• Ticks

    Posted by Kelly Gray on 5/14/2021

    Saints families,

     

    Tick season is upon us and we would like to give you some information on how to combat these pesky critters. Tick exposure can occur year-round, but they are most active during the warmer months (April-September.) They can be active any time the temperature is above freezing. 

     

    Ticks can be found in wooded or grassy areas where they feed on deer, rabbits, birds, mice, rodents, our pets and humans. They can also be found in urban areas as well as on beaches in coastal areas.  

     

    Ticks hate the smell of lemon, orange, cinnamon, lavender, peppermint, and rose geranium and will avoid latching on to anything that smells like these scents. You can add them to almond oil and rub them on exposed skin for a natural repellent. You can find information on making your own DIY tick repellents at https://www.thespruce.com.



    To help protect yourself and your family, you should:

     

    1. Use a chemical repellent with DEET, permethrin or picaridin.
    2. Wear light-colored protective clothing.
    3. Tuck pant legs into socks.
    4. Avoid tick-infested areas.
    5. Check yourself, your children, and your pets daily for ticks and carefully remove any ticks.
    1. Wear a hat.

    Protect your pets and talk to your veterinarian about tick-repelling products. 

     

    After you have been in an area where ticks are found, inspect your clothing and body for ticks. Drying your clothes on high heat for 10 minutes can kill ticks on your clothing.

    Showering can also help to wash off any unattached ticks on your body. 

    For more information on tick removal you can visit: https://www.healthline.com/health/tick-removal.

     

    In good health,

    Kelly Gray

    Sian Jones

     

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    Posted by Kelly Gray on 5/6/2021

    We would like to say thank you to all of the teachers and staff at The Saints Academy for a great year, and what a year it has been! Each and every one of you has risen above and beyond the many challenges of the past year with your resilience, ingenuity, passion and strength during these unprecedented times. We are so fortunate to be a part of such a great community of educators and we appreciate your hard work and dedication to your students and school each and every day. 

    Thank you and happy teacher appreciation week!

    In good health,

    Kelly Gray

    Sian Jones

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  • Dry skin

    Posted by Kelly Gray on 1/15/2021

    Hello Parents!

    With the long weekend coming up and having extra time, we thought it would be a good chance to pay attention to things that sometimes get overlooked. We are noticing dry skin-hands and lips in particular. With all the hand washing and sanitizing going on, it's no wonder their skin is dry. Let's take a 3 day challenge to be mindful of lotion on their hands and chap stick on their iips every night before bed (at least). Aquaphor is one of my favorite lotions as it is thick and works really well. As skin is the largest organ in your body (8 pounds and 22 square feet!) and your first line of defense, we need to take better care of it. Have a great weekend, and lotion up!

    In good health,

    Sian and Kelly

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Posted by Kelly Gray on 12/18/2020

    We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and safe New Year! 

    In good health,

    Sian Jones and Kelly Gray

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  • Thanksgiving

    Posted by Kelly Gray on 11/25/2020

    To all Saints Academy families:

    We would like to wish all of you a very happy, safe and blessed Thanksgiving Day. We are grateful for your continued support.

     

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  • Wet your whistle with water!

    Posted by Kelly Gray on 11/13/2020

    Hello Everyone,

    Please make sure your child brings a water bottle to school daily! 

    Fun facts:

    • Water makes up 60-70% of your body weight.
    • Dehydration can cause headaches, bad breath, muscle cramps and feeling thirsty. 
    • Drinking 64 oz of water a day is recommended for optimal hydration. 
    • When hydrated, you will have more energy, fight off illness and have a better mood.

    Proper hydration is a key to good health!

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  • Staying Healthy Tips

    Posted by Kelly Gray on 11/5/2020

    Hello parents!

    With cold, flu and Covid season upon us, we thought we'd like to share some tips for staying healthy. Zinc has become a popular treatment for the common cold, according to webMD. Some studies have indicated that zinc lozenges help reduce the severity and duration of a cold. Vit D has also shown some promise in prevention of illness. Of course, getting enough sleep, adequate hydration, and good nutrition will help as well. 

    In good health,

    The Nurses

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  • Bundle up

    Posted by Kelly Gray on 12/4/2020

    Dear Saints Academy families,

    Now that the weather is getting seasonably colder, we would like to let you know that we go outside every chance we get. Please have your children wear warm coats, hats and mittens and bring a mat to sit on for days when we eat outside, weather permitting. 

    Thank you and have a great weekend!

    In good health,

    Sian Jones and Kelly Gray

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