It's that time of year again, flu season. AES staff are remaining vigilant to help prevent the spread of the flu and other contagious illnesses at school. Health education and promoting hand washing, covering of coughs and sneezes are the first line of defense for students.
From our student handbook:
"When a child is sick in the morning before coming to school, it is better to keep him/her home. This prevents spreading of any contagious disease and solves the problem of parents having to pick up the child from school when he/she becomes too ill to stay. There is no place available at the school for a sick child to rest. If a child has a fever they will be sent home. No Exceptions...Students returning to school after recuperating from a communicable disease must bring a note from a doctor. Please let the teachers know when your child is ill and will not be in school for a period of time longer than three days. This will allow the teacher time to prepare materials necessary for the required assignments. Students may expect extra help from the teacher with make-up work, although this may mean time after school. To avoid interrupting classes, missed assignments will be ready after 2:40 pm."
Below is some helpful information from the CDC regarding the flu:
Update: Week three has passed and the results are in, Alexander Elementary is still in FIRST PLACE!
Great job to all the students and their families!
The 'theme' for week three was family engagement. Students and their families recorded activities (exercise or nutrition) at home each day. Results were tallied at the end of the week.
Week Four (this week) is the last week of the winter games. This week the 'theme' is winter carnival style activities. The students and staff at AES will be participating in winter mini-games at the end of each day this week. Participation and attendance are key to maintain our place in the top three!
The basketball game schedule has been uploads to the "Downloads" section of the website. Practice schedules beyond next week are currently unavailable and are subject to change, so keep an eye on the weekly announcements for these dates/times.
Open sign-ups for students in Kindergarten - 2nd grade have begun for the Mini-Panthers Cheering Squad. Students must have a signed permission form and updated physical.
Update: Please be aware that the admission prices for all games in all schools have changed - $3.00 for adults/highschool students and $1.00 for students K4 - 8th grade. No family rates.
Week two of the winter games is now behind us. Students at AES spend the week studying and participating in nutrition activities including cooking and learning how to shop smart.
As of today, we are still in first place! Great job everyone, let's keep it up!
Week 3 is home participation week. This week, students are to keep track (using the calendars sent home last Friday) of family activities after school each day. These activities can be inside or out and can include nutrition activities such as cooking. AES gets points daily for each participating family.
If you don't have a calendar or need some activity ideas, please contact the school!