|New immunization requirements for the 2016-2017 school year/SB 277: All incoming Kindergarten and 7th grade students must have current immunizations on record to begin school on August 10, 2016. California law SB 277 no longer allows personal or religious beliefs exemptions. Click here for more information.|
Mentone Elementary is a PROUD member of the No Excuses University Network of Schools.
Minimum Day Wednesday, May 3rd.
T/K and K - 5th grade students are dismissed at noon. Please pick up students on time!
Announcements & News
Car Seat/Booster Safety
Call today to register for the next Car Seat Clinic Inspection.
Protect your head! Call today to set up your appointment so your child can receive a helmet.
CALLING ALL 4 YEAR OLDS
We still have a few spots open for our great Preschool program if your child will be 4 by December 2nd please contact me.
PROVEN STEPS TO A LONGER LIFE
For most people, better health can come with simple changes. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1/3 of all cancer deaths (186,000) could be prevented if people were more active and ate better. Parents can help their children avoid cancer as well by encouraging healthy habits from birth. Though there is no way to prevent all cancers, experts agree that for most people a handful of small changes greatly increases the ods of living a longer, healthier life.
Source: USA TODAY
Low Cost Health Insurance Available
There are affordable medical, dental, and vision coverage programs that can meet your child's health insurance needs. The Mentone Family Resource Center wants to help you find these programs. If your child or someone you know is uninsured, please call Hilda in the Healthy Start Office for information or call toll free 1-800-880-5305 to find out about "Healthy Families" & "Medi-Cal for Families" health care coverage. Healthy kids are healthy learners!
TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL?
The following guidelines can help you make that tough morning decision on whether to attend school or not:
Don't keep a child home for sniffles, a runny nose, or a mild cough without a fever. Also, vague complaints of aches, pains or fatigue or a single episode of diarrhea or vomiting without symptoms are not good excuses for missing school.
Keep a child home when (s)he has any of the following: fever of 100+; persistent vomiting or diarrhea; undiagnosed rashes; pinkeye; strep throat; scabies or head lice; impetigo; or chickenpox.
Please contact our school office or Family Resource Center if you have any questions about issues pertaining to student illness and attendance.
Online Encyclopedia Services Available
Check out our new online encyclopedia services available to our learning community. Any Mentone group member can access this service through our web page below. Just click on the link and unlock knowledge!