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No Soda September Winners

For the month of September, schools in the district tried the “No Soda September” challenge. Of the schools that participated, Jefferson came in first place. Following Jefferson was the  Education Service Center. Third through seventh place, in order, went to Junior High, LECC, High School, Roosevelt, and Lincoln. Jefferson will be receiving a Walmart gift card for winning.


Jefferson "Jog-athon"

Congratulations to Jefferson for having their very successful color run. Roosevelt and Jefferson will soon be having “Jog-athons” as well. On October twenty-eighth, Lincoln will be having a “Zombie Run.”


National Walk to School Day

Thank you to everybody that participated in the National Walk/ Bike to School Day, and everybody that participates in our Walking Wednesdays.



Hand Washing
Practice Good Hygiene!
Did you wash your hands? Did you brush your teeth? Did you use soap? These are just a few of the questions parents ask their children each day. Why is reinforcing those good hygiene habits so important? Good hygiene habits like frequent hand washing, prevent and reduce the transmission of influenza and other viruses. It is important for parents to teach their children proper hygiene habits which include such skills as how to properly wash hands, take a bath, brush teeth and hair, and follow proper toilet training skills.

Because children and germs go hand and hand, Ms. Ledbetter said remind children to always practice good hand washing skills.  Each day parents watch their children play in the sand, stick fingers in their noses and mouths, pick up slimy creatures, and reach eagerly for food that’s fallen to the ground.  When a child touches surfaces or items contaminated with flu or other viruses and then puts fingers in the mouth or eyes the "bug" is transmitted.


The Mayo Clinic gives these guidelines for effective hand washing skills:


  • Wet your hands with running water — either warm or cold.

  • Apply liquid, bar or powder soap.

  • Lather well.

  • Rub your hands vigorously for at least 20 seconds. Remember to scrub all surfaces, including the backs of your hands, wrists, between your fingers and under your fingernails.

  • Rinse well.

  • Dry your hands with a clean or disposable towel or air dryer.

  • If possible, use a towel or your elbow to turn off the faucet.

So keep on reminding those kids to "wash up" and stay healthy.




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Flu Season

Aubrey Jacobson

Why do students and parents need to take their Influenza vaccine today? Getting your flu shot is the single best way to protect yourself from the flu. Contact your local pharmacy, doctor’s office or the health department to get the vaccine today. The flu is transmitted by a virus.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) explains, “Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get the flu by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or possibly their nose.”

The flu is a infectious virus in the respiratory system and infects the nose, throat and lungs. The common symptoms are fever/ chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, and runny or stuffy nose.

 

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Tyler Bradshaw
Whooping Cough

Pertussis,more commonly known as Whooping Cough has flown under the radar. People presume that whooping cough is no longer prominent in this day and age.  They are quite wrong. According to “Fast Facts” from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Whooping Cough is a severe infection  of the respiratory system that causes severe coughing spells, and the disease is highly contagious.   The first symptoms of whooping cough are “cold like,’’ a fever and a steady cough that progressively gets worse. According to the CDC the symptoms of whooping cough tend to develop within 5-10 days.


The best way to prevent whooping cough is vaccination.  The immunization chart from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, indicates children are required to have their 4 DTaP vaccine before Pre-K and are required to receive the 5 DTap before kindergarten, and the 1 Tdap before 7th grade.



Save the Date:

Lincoln Zombie Walk - Oct. 28th