ATTENTION PARENTS
Common COVID-19 symptoms in kids.

We don’t know exactly why children are less likely to catch COVID-19 or become as sick as adults. While COVID-19 symptoms in kids and adults can be similar, most children experience fewer symptoms—or none at all.

Children under the age of 10 often show fewer symptoms, which may include:

Fever
• Runny nose
• Headache
• Diarrhea
• Abdominal pain

Risks of COVID-19 complications in kids.

It can be hard to detect the virus early because COVID-19 symptoms in children are often subtle. And, other viral illnesses are common this time of year which can make it tricky to determine what’s ailing your child.

Instead of worrying about the “what ifs,” we recommend being vigilant about the things you can control to keep your family healthy, including:

Practicing frequent hand washing: Frequently washing hands for at least 20 seconds at a time is the best way to keep illness at bay.

Wearing masks: Children over the age of two years old should wear a cloth face mask while in public or around others outside of the home. Children under the age of two and anyone with breathing conditions should not wear face masks. Make sure your child is wearing his/her mask properly, covering both the nose and mouth and not touching their face with their hands.

*Please note that a child can have COVID-19 without a fever. Most common symptoms in children under 10 are headaches, runny nose and/or abdominal pain. 

Excerpt from: https://www.medstarhealth.org/medstar-blog/covid-19-symptoms-in-kids-what-you-need-to-know/
VACACIONES DE OTOÑO - Jueves 22 de octubre - Viernes 23 de octubre
4TH AND 5TH GRADE TESTING
Elementary students in grades 4 and 5 will be taking the NNAT test for assessing gifted ability on Monday October 19. Scholars on team black will report at 9:00 AM and scholars on team gold will report at 11:00 AM. The test takes approximately one hour. After the test, we ask that you come and pick your child up. Thank you for your help in identifying students for the gifted program.
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Los estudiantes de primaria en los grados 4 y 5 tomarán el examen NNAT para evaluar la capacidad para superdotados el Lunes 19 de Octubre. Los estudiantes del equipo negro se presentarán a las 9:00 AM y los estudiantes del equipo dorado se presentarán a las 11:00 AM. La prueba dura aproximadamente una hora. Después de la prueba, le pedimos que venga a recoger a su hijo. Gracias por su ayuda en la identificación de estudiantes para el programa de dotados.
HALLOWEEN
ASTEC CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Sonia Sotomayor was born in Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. She earned a B.A. in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the university’s highest academic honor. In 1979, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office from 1979–1984. She then litigated international commercial matters in New York City at Pavia & Harcourt, where she served as an associate and then partner from 1984–1992. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and she served in that role from 1992–1998. She served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998–2009. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009.

Research this important leader and trailblazer!
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Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, nació en Bronx, Nueva York, el 25 de Junio de 1954. Obtuvo un B.A. en 1976 de la Universidad de Princeton, graduándose summa cum laude y recibiendo el más alto honor académico de la universidad. En 1979, obtuvo un doctorado en derecho de la Facultad de Derecho de Yale, donde se desempeñó como editora del Yale Law Journal. Se desempeñó como Fiscal de Distrito Auxiliar en la Oficina del Fiscal de Distrito del Condado de Nueva York de 1979 a 1984. Luego litigó asuntos comerciales internacionales en la ciudad de Nueva York en Pavia & Harcourt, donde se desempeñó como asociada y luego socia de 1984 a 1992. En 1991, el presidente George H.W. Bush la nominó para el Tribunal de Distrito de los EE. UU., Distrito Sur de Nueva York, y ocupó ese cargo de 1992 a 1998. Se desempeñó como juez en la Corte de Apelaciones del Segundo Circuito de los Estados Unidos de 1998 a 2009. El presidente Barack Obama la nombró magistrada adjunta de la Corte Suprema el 26 de Mayo de 2009, y asumió este cargo el 8 de Agosto de 2009.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS
DESAYUNOS Y ALMUERZOS GRATIS para todos los estudiantes hasta Diciembre. Llame a la secretaria al 405-947-6272.
SCHOOL MEAL PICK UP INFORMATION
Each Monday from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM take-home meals for the week may be picked up at the middle school cafeteria. This will include 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches per student. Meals are free through December for all ASTEC scholars who have turned in a lunch form regardless of whether or not the family qualifies for free or reduced lunch. 

Elementary will now pick up from the middle school.

For meal pick up, follow the middle school driveline route and line up in your car. Drive to the middle school entrance where ASTEC staff will meet you at your car to give you the meals. 

The ASTEC middle school cafeteria is located at 2401 NW 23rd Street. The middle school entrance is directly south of the Kentucky Fried Chicken at the 23rd street and Flynn Drive intersection.  

Please show your student driveline number so we can track distribution for food service record keeping. 
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Cada Lunes de 4:00 PM a 5:00 PM, las comidas para llevar a casa de la semana se pueden recoger en la cafetería de la escuela secundaria. Esto incluye 5 desayunos y 5 almuerzos por estudiante. Las comidas son gratis hasta Diciembre para todos los estudiantes de ASTEC que hayan entregado un formulario de almuerzo sin importar si la familia califica o no para el almuerzo gratis o reducido.

La primaria ahora recogerá de la escuela intermedia.

Para recoger la comida, siga la ruta de la línea de conducción de la escuela secundaria y haga fila en su automóvil. Conduzca hasta la entrada de la escuela secundaria donde el personal de ASTEC lo recibirá en su automóvil para darle las comidas.

