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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, March 25, 2009 5A It's an exciting time. So much to do to get enrolled and start school. Children in the school setting need to be protected against contagious diseases. Advances in med- ical science have developed vaccines to protect us against many dangerous diseases. To enter or transfer into public or private elementary schools in California, chil- dren must have been immu- nized as follows: Polio, four doses; Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) DTaP, five doses; Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), two doses; Hepatitis B, three doses; Varicella (chicken pox), one dose or physician-docu- mented chicken pox illness. The law allows parents to choose an exemption from immunization requirements based on personal beliefs, and for children's physicians to elect medical exemptions. The law does not allow par- ents to elect an exemption simply because of inconve- nience (lost or incomplete record, difficulty getting to a doctor's office or clinic to cor- rect the problem, etc.) Parents are encouraged to have their children vaccinat- ed regularly by their medical providers. The Plumas County Public Health Agency can provide vaccination to all children, 0 through 18 years. If a child has MediCal the shots are no cost. Other families pay $15 for immunizations, no matter how many shots the child re- ceives at one visit. No child is turned away for lack of funds. April and May are toddler immunization months., so all entering kindergarteners may receive no-cost vaccines at Plumas County Public Health Agency. For questions about immu- nizations, call Public Health at 283-6330 or (800) 801-6330. Ask to talk to a nurse about immunizations. Kindergarten Round Up In Flumas County, Kinder- garten Round Up occurs in each of the four communities, usually during April and May. Entering kindergarteners can register for school, receive the kindergarten physical exam and go get any needed shots -- all in the same day. Registration packets will soon be available at the schools. The packets are ex- tensive and should be filled out at home prior to the Round Up. Kindergarten Round U1) is at Greenville Elementary School, Thursday, April 2; C. -Roy Carmichael School, Thursday, April 23; Pioneer Elementary School, Tuesday, April 28; and Chester Ele- mentary School, Thursday, May 21 All Round Ups are 9-10:30 a.m. Plan on at least one hour and come early. A parent must accompany the child. To register for kindergarten, bring a copy of the birth cer- tificate and immunization record. A nurse will check the record and let you know what shots, if any, the child needs to enter kindergarten. Plumas County Public Health Outreach clinics will be in the community on the day of the Round Up. You may take your child to the outreach clinic on the same day to get immunizations; walk-ins are accepted on Round Up day. Parents may also visit their family doctors for the shots. Vaccine safety Parents are exposed to a wide range of viewpoints about vaccines and vaccine safety. Often they come in with concerns they've heard from friends, TV or the Inter- net. Reliable resources can help confusion about conflict- ing vaccine information. Some links include: Ameri- can Academy of Pediatrics,; Thimeros- al FAQS; cine/thimerosal.htm; Evalu- ating Health Information on the Web, immunizationinfo. org/parents/evaluatingWeb. cfm; National Network for Immunization, immuniza-; Parents of kids with infectious diseases, The public health depart- ment has information on vac- cines and vaccine safety available for pickup or it can be mailed. Immunization registries The goal of immunizations mm i i i i mm I registries is to improve many reasons. immunization rates for allRegistry forms are avail- children. Immunization reg- able at the Round Ups istries are an electronic and from many physicians' means of keeping track of offices and Plumas County a child's immunization infor- Public Health Agency Clinic. ruction. Having a child's They are simple to fill immunization information out, and an immunization entered into the Immuniza-registry is voluntary. tion Registry of Northern Read more about the California is a great idea for registry at range improvem orne rum Homeowners have the for the home. chance to learn a few tips on The event is the perfect home maintenance and re- opportunity for men and pair in a free symposium women to learn something Friday, March 27, hosted by new, brush up on rusty skills, the Quincy Grange. or share a labor and cost- Join Bill Henwood for an saving "handyman" idea of evening of home improve- your own. ment and do-it-yourself The symposium begins at suggestions on general roof- 7 p.m. at 55 West Main St. ing, flooring, painting, For more information, call plumbing and electrical work 283-4552. m m m m m m m m m m m m m ~ Traci Bue Staff Writer Plans for the Cedar Charter School in Quincy have taken a detour, but the Waldorf- based curriculum isn't com- pletely sidelined. According to Michelle Bea- man, one of the five parents working on the Cedar Grove charter, the timing for the ambitious school project isn't right given the dismal eco- nomic climate. Beaman said that on paper the five-year plan wasn't feasible. Proponents of the Waldorf education and the district's The Central Plumas Recre- ation and Park District will offer a basic dog obedience class this spring. The class, led by Karen Gimbel of Meadow Valley, is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, and will continue Lunc Bring a bag lunch and a potluck dessert to share April 1 for a community luncheon at noon. After lunch, visit and play some games, such as Scrab- ble, Boggle, Yahtze, cribbage, dominoes and poker. Partici- pants are encouraged to bring their favorite games. "The Sloat Towne Hall Committee wants to make the hall a place of community fun, and a weekday lunch ANY TIME ANyDAY LUNCH OR )INNER on all in-stock products! 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Plumas Unified's Director of Curriculum Kest Porter said the program offers an "excit- ing possibility" to address different student learning styles, but curriculum details like who will teach the class, for how long and what grades will apply are still in the pre- liminary planning stage. Teacher training is expect. ed to begin this summer, with the curriculum anticipated to be in place by the fall 2009 or early 2010. Beaman said the new plan offers the advantage of not having to build the Waldorf infrastructure from ground zero. She added supporters continue to seek nonprofit status to supplement the pro- gram. "We knew it would be a long road." ience class ins Thursdays through May 21, according to Recreation and Park District Director Jim Boland. No class will be held April 16. "We are very fortunate, once again, to have an in- structor of Gimbel's stature [oa II should be good for people who don't want to come out at night," said organizer Sara Conklin. If you have any questions, call Conklin at 836-1762 or e-mail directly sconklin2@ to lead our dog obedience class. She's extremely knowl- edgeable," Boland said. The class will emphasize basic commands and tech- niques to help owners gain better control over their ca- nine companions. Classes will be held rain or shine on the grassy area at the Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds. As class size is very limit- ed, early registration is en- couraged. The first class, April 9, is to be an orienta- tion for dog owners only; pets are to be left at home. For more information or to register for the class, contact the district office at 283-3278. DRIVEWAY MAINTENANCE SLURRY SEALCOATING SSIH OIL HOT CRACK FILLING PATCHING FREE ESTIMATES SERVING ALL OF PLUMAS COUNTY 29581 HWY 89 CANYON DAM CA 95923 C-12 CA LIC. #762465 530 - 284 - 1474 ii A State Farm" IRA can make April 15 A State Farm IRA is a great way to invest in your future and it could save you money at tax time. 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