After learning the four ways to stay safe (always wear a helmet, never ride in the street, be careful near driveways, and always watch where you are going) on a bicycle, students were able to ride bikes in the circle drive to practice. When finished, they were able to enjoy some Popsicles thanks to Ms. Joyce and Ms. Karen, and catch bubbles while cheering on the other classrooms.
Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography, illegal drug and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the Michigan Secretary of State’s office offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families.
As a strong supporter of this Registry, I would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for this program and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect their children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.
This week our class traveled to the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center in Downtown Detroit to explore the wildlife and outdoor activities that can be found in our great state of Michigan. The children learned about many types of animals that live in our state and were able to touch various fur samples. They practiced fishing and kayaking, as well as drove a simulated snowmobile! It was wonderful to see the children engaged with so many science concepts at once!
Thanks to the National Kidney Foundation, we have been partaking in a seven week exploration of healthy fruits and vegetables. To celebrate the end of this achievement, Regie Rainbow came to our classrooms to read the final story and talk to us about the importance of exercise and maintaining a healthy diet. We learned how poor diet mixed with not enough exercise effects our body.
Thank you Regie for visiting us!
The Dearborn Public Schools would like to take this opportunity to remind you about the importance of immunizing your child. Immunizations are one of the most effective measures to protect children from harmful diseases and even death. All children who attend school in Michigan are required by state law to be fully immunized.Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful viral and bacterial diseases including the following: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Bacterial Meningitis, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B, and Chickenpox.Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalization, or even be deadly–especially in infants and young children.Although we have not had any cases of students with Chickenpox in Dearborn Public Schools, the Wayne County Health Department has informed us of several new cases being reported throughout Wayne County. There is no reason to be overly alarmed, but we felt it was important to share this information with our parents.If you would like more information on immunizing your child and counsel in regards to the health benefits and risks of immunizations, please contact your primary care physician, one of the urgent care facilities in our city, the Wayne County Health Department, or visit Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website.Regards,The Dearborn School Nurses