Pentucket Lake Elementary School
PENTUCKET LAKE SCHOOL
Home of the Pentucket Chiefs
This FRIDAY, MARCH 23
6:30 – 7:30 pm
This is fun and FREE!! We hope you can join us!!
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
The MA Department of Public Health has notified the public that a Golden Hill School student died from influenza. We have posted this announcement (https://www.mass.gov/node/270126) on our website.
Like all of you, Pentucket Lake School was deeply saddened to learn of the student’s death. The Haverhill School community would like to share an important health message during this dangerous flu season. Below is a message from Dr. John Maddox, our school district physician.
The peak of flu season is often scary. So far there have been 64 pediatric deaths nationwide. This compares to 110 last year. Flu vaccines make a difference. 80% of the children who have died so far this year did not receive a flu vaccine. Children almost always give you some warning that they are becoming sick, usually starting with a fever of at least 100 degrees. Most children with the flu will have a mild illness, do not require a visit to the doctor and will recover within a few days. However, even healthy children can get very sick.
Here’s what we, as a school district, can do to minimize the flu’s impact:
- Make sure sick children and staff stay home until they are no longer contagious
- Take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of germs:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth because germs spread this way.Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Encourage people to get a flu vaccine — it’s not too late!
The Flu Guide for Parents from the CDC gives important information and can be found on Pentucket Lake School’s website.
If you have questions about your child, please call your child’s primary care provider or the state department of public health at (617) 624-6000 or (617) 983-6800. Our Haverhill public health nurse, Mary Connolly, would also like us to relay that it is not too late to get the flu vaccine. She has free flu vaccines for children. Parents may contact her by calling (978) 374-2390 Ext. 15 or by email at email@example.com.
We believe we are taking all necessary steps to make sure each school is “well scrubbed” and has been cleaned in a more aggressive manner these past few weeks. We will continue to keep families informed as information becomes available. Please do not hesitate to contact myself or the school nurse if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you.
IMPORTANT LINKS TO THIS MESSAGE
Department of Public Health Notice:
CDC Family Flu Guide (English):
CDC Family Flu Guide (Spanish): https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/spanish/flu_guide_parents_sp.pdf
Haverhill Public Health Nurse email:
Please dress warm for outside weather –
heavy warm winter coat, warm shoes/boots, gloves, hat, scarf!
March 2017 School Reminders
March 1: PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm
March 2: K-2 “Read Across America” with Dr. Seuss
March 7: Chorus Rehearsal, 8:00 – 8:45 am
March 14: Chorus Rehearsal, 8:00 – 8:45 am
March 16: Early Release, Dismissal at 11:35 am
March 21: Chorus Rehearsal, 8:00 – 8:45 am
March 23: K-4 Curriculaughs Assembly
March 28: Chorus Rehearsal, 8:00 – 8:45 am
March 28: Hockmeyer Class Photos
March 30: Good Friday, No School
Read Strong, Learn Strong, Be Strong!!!
Pentucket Lake Elementary School Vision
Family, staff, and students are committed to share responsibility for individual growth in academic achievement, and good citizenship.
Pentucket Lake Elementary School Mission
To be a place where all…
Read Strong, Learn Strong, Be Strong!!!
Pentucket Lake School school hours are 9:00 – 3:15.
Please remember that students are NOT to be dropped off before 8:30 am.
Tardy bell rings at 9:00 am.
Comcast Internet Essentials
Do you have internet at home for your student’s educational needs?
If not, please click on the following link to see if you qualify for discounted internet access: Internet Essentials
Kids Stuff Coupon Books
Check out Pentucket Lake School’s 2017 Summer Reading Program
Watch Mrs. Connolly read,
to our Second Grade students
(click on red link above)
Be sure to check out the photos from the
PLS Pancake Breakfast.
(click on tab above “Photos and Events”, then 2017-2018″
Superintendent Finalists’ Reception
Please read the following management plan regarding construction of specific Haverhill schools.
Vote For Kermit
If you are looking for something to do today, please vote for Kermit! He’s slipped into 4th place nationwide, 🙁 you can vote once a day and your students can vote too if they know how to access their email. Please click on the following link.
Vote For Kermit
Thanks for the support!
Kermit and Suzette
Do You Play Chess??
PLS is looking for volunteers to teach and play chess with our
Fourth Graders during their weekly Library Time, 12:20 – 1:00.
For more information, please contact our Librarian, Mrs. Aloisi. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pentucket Lake School is welcoming any volunteers to assist in the library. No experience necessary. Any help and any amount of time will be greatly appreciated. There is no commitment to a schedule. For more information, please contact Mrs. Aloisi at email@example.com.
BOX TOPS !!!
Pentucket Lake School Collects Boxtops !!
Please donate all your boxtops to PLS. They are found on food and household products. Our PTO gets two checks each school year.
This worthwhile effort raised $992.00 so far,
and that’s just the first installment!
Thank you for supporting Pentucket Lake School !