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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

Parents of 7th and 8th graders on IEP/504 Plans

The SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) will be hosting a presentation by the NPS administration on Transition from Middle School to High School on Monday, February 5 from 7:15 – 9:00, Room 210, The Education Center, 100 Walnut Street.  Contact me with any questions: Kim Gallaugher, Brown SEPAC Liaison,
momofiggy@hotmail.com or 617-335-8140

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

BROWN PTO JOB BANK

One-and-done volunteer opportunities to help when you can

Contribute Food or Supplies to Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Send items in with your student OR drop off yourself
Wednesday, February 7, 8:00-10:00am
Sign up HERE

Set Up or Clean Up for Teacher Appreciation Luncheon – 8 people
Wednesday, February 7, 10:15-11:30am OR 12:30-1:30pm
Sign up HERE

Purchase & Drop Off Coffee for Teacher Appreciation Luncheon – 2-4 people
Wednesday, February 7, 11:15-11:30am
Sign up HERE

Help produce the Brown playbill – 1 person
Tuesday, February 13
Sign up HERE

Arrange flowers for bouquets – 1 person
Saturday, February 3
Sign up HERE

Make Up Designers for Grease – 2 people each night
Tuesday, February 13 & 14, 6:00-7:00pm
Sign up HERE

Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ) at Brown

Are you concerned about racism and bias in our community and society? Do you want to help teach your child to be an upstander? Come join our Brown FORJ group – Families Organizing for Racial Justice – a new group that is working together to help our school become a more inclusive and just place for everyone. The Brown group is just starting to form.  If interested, please email Maureen Oates at maureenkoates@gmail.com.  You can see more about the FORJ Newton group here: https://forjnewton.com.