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FROM THE ANDREW AVENUE SCHOOL OFFICE

Friday, December 8, 2017

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK LOST AND FOUND WHENEVER YOU ARE IN THE BUILDING.

 WE CURRENTLY HAVE 58 UNCLAIMED COATS AND JACKETS!   

SHOPPING NIGHT:  Stop by Andrew Avenue School TONIGHT from 6-9 pm to start/finish or add to your holiday shopping!  We’ll have over 30 local crafters and vendors on hand, featuring jewelry, skin care items, candles, cooking, hand knit items, books, clothing, food and so much more.  There will also be a raffle and bake sale.  Free admission and open to the public!    

THERE IS NO SCHOOL FROM MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2017 THROUGH MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018 FOR THE WINTER BREAK. 

SEE YOU ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 2ND!

DECA THE HALLS:  The DECA Club at Naugatuck High School will be presenting the movie “ELF” on Friday, December 15th at the Naugatuck High School auditorium at 6 pm.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students OR bring a new toy with tags.  Concessions will be sold by Naugatuck Park and Rec and all toys and proceeds will be donated to the Naugatuck Fire Department Local 1219 for their toy drive.  

ART DEPARTMENT:  Mrs. Polkowski, our Art teacher, invites you to check out the Naugatuck Arts department webpage at http://naugatuckarts.weebly.com/  Click on Andrew Avenue to see the art we’re creating!  You can also follow Mrs. Polkowski on Instagram under mrs.polkowski.

FROM THE NURSES’ OFFICE:  Winter break is around the corner and the cold weather is upon us!  So....it's time to discuss head lice again.  I’ve included a few facts from the Department of Public Health Website and would recommend you check your children’s hair as part of your daily hygiene routine.

What are head lice?  Head lice are blood sucking parasites. They are approximately the size of a sesame seed, 1-2 mm. They do not have wings and, therefore, cannot fly. They also do not jump. They do, however, move quickly. The nits are attached to the hair shaft with a waterproof, cement-like substance from the adult female. Thus, nits cannt be simply washed or brushed out of the hair.

How oare head lice spread?  Head lice are usually transmitted through close personal contact with another infested individual or through use of common combs and brushes; through sharing hats, caps, coats; or through co-mingling of these items at the homes of friends, at school, at church, or other public places.

What are the symptoms of infestation with head lice?  The major symptom of head lice is itching, which is due to the presence of salivary fluid produced by the insect as it feeds.

How do you eliminate head lice?  Individual treatment usually requires using an over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medication and a nit (head lice egg) comb.  THEN:  Decontamination of Personal Articles and Environment:  To kill lice and nits, all washable clothing and bed linens should be machine washed in hot water (130°F).  Laundry should be dried at high heat.  All clothing, stuffed animals, comforters, etc. that cannot be washed or dry cleaned can be stored for 2 weeks in a plastic bag that is sealed with tape.  Combs and brushes can be soaked for 1 hour in rubbing alcohol, Lysol*, or wash with soap and hot (130°F) water.  Vacuum the floor and furniture, and cars!

Prevent Reinfestation!  Avoid head-to-head contact during play at school and at home (on a playground, sleep over party, camp, sports outing).  Do not share hats, scarves, hair ribbons, coats, etc. Do not share combs, brushes, or towels.

If you have any questions, please contact the nurse’s office.  

SNEAKER REMINDER FROM MRS. STONE IN THE GYM:  With the weather changing, I have noticed many students wearing boots.  Although the boots are warm for your child, they aren't safe for the gym.  Please be sure to send a pair of sneakers in your child's backpack if they wear boots on a day they have Physical Education.

PTO NEWS:

Please return all Kidstuff coupon books to school if you are not purchasing them.  Thank you!

Our next PTO meeting will be Wednesday, January 3rd at 6:30 pm.

We are collecting caps and lids from all Coca Cola products - please send them in to the office for us to redeem for funds for field trips, assemblies and other programs for our school.  

The PTO Student Store will be open for business at arrival time (8:40-8:55 am) every Wednesday morning.  Students can purchase pens, pencils, erasers and other novelty items for $.25 to $2.00.

Check out the Andrew Avenue PTO Facebook page - search for Andrew Avenue Elementary School PTO and ask to join us!

STOP & SHOP A+ PROGRAM:  Once again this year, Andrew Avenue School will be participating in the Stop & Shop A+ program that runs from October 6, 2017 through March 15, 2018.  This is an easy way to help our school earn CASH each time family members and friends shop at any Stop & Shop store.  To participate, visit www.stopandshop.com and select Savings & Rewards.  Follow the prompts to create your online account.  You’ll need your 13-digit Stop & Shop card number and our school ID #, which is 08688.  Each time your use your Stop & Shop card, our school will earn CASH for such things as field trips, assemblies and family events.  Thank you for your support!

As always, if you have any questions, please call the school office at (203) 720-5221 or email Mrs. Korowotny at mary.korowotny@naugatuck.k12.ct.us

 

 

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