3-25-2015 Weekly Parent Newsletter

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HOPE March Information
First Lines - Good Books - Read More!

DIAMONDBACK GEMS

HOPE Squad: Our first annual MARCH FOR HOPE is coming soon! All of Nebo district's HOPE Squads as well as anyone interested in joining the walk are welcome to march. HOPE Squad members will wear their HOPE shirts from their different schools.  Everyone can bring banners and posters promoting hope, mental health awareness, and positive messages. They can also bring lanterns, glow sticks, flashlights, etc. since it will start to get dark during the walk.

Meet at the Spanish Fork High School front parking lot on MARCH 31ST AT 7PM. Mike Adams (counselor at SHJHS) will be welcoming everyone on the megaphone. The SF Police Department will be helping with traffic and crossing streets. HOPE4Utah brochures will be available to anyone interested. Everyone, including families and friends, is invited.  So plan to participate! (See flyer in the photo section of this story at http://dfjhs.nebo.edu  

CTE Day Care Day: On Friday, as part of the 7th grade CTE Introduction Family and Consumer Science classes, DFJHS will sponsor a day care day for children ages 3-5. Students prepare activities, help children become acclimated to new surroundings and practice child care safety.

2nd NOTICE - Vaccine Clinics: If you have a student that will be attending 7th grade next year, there are new immunization requirements. Every 7th grader must receive these immunizations in order to attend school in Utah. (unless they have an exemption form on file.)

1 Tdap booster - must contain pertussis-Td not acceptable. (kindergarten dose does NOT count)

1 Meningococcal (meningitis) Vaccine

2 Varicella (chicken pox) Vaccines-history of disease is acceptable.

The School Nurses and Utah County Health Department have joined together to set up 3 immunization clinics. These clinics are open to everyone. We will be giving 7th grade,Kindergarten, and adult vaccines.

Wed. March 25th 2:30-6:00 Taylor Elementary School

Thursday March 26th 3:00-5:00 Park Elementary School

Wed. April 1st 3:00-5:00 Mapleton Junior High School

Please bring your immunization record and insurance card.

Insurances accepted: Altius, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CIGNA, DMBA, Educators Mutual, Humana/Choice Care, Medicaid/Medicare, Molina, PEHP, Select Health, Select Health/CHIP, United Healthcare. For those without insurance under age 19, cost of shots is $16.00 each shot.

Library: First Line Posters are on display in the halls and the library this month. Students put together their favorite books and the first line that created a “hook” for them to keep reading. These books are available to check out. So, remind your children to lose themselves in a good book this spring!

4H: 4-H Afterschool is a program that offers youth a safe, healthy, caring, and enriching environment, engages youth in long-term, structured learning in partnership with adults, and addresses the interests of youth and their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs.

We have just a few weeks of our after school 4H program left, but we have some great classes! We are offering any and all students the opportunity to take advantage of the program for FREE! This would give students who have not tried 4H a taste of what we have to offer.

You can enroll your child by filling out an enrollment form. He or she can start attending the same day! Check out the current spring programs under the 4-H tab at http://dfjhs.nebo.edu

SPORTS

DFJHS Track & Field: Upcoming meets -

April 3 @Salem Hills High School (Salem, SF, DF)

DFJHS Boys’ Tennis: Upcoming matches -

March 31 vs SFJHS at Maple Mountain High School

April 1 @ Salem JHS (Intramural Tournament)

CALENDAR

March 25-26—6th Grade Registration Day

March 26-27—School Accreditation Visit

March 27: CTE Day Care Day