From the Principal

The students, teachers, and staff are working diligently to complete all the tasks that need to be done by the end of the school year.  The end of the year is a balance between regular academics, year- end assessments, field trips, and celebrations.  Students are working extra hard and playing very hard as well.  With the sun shining later at night it is a challenging balance between school, sports, and just being outside.  Even though we may have some days of fun and play sprinkled throughout May and June, we are still maintaining a rigorous academic schedule.  I appreciate all of the support you can provide your student to ensure a healthy schedule and plenty of rest.


May 22nd HPES Mud Run

There are lots of ways for your child to raise money for LACN, from a lemonade stand to speaking to local businesses.  This is a great opportunity to promote responsibility with your child and do our community a huge service as well.  For more ideas, see Shawn Clough.  I am already hearing about money getting raised and there is a lot of excitement about the challenge course on the 22nd.  Keep up the good work everyone!!


Last Day of Banking

From the Save for Success program – May 20th will be our last day of banking.  Thanks to all the bankers that participated.  Have a great summer and we will see you in the fall!  Thanks, DeAnne and Monica


Healthy Snack Sale

Grades K-3 will be having a Healthy Snack sale May 18-21.  Every item will be $0.25.  Proceeds are going to LACN (Lamoille Area Cancer Network).


Soccer Signups

EARLY FALL SOCCER SIGN UP IN THE GYM!  Please take advantage of the reduced price by getting your child signed up for soccer before Friday, May 29th.  Open to all Fall K-6th graders.  See Shawn Clough for more details.

                   

Lawn Sale

Attention Hyde Park Families:  Collect your unwanted goods as donations for a lawn sale hosted by next year’s 6th grade class.  It will be at the Sunset Motor Inn on Saturday, June 20th from 8-4.  Look for more information to come on when and where to make donations.  Contact Andrea Scalisi at 498-4282 or Chasity Fagnant at 595-1071 with questions. 


From the Nurse

Ticks

Now that the weather is warming up and the days are longer we look forward to spending more time outside.  There are a few things we can do to reduce the risk of being bitten by ticks.  There are many types of ticks found in VT.  Lyme disease is seen in Vermont, and we have seen an increase in the number of cases of Lyme disease over the last few years.

Lyme disease, one of the more common tickborne diseases in Vermont, is transmitted from the bite of infected deer ticks. Symptoms of Lyme disease include an expanding red skin rash, swollen joints and flu-like symptoms. Call your doctor if you have symptoms of Lyme Disease or believe you have been infected.  Early treatment is important.

 

To learn more about ticks, Lyme disease and prevention through the VT Department of Health website, go to http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/lyme/lyme_disease.aspx. 

To report a tick, visit the tick tracker at https://apps.health.vermont.gov/gis/vttracking/ticktracker/2015/.

 

Here are a few simple prevention strategies:

AVOID — Areas that are good tick habitat such as tall grass, or areas with a lot of brush and leaf litter, and along forest edges.

REPEL — Before you go outside, remember to use insect repellant with up to 30% DEET and treat clothes with permethrin.  When possible, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants and tuck your pants into your socks to keep ticks away from your skin.  Inspect yourself regularly when outside to catch any ticks before they bite.

INSPECT — Do daily tick checks on yourself, children, and pets.  Check yourself from head to toe.  While nymphs are most commonly found on the lower legs, they may be anywhere on the body.

REMOVE — Remove ticks promptly.  Showering within two hours of coming indoors has also been proven effective in preventing Lyme disease by washing ticks off the skin.   


Lawn Sale

Free backpacks and school supplies for all students of Lamoille County ages Pre-K to College!  August 15th from 11-4 at the Morrisville VFW.  Sponsored by Under the Wings Respite & Community Youth Outreach backpack program.  Call 888-2238 for more info.


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