November 2014 - Range View Elementary


November 2014 - Range View Elementary
Range View Elementary Newsletter
November 2014
Volume 5, Issue 3
From the Principal, Shelly Prenger
Dear Range View Families: !
Happy Thanksgiving! I know it is a bit early to wish you this greeting however, I always start thinking about everything that I am thankful for at the beginning of November. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to spend my days with great kids and staff, as well as interacting and getting to know all of you. As our 3 boys were growing up, we often took time out around Thanksgiving to talk about and list all the things we are thankful for. Since then, I have read a lot about gratitude and learned that gratitude can be a potential bridge between students’ academic and social well being. Studies show that grateful youth have higher GPAs, experience more positive emotions, and ultimately, go on to live more meaningful lives. Giacomo Bono, a professor at California State University, Fullerton, found that practicing gratitude at a young age promotes later development of self-­‐control and self-­‐
regulation, which are resources for lifelong success. !
Here are some quick and easy ways to show gratitude: !
Give out compliments Be an active listener Write a thank you note Share your talents Perform a random act of kindness Keep a gratitude calendar or journal Volunteer your time SMILE I wish you a great month ahead and a very Happy Thanksgiving! !
Sincerely, !
Shelly Prenger, Principal !
RANGE VIEW Newsletter
For the past thirty-five years, Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Denver has offered a loving home away from
home to families needing to be near their seriously ill
or injured children while they’re being treated
at metropolitan area hospitals.
The Pop Tab Recycling Program is a
fundraising project to support
Ronald McDonald House.
Twins Ethan and Ryan Harrington have a special connection to the Ronald McDonald House.
They were born six weeks early and needed to stay in Children’s Hospital after they arrived.
Their parents ended up living in the Ronald McDonald House while the twins grew strong
enough to come home. Because of this experience, the boys decided to take action and help
support Ronald McDonald House Charities. Ethan and Ryan made posters and pop tab
collection containers and placed them around our school. Taking action is an important
component of the Primary Years Programme, and we are always working to encourage students
to find a way to help others at home, school or in their community. By helping Ethan and Ryan,
your children are also taking action to help a worthy cause.
School Hours
Range View OfWice Hours are from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Important Telephone Numbers
School begins at 8:05 a.m. Dismissed at 2:55 p.m.
No students on school grounds prior to 7:50 a.m.,
with the exception of students here for breakfast, served
at 7:40 a.m.
Range View Elementary Office
Attendance Line
Lunchroom Cashier 674-6000
ext. 2445
Health Room
Range View’s Website
Ongoing Collection
• Boxtops for Education
Dates to Remember
Nov. 3 - 5
Adopt-a-Troop collections
• Labels for Education
Nov. 7
Mornings with Mom 7:30 a.m. in the gym
• Empty printer cartridges
Nov. 10
Family Math Night (5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the
cafeteria and classrooms)
• Old cell phones
Nov. 11
Veteran’s Day Celebration @ 8:20 a.m.
Nov. 24 - 25
No School for students
Nov. 26 - 28
Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 18
5th Grade Music Program @ 6:30. More
information coming later.
• Morning Fresh Dairy bottle caps
• Empty Capri Sun pouches
• Book Drive
Many of our community have friends and family members serving abroad in our military. Range View Elementary wants to show our troops they have our support on this Veteran’s Day. We have created an easy and greatly appreciated way to express that support. All items collected will be sent directly to our troops in order to raise morale and express our graAtude for their sacrifice. Please send donated items to your student’s classroom for collec3on between Wednesday, October 29 through Wednesday, November 5, 2014. !
If you wish to donate for shipping costs, please make checks payable to Range View Elementary. The cost of flat rate shipping is $15.90 per box. This is a HIGH PRIORITY need! !
