FEBRUARY 2020

Important Dates for the Month of February:

  • February 8 – ACT at CBHS
  • February 9 – Midpoint of the 3rd Quarter
  • February 14 – Faculty Retreat (no classes)
  • February 17 – President’s Day (no classes)
  • February 26 – Morning Assembly Schedule (Ash Wednesday Mass)
  • February 28 – ACT registration deadline

Monthly Study Tip: Winter Health Tips for Students

Encourage regular sleep. Establishing a regular bedtime to get seven to eight hours of sleep per night promotes general health, helps us heal from illness, and improves concentration throughout the day.

Eat a well-balanced diet. Many students wake up late, rush from one class to the next, skipping breakfast. Teach your student the importance of eating regular meals with protein, fresh fruits, and veggies.

Encourage exercise. Regular activity increases the circulation of antibodies and white blood cells that fight infection. Stress increases our risk of infection, making exercise all the more important.

Wash hands. What is the easiest way to stay healthy? Wash your hands — especially before you eat! Encourage your student to avoid touching his or her eyes, mouth, or nose. Nail-biting or chewing on the ends of pens and pencils transmits infection.

Gargle with salt water. This easy tip can help prevent a variety of upper-respiratory infections. Adding a half teaspoon of salt to 8 ounces of warm water, then gargling two to three times per day, can prevent infections and hasten healing when your student gets sick.

Drink water. Hydration supports the body’s ability to fight off infection. Dehydration can be caused by fevers, salty diets, and caffeine. Recommend sipping on a water bottle throughout the day.

Source: https://spu.edu/depts/parents/news/jan-13-feature.asp