Helen Haller Communication

5TH GRADE HIV/AIDS PREVENTION EDUCATION CLASS

In response to the growing threat of HIV to our population, the 1988 Washington State Legislature mandated that a program of prevention education be presented to students yearly, beginning with the 5th grade. The Sequim School District #323 has adopted an appropriate program for HIV/AIDS education with the advice of educators, parents, and community members.

Helen Haller Elementary School 5th graders will be viewing an HIV/AIDS education video on Friday, Feb. 28th. Each 5th grade teacher will present HIV material to their own class, at a time that is convenient for the teacher during the school day. Growth and Development information is scheduled on Friday, February 21th from 1:45 to 2:45, boys and girls will view their Growth and Development videos separately.

Two parent preview meetings are held annually in October to allow parents to preview the HIV/AIDS prevention curriculum.

STATE LAW PROVIDES THAT A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST ATTEND SUCH A MEETING BEFORE THEY CAN HAVE THEIR CHILD OR LEGAL WARD EXCUSED FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE HIV PREVENTION PROGRAM.

If you have any questions, please call Sonja Bittner, School Nurse at: 360-477-7728.

STUDENT COUNCIL'S BOOK SWAP

From March 2nd-6th, students can turn in used books to their classroom teacher to redeem "Book Bucks". Starting on Wednesday, March 4th-March 6th from 4:00-6:00 PM, students can use their "Book Bucks" to shop for books in the Helen Haller Cafeteria.

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