Winter Happenings

“ Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of year.” - Franklin Pierce Adams

***FLU SEASON IS HERE!!!***

Please encourage your students to wash their hands, cover their cough, and keep them home if they have a fever. The PCA student handbook states that students are not allowed on campus until they have remained fever free for 24 hours. This means your child must have had a temperature of less than 100.4 without the administration of a fever reducing agent (such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen).

January 2018

January is National Winter Sports TBI (traumatic brain injury) awareness month.

 - Students are encouraged to avoid or minimize head injuries while participating in their favorite winter sports ( skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, hockey, and snowmobiling) by following two simple guidelines.

(1). Always wear a helmet.

(2). Take lessons when participating in a winter sport that is new to you.

1/22 through 1/28 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week.

 - This is a national health observance linking teens to science based facts to shatter the myths about drugs and alcohol. For more information, check out drugabuse.gov online.

February 2018

February is National Children’s Dental Health month.

- All PCA first grade students will participate in the, “Fantastic Teeth Club” presentation given by the Masonic Lodge.

2/14: National Donor Day

 - This is a day set aside to raise awareness for organ, eye, tissue, marrow, platelet, and blood donation. Nearly 120,000 patients are on the waiting list to receive a life saving organ transplant and countless others are in need of cornea, tissue, bone marrow and platelet donations. Donor Day is the perfect time to discuss organ, eye, and tissue donation with your family. Students are encouraged to initiate conversations with their loved ones in regards to organ donation. You can learn more about the need for donation and about how you as an individual can take action by visiting www.DonateLifeColorado.org or www.DonateLifeWyoming.org

2/27-3/05: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

 - This international awareness event is all about fighting the myths and misunderstandings that surround anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified). The 2018 theme is, “It’s Time to Talk about It”. For more information, go to nedawareness.org on the web.