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Welcome our First Grade Team Page!
On this page you will find information from our team. See the links to the right for your child’s specific teacher. Below you will also see our West Symbaloo page which has resources for students to use at school and home. We invite you to check back often for updates.
During Remote Learning, teachers continue to provide West students the opportunity to participate in activities/lessons, called Cool Tools, to help students understand expected behaviors, as identified in our school's PBIS. This month's focus is on perseverance. Throughout lessons this month, students will learn that perseverance means staying with a task, and not giving up, even when it gets challenging. Students will learn strategies for drawing upon inner strengths so that they can stick with it when things get difficult. This time of remote learning provides an ideal opportunity for family discussions about the value of persevering and always giving our best effort. Please encourage your child to persevere through remote learning and finish strong.
The Flu: A Guide for Parents
Influenza is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by influenza viruses. There are many different viruses that are constantly changing. They cause illness, hospital stays and deaths in the United States each year. The flu can be very dangerous for children. Each year about 20,000 children younger than 5 years old are hospitalized from flu complications, like pneumonia. Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might get the flu by touching something that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or nose. Symptoms of the flu can include fever, cough sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. Some people with the flu will not have a fever. People with the flu may be able to infect others by shedding virus from 1 day before getting sick to 5 to 7 days after. However, children and people with weakened immune systems can shed the virus for longer, and might be still contagious past 5 to 7 days of being sick, especially if they still have symptoms. Keep your child home from school, day care or camp for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. Fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine. A fever is defined as 100 F or higher.
Mrs. Amato is collecting colored plastic bottle caps for the art room. Please send in any you have and we'll be sure to get them down to her. Thanks!West Elementary is excited to continue"Family Library Night!"This event occurs once a month on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except for December and May). Families are invited to the West LMC to check out books, share stories, participate in family activities, perhaps win a book in a raffle, and have fun spending time with our school community. We hope you are able to attend Family Library Night on the following dates:Please bookmark Miss Pearl's website with more information about Family Library Night: www.d47.org/Page/1971