Too Sick for School?
We aim for a healthy environment to increase learning and academic achievement.
Flu season is here. You don’t want your child to miss school; but neither do you want to send a sick child to school to endanger others as well.
When should your child stay home? Keep children home if ill with fever, headache, nausea, and/or vomiting-consult pediatrician.
· Wash their hands frequently
· Cover their cough/sneezes
· Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
· Avoid kissing, hugging and sharing cups and eating utensils with sick people
· Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs
· Remind your child to use tissue to wipe their nose, discard tissue and immediately wash hands
· If your child is not acting “right” has difficulty breathing, or is becoming dehydrated, it could be serious.
Please keep children home during the course of a fever and for an additional 24 hours after the fever has passed without fever reducers.
Your child may be carrying something very contagious.
Diarrhea and vomiting: If your child has repeated episodes of diarrhea and/or vomiting, consult a doctor and keep your child out of school until the illness passes.
Strep throat and scarlet fever are two highly contagious conditions caused by a streptococcal infection.
They usually arrive with a sore throat and a high fever.
Sometimes nausea and headache are present too.
Twelve to forty-eight hours after the onset of scarlet fever a rash may also appear.
A child with either strep or scarlet fever should be kept at home and treated with antibiotics, as prescribed by a doctor.
Please make sure to update your phone number, as well as emergency contact numbers if there have been any changes so that your child’s school can reach you or another responsible adult during the day, in case your child needs medical attention.
Congratulations to Our
2017-2018 Parent Teacher Leadership Academy Graduates
Friday, April 13th and Monday, April 16th: No School for TCSS
Tuesday, April 17th:Talent Show Auditions (Just to make sure music and dance is appropriate)
April18th: FUN DAY T-Shirt Money Due
April 19th: Pennies for Patients One Day Fundraiser
April 20th: Fourth Grade Wax Museum 12:00 in the gym
April 27th: Myrtlewood Color Run
Please Help Us Complete Our Yearly Parental Involvement Surveys by clicking on the following links:
Our students are raising funds for the American Heart Association to help kids with special hearts.
Parents... by just registering your child(ren) on the Myrtlewood team (www.heart.org/jump) your child(ren) get a scare squad glow in the dark bracelet!
An added convenience is that donations can be made online. Students receive thank you gifts for participating in this worthy cause. Students that raise at least $75 will be invited to a monster movie and play night at the gym. Please help us reach our school goal of $3200.
Thanks for your help!
Congratulations to Myrtlewood Elementary for winning The Battle Of The Books 2018!
We are so proud of this hard working team.
Save The Date:
Grandparents Day will be February 14th.
Stay tuned for more information including lunch times.
Spirit Wear Fundraiser
Visit the link below to support our spirit wear fundraiser:
In March we will begin having Myrtlewood Mondays. Students will be encouraged to wear their school colors or spirit wear to show their school spirit. This is a great opportunity to get some amazing Myrtlewood gear and help our school raise funds too. You can order directly from a student or you can order online and pay by credit card. All orders are due by February 9th.
Attention Parent/Guardians of Pre-K Eligible Students for the 2018-2019 School Year
There will be a Pre-K Information Night On
Thursday, January 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Myrtlewood Cafeteria
Monday, February 19th
This will be a makeup day for students and employees
due to the day we had out in December
Friday, December 8, 2017
Drop the kids off at The Winter Ball in the gym so they can dance the night away...
then head down the hall for some holiday shopping. Bring your wallet and holiday spirit for a night of vendor shopping, theme baskets silent auction and split Santa's bag.
No admission fee for shopping
$5.00 admission for The Winter Ball Dance
(includes souvenier photo)
Concessions will be available for purchase in the gym.
Wednesday, November 15th
It's time to saddle up for our Wild West Book Fair. Readers are wanted for November 13th-17th. Volunteers make a difference and we need your help to pull off the BEST Book Fair EVER!
The Salvation Army will begin accepting applications for Christmas assistance on the following dates:
Monday October 16,2017 until Thursday October 19, 2017
from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at the Tuscaloosa Center of Hope located at:
2902 Greensboro Avenue Tuscaloosa, Al 35401
- Picture ID for all adults in the household
- Social Security Cards for all members
- Birth Certificates for children twelve and under
- Proof of income, food stamps, Medicaid, and/or other governmental assistance
- Proof of residence (current utility bill or lease)
If you live with someone bring all of their info, if someone is supporting you; need a written, signed and dated letter from that person with contact information.
