4/20: SMG Spirit Day
4/20: Middle School Service Day
4/20: Chick fil A Spirit Day
4/20: 4/5 Game Night
4/20: PTO Meeting 8am
4/21: New Family Meeting 9am
4/21: Middle School Dance
This week we pray for the intentions of the Carrasco, Cunningham, Longardner, McMinn, Shedlock, Starr and Soukup families.
If you have a prayer intention you want announced at school, please email to email@example.com. We also have our prayer intention books outside the school office for silent prayer requests.
Schoolkidz Supply Kits
Supply Kit order forms have been sent home with students. If you choose, orders must be placed by May 4th.
Schoolbelles Buying Guide
4/5 Game Night
Attention fourth and fifth graders, our next game night will be held at Laser Flash in Carmel on Thursday, April 20 from 6 to 8 PM. Forms are below, but also went home with all students last Friday.
Notice to all our families with EpiPens in the nurse office. The Mylan company has recalled a small number of EpiPens from specific lot numbers. We have checked all the lot numbers on all EpiPens in the office. None of our EpiPens have been recalled. If you have an EpiPen at home, please check the lot numbers attached to this news letter or go to the EpiPen recall site. Also, please remember to pick up your EpiPens on the last day of school. We send all prescription medications home over the summer.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate. The recalled product was manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty.
While the number of reported failures is small, EpiPen products that potentially contain a defective part are being recalled because of the potential for life-threatening risk if a severe allergic reaction goes untreated. Consumers should keep and use their current EpiPens if needed until they get a replacement. Consumers should contact Stericycle at 877-650-3494.
As stated on the product label, consumers should always seek emergency medical help right away after using their EpiPens, particularly if the device did not activate.
At this time, the 13 lots identified – distributed between Dec. 17, 2015, and July 1, 2016 – are the only EpiPen lots impacted by the U.S. recall. Consumers who have EpiPens from lots that are not included in this recall, do not need to replace their EpiPen prior to its expiration date.
NDC Number Lot Number Expiration Date
EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg 49502-501-02 5GN767 April 2017
EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg 49502-501-02 5GN773 April 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 5GM631 April 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 5GM640 May 2017
EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg 49502-501-02 6GN215 September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM082 September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM072 September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM081 September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM088 October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM199 October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM091 October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM198 October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM087 October 2017
The FDA asks health care professionals and consumers to report any adverse reactions or device malfunctions to the FDA’s MedWatch program, by:
· Completing and submitting the report online at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm, or
· Downloading and completing the form, then submitting it via fax at 800-FDA-0178.
The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.
Band Parent Meeting
Tonight, April 19th,there is a meeting for parents of students wishing to join the band. The meeting is a 7:00 pm in the school library. Representatives from Paige’s Music will be there to explain renting to own and purchasing used and new instruments.
The spring musical, Aladdin, will be presented on May 24th at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm in the parish hall. The entire 4th and 5th Grades will be in the musical. It is part of the 4th quarter music curriculum. The Middle school choir
is also in the musical. There is a link on Edmodo for girl costume veils and coin scarves that you can order on Amazon. Information will be coming soon for boys to order hats. Costumes are optional for 4th and 5th grades. Middle School Choir will be assigned costume parts.
The SMG Band will present a concert on May 24th at 1:30 and 7:00 pm in the parish hall. Come and hear our band students perform.
SMG Children’s Choir is singing for the First Communion on May 6th.
If you have a sibling making their First Communion this year please consider singing in the choir for that mass. What a wonderful way to help them celebrate this important Sacrament! We will practice in the School Music room from 6 – 7 on Thursday, April 27th, and on May 4th.
Come and join us!
Saint Maria Goretti Parish will be having a Used Book Sale this spring!
Sale dates will be Friday April 28, Sunday April 30, & Monday May 1. All books will be available for $1; with proceeds going to SMG parish ministries.
We will collect your used books for readers through 8th grade. Book boxes will also be at both entrances of the school and parish offices; we are also able to pick up large quantities of books at your home if you are unable to get them to SMG. Please contact Mende Timmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-399-6138. Thank you for your generosity!
Guerin Catholic High School News
Visit GuerinCatholic.org for more information and/or registration details for all of our events:
Prospective Parent Breakfast – TOMORROW!
Thursday, April 20, 8-10 am
Parents of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to attend one of our Prospective Parent Breakfasts from 8-10am to visit and learn about Guerin Catholic. You will meet our Admissions staff and learn about the admissions process, hear from members of our administration staff and from current students, visit classrooms to observe student and teacher class interactions, and tour our school’s 72 acre campus. It’s a great way to see first hand what Guerin Catholic is all about and have all of your questions answered. A light breakfast and refreshments will be served. Register at GuerinCatholic.org
Spend the summer on campus with GC’s 2017 Camp Purple
Camp descriptions, fees and registration for our summer athletic and enrichment camps for students in grades K-8 (2017-18 school year) are available at GuerinCatholic.org. Register for Camp Invention® by May 1 and save $15!
ATTENTION 7TH GRADERS: Spots are filling up quickly!
High School Placement Test (HSPT) Summer Prep Course
June 12 – 16 9 am – 12 pm – FULL!
June 12 – 16 1 pm – 4 pm
July 17 – 21 9 am – 12 pm
July 17 – 21 1 pm – 4 pm
Register at GuerinCatholic.org
The Guerin Catholic Athletic Department would like to invite your community to Guest Speaker Ben Newman on April 26th at 7 PM in our gym. See information below.
Tryouts for the 2017-18 Guerin Catholic Cheer Team will take place on Thursday April 27th from 3:30-5:30pm in the GCHS Cafeteria. There will be 2 practice sessions to learn the cheers & dance for tryouts. Practice sessions will be held on Monday April 24th & Wednesday April 26th from 3:30-5:30 in the cafeteria as well. Anyone trying out for the team for the first time must attend both practice sessions and returning cheerleaders must attend at least one of the sessions unless prior arrangements have been made with the coach. This tryout is for both football & basketball cheerleading for the 2017-18 school year for ALL grade levels including incoming freshman. Please contact Head Coach Dr. Stephanie Sharpe at email@example.com with any questions.