sea posible.

3. Cúbrase la nariz y la boca cuando tosa o estornude, lávese las manos con agua o jabón durante al menos 20 segundos o use un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol.

4. Evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca.

5. Limpie y desinfecte la superficie y los objetos que puedan estar contaminados con gérmenes.

6. Limpie rutinariamente objetos y superficies que se tocan con frecuencia, como pomos de las puertas, teclados y teléfonos.

7. Comuníquese con la enfermera de su escuela si tiene preguntas.

8. Para obtener más información visite: www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/children.htm.

Mark your calendar:
Wednesday, November 20th-3rd Grade Musical
November 27-29th-Thanksgiving-No School

Have a great start to the week!

Julie Tarasiuk-Principal and Christina Sosin-Assistant Principal