La cafetería de la escuela secundaria ASTEC está ubicada en 2401 NW 23rd Street. La entrada de la escuela secundaria está directamente al sur de Kentucky Fried Chicken en la intersección de la calle 23 y Flynn Drive.

Muestre el número de línea de conducción de su estudiante para que podamos rastrear la distribución para el mantenimiento de registros del servicio de alimentos.
NUTRITION
SOURCE: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/browse-by-audience/view-all-audiences/multiple-languages/multilanguage-spanish/informaci%C3%B3n-general
3 REASONS TO READ TO YOUR ELEMENTARY CHILD
For many families, it's the same daily, after-dinner routine: play and relax, then bath, books, and bedtime. Some people mix it up by adding a good-night song (or two) in there, but we never added that gem into our schedule. Unfailingly, though, bath, books, and bed are the norm for many families of young children, which is a wonderful way of introducing books and literacy to young ones.  

However, once children walk through the big doors of elementary school, it seems like that pattern of bath-books-bed comes to a screeching halt. Sure, kids are still (thankfully) jumping in the bath or shower, but then usually straight to bed to read on their own afterward.

It is still so important that parents read with children, even as children enter those exciting elementary-school years.

Here are three reasons to read with your elementary schooler every night:

  • Time together. The number one reason for reading each night is quality time together. Period. Life gets nuts when kids go to elementary school. Between homework, lessons, classes, and meetings, it's a crazy time. But carving out that small amount of time—even if it's 10-15 minutes, which is just enough time to read one chapter of a book—is totally worth scheduling into your day. I'm betting payoffs for this small, scheduled “date” with your child will be big in the long-term.

  • Listening to fluent reading. If you choose to do the reading, which I strongly suggest you do, then this time together allows your child to listen to what fluent reading should sound like. You don't need to go crazy with voices and sounds—just read naturally and normally. The more your younger readers hear what fluent reading should sound like, the better! It reminds them how their reading should sound.

  • Talking about texts. It doesn't need to be an in-depth discussion about characters, plotline, or style, but you may be surprised at how your conversations evolve after you read together for some time. You can begin by just “thinking aloud”—every few pages, share your thoughts about the text out loud, kind of like a built-in commentary. Your child will hear how you think about and process text as you read, and soon it will become habitual for him or her to do the same. Over time, incorporate questions or thought-provoking statements and involve your child.

Are you convinced? I hope so! Tonight, grab two books, and ask your child to choose one. Start reading, and you'll be glad you did. It will all help to develop relationships, critical thinking, and better reading comprehension!

OCTOBER 21 - CHROMEBOOK RETURN DEADLINE
Any scholar in PK-3rd grade that has not returned the school issued Chromebook must return it to the elementary school by Wednesday Oct 21st or be subject to a rental fee.
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Cualquier estudiante de PK a 3er grado que no haya entregado la computadora debe entregalo a la escuela primaria antes del Miércoles 21 de Octubre o estará sujeto a una tarifa.
HAVE FUN ONLINE
ABC MOUSE

Offering a full curriculum for children ages 2-8, this site includes fun and interactive games, songs, and puzzles for reading, math, science, and art.

Helps with: Reading, Math, Science, Art
Actividad en línea gratis ABC MOUSE

Este sitio, que ofrece un plan de estudios completo para niños de 2 a 8 años, incluye juegos, canciones y rompecabezas divertidos e interactivos para lectura, matemáticas, ciencias y arte.

Ayuda con: lectura, matemáticas, ciencia, arte
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WE CAN STILL HAVE FUN...AT A DISTANCE
The Only Thing Better than Family Fun is FREE Family Fun! Here is a list of fun things to do with the whole family without spending a dime. Below, you’ll find a list of inspiring ideas of the best free events happening this month, reader-favorite free activities and more free things to do with kids in OKC! 
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¡Lo único mejor que la diversión familiar es la diversión familiar GRATIS! Aquí hay una lista de cosas divertidas para hacer con toda la familia sin gastar un centavo. A continuación, encontrará una lista de ideas inspiradoras de los mejores eventos gratuitos que sucederán este mes, actividades gratuitas favoritas de los lectores y más cosas gratuitas para hacer con niños en OKC.

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October 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
October 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Excerpt from: https://www.metrofamilymagazine.com/free-fun/page/2/
FREE EMAIL ACCOUNT
ASTEC parents, did you know you can have a free email account through Google? Just go to the Google homepage and go to the right hand corner and select “Gmail.” Follow the directions to select a name and you have a Gmail address for free.

One benefit of an email account is that it allows you to communicate with the schools and receive additional information from the school.

If you need assistance, your scholar can help!
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Padres de ASTEC, ¿sabían que pueden tener una cuenta de correo electrónico gratuita a través de Google? Simplemente vaya a la página de inicio de Google, vaya a la esquina derecha y seleccione "Gmail". Siga las instrucciones para seleccionar un nombre y tendrá una dirección de Gmail gratis.

Un beneficio de una cuenta de correo electrónico es que le permite comunicarse con las escuelas y recibir información adicional de la escuela.

Si necesita ayuda, ¡su estudiante puede ayudar!
CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Did you know you can get daily updates about our programs and our scholars on our Facebook page? Just click here to find our official page and hit the "like" button!
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¿Sabía que puede obtener actualizaciones diarias sobre nuestros programas y nuestros académicos en nuestra página de Facebook? ¡Simplemente haga clic aquí para encontrar nuestra página oficial y presione el botón "Me gusta"!

HELPFUL LINKS
NEED HELP?
Families facing a difficult financial time may contact their school headmaster for a waiver for activity fees or or school supplies.
CONTACT US

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