CFB News
Published on Sep 26, 2018 16:38

Wednesday, September 26


HSA is searching for volunteers to help with Scholastic books! We would love to have some people train so that they can take it over in the next year or so. Please email HSA at
Please join us in the Clyde F Brown library on the second Wednesday of October for our monthly meeting.
We are looking for picture day volunteers on October 11th between the hours of 8:00AM and 2:30PM. If you can volunteer any portion of that day please email us at

and let us know your availability.
If you have any ideas you would like to share please email HSA at


October 2018 Calendar of Events

Please click on the link to find the October 2018 Calendar of Events:

CFB Walk to School Days Announced for SY 2018-19

Walk to School events for the 2018-19 school year start again in October!  At CFB, we will celebrate International Walk to School Day on 10/3.  We will meet at the Church of Christ on 142 Exchange Street at 8:00am each month where we will walk together, as a group, to CFB.  Our route will take us from the Church of Christ on Exchange Street down to Main Street, past the Library to the cross walk at the Police Station, where we will cross to Spring Street and enter the parking lot along the sidewalk.  

The Walk to School dates this year are on:  10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, and 6/5.  Families are welcome to walk with us to show our support to the students of CFB!

As always, we greatly appreciate Reverend Jennifer Munroe-Nathans' welcome for this event!

Important Health Information

There are now several students at Clyde Brown who have been diagnosed with Hand Foot and Mouth disease.  Please read the attached memo below regarding this virus. If you have any questions, please contact your child's pediatrician.

You can access the memo from the School Health Office here:

Millis Public Schools

School Health Services

Notice of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

September 25, 2018

There are several cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease at Clyde Brown School.  As a result, there is a possibility that your child may have been exposed. Below please find information regarding this virus.  As always, if you have any questions, please contact your child’s pediatrician.

What is Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)?

HFMD is an illness caused by a virus called Coxsackie virus. This disease is most common in children 5 and under, however older children and even adults can get it.

What are the symptoms of HFMD?

It usually takes 3-6 days for a person to have symptoms after being infected.  Symptoms include:

-    mild fever

-    poor appetite

-    sore throat

-    headache

-    1 or 2 days after the fever begins, small painful blisters develop inside the mouth on the tongue, inside of the cheeks, gums (last 4-6 days)

-    Rash or blisters on the palms of hands, on fingers and on the soles of the feet for 7-10 days.  It is not usually itchy.

-    Blisters may also appear on the knees, elbows, buttocks or genital area.

People may not get all the symptoms of the disease.  Children may become dehydrated if they are not able to swallow liquids because of painful mouth sores.

How do people catch HFMD?

-The virus is spread when the virus from stool or saliva gets on hands or objects and then onto other people’s hands and into their mouths.

- A person is most contagious during the first week of the illness, but they may have the virus for weeks.  This means that infected people can still pass the infection to others even though they appear well. People usually get sick 3-7 days after being exposed.

How is HFMD diagnosed?

A health care provider can diagnose HFMD by looking at the blisters/mouth sores.  Laboratory tests are rarely used.

How is HFMD treated?

There is no specific treatment for HFMD.  Your health care provider may suggest treatment to relieve some of the uncomfortable symptoms.  It is important for your child to stay hydrated, cool liquids are easier to tolerate. It is also good to avoid spicy or acidic foods and drinks.

How can I prevent HFMD?

-Washing hands with soap and water, especially after using the bathroom, before eating or after touching the nose, throat or eye secretions.

- Careful disposal of diapers or soiled articles.

- Encourage your child not to share food/drinks/utensils.

- Clean and disinfect all common toys and diaper changing areas.

-Avoid close contact (kissing/hugging/sharing cups) with infected persons.

When can your child return to school?

-A child with HFMD can return to school as soon as s/he feels well enough to attend and has been fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.

Please take these precautions:

-    Watch you child and family members for signs of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease.

-    If you think you child may have HFMD, please call your health care provider for instructions.

-    Please let the school know if your child has hand, foot and mouth disease.

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