Friday, May 26, 2017
A huge thank you to the WSD PTO for the potluck dinner last night. The food was delicious, and it was wonderful to see so many families there. Thank you!
After the potluck dinner, the health office gave a presentation on the school-based health center that will be starting at JFK in September, will be open two days a week, and will be staffed with clinicians from UVMMC-Peds and other local practices. The goal of the school-based health center is, as a district, to reduce absenteeism, tardiness and early dismissals while keeping students healthy enough to stay in school and continue learning. In the school-based health center, the doctor can treat acute illnesses if your child gets sick at school, for example:
- Ear infections/Sinus infections/Strep Throat
- Urinary Tract Infections
The school-based health center doctor can also check on your child several days after an illness to make sure your child is feeling better! This is not instead of your regular doctor – this is together with your regular doctor. If a child gets sick at school, a doctor can see them right there so that parents do not have to leave work, children do not have to miss as much school to go to the doctor, and instead can stay in class and continue learning. If a child has a chronic health condition, the SBHC doctor can work alongside the regular doctor to prevent the child from getting sick. SBHCs help create an overall healthier school environment for the students.
After the presentation, we had the 4th and 5th-grade concert. The band and chorus students did an amazing job! A huge thank you to Randy and Hilary for all their hard work with our students.
I have updated the list of dates below of upcoming events at JFK. I will try to keep the list updated each week so that everyone can be on the same page.
Important Upcoming Dates
May 26th – Early Dismissal – NO Early Dismissal Activities for students Pick-up 12:15
May 29th – No School
June 2nd – 3rd Grade to Waterbury; 4th Grade to Jay Peak
June 7th – 1st Grade Big Blue Trunk at JFK
June 8th – Kindergarten to Essex Cinemas; 3rd Grade to Smuggler’s Notch; 5th Grade BBQ
June 9th – All School Celebration (Rain Date the 12th)
June 12th – 2nd Grade to Echo
June 13th – 5th Grade Northern Lights
June 14th – Preschool Last Day
June 16th – Move Up Day; Kindergarten Performance; Last Student Day 11 am Dismissal
Have a wonderful long weekend. We will see everyone on Tuesday!