John Jay High School
60 North Salem Road, Cross River, NY 10518
Kim Piccolino Antonio Ramos
The Feminism Club Raises $300 for GirlUp!
Here are the facts:
• Girls who get an education marry later, have fewer kids, and are more likely to access healthcare for their families.
• Girls make up more than 1/2 of the 140 million children and adolescents that are out of school.
• Investing in girls is the KEY to reducing poverty and bettering the lives of families around the world!
GirlUp! is part of a UN campaign that promotes girls’ education and leadership in third-world countries. The JJHS Feminism Club sponsored a live music night and viewing of the documentary “Girl Rising,” exploring the lives of nine young girls from nine different countries and the barriers they confront. Many of them struggle for the opportunity to go to school, see a doctor or be included in their communities. This has heartbreaking consequences including: low levels of enrollment in school, high levels of child marriage and serious health risks from pregnancy and early child birth. If you’d like to know more, “Girl Rising” is available on Netflix or you can visit GirlUp!’s website at http://www.girlup.org/.
John Jay High School students volunteered their time over the weekend to
work alongside Lewisboro Garden Club members in planting more than
4,000 daffodils at the school.
Coffee and Conversation
Dear Parents/Guardians of Freshman:
Please join your child’s counselor for conversation around transitioning to high school, extra-curricular activities, high school courses and the role of the counselor at our Coffee and Conversation Program this Wednesday, October 22nd from 7:30AM to 8:15AM in the HS cafeteria. Please RSVP to the Counseling Center at 763-7226, if you are planning on attending.
Snapshots from the First Day of School
From the Nurse’s Offices of KLSD
EV-D68 is causing cases of severe respiratory (breathing) illness among children and other individuals. Such illness has sometimes been resulting in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma.
The New York State Department of Health is advising parents and health care providers to be aware of the signs and symptoms of enterovirus EV-D68, a serious respiratory illness which has now been confirmed in more than a dozen children in New York State.
Symptoms to Look For:
How It Is Spread
Enteroviruses are transmitted through close contact with a person who has the virus, or by touching objects or surfaces that have the virus on them and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
What You Can Do Protect Yourself
It is important to protect yourself and others reminding your children to:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
Use the same precautions you would use to prevent the spread of influenza (flu).
These prevention steps are especially important for individuals or persons with family members who are infants, or who have chronic health conditions or compromised immune systems.
What to Do If Your Child Feels Ill
If your child is sick with a runny nose, cough, fever, or aches which are signs of an upper respiratory infection, do not send your child to school. Allow them to rest and recover at home. Contact your medical provider immediately if your child becomes seriously ill.
Yearbook orders are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 school year. Order before December 1st and receive a 25% discount!
Ordering information is available to your left under