Monday, November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving is Near!

Personally I cannot believe that we have Thanksgiving break this week. It seems like yesterday we were opening up for the new school year. This has been a very busy month and a little family time will do us all some good. So far, it seems like the weather will be keeping us all on our toes. Make sure you update those powerschool emergency cards with your most current information so you can be notified of school closings and delays. Hopefully we won't have many of them this year. Updating that cards is just the first step in being prepared for winter.

 Just to remind you, we have outdoor recess unless it is raining or dangerously cold. Students need fresh air so please ensure your child is prepared for the weather. Coats, boots, hats, mittens or gloves and lots of layers help children stay warm outside and regulate their temperature inside. The temperature in the school can be variable at times so it is important for children to have a sweater or sweatshirt they can put on or take off to make themselves more comfortable throughout the day. As students get older they may argue that they don’t need a coat, don’t believe them...they get cold outside so go ahead and force the issue. Tell them they won’t look cool if they look freezing cold. 

This is also the time of year when the dredded cold virus starts to hit everyone. Parents are often confused about when they should or should not send their children to school. We all realize you know your children best but there are times when you should never send a sick child to school. If a child has a fever that has not been gone for more than 12 hours without medication and when a child has been vomiting and it has been less than 24 hours since he/she last was sick. When fevers are masked with medication and when a child has been vomiting and 24 hours has not passed, you endanger the entire school population when you send your child to school. Please help us all stay safe.

Of course, we here at the Conant School are all aware of how much we have to be thankful for. We have wonderful children, supportive families and amazing colleagues. We thank you all for your continued support and for allowing us to part of your lives every day! Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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