Together We Can Be H.E.R.O.s (Help, Encourage, & Respect Others)
New this school year is our Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support, PBIS, program. Our school's Behavioral Leadership Team attended a three-day training over the summer in preparation for the implementation of this program. The premise is to establish school-wide expectations and teach the students what these expectations look like across the many settings on our school's campus. Our school's PBIS Motto is TOGETHER WE CAN BE H.E.R.O.S (Help, Encourage, and Respect Others). Our three PBIS behavioral expectations for our school campus are: BE SAFE, BE RESPECTIFUL AND BE RESPONSIBLE. Our teachers will be conducting lessons in various locations across our campus teaching the students what each expectation looks like and doesn't look like. These lessons will occur in an on-going manner throughout the school year. This program will promote a positive, growth mindset for all students.
Pop Tabs are the little aluminum tabs from all kinds of cans: soda, some pet food, canned fruits, vegetables and more. FFEA participates in a yearly contest by Ronald McDonald House Charities. Once pop tabs are collected (dropped off at the front office in baggies), they are taken to be recycled in exchange for dollars, which support the children and families we serve at three Ronald McDonald Houses located in the Orlando area. This initiative is good for Ronald McDonald House families, local schools and the environment. It teaches kids about philanthropy and the importance of recycling while raising funds to help children and their families at the same time.
Hand washing plays an important role in preventing the spread of germs. Here are some basic principles of hand hygiene awareness recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Head Lice: Make sure to always check your child for head lice during routine grooming. As with any contagious condition, prevention is key. There is no outbreak of lice at this time but we encourage you to be proactive. Keep your child's hair pulled back if it's long; discourage sharing of brushes, combs, and head gear.
The signs of head lice are scratching at the back of the neck and behind the ears. It appears like a dandruff flake but glued near the base of the hair shaft. There are many over the counter treatments. Check with your child's doctor for what they recommend or you may pick up the flyer from your school, "Guide for Head Lice Treatment".
If your child has head lice, please notify the school nurse. If your child is found to have live bugs during school hours, you will be asked to come pick your child up for early dismissal. Please have updated phone numbers on the emergency card at school. Should you have any questions, please contact the clinic, or go to the School Health page on the school website for more information.
Amazon Smile is an easy way to support the Tomoka Elementary's PTA. Simply go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-2852935 and register your Amazon account. For every Amazon purchase you make, .5% will be given back to Tomoka's PTA. Remember our main fundraising goal is to increase technology at Tomoka. Help support our goal!
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