Dear Parents/Guardian,

    Another school year is coming to an end.  It is hard to believe just how

quickly this year has come and gone.  In preparation for next year, there

are a few helpful reminders.

    All students who are entering pre-k, kindergarten, first, third, fifth, and

seventh grade are required to have a  physical done by a physician. Tdap is

a mandated  requirement for all students entering sixth grade. All students

entering seventh grade are required to receive the meningitis vaccination.

Varicella (chicken pox), is a two dose vaccination and students entering

kindergarten should receive the second dose. If there are any questions

or concerns, please give me a call or speak to your pediatrician.

     Students that have medication in school will need to pick up their

medication NO LATER than June 19th. Medications are not allowed to

stay in the building over the summer months.  Medication forms for next

year will be sent home with the students so they can be prepared and ready

for the start of the school year in September.

     I would like to give a few tips to help insure a safe summer vacation. Make

sure when you are out in the sun to apply liberal amounts of sunscreen to protect

your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.  While out and about in areas where ticks may be, please use extra care in protecting yourself from tick bites.  I sent home

a newsletter with some tips regarding this issue.  If your child goes to camp,

remember lice have no particular favorite season or person.  It has become a year round issue and anyone can be affected by this pesky bug. NO sharing of head

gear.  Keep hair tied up and NOT blowing freely in the wind. While riding a

bicycle, scooter, or skate board remember to wear protective equipment (helmet,

knee pads, elbow pads) as appropriate.

     CONGRATULATIONS to the graduating class of 2019.  I wish each and

everyone of you continued success and happiness as you continue your life’s

journey,  May you cherish the memories and friendships you have made here

at St. Mary.  May the Lord bless each of you as you seek His guidance and

direction for your future.

     Parents, THANK YOU for all your support and cooperation throughout the school year.  My job is successful because of your assistance.

     Have a wonderful summer.  Enjoy, relax, be safe and I look forward to seeing you all in September. God Bless.

Stephanie K. Psomas RN