Join us to visit the community of Zumbahua! This Sunday, December 15 we will visit the community of Zumbahua and we invite all families to attend. There is something very special that happens when we share with people who live in other places in Ecuador. We will bring the books that were collected as well as the food and candy bags. RSVP here
Celebrating the arts & Holiday Concerts
Stop by the auditorium with your child and enjoy a beautiful display of art pieces created by our students. Your child can share their painting or drawing and you will also appreciate the artwork of others.
You are cordially invited to this year’s Holiday Concerts which will be carried out by grades as follows:
9:00-9:30 2nd Grade
9:40-10:10 5th Grade
10:50-11:20 1st Grade
11:30-12:00 4th Grade
12:10-12:40 3rd Grade
9:30-10:30 PreK/Kinder Concert
Please notify Ms. Robyn or Ms. Lacey ASAP if your child will not be in school for the concerts. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Children are encouraged to wear clothes that are festive or special for the concert. These are normal school day, so students should come in clothes that they can wear to play at recess. No high heeled shoes.
During the December 19 concerts, we ask that all parents exit the auditorium immediately following each concert to make space for the next audience. If you are waiting between concerts, you are welcome to get a treat and join a special holiday craft activity organized by PTSA in the Elementary Atelier.
Flu Prevention, a message from our Medical Office
Please keep in mind that there are important precautions to avoid spreading the Flu virus and other illnesses. If your child presents any symptoms of illness keep your child at home and see your doctor. Flu symptoms include any or all of the following: cough, sore throat, fever, runny or stuffy nose, headache, joint pains or body aches, chills and fatigue. Vomiting and diarrhea may also be present.
The World Health Organization lists the following recommendations for prevention in addition to the vaccine, as well as, consultation with your doctor about treatment:
- Regular hand washing with proper drying of the hands
- Good respiratory hygiene – covering mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, using tissues and disposing of them correctly
- Early self-isolation of those feeling unwell, feverish and having other symptoms of influenza
- Avoiding close contact with sick people
- Avoiding touching one’s eyes, nose or mouth
At school, we take the following measures during Flu season:
- Medical Officers review recommendations for personal care and prevention with all students and staff. We included these recommendations from CDC (Center for Disease Control in our earlier email)
- Parents are always asked to keep children who are ill at home both for their wellness and the wellness of others
- Physical spaces (classes & common areas) are disinfected when cases are reported
- All classes have sanitizers installed
- Children who present flu symptoms at school are taken to the medical office and parents are contacted for pick-up and referred to their doctor
- Employees who present symptoms check with the medical office in order to determine if isolation is needed
- Every year, the school determines if we can offer a vaccination campaign and what the parameters are
- Measures are reviewed annually
Please note that this year’s vaccination campaign is limited to children under the age of 5. The vaccine will be provided by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud Publica). We do recommend that older children seek vaccination outside of school.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paola de Pereira
Elementary School Principal