WELCOME BACK to SCHOOL for the 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR.
I hope everyone had a restful and memorable summer.
In compliance with the laws and guidelines of the State of New Jersey, all new entrants into the Lodi Public School District must present documentation of Immunizations and a physical performed in the last 12 months.
Lodi public school shall admit students on a provisional basis if a physician or his or her designee can document that at least one dose of each required age-appropriate vaccine or antigen has been administered and that the pupil is in the process of receiving the remaining immunizations, as per the Lodi Board of education regulation No. 5320.
Don't Forget about Breakfast.
Keeping your child healthy and safe is any parent's priority, but in today's hectic, busy, lifestyle, sometimes our best intentions take a back seat. Children still need two basic ingredients to stay healthy and focused in school: a good breakfast and a good night's sleep. Many children visit the health room with complaints of tummy aches, headaches, and general malaise, all before 10AM. These symptoms are real and could be avoided by a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast.
Recommendations suggest children ages 11-14 years of age receive no less than 9-10 hours of sleep each night. Be consistent with bedtime rituals and bedtime in general. Do not use sleep as a punishment, but encourage sleep as a healthy habit...just like brushing the teeth. Children who are rested are able to retain information and apply what they've learned.
Breakfast eaters show greater concentration, more energy, and better muscle coordination. Getting a child to eat in the morning is not always an easy task, but even a glass of milk will provide energy and needed vitamins. Below are some suggested items for breakfast on the go:
*Fruit smoothie-milk, ice cream, banana (or other fruit) can be mixed together and put in cup for the trip to school.
*cereal with fruit and milk
*cheese, fruit, crackers
*pancakes, waffles, bagel
*and yes, "leftovers" are okay too!
6th Grade Student reminder
All pupils entering grade 6 and born after January 1, 1997 must received a Tdap vaccine and a meningococcal vaccine. If you have not already done so, please schedule an appointment with your health care provider and submit proof of documentation to the school nurse as soon as completed. In the event that you do not have a healthcare provider or need further assistance, please contact the nurse at 973-478-8662 x 15