Wildcat Connection #4 Thursday, October 9, 2014

THANK YOU - The teachers and staff would like to thank all who brought in food for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Thank you Lana Spung, Aimee Carney, and Amanda Leary-Johnson for organizing and setting up the food for the evening.

PEE WEE GIRLS BASKETBALL - Waterford Pee Wee Girls Basketball is hosting third and fourth grade games at Waterford High School on October 11th. Please come out and support our girls.

POETRY ALIVE - The PTO is sponsoring a visit from Poetry Alive. They will be here Friday, October 17th and give three performances

RIF - Reading is Fundamental book distribution is next Monday, October 13th. We thank the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #389 for providing this much appreciated program.

FIRE PREVENTION POSTER AND ESSAY WINNERS- Congratulations to the following students for being selected as first and second place winners of the Beverly Volunteer Fire Dept. Fire Prevention Contest. Winners and their families will be guests at the annual fire prevention pancake breakfast on Sunday, October 12th.

1st Grade - Madelyn Hansell, Kaylie McCutcheon 4th Grade - Lucy Spung, Ethan Beardmore
2nd Grade - Mason Antill, Gwen Lang 5th Grade - Kiley Doak, Cara Taylor
3rd Grade - Addison Schaad, Rebecca Bennett 6th Grade - Jeremiah Rankin, Alyvia Oliver

BAND HALF TIME SHOW - The Waterford Wildcat Pride Marching Band will be performing their half time show at 2:00 p.m. October 31st before the Halloween Parties.

ROOM MOTHER HALLOWEEN PARTY - The Halloween parties will be held Friday, October 31st at 2:30 p.m. Students will parade their costumes around the parking lot.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR LIVING HISTORY DAY - 4th Graders will be visiting the River Museum and Mound Cemetery in Marietta, on Wednesday, October 15th.

FARM CITY DAY - 5th Graders will be attending the 19th Annual Farm City Day held at the Schramm Dairy Farm on Thursday, October 16th. This is always an enjoyable and informative day for our students.

LOST AND FOUND - There are a lot of jackets, sweatshirts and hoodies that have been left at school. If your child has lost an item, please check out the lost and found.

NOTES FROM THE NURSE - Many people are fearful of the EV-D68 virus that is spreading rapidly across the nation. It is caused by an enterovirus and there are over 100 types. This one is not new, it has just resurfaced. Most people will only have cold symptoms (runny nose, cough and low grade fever) and it will last about a week. Those at the most risk are children with asthma. The CDC recommends that children with asthma stay on their preventative medications, pay close attention to symptoms and see their physician with any change in symptoms.

PREVENTION - Frequent hand-washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, keep your child home when they are ill, stay away from sick people and encourage your children to keep an arm's length between their face and that of their friends and classmates. This is an air-borne illness and can also be spread by touching items that are contaminated with the virus, then touching your nose, eyes or mouth. It is important to reinforce the message to cough into your sleeve/bend of your arm…NOT your hand, then wash your hands anyway. Any questions please call the nurse at 984-2342.