Madonna Parent Newwsletter November 10, 2017

Madonna

Parent

Newsletter

November 10, 2017

CALENDAR OF EVENTS -

 

November 13th– Hearing Screen for Elementary Students and New Students

 

November 16th – School Picture Retakes at 9:00 am

 

November 21st – Madonna Thanksgiving Feast

                                    12:00 pm

 

November 22nd – 24th – Thanksgiving Break – No School

 

November 27th – Teacher In-Service – No School

 

December 4th – Elementary Students to the North Pole/

                                                             Intermediate and High School to the

                                                             German-American Society Christmas

                                                              Party!                         

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR SCHOOL NURSE -

 

WHEN IS MY CHILD TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL?

Proper care in the early stages of an illness can reduce recovery time for the ill child and reduce the possibility of spreading the illness to others.  Proper diet, adequate rest, and good personal hygiene (especially frequent handwashing) can assist the body’s ability to fight infection.

The following are guidelines to assist you in deciding when your child should stay home from school:

Irritability, poor appetite, tiredness, achiness are vague symptoms.  Changes in a child’s normal behavior can often signal the beginning of an illness.

 

Fever of 100 degrees or higher.  Take your child’s temperature if he is complaining of feeling tired, headache, sore throat or stomach ache.  A child should be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school.

Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.  Keep your child at home for the duration of these symptoms.  No vomiting or diarrhea for the past 24 hours is recommended.  Be sure your child is able to tolerate food without difficulty before returning.

Nasal secretions and coughing/sneezing spread respiratory infections easily when these symptoms can’t be controlled.

Suspected communicable conditions such as undiagnosed rashes, pink eye, ringworm, or chickenpox.  A child must be sent home until identified symptoms are evaluated and conditions for return to school are provided by a health care provider.

 

 

FROM THE PRINCIPAL –

 

Check out our Facebook page – Madonna School Parents Group – by requesting access from Peg through your Facebook account. 

 

 

Home and School - We hope to see you at these upcoming Home and School meetings:           

           

January 23, 2018

February 15, 2018 – Valentine’s Dance

March 22, 2018 – Spring Fling

April 17, 2018

 

 

Enjoy your weekend.

God Bless!

 

Peg Carney, Principal

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Madonna Parent Newsletter November 3, 2017

Madonna

Parent

Newsletter

November 3, 2017

CALENDAR OF EVENTS -

 

November 16th – School Picture Retakes at 9:00 am

 

November 21st – Madonna Thanksgiving Feast

                                    12:00 pm

 

November 22nd – 24th – Thanksgiving Break – No School

 

November 27th – Teacher In-Service – No School

 

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR SCHOOL NURSE -

 

WHEN IS MY CHILD TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL?

Proper care in the early stages of an illness can reduce recovery time for the ill child and reduce the possibility of spreading the illness to others.  Proper diet, adequate rest, and good personal hygiene (especially frequent handwashing) can assist the body’s ability to fight infection.

The following are guidelines to assist you in deciding when your child should stay home from school:

Irritability, poor appetite, tiredness, achiness are vague symptoms.  Changes in a child’s normal behavior can often signal the beginning of an illness.

 

Fever of 100 degrees or higher.  Take your child’s temperature if he is complaining of feeling tired, headache, sore throat or stomach ache.  A child should be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school.

Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.  Keep your child at home for the duration of these symptoms.  No vomiting or diarrhea for the past 24 hours is recommended.  Be sure your child is able to tolerate food without difficulty before returning.

Nasal secretions and coughing/sneezing spread respiratory infections easily when these symptoms can’t be controlled.

Suspected communicable conditions such as undiagnosed rashes, pink eye, ringworm, or chickenpox.  A child must be sent home until identified symptoms are evaluated and conditions for return to school are provided by a health care provider.

 

 

FROM THE PRINCIPAL –

 

Check out our Facebook page – Madonna School Parents Group – by requesting access from Peg through your Facebook account. 

 

 

Home and School - We hope to see you at these upcoming Home and School meetings:           

           

January 23, 2018

February 15, 2018 – Valentine’s Dance

March 22, 2018 – Spring Fling

April 17, 2018

 

 

Enjoy your weekend.

God Bless!

 

Peg Carney, Principal

 

 

                                                                 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS-

May 25- No hot lunch- send sack lunch and drink; Field Day( rescheduled from May 23rd)

May 25- Ascension Thursday Mass -9:00 am

May 26- Registration paperwork and uniform orders due to front office.

May 26- Last Day of School; Awards Assembly at 11:00 with 12:00 dismissal.

June 3- Big Dam River Run- 8:00 am

June 5-23- Summer School -8:15 am to 12:15 pm

August 10- Madonna School Open House 5:00-6:00 pm

August 14- First Day of School for 2017-2018!

 

May Worker of the Month is: Drew Vacek

 

 

 

Home and School- is in need ofa family to take over the Walk- A – Thon from the Yetters! It will be held on September 22, 2017. Please contact Mary Ritchie or the school front office if you can take over this event! They are also still in need of officers for the 2017-2018 school year. They need a president(which fulfills 8 of the 10 volunteer hours) and a secretary and a treasurer (both of which fulfills 7 out of the 10 volunteer hours). If you are interested in being an officer please contact Mary Ritchie at marywagritchie@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Medicine- if your student is in elementary to transition- please pick up any medicines on the last day of school. We are not allowed to keep them in school during the summer. Letters from the visiting nurse were sent home last week.

