Good evening Roadrunners,
I’m making an uncommon mid-week call due to some urgent items that missed the Sunday call. I’m naming this call Flu, Stew and a Healthier You! I’m sharing information on flu concerns, Friday stew pickup/distribution, and the American Heart Association assembly today.
We have had several cases of the flu diagnosed at Randolph. We need your help to minimize it spreading to other children and staff. We ask that you call the school on a morning that a child is not attending due to:
- A fever of 100.4 degrees or greater before taking a fever-reducing medication.
- Vomiting or diarrhea because of illness.
- An unknown rash or possible contagious condition.
- Flu-like illness (with or without fever) headache, fatigue, cough, aches, weakness and sore throat.
If called to pick up your child please be prompt when picking up your ill or injured child in order to minimize his or her chance of spreading or acquiring a contagious illness. A child should be free of symptoms of contagious disease (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, suspicious rash, etc.) for 24 hours before returning to school. Good handwashing is the best tool to combat the spread of these illnesses and keeping the hands away from the face.
Regarding the PTA Brunswick Stew Fundraiser: we will be distributing the frozen stew this coming Friday, January 24th between 2:30 and 4:30 pm in the cafeteria. Many of you indicated that we could send the frozen quart container in a student backpack. Pickup is between 2:30 and 4:30 in the cafeteria on Friday, January 24th. This fundraiser brought in over $1,100 with 170 quarts sold. There are many people to thank. Mrs. Upton for the masterminding and double all-day cook day. Soon behind her is her husband – cooking and supporting. So many other people contributed through purchasing items and helping on cook days – Mrs. Nicholas, Mrs. Watson, Mrs. Dunn, Mrs. Anastasia, Mrs. Duffee, Mrs. Pushinsky, and Mrs. Barnes.
Lastly, please talk to your student about the Heart Health Challenge assembly they attended today. Randolph has been super supportive of this program for the last several years. The assembly did share the fundraising efforts of the American Heart Association. But it also stressed healthy lifestyle choices with the students. The Heart Association sends you its warm appreciation.