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Flu Report – Feb 2

Dear Brown Families,

We are writing for the second time this week to update you about the flu in our school.  Brown Middle School has had a higher than usual number of students absent this week.  Many of the students have influenza-like-illness.

Please read this message and consult the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Flu Symptom Check List mentioned below.

The latest statewide flu report (Jan. 26, Massachusetts Department of Public Health) indicates flu activity is widespread in the state, which is not unexpected for this time of year. However, the rate of influenza-like illness (ILI), is higher than the past two flu seasons. ILI, which is a fever of 100 degrees or more and cough or sore throat, is how disease trackers measure the flu nationwide.

The Newton school nurses continue to monitor illness in the schools and are available for any questions or concerns.

It remains important for families to keep sick kids at home, in accordance with school policy. Students cannot return to school until they are fever-free for at least 24 hours, without medication like Tylenol, Advil or Motrin. The checklist below can help families determine when to stay home and when to return.

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2016/07/xb/flu-symptom-check-list.pdf

 

Flu vaccination for all people age 6 months and older continues to be recommended. It’s not too late get a flu shot. Call 617-796-1420 to make a vaccination appointment with the public health nurse in City Hall.

Newton Health and Human Services Department

Flu Report – January 30, 2018

January 30, 2018
Dear Families,
We are writing you update you about the flu in our area.

The latest statewide flu report (Jan. 26, Massachusetts Department of Public Health) indicates flu activity is widespread in the state, which is not unexpected for this time of year. However, the rate of influenza-like illness (ILI), is higher than the past two flu seasons. ILI, which is a fever of 100 degrees or more and cough or sore throat, is how disease trackers measure the flu nationwide.
The Newton school nurses continue to monitor illness in the schools and are available for any questions or concerns.
It remains important for families to keep sick kids at home, in accordance with school policy. Students cannot return to school until they are fever-free for at least 24 hours, without medication like Tylenol, Advil or Motrin. The checklist below can help families determine when to stay home and when to return. https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2016/07/xb/flu-symptom-check-list.pdf
Flu vaccination for all people age 6 months and older continues to be recommended. It’s not too late get a flu shot.

Call 617-796-1420 to make a vaccination appointment with the public health nurse in Newton City Hall.

Any questions or concerns please contact –

Lucy Boyer, RN, BSN, NCSN
Brown School Nurse
Phone:  617-559-6906
Fax: 617-552-5541
Email:  lucy_boyer@newton.k12.ma.us 
Please Note:  If your email is time sensitive, please follow up with a phone call.

Newton Health and Human Services Department

Winter Concert Recap

Thank you to the Music team for the wonderful concert this past week!  The students of Mr. Bailey-Adams and Ms. Trimpey did an amazing job sharing with parents and friends the sounds of their hard work. You could simply hear their enthusiasm for music! Also many thanks to Gena Hooper, Suruchi Kaul and all the parent volunteers for their time and effort to support the music department. From the programs to simply communicating who needs to be where when, this parent volunteer team led by Gena and Suruchi was simply terrific. Thank you!

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Every hour of time we contribute spills over into positive outcomes for our kids and helps make connections for us, too. Would you like to help out in any of these areas?

  • Catering Coordinator – Help the PTO co-presidents by organizing volunteers to buy coffee/snacks for ~5 school events throughout the year
  • 8th Grade Committee – Starts in April, focus on 8th Grade Moving-On activities
  • Online Shopping Coordinator – Can do 100% from home or office
  • 6th Grade Social – Plan a casual event for the parents & guardians in your grade.

Click here to check out all available volunteer opportunities and to sign up.
Or cut/paste this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4caaab2caafe3-20172018

Box Tops For Brown: New Years Edition

It’s the new year — and a great time to start a resolution to clip more
BOX TOPS!

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