This notice is to share information regarding enterovirus. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (September 8, 2014), non-polio enteroviruses are very common viruses. They cause about 10 to 15 million infections in the United States each year.

Anyone can get infected with non-polio entereoviruses. But infants, children, and teenagers are more likely to get infected and become sick. That’s because they do not yet have immunity (protection) from previous exposures to the viruses.

Below you will find the website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that provides information about entereoviruses.

http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/EV-D68.html

We are being proactive in order to help prevent enterovirus by having students wash their hands often and using disinfectant wipes on desks, door knobs, switches, and anything else that is frequently touched. Enterovirus often exhibits typical cold/flu symptoms but like any respiratory infection can cause more difficulty for those with respiratory conditions. If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse.

Join us for the first MES Book Fair of the year! You can find the Book Fair in the gym during the week of September 22nd through September 26th. The Book Fair is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will offer extended hours the night of September 26th (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) during our school fall festival. The Book Fair offers many books on different reading levels for you and your child to enjoy! We hope to see you there!

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Join us at Giuseppe’s in Ladysmith for MES Spirit Night! Come out and

enjoy a delicious meal and help give back to Madison.

Tuesday, September 16th

4:30-10:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, September 16th

We will have three rotation times of informational sessions for each grade level:

*6:00-6:20 p.m.

*6:30-6:50 p.m.

*7:00-7:20 p.m.

Come and explore, get oriented, and have fun as you enjoy an array of exciting back to school activities including:

-Meet and greet with your child’s teacher

-Gather information and become knowledgeable of grade level SOL’s, procedures, and expectations

-Purchase MES Spirit Wear

-Sign up to be a parent volunteer for the PTA

-Purchase a treat from the Kona Ice truck

We hope to see you there!

You may now reach the school nurse, Mrs. Tinder, by calling the main school line 804-448-2171. Then choose option 3.

 

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