A Message from 

AQUIDNECK SCHOOL

Erica L. Bulk, Principal   

May 3, 2024

MAY IMPORTANT DATES


MAY 6 - MAY 10 -

BOOK FAIR/TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK


5/7 - KB LIBRARY FIELD TRIP

5/8 - BOOK FAIR FAMILY NIGHT - 5:00 - 6:30 PM

5/9 - KINDERGARTEN BUTTONWOOD ZOO

5/10 - POPCORN - WEAR BLUE & WHITE OR SHARKIE

5/14 - RICAS - GRADE 3

5/14 - KN/KP LIBRARY FIELD TRIP

5/15 - RICAS - GRADE 3

5/22 - KINDERGARTEN MUSICAL - 1:45 PM

5/14 - POPCORN - WEAR BLUE & WHITE OR SHARKIE

5/27 - NO SCHOOL - MEMORIAL DAY



AQUIDNECK SCHOOL

ATTENDANCE REPORT



Please make sure that your child is coming to school each and every day.


Any student that is missing more than 10% of the school year will receive a letter from the school.


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Revised District School Calendar 2023-2024
UPDATED 2024/2025 District School Calendar

NURSE’S NOTE: 

FIFTH DISEASE - A COMMON WINTER/EARLY SPRING ILLNESS IN CHILDREN

What is fifth disease in children?

Fifth disease is a viral illness that causes a rash (exanthem). Fifth disease is also called erythema infectiosum. And it’s known as "slapped cheek" disease. This is because the rash can cause a child's cheeks to become very red. Fifth disease is spread from one child to another through direct contact with fluid from the nose and throat. It can also be spread through contact with infected blood. It is somewhat contagious.

What causes fifth disease in a child?

Fifth disease is caused by human parvovirus B19. It occurs most often in the winter and spring.

Which children are at risk for fifth disease?

It is most common in young school-age children. Children often get it at school or other places where children gather. Adults can get fifth disease, too, but most infections are in children. 

What are the symptoms of fifth disease in a child?

Symptoms usually show up 4 to 14 days after a child is exposed to the disease. About 4 in 5 infected children have very mild symptoms for about a week before getting the rash. About 1 in 5 will have no symptoms at all before the rash appears. Children are most contagious before the rash occurs, before they know they have the disease.

Early symptoms are usually very mild. These may include:

Low fever, Headache, Runny nose, Sore throat, Cough, Itching, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea

A rash is usually the main symptom of fifth disease. The rash:

  • Starts on the cheeks and is bright red.
  • Spreads to the trunk, arms, and legs, and lasts 2 to 4 days. It often has a "lacey" appearance. 
  • May come back when the child is exposed to sunlight, heat or cold, or injury to the skin. This may continue for several days.

The symptoms of fifth disease can be like other health conditions. Make sure your child sees his or her healthcare provider for a diagnosis.

How is fifth disease diagnosed in a child?

The healthcare provider will ask about your child’s symptoms and health history. He or she will give your child a physical exam. The physical exam will include inspecting the rash. The rash is unique to fifth disease, and may be enough to diagnose your child. In some cases, your child may also have blood tests.

How is fifth disease treated in a child?

Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is. The illness is caused by a virus. Antibiotics won't help your child.

The goal of treatment is to help ease symptoms. Treatment may include:

  • Having your child drink plenty of fluids
  • Giving acetaminophen or ibuprofen for fever and discomfort
  • Giving an antihistamine medicine for itching 

Talk with your child’s healthcare providers about the risks, benefits, and possible side effects of all medicines. Don't give ibuprofen to a child younger than 6 months old, unless your healthcare provider tells you to. Don't give aspirin to children. Aspirin can cause a serious health condition called Reye syndrome.

What are possible complications of fifth disease in a child?

Fifth disease is usually a mild illness. In some cases, it may cause acute severe anemia in a child with sickle-cell disease or a weak immune system. In a pregnant woman with fifth disease, there is a small risk to the baby in the womb. If you are pregnant, inform your doctor that you may have been exposed to the virus. 

How can I help prevent fifth disease in my child?

The best ways to keep fifth disease from spreading include:

  • Washing hands well with soap and warm water
  • Covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing




WONDERING WHERE TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR?

Check out our new website! It is filled with great information! Make sure to Scroll Down to see the NEWS Section.
AQUIDNECK WEBSITE
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?

Island Youth Lacrosse will be awarding 7 Breakers Lacrosse Scholarships this spring to local girls in the first and second grade who attend Pell, Forest Ave, or Aquidneck School. Recipients will pay $0 for spring registration. Contact director@islandlax.org for details.