Route 40

Elementary School

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Weekly Newsletter

Candy Maust, Principal
April 12, 2019
Field Day- We will be holding our Field Day on June 6. Parents interested in helping with that day will be invited to attend. More information on the event will be coming in June.
PIT - The PIT (Parent Involvement Team) is planning to have an Easter egg hunt during school hours on April 16th. We are asking for donations of plastic eggs and egg fillers such as candy or small toys. Please NO chocolate or peanuts. We are also asking that any parents interested in helping with this event contact Ms. Miller at All donations would be greatly appreciated and can be sent to school by April 10th. Thanks in advance for your help in making this a fun event for the kids!
Parent Volunteers: Every Wednesday at 1:00 pm is our parent volunteer day. If you can come to the school and help out that would be great. You would assist us in the preparation and making of classroom materials. If you want to volunteer on other days, please call the office.
Immunizations: Please provide Mrs. Kennell with a copy of your child's immunizations and physical forms as you get them. Pre K students should be receiving their second MMR and Varicella vaccines when they turn 5. These two vaccines are required prior to Kindergarten admission. Please see Mrs. Kennell for questions.
From The Health Room: Now that warmer weather is here, we’d like to remind all parents about the risks of too much sun. The highest risk of overexposure to the sun is from about 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. Use hats, light clothing, staying in the shade and especially sunscreen as methods to reduce sun exposure. Be aware that the risk of skin cancer later in life increases with increased sun exposure during childhood and adolescence.Ticks are out and active this time of year and they are more likely to bite people who spend time in tall grass near bushes or under trees. Some ticks may carry the organisms that cause Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever or Lyme disease. Fortunately, Lyme disease is not common in Western Maryland. However, tick exposures are very common. We recommend avoiding the areas where ticks live, but most children play in many tick-infested places. So check your child for ticks every night at bath time. If you find a tick, use tweezers to grab it at the head and pull with slow, steady force until it is removed. It is not common for ticks to spread disease to humans if they are attached for less than 24 hours. Seek medical attention if rash or illness follows a tick bite.