October 2014 Newsletter

Change of Seasons

With the change of seasons come many different types of weather in North Texas.  It is important to dress our child appropriately for the day’s weather forecast.

Also, a good idea is to send along a sweater of jacket each day as we go outside to play twice each day weather permitting.

With change in the weather comes Cold and Flu Season, below we have included information gathered from www.flufacts.com to help you know the difference between a cold and the flu with precautions to take to avoid the flu.

Flu Prevention Tips:

Treat the Flu:

If you’re feeling flu symptoms like fever or aches, there’s a good chance you might be coming down with the flu.  But only your doctor can tell for sure. If it’s the flu, your doctor can prescribe antiviral medications that can help stop the virus from spreading and shorten the time you are sick.

Wash those Hands:

The flu virus can spread by direct contact, such as sharing drinks, or through indirect contact.  The influenza virus can live for 2 to 8 hours on surfaces.

During flu season, everyone should wash their hands frequently to reduce the risk of transmitting germs to others.  Wash your hands after with soap and water.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Cover your Sneezes and Coughs:

When you sneeze or cough, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue (not your hands), and be sure to throw the tissue away immediately.

You can also cough into your sleeve if you don’t have a tissue handy.  Hand sanitizers can also help.

Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth to keep germs away.

Together we can have a safe and healthy fall season.

Thank you for your support,

Janet and Cheryl

 Class Halloween Parties and Trick-or-Treating

Friday 10/31/2014

Details at  on Junior’s Junction calendar page.