First published on 09 December 2016 Posted in Health
Dear Parent or Guardian:
We are entering the time of year when we may see influenza (flu) and other respiratory viruses at school. CPS wants to let you know what steps are being taken to keep our school community healthy and how you can help.
Respiratory infections, such as the flu and common colds (colds), are spread when people come in close contact with sick people and inhale airborne droplets, or come in contact with contaminated surfaces. Flu and colds symptoms can sometimes be difficult to tell them apart, but consider this:
|How it begins
||Mild to moderate
||None to mild aches
|Stuffy, runny nose
||None to high grade
||None to low grade
If symptoms persist or worsen, make an appointment with your healthcare provider to be evaluated. The flu can be serious for children of all ages, causing them to miss school, activities, or even be hospitalized.
We take the health of our students seriously and work very hard to keep these viruses from spreading. We regularly clean frequently touched areas such as door knobs, stair rails, telephones, computer keyboards, and bathroom faucets and fixtures. We also instruct students and staff to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Take 3 approach to fight the flu:
1. Get the flu vaccine every year
2. Take everyday preventative actions to stop the spread of germs:
- Wash hands often with soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers when soap and water are not available,
- Cover coughs with a disposable tissue or cough into their sleeve,
- Avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth,
- Avoid close contact with sick individuals,
- Avoid sharing cups and eating utensils, and
- Stay home when sick.
3. Take flu antiviral drugs if your healthcare provider prescribes them
You can help us maintain a healthy school environment in a variety of ways:
- Make sure your children receive all recommended immunizations, including an annual flu vaccine,
- Reinforce all of the above preventive behaviors practiced at school,
- Make sure children get plenty of exercise, sleep, and healthy food, and
- Keep sick children home, especially if they have a fever above 100o F, diarrhea, vomiting, or a severe cough.
A couple additional important points:
- Notify your child’s healthcare provider if your child develops difficulty breathing or a new onset of wheezing, and
- If your child has asthma, please make sure we have a copy of your child’s Asthma Action Plan.
Important information about preventing the flu can be found at these websites:
- http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/children.htm and 2
- Find a place near you to get the flu and other vaccines at http://vaccine.healthmap.org/.}
If you have any questions, contact the school nurse, Katie Breitlow, at 849-9388. Together we can have a healthy school year!
Chilton Public School Nurse
Elementary Winter Concert will be held on Dec. 13 at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts. The schedule of performances is as follows:
1st Grade – 6:00pm
2nd Grade – 6:30pm
3rd Grade – 7:00pm
4th Grade – 7:30pm
There is no 1:30 Concert.
Please see the attached letter for specific information.
All interested students in grades 5-8 are invited to audition for the upcoming musical production of “High School Musical Jr!” The first round of auditions will take place December 14 – 20 during music classes at CMS. 7th and 8th grade students not currently enrolled in choir should contact Mrs. Paffenroth or Mrs. Hanson to set up an audition time. Call backs will be on December 22nd. The cast will be announced on Friday, December 23rd. For the first round of auditions, students should choose one of the songs listed under the following categories:
- “When You Wish Upon A Star” – girls
- “A Whole New World” - boys
Students interested in a lead part should audition individually. Students interested in being in the chorus may sing with a partner. During initial auditions students will only sing. For call backs, students should be prepared to sing again and read for characters.
Below you will find mp3s of the audition songs to practice with. All students planning on auditioning should pick up an information sheet, an audition sheet and the appropriate music from Mrs. Paffenroth or Mrs. Tiegs in the choir room. Audition sheets are due to Mrs. Hanson by December 8th.
For more information regarding our production of “High School Musical JR” – please visit http://www.mtishows.com/disneys-high-school-musical-jr
First published on 02 December 2016 Posted in District
Attached is the fifth REACH (Reducing Excessive Alcohol Consumption for Health) Coalition message for parents and families incorporates data gathered by the 2015 Calumet County Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) with encouragement to take an active role in substance abuse prevention by talking to their children.
First published on 02 November 2016 Posted in District
Attached is the fourth REACH (Reducing Excessive Alcohol Consumption for Health) Coalition message for parents and families incorporates data gathered by the 2015 Calumet County Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) with encouragement to take an active role in substance abuse prevention by talking to their children.
Chilton Public School District has been awarded a grant, through the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, to foster Arts Integration for our K-12 staff and students. As part of this grant, we are hosting several nationally and internationally known artists right here in Chilton. Please join us for these community events and experience the arts in a whole new way. You will be able to hear Glenis Redmond, a nationally known poet, read some of her poetry and she’ll encourage you to share your own story. Attend the VOCES8 concert and be amazed at how music can move you. This concert will be in conjunction with the Chilton Public School District Arts Integration Open House. All of the community events include hors d’oeuvres and beverages before the performances.
Chilton High School will be hosting the first blood drive of the school year on Thursday, November 10th 8:30am- 3:00pm. (Please Sign Up in the Office.)
You must be at least 17 years old(16 years old with parental or guardian consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and in good general health to donate.
Several days before donation: Drink plenty of water ( 8-10 glasses a day), eat healthy meals with iron rich foods and sleep well the night before.
Day of the blood drive: Eat a healthy breakfast or lunch, continue drinking plenty of water, avoid caffeine and wear a short sleeve shirt or loose clothing. Don’t forget to bring a photo id!
Thank you for being a life saver!
The Chilton FFA’s Fruit & Coffee fundraiser will run from Oct. 24th-Nov. 9th. Money is due at the time of placing an order. Please see attached order forms. Delivery/pick up will be the second week of December. Please email Mrs. Thielman with any questions: email@example.com Thank you for your support!