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Upcoming Events
1/29/2015
- BPS Family Math Night
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2/3/2015
- BMS Jazz Band Concert
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2/10/2015
2/12/2015
- BPS Valentine Party
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- BIS Valentine Parties
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
School Announcements
Bolivar R-1 Schools organizations receive grants from community foundation

The Bolivar Area Community Foundation awarded several grants to groups affiliated with the Bolivar R-1 District during the Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet held Monday, Jan. 19. Organizations receiving grants were: Little Liberator Child Care Center, $700 for developmental equipment; Parents As Teachers, $1,000 for books for children served by the program; Bolivar Primary School PTA, $300 for a laminator for BPS; and Care To Learn, $500 for hygiene items for backpacks. Congratulations to each of these grant recipients.  
Dress for winter temperatures
Winter weather is here! With temperatures dipping below freezing while students are waiting at the bus stop, please take a few minutes to make sure they are dressed for the bitter cold. According to Ready.gov, here are some tips for dressing for winter weather:
  • Wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. The outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent.
  • Wear mittens, which are warmer than gloves.
  • Wear a hat. A hat will prevent loss of body heat.
  • Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect you lungs.
Reminder students will continue to go outside for recess UNLESS the temperature is below 32 degrees or if the wind chill is below 25 degrees.

 
Help prevent the spread of the flu
The Centers for Disease Control lists Missouri as a state where influenza is considered wide-spread. Nearly a dozen of cases of the flu were confirmed in the Bolivar R-1 District prior to the Christmas break. According to the Polk County Health Center, more than 130 cases of the flu have been reported in Polk County.
According to the CDC, here are some tips to preventing the flu:
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu–like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.*
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
You may have the flu if you have some or all of these symptoms:
  • fever*
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • body aches
  • headache
  • chills
  • fatigue
  • sometimes diarrhea and vomiting
*It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
As with any fever, it is recommended that students be fever free for at least 24 hours before returning to the classroom or longer if recommended by the child’s physician.
Source: cdc.gov


 
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