Suggested items for dona3on: leMers of support and appreciaAon hard candy-­‐ Jolly Ranchers, Tootsie Rolls, lollypops, etc. assorted nuts, sunflower seeds, trail mix beef jerky dried fruit cereal bars, high protein bars, granola bars, energy bars bubble gum cheese crackers drink mix singles (hot or cold) ground coffee, filters, creamers, tea chapsAck deodorant toothbrush, toothpaste sunscreen (non-­‐aerosol) baby wipes, Wet Ones-­‐ small packages/non-­‐scented
National Spelling Bee
It’s Spelling Bee time! Be sure to pick up your Spelling
Bee study list from Mrs. Niccoli in Room 26A or Ms.
Goings in the Library. We’ll take the written spelling
test before November 21st to determine who will
compete in the live School Spelling Bee in
Music Performance The Trail Singers will have their Wirst performance on December 3, 2014 at the Windsor High School at 7:00 p.m. !
All FIFTH graders at Range View Elementary will perform a grade level program on December 18, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. If your student is unable to perform on this date, please let me know as soon as possible so we can assign their part to another student. !
We hope to see you there! !
Mrs. Kozlowski [email protected] 970-­‐674-­‐6000 ext. 2438 6
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What Parents Need to Know about
Enterovirus D68 !
Every year, millions of children in the United States catch enteroviruses that can cause coughing,
sneezing, and fever. This year, the enterovirus that is most commonly causing respiratory illness in
children across the country is enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68). Parents should learn more about EV-D68 so
that they can help keep their children from getting and spreading the virus. !
Infections with enteroviruses are usually common in the United States during summer and
fall. This year, beginning in mid-August, states started seeing more children in hospitals
with severe respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. Since then, CDC and states have been
doing more testing, and have found that EV-D68 is making people sick in almost all states.
Most of the cases have been among children. EV-D68 is not new, but it hasn’t been as
common in the past. While this has been a big year for EV-D68 infections, CDC expects
the number of cases to taper off by late fall. !
Children with asthma are particularly at risk for severe symptoms from EV-D68 infection. !
Children are at higher risk for EV-D68 !
Infants, children, and teenagers are at higher risk than adults for getting infected and sick
with enteroviruses like EV-D68. That’s because they have not been exposed to these types
of viruses before, and they do not yet have immunity (protection) built up to fight the
disease. If your child has asthma, he or she may be at greater risk for severe respiratory
illness from EV-D68. !
Know the signs of symptoms of EV-D68 !
EV-D68 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. !
Mild symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches. !
Severe symptoms may include wheezing and difficulty breathing. Call your child’s doctor if he or she is having
difficulty breathing, if you feel you are unable to control their symptoms, or if symptoms are getting worse. If
your child develops severe illness, he or she may need to be hospitalized. !
Help protect your family from EV-D68 !
To help avoid getting and spreading EV-D68, parents and children should always follow basic steps to stay
healthy. !
Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Washing hands correctly is the most important thing
you can do to stay healthy. !
Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. !
Avoid close contact, such as kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils, with people who are sick. !
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or shirt sleeve, not your hands. !
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick. !
Stay home when you are sick and keep sick children out of school. !
EV-D68 treatment !
There is no specific treatment for EV-D68. Talk to your child’s doctor about the best way to
control his or her symptoms. !
If your child has asthma !
Children with asthma are particularly at risk for severe symptoms from EV-D68 and other
respiratory infections. Therefore, if your child has asthma, take some steps to prepare in
case he or she catches EV-D68. CDC recommends you do the following to help maintain
control of your child’s asthma during this time: !
Discuss and update your child’s asthma action plan with his or her doctor. !
Make sure your child takes his or her prescribed asthma. medications as directed, especially long-term
control medication(s). !
Make sure your child knows to keep asthma reliever medication with him or her or has access to it at all
times. !
Get your child a flu vaccine, since flu can trigger an asthma attack. (Children with a history of wheezing in
the past 12 months should not receive the flu nasal spray vaccine.) !
If your child develops new or worsening asthma symptoms, follow the steps of his or her asthma action plan.
