Falcon Flash: Week of February 16, 2017

15 February 2017 Written by   Debra Dietch, Communication Coordinator

In this issue:  Spring book fair / Mini science fair / Year book needs your photos / 5th grade invites guest speakers for career exploration day /  Sign up for family reading night / Support the 8th grade pancake breakfast / When to keep sick children home

BOOK FAIR!

On campus:
Monday, February 27 to Thursday, March 2
7:30 to 9:00am and 2:30 to 4:45pm

Online fair is open February 22 - March 7, 24/7

Our spring book fair is a great opportunity to expand your home library. Research indicates that self directed reading is a key factor to helping children become lifelong readers. Access to books improves reading and reading improves children’s academic skills and critical thinking abilities, as well as helps children develop empathy and compassion.

Online shopping offers expanded hours and more selection. Purchase books directly from our Online Fair, and all orders ship FREE to the school! Use this link and your purchases will also benefit our school. You can also preview our featured titles before the fair opens: bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=cascadeheightspubchtrsch2

Resources to help you find the perfect book:

A few volunteers are needed to help run the book fair. Training is provided by Scholastic and is tentatively scheduled for Friday, February 24 but the date is flexible. Please contact Mrs. Marlatt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in helping out! 


MINI SCIENCE FAIR OPEN FOR VIEWING

Thursday, February 16
3:30-4:00pm. Library.

This year’s miniature science fair is primarily for 8th graders and a few other students who chose to participate. Family and friends are welcome to view this year’s projects during this time.


CALLING ALL SHUTTER BUGS

Keep the yearbook in mind all year long

Any time you have pictures from campus activities or field trips, please send them for the yearbook! Candid shots from PE, Chinese, Spanish, Music, lunch and recess are also needed. Email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thank you!


5th GRADE CAREER EXPLORATION

Call for guest speakers
Friday, February 24th from 1-3pm

Fifth grade is exploring different careers in relation to their annual trip to JA Biztown. Guest speakers are invited to give short talks on their professions and speak to why they chose it, what their day-to-day life looks like, the education and experience required, the best parts of their jobs, and some things with which they struggle. We will do our best to accommodate your schedules. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to join us!


FAMILY READING NIGHT

Thursday, March 2. 6:30 – 7:30pm

Some sessions are filling up. Don’t get left out - sign up soon! Each adult/child pair may choose two sessions at: www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FA5AF23A20-family1

We hope to see you there!


PANCAKE BREAKFAST UPDATE

Saturday, March 4. 8 – 10 am

8th grade is 25% towards their goal of selling out. Remember, advance purchase is necessary. Tickets are available from any 8th grade, the office, or by order. This event is an 8th grade Ashland Fundraiser. Thank you for your support!

pdf Pancake breakfast ticket order form (252 KB)


WHEN TO KEEP SICK CHILDREN HOME

Deciding when to keep a sick child home from school is not always easy. It’s important for children to attend school and for some parents staying home means missing work. But when a child is truly sick, they need to stay home in the care of an adult to get well and to prevent spreading illness to others.

Please keep the school office up to date with current phone numbers so you or an alternate contact can be reached if your child becomes ill or injured at school.

A child who has vomited, even in the absence of other symptoms, should not come to school until symptom free for 24 hours, without the use of vomit suppressing medication. 

Any child with a fever of 100°F or higher should not attend school and should not return until they have been fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication. Please do not give your child fever reducing medicine and then send them to school. Children are likely to be contagious to others when they have a fever. In addition, the medicine will wear off, the fever will probably return and you’ll need to pick them up anyway. 

The attached information may help you decide when to keep your child at home.

  pdf When to keep sick children home from school (176 KB)

This information is not intended to to take the place of medical advice. If you have any questions, please consult with your health care provider.


OOK FAIR!

Monday, February 27 to Thursday, March 2

7:30am to 9 and 2:30 to 4:45pm

Online fair is open February 22 - March 7, 24/7

 

Our spring book fair is a great opportunity to expand your home library. Research indicates that self directed reading is a key factor to helping children become lifelong readers. Access to books improves reading and reading improves children’s academic skills and critical thinking abilities, as well as helps children develop empathy and compassion.

 

Online shopping offers expanded hours and more selection. Purchase books directly from our Online Fair, and all orders ship FREE to the school! Use this link and your purchases will also benefit our school. You can also preview our featured titles before the fair opens: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=cascadeheightspubchtrsch2

Resources to help you find the perfect book:

·         Book fair app: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/articles/app

·         Book Search where you can filter your search by age group, topic, check out suggesting reading lists or get help filling out your home library: http://www.scholastic.com/parents/book-search

 

A few volunteers are needed to help run the book fair. Training is provided by Scholastic. The training is tentatively scheduled for Friday, February 24 but the date is flexible. Please contact Mrs. Marlatt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in helping out!

 

MINI SCIENCE FAIR OPEN FOR VIEWING

Thursday, February 16

3:30-4:00pm. Library.

This year’s miniature science fair is primarily for 8th graders and a few other students who chose to participate. Family and friends are welcome to view this year’s projects during this time.

 

CALLING ALL SHUTTER BUGS

Keep the yearbook in mind all year long

Any time you have pictures from campus activities or field trips, please send them for the yearbook! Candid shots from PE, Chinese, Spanish, Music, lunch and recess are also needed. Email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!

 

5th GRADE CAREER EXPLORATION

Call for guest speakers

Friday, February 24th from 1-3pm

Fifth grade is exploring different careers in relation to their annual trip to JA Biztown. Guest speakers are invited to give short talks on their professions and speak to why they chose it, what their day-to-day life looks like, the education and experience required, the best parts of their jobs, and some things with which they struggle. We will do our best to accommodate your schedules. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to join us!

 

FAMILY READING NIGHT

Thursday, March 2. 6:30 – 7:30pm

Some sessions are filling up. Don’t get left out - sign up soon! Each adult/child pair may choose two sessions at:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FA5AF23A20-family1.

We hope to see you there!

 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST UPDATE

Saturday, March 4. 8 – 10 am

8th grade is 25% towards their goal of selling out. Remember, advance purchase is necessary. Tickets are available from any 8th grade, the office, or by order. This event is an 8th grade Ashland Fundraiser. Thank you for your support!

<<insert order form link>>

 

WHEN TO KEEP SICK CHILDREN HOME

Deciding when to keep a sick child home from school is not always easy. It’s important for children to attend school and for some parents staying home means missing work. But when a child is truly sick, they need to stay home in the care of an adult to get well and to prevent spreading illness to others.

Please keep the school office up to date with current phone numbers so you or an alternate contact can be reached if your child becomes ill or injured at school.

A child who has vomited, even in the absence of other symptoms, should be not come to school until symptom free for 24 hours, without the use of vomit suppressing medication.

Any child with a fever of 100°F or higher should not attend school and should not return until they have been fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication. Please do not give your child fever reducing medicine and then send them to school. The medicine will wear off, the fever will probably return and you’ll need to pick them up anyway.

 

The attached information may help you decide when to keep your child at home. << insert link to CDC document>>

 

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Interested in volunteer opportunities? Click here! Or contact the volunteer coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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