Awards Assembly- will be Friday, May 26th at 11:00 am. Parents are welcome to attend and then can take their children home due to a noon dismissal!

 

Yearbooks- you may still order a 2016-2017 yearbook (without a personal page) until Friday May 26th. Please contact Diane Hancock at dhancock@madonnaschool.org if you need an order form. Yearbooks are $20.00 and will be distributed at Summer School or may be picked up in the front office later this summer between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. If there are extra yearbooks you can purchase one at the August 10th Open House!

 

Registration Folders - for 2017-2018 have gone home with everyone in  a red folder! Please fill out the paperwork and return to the front office by May 26th! Included in the folder is a uniform order form from Educational Outfitters. If you wish to order uniform tops- please fill out the form and return it with payment to the front office by May 26th. In mid-August we will send home another order form for spirit wear andanother uniform order form. These will be delivered end of September!

 

Uniforms- uniform order forms and the dress code went home in the red folders. If you would like to order uniform shirts with an August 10th delivery date- please turn in your order to front office by May 26th. We are using Educational Outfitters again this Spring! Shirt colors that may be worn are Madonna blue, white, gray or black. You may order shirts from Educational Outfitters (Madonna logo on them) or purchase the shirts at the store of your preference. A parent has found $5.00 polo shirts at Walmart in the colors listed above!

 

Summer School- for those who signed up, Summer School begins June 5thand runs through June 23rd. The daily hours are 8:15-12:15. Lunch is not served. Those who signed up for after care need to be picked up by 1:00 and bring a sack lunch! See you then!

 

  Back to School Open House -will be August 10th, 2017 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.  Come to school, visit your classroom, meet your teacher and see your friends. Cookies and punch will be served! If you ordered uniforms in May, you may pick them up at the Open House. See you there!  

 

 Big Dam River Run-Saturday, June 3rd, is the annual Big Dam River Run, a motorcycle event starting in our Madonna parking lot at 8 AM and heading up to the Gavin’s Point Dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border. Details are here: http://www.bigdamriverrun.com/.  The morning of the ride, the collection of 100 gleaming Harleys up and down the Madonna parking lot is a sight to behold! And the riders are delighted to meet Madonna students. Please bring your student to meet the riders and see the bikes – and tell the bikers thanks!

 

Fireworks- Madonna has again received a fireworks license from the City of Omaha. The license helps us raise about $7,500 per year! The folks at Bellino Fireworks collaborate with us, and they tell us we’ll likely have the same location for our tent as the past couple years: 17801 Pierce Plaza, not far from the Hy-Vee at 180th and Pacific. Be sure to support our fireworks tent during the days leading up to July 4th!

 

 

                                                                 

                                        

                                                          

Project SEARCH Graduates Latest Class

Project SEARCH graduates, include from left, back: Michael Lentz, Cheryl Lux, Vincent Lewis, Matt Mulligan, Blake Hodgen; from left, front: Ann Marie Joyce, Schala McGee, Juwan Mountain, Michele Hagan.

Project SEARCH graduates, include from left, back: Michael Lentz, Cheryl Lux, Vincent Lewis, Matt Mulligan, Blake Hodgen; from left, front: Ann Marie Joyce, Schala McGee, Juwan Mountain, Michele Hagan.

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations | May 23, 2017

Nine students graduated last week from UNMC/Nebraska Medicine's most recent Project SEARCH class, with all nine offered a job and four already working.

The class is the third graduating class since the job program came to the UNMC/Nebraska Medicine campus two and a half years ago.

Project SEARCH is a one-year, total workplace immersion vocational training program that helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn the necessary job skills to become competitively employed.

Graduate Cheryl Lux will be working at the Munroe-Meyer Institute in the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, doing a variety of jobs as a behavioral technician assistant.

"This is a blessing," she said. "I'm here, graduating, and I have a job. I'm happy."

"We're exceptionally pleased," said Tara Harper, Project SEARCH liaison. "Everyone's done a really good job. Both partners, VODEC and Madonna School, have been great to work with and everybody's really supportive of the project."

Sam Nelson, a former graduate of the program, was at the event. Nelson currently works at the NICU in Nebraska Medicine, where he cleans isolettes. "It helped me a lot," he said of the program, saying it had made him more independent and helped him meet new people.

Chris Miller, the Project Search instructor with program partner Madonna School, said he was "proud of these guys, and really happy to have 100 percent employment."

"They've earned all that they've accomplished," Miller said. "We just keep going, getting better every year. This is a great site."

Paul Turner, Sodexo executive director, said he was pleased with the 100 percent employment opportunity rate -- the second year in a row the program has achieved that mark. Sodexo is hiring four of the new graduates.

"We're excited about our new employees and this program," he said. "The last three years have been really good -- we're excited about the partnerships."

In addition to Sodexo, partners in the UNMC/Nebraska Medicine Project SEARCH program include the Munroe-Meyer Institute, Madonna School, VODEC, Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

UNMC Vice Chancellor of Business and Finance Deb Thomas, who was instrumental in bringing the program to the med center, said she was proud of the latest cohort of graduates.

"Our Project SEARCH participants continually go above and beyond in their training, as their success in achieving their employment goals shows," she said. "We are proud to be a host site for this important and inclusive program."