WCA – weekly updates newsletter – week of 9/12/2022

Here is this week’s updates!

1. “Warrior Club” is starting up Monday!

WCA offers an after school program called “Warrior Club” for kindergarten through sixth graders. Your children would be enjoying an afternoon of scheduled activities such as game play, snack time, and even homework time! Here’s the flyer:

Contact Angela O’Meara to sign your children up for after school Warrior Club (angela.omeara@wcavt.org or 802-479-0141)

2. Hot Lunch order forms

The menu and order form for this coming week of hot lunches is now available! CLICK HERE to be brought to the page.

3. Cold and flu season us upon us!

How to keep your kids healthy during flu season
  • Have kids wash their hands frequently at home and school.
    • Since kids often touch their mouths and faces, parents should make sure their kids’ hands are washed with soap and water to remove germs before eating, after using the bathroom, and when they come inside from playing. Hand sanitizer can be used for times it’s not possible to wash.
  • Indoors or outdoors, get active.
    • Kids should get regular, moderate exercise to boost their immune systems. Studies have shown that being active can help reduce cold and flu episodes.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
    • Children need between 9 and 14 hours of sleep a day depending on their age. Sleep deprivation can weaken the immune system and increase the risk of getting sick.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet.
    • Provide meals with plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables to help boost children’s immune systems. Look for foods rich in vitamin C and vitamin D, and avoid foods high in additives, preservatives, and sugars.
  • Decrease stress.
    • Elevated stress hormones can lead to decreased immunity. Give kids plenty of down time for rest and creative play to help lower their stress levels and keep them from getting sick.
  • Avoid germy sharing.
    • Sharing is good for kids, but many commonly shared items can be breeding grounds for germs. Teach children to never share straws and cups, caps and scarves, or anything that comes in contact with their mouths and faces.

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