The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and practice so they can grow wings of independence.” – Dr. Seuss
During this time of year, students at Clinton Elementary are taking enormous leaps in their learning. Students who have struggled with being “tuned into” learning are starting to take off. Students who struggled with reading fluently are sounding like pros. Students who have fought with their addition and subtraction facts are finding that things are starting to click. This is a true testament to all the work done at school and at home since the start of the school year.
Let us keep the growth going with the coordinated efforts between home and school teaching our children how to be responsible and how repeated practice helps us grow. Remember to read to/with your child each night and practice their math facts. They also need to see how much the adults in their lives value the practice needed to grow as a reader and math students.
Thank you for your continued support at home!
From the Health Office: What is the flu?
The "flu" or influenza is a serious disease. It is very contagious and spreads in the U.S. each year, starting in the fall and continuing through spring. The flu is caused by a virus and spread mainly by coughing, sneezing or close contact. Young children and older adults are at highest risk of getting the flu but anyone can get it.
What are the symptoms? Unlike a cold, flu symptoms start suddenly. They appear about 1-4 days after a person is exposed to the flu. Symptoms may include:
- Fever or feeling feverish/chills.
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Some people may have vomiting or diarrhea; this is more common in children.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL IF THEY HAVE A TEMPERATURE GREATER THAN 100 (PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR CHILD A MEDICATION TO REDUCE THEIR FEVER AND SEND THEM TO SCHOOL. THEY ARE STILL CONSIDERED CONTAGIOUS), VOMITING OR DIARRHEA IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, SEVERE COUGH/MUSCLE OR BODY ACHES.