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Don’t Let Worry Get in the Way

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By Lisa Mercurio, School Psychologist; US Academic Support Coordinator Last week at the monthly PTPA general meeting, the division School Psychologists (Lisa Picha, Karen Fritchley and myself) along with Dr. Dana Lasek, Psychologist and Park Tudor parent, provided a talk on the topic of anxiety. The title of the presentation was “Don’t Let Worry Get in the Way: Strategies across…

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Security Alert & Lockdown

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At Park Tudor, a comprehensive emergency and crisis plan is in place, with faculty and students trained annually in implementing the plan. Tornado, fire and other security drills are performed regularly throughout the school year. When necessary, Park Tudor will implement security restrictions. These include: Security alert – A security alert is the lowest level of security restriction at Park…

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Holiday Safety

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With the Winter Holidays just around the corner I thought I would post some safety tips to keep in mind. At some point over the past few years I have posted some of the tips noted below, but it is prudent at this time to reiterate the following: Parking lot safety. Ensure that you always lock your vehicle and hide…

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Fall Season Safety

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Daylight savings time will end on Sunday, November 2nd. Typical reminders include that batteries should be changed in all smoke detectors. Below I have added a few extra tips to help ensure that fall will be safer for everyone. The fall colors as the leaves change makes for spectacular scenery but fallen leaves can create slippery road conditions. Please exercise…

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Driving Off Campus

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Every morning and afternoon I am still amazed by the speed of vehicles that travel through our school zones on College and on 71st. Not all high speed drivers are affiliated with Park Tudor, but we still contribute to the number of vehicles traveling above the speed limit. There is no leeway if a violation is issued. The signs on both College…

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Driving On Campus

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Now that we’re completing the second week of school, a few points of reminder for driving habits on and off campus: Please keep in mind that College Avenue is a school zone and speed limits as posted are the law. There are SLOW signs posted on campus. We must adhere to a less than 15MPH limit in order to safely…

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Ebola 101

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Lately the news has had many stories regarding the Ebola virus. I’ll try to recap some basic facts about the disease through research from the CDC and WHO websites. Ebola is centered in three countries in West Africa: Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Just recently the country of Nigeria has been added to the list. Ebola virus is the cause…

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