If symptoms do not go away, call your child’s doctor right away. !
Make sure caregiver(s) and/or teacher(s) are aware of the child’s condition, and that they know how to help if
the child experiences any symptoms related to asthma. !
Call your child’s doctor if he or she is having difficulty breathing, if you feel you are unable to control their
symptoms, or if symptoms are getting worse. !
More Information !
Read more about Enterovirus D68. !
Learn about Enterovirus D68 in the United States, 2014 and what CDC is doing about it. outbreaks/EV-D68-outbreaks.html !
Print an infographic on how to prevent the spread of Enterovirus D68. EV68-infographic.html !
See CDC Asthma for information about asthma and how to protect your child. http://
Range View PTAC would like to thank those who have
volunteered to make our school fantastic. If we have
missed anyone please know you are greatly valued!
Conference Meal
Keslie Astley, Megan Padgham, Jackie Dilka, Jenn Hasecoster, Tara
Streeb, Kasey Henry, Amy Douglass, Carolyn Lambert, Amy Brown, Kim
Arnold, Courtney Costinett, Vicky Hicks, Shelly Butcher, Jennifer
Sharp, Hannah Kos, Kristen Crank, Terri Murrell, Kari Murray, Racinda
Godbold, Laura Killen-Wing, Kristen Hice
Fall Festival
Jessica Schwartz, Trisha Glover, Tracey Zimmerman, Shannon Cline,
Khlang Yai Johnson, Denise Hitchcock, Janice Gillespie, Brooke Lee,
Casey Kovacik, Wendy Niccoli, Mindy Miller, Snow E., Rachel Butzine,
Cassy Crawford, Mandy Schneider, Erin Glassier, Deanne Oler, Tami
Bothwell, Julie Sharp, Johnalyn Margheim, Aimee Dimon, Kelly
Stanclift, Andrea Sporleder, Kathleen Benedict, Devon Stoner, Janice
Gillespie, Kerry Spirek, Cindy Brown, Sarah Deason, Carie Rabeneck,
Amy Douglass, Beth Roth, Lisa Doyle, Sherry Peterson, Shelly Butcher
Hearing and Vision Screening
Robbin Flockhart and Nancy Hardy
Laps for Learning
Vince Sharp, Courtney Costinett, Jenn Hasecoster, Hannah Kos,
Kristen Hice, Mindy Miller, Jana Wygal, Jessica Carsrud, Eva
Abram, Laura Ruppel, Kasey Henry, Nancy Walpole, Renee
Jones, Rebecca Hirsch, Cali Thole, Lacey Felker, Jackie Dilka,
Rick Scheffing, Tiffany Herrington, Dennis Deason, Johnalyn
Margheim, Tara Streeb, Nancy Walpole, Margaret Launer, Amy
Brown and Jenny Livingston !
Laps for Learning- T-shirt folding and $ Counting
Kari Murray, Rick Scheffing, Jennifer Sharp, Johnalyn
Margheim, Rachel Buztine, Jessica Winter
Lost and Found Table
It is that time of year were we are starting to collect items on our lost and
found table. Please come by and check the table to see if your student has
lost a jacket, lunch bucket, water bottle, etc.
Thank you
King Soopers and Safeway Gift Cards
Dear Range View Parents/Guardians,
We are pleased to announce Range View is now offering both King Soopers and Safeway reusable gift
cards as a fundraiser for our school.
How it works:
Purchase a $5 reusable gift card through our school to either King Soopers or Safeway. Cards
come with a $5 balance once purchased.
Continue to reload it and use it for grocery purchases at your favorite store.
The school receives a percentage of the funds reloaded.
Cards don’t expire unless it has a zero balance for 90 days.
You shop for your groceries, Range View earns money!
Contact Shelly Rodgers at [email protected] or 402-980-2257 to purchase a card. You can
also contact the Range View office at 674-6000.
Thank you,
Range View PTAC