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Shoo Flu: Get the Flu Vaccine at School, not the Flu! – Brown Clinic – Friday October 26

Seasonal flu vaccination clinics will be held during the school day at the Newton Public Schools and the BROWN MIDDLE SCHOOL clinic will be on FRIDAY, 10/26/2018. Each student to be vaccinated must have a parent/guardian complete two forms:

  1. Consent/Screening form
  2. Vaccine administration record/Insurance form.

Forms are available in the school nurse’s office, or may be downloaded at www.newtonma.gov/flu. You may electronically complete the form, print, sign and return. Forms are due to the School Nurse.

Only the flu shot (no nasal spray) will be offered at school this year. The Vaccine Information Statement about the flu shot, and additional information for families including tips on preparing kids for a shot is available at www.newtonma.gov/flu or in the school nurse’s office. There is no cost to receive the vaccine, but insurance information is requested. All students, regardless of insurance status, are invited to receive vaccine with parent permission.

Students are not required to receive flu vaccine, however the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends flu vaccine for all people age 6 months and up. There are many places to get a flu vaccine including at school, your primary health care provider or community clinics. For additional clinic dates for the whole family, visit www.newtonma.gov/flu.

In addition to vaccination, it is important to practice good hand hygiene and cough etiquette by washing hands often; covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the arm; and staying home when sick.

For more flu prevention tips, talk to the school nurse or check out these websites: www.newtonma.gov/flu and www.cdc.gov/flu

Newton South Preschool Program- Space Available

Newton South Preschool Program has space available in our Preschool One (3-4 year olds) and Two classrooms (4-5 year olds) for September 2018 and 2019!

 

Newton South Preschool Program, a high-quality Early Education program located at Newton South High School is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.  NSHS Preschool is a child development lab school and serves as an internship site for high school students who are taking Early Childhood courses.  Our classrooms have 3 full time teachers, all licensed in Early Childhood Education under the MA DOE.  The program is open from 7:00 am-5:00 pm with full day and half day options available.  Our program is accredited by NAEYC.

 

Check out our website: http://newtonsouthpreschoolprogram.weebly.com/

 

Please contact Kevin Lenane, Program Facilitator, if you are interested in enrolling your child or would like a tour.

 

Contact info:  (email) kevin_lenane@newton.12.m1.us

or call 617-559-6533

Registration for Fall Varsity Sport Grades 7 and 8 – DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 6

The Grade 7 and 8 fall varsity sport programs include boys and girls soccer, football and cross country. Registering on FamilyID is the only way to sign up for a fall sport. ​DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018. Click here for registration information.

School Supplies — No Preordered Kits Program for Fall 2018

FYI to all Brown families for next year: You haven’t missed anything!

The PTO is NOT hosting a School Supply Kit Program for this coming school year.  Due to both execution and distribution challenges with the vendor last year, the school administration and the PTO are not offering a pre-order program for Fall 2018.

The school administration will update families with basic school supply lists for the 2018-19 school year. Individual teams and classroom teachers may also update with any additional specific needs.  As of now, this information is still forthcoming so for now there is no action required for parents. We do know that students should have two locks, one for their personal locker and one for the gym locker so you might have locks available so that your child can practice how to open them.

Remember John Jordan always says, the only thing you really need for the first day of school is a pencil and a lunch or lunch money!

As soon as the PTO receives a list from the school we will be sure to post it on our website and we will pass it along.

School Supplies – No Pre-Ordered Kits for Fall 2018

FYI to all Brown families for next year: You haven’t missed anything!

There is no school supply kit pre-order program for Fall 2018.

The school will update families on the timing and process for obtaining school supply lists for the 2018-19 school year – for now there is no action required.