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Health Tip #10

Health Tip #10
Posted on 11/03/2017

WEEKLY HEALTH TIP - By Mrs. Best/P.E. Teacher - Health Tip #10 - Winter Safety - While winter can be a season of fun and adventure for children, it can also be very dangerous. Before the temperature gets any lower, consult our winter weather safety guide below for tips from Parents.com and the American Academy of Pediatrics on how to keep your family safe.
WHAT TO WEAR
Dress your child in layers: It will help keep them warm and dry outside. The rule of thumb for  young children is to dress them in one more layer of clothing than an adult would wear in the same conditions. Always be sure to check the windchill (as well as the temperature) before sending them to school. To be on the safe side, our students will not have outdoor P.E. if the wind chill is 10 degrees F or lower:

  • First layer: Thermal underwear, sock liners, wool socks, and glove liners.
  • Second layer: Turtleneck, sweater, or a vest, plus sweatpants or ski pants.
  • Third layer: Water-resistant jacket, a hat, mittens, and waterproof boots with gripping surfaces. Instead of a scarf, buy a neck gaiter. A scarf can get caught on objects, posing a  hazard.

Please do your best to prepare your child(ren) this winter to enjoy playing outside during P.E. and recess when the wind chill isn’t too low .Let’s have fun this winter!


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