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Cedars is experiencing that annual phenomenon known as “flu and cold season”, with an increase of absences due to illness. While we are nowhere near “epidemic” proportions, we thought it prudent to share some tips for parents to help keep your family (and the school population) healthy. The information below was taken from information shared with schools by Northern Health.
Promote Hand Washing
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Washing hands regularly, especially before eating and after outdoor activities, will help keep viruses and germs at bay.
Stay Home If Sick
If your child is sick, keep them home. (See “Symptoms” below.) People who have had symptoms of gastrointestinal illness (vomiting and/or diarrhea), should also stay home for an additional 48 hours after their symptoms resolve.
Cover Coughs and Sneezes
Colds, influenza, and many other respiratory viruses and bacteria can spread by direct and indirect contact with large respiratory droplets. Remind your children to cough or sneeze into their shirt sleeve or into a clean disposable tissue, and wash hands immediately afterwards.
Below is a chart to quickly help you identify common illnesses.
Staff at Cedars are making extra efforts to keep horizontal surfaces cleaned and disinfected. This will help at home, too.
For more information, you can visit Northern Health’s website to research health topics at: https://www.northernhealth.ca/health-topics
“When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?”
The Grade 6’s have been learning that they are built to be in awe of God’s creation through the snowflake. They heard the story of Wilson Bentley, who desired to take pictures of single snowflakes to see how intricate each one was. He did not give up, and by using critical thinking, he kept on until he was successful.
The students then did a free-write about a time they enjoyed the snow. They were also were given a STEM challenge to create the most unique snowflake using different-sized marshmallows and toothpicks. After that, they created their own snowflakes using a watercolour/oil pastel resist technique. “Even though we might be sick of the snow, we can be reminded of how creative God is and be in awe of His beauty.”
All Cedars students as well as family and friends are invited to the 4th Annual Winterlude Band concert on Saturday, February 1st at 7:00 PM in the Cedar’s Gym. This concert will showcase the combined Cedar’s High School Concert Band and Westside Academy’s High School Concert Band, as well as individual selections from both Schools. Desserts and fellowship time will follow the concert.
On Saturday, February 1st we will have Westside Academy band students join us once again for our annual, combined band workshops and evening performance. At our 7pm performance, we plan to feature some individual student musician selections between school band performances. If your son/daughter has an individual music piece (piano, violin, voice, etc.) that they have been preparing for festivals or examinations, Mr. Nelson would love to speak with them about sharing a piece with our Westside / Cedars audience in one of the “interludes”. Have your child come by the office before Friday, Jan 24th so we can put together a performance list!
Hope to see many of you at our 7pm performance!
During exam week (Jan. 22-24), the office is unable to page students to take phone messages in the mornings because exam times run right until 12:00pm. Parents, please remember to pre-arrange pick-up times with your child(ren) next week.
Students have access to a telephone in order to phone parents, but it is for local phone numbers only. If your phone number is a long distance number, you will have to make other arrangements for communication.
A reminder to parents to please ensure your children have proper warm clothing for the extreme cold that we are experiencing this week.
The elementary school has “In Days” when the temperature reaches -20C or below. Students can head straight to their classrooms when they are dropped off in the morning and will be kept in during breaks (unless the temperature rises during the day).
Please pick students up promptly at the end of school days during cold snaps, as well.
The senior drama class’ “Evening of Monologues” (Thursday, Jan. 16, 7:00pm) will take place at Cedars Christian School, not ArtSpace as mentioned last week. Performances will range from comedic to poignant and everything in between! Admission is free, no need to register.
Hot Lunch forms were sent home this week. You can also find them on our Forms Page. They are due back on Monday, January 20, 2020.
Please note that for the Subway hot lunch there is an additional form to build your child’s sub to order. Please ensure that all the information is clearly marked and your child’s name, grade and teacher are clearly indicated. Feel free to include more copies should you have more than two orders.
PAC will be meeting on Monday, January 27th at 7pm in the library. Please feel free to join us as we make plans for the upcoming months.
- January 28: Domino’s
- February 11: Fortune Palace
- February 25: Subway
- March 10: Domino’s
If your family orders Domino’s pizza, please save your box tabs to help PAC earn free pizzas for the hot lunch program. You may bring these tabs to the Main Office.
If you have any questions, please contact Annette Staves, PAC Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mrs. Rempel and her Social Justice class would like to say a big “thank you” to Cedars families and community members who donated good for the care packages. The people at the New Life Center were very grateful for the kind, thoughtful and generous gifts. They were also thrilled to receive the check from the goodwill offering at the Elementary Christmas Concert. They will definitely put this to good use as this is what they rely on to exist. We had several people who were so touched by the beautiful cards/notes from elementary classes!
Thank you for caring! Thank you for giving!