If you have any questions, please utilize the contact information above or call Mrs. Tanner.
We need all students to complete the online student survey
by October 6th.
Parents We Need Your Help!
It is that time of the year again where we need to conduct parent surveys for our ACIP. Please Please take a moment to fill out this quick survey. THANK YOU in advance for your help. We appreciate you all!
SAVE THE DATE
The 50th Day of School Will Be Celebrated on Thursday, October 19th
We will have a 50s style SOCK HOP to celebrate our hard work!
Save The Date!
Join us on Friday, October 20th at 7:30 a.m.
Donuts with Dad
We will have a guest speaker while you spend quality time with your student and enjoy some yummy donuts!
All Father Figures Are Welcome
Makeup School Pictures Will Be September 22
Save The Date for Project Vision
Myrtlewood Elementary Student Career Portraits
More Information Will Be Coming Home Soon
ATTENTION PARENTS: IS YOUR CHILD CARRYING 20-30% OF THEIR BODY WEIGHT IN THEIR BACKPACK? According to Change.org (2017), it is medically proven that children carrying more than 10% of their body weight is damaging to their spines. "Just because you can’t see the internal damage, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening" (Sams, 2017).
BECOME AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF ENSURING THAT YOUR CHILD IS CARRYING NO MORE THAN 10% OF THEIR WEIGHT IN THEIR BACKPACK. -VISIT www.bacsupport.com FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Heavy Backpack Awareness - BacSupport.com
BacSupport.com has a mission to spread awareness about the damage done by backpacks that are far too heavy for our children.
School Picture Day is Wednesday, August 23rd
Our students will spend the next week and a half applying for school wide jobs . The job openings were posted last week along with the qualifications and responsibilities for the job. Students will complete a job application and turn it in to the person in charge of the specific job. Students will find out the first week of September if they got the job they applied for .
The 2017-2018 Myrtlewood Melodies have been selected. The list of students chosen is posted in front of the school. If your child was selected, more information will be going home next week. The first practice will be Wednesday, August 30th with a parent meeting at 4:00. We look forward to a wonderful year!
Parent Night will be Tuesday, August 22nd from 6:00pm.-7:00pm.
Join us for this important night set aside so that you are able to visit with your child's teachers and learn about their grade level expectations. We will begin with a short title 1 meeting and then dismiss to classrooms.
The Myrtlewood Elementary Faculty and Staff Welcome You Back To School!
IMPORTANT 2017-2018 HEALTH ASSESSMENT DOCUMENTATION CHANGE:
ANY STUDENT WITH NOTED HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE HEALTH PORTION OF INFOSNAP/ HEALTH ASSESSMENT FORMS WILL REQUIRE VERIFICATION/ DOCUMENTATION FROM THEIR PHYSICIAN, PRIOR TO THE DEVELOPMENT OR CONTINUATION OF A HEALTH CARE-PLAN. PLEASE PROVIDE THE LATTER DOCUMENTATION TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL NURSE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, PREFERABLY PRIOR TO STUDENTS' FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.
- A Physician's note will be required in order to confirm students' medical diagnosis.
- This note will NOT be required on an annual basis; however, any medical updates on a student's condition should be provided to the school nurse annually.
- Any student whom we do not receive a medical diagnosis confirmation on from the Physician, will be placed in a 'disabled mode' in INOW.
- All students prescribed daily and/ or 'as needed' medication, are already required to submit updated Physician orders each school year; therefore, these students will NOT requireadditional medical documentation.
Alabama Teacher of the Year School Nominee: Morgan Grandolfo
Jacksonville State Teacher of the Year School Nominee: Samantha L. Harbin
Support Staff of the Year: Kelly Lancaster
Jacksonville State Tuscaloosa County System Winner: Samantha L. Harbin
Nick’s Kids Foundation hosts a Teacher Awards Luncheon honoring outstanding teachers in the Tuscaloosa area. As a former teacher herself, Ms. Terry Saban knows the hard work and dedication that these men and women display every day and wants to honor them for their accomplishments in Alabama’s schools. Beth Channell was chosen to be the Myrtlewood Elementary representative. Congratulations Mrs. Channell! You are AWESOME!!!
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