This years submissions for PTA Reflections were outstanding! Students really showed their creativity. Congratulations to those students who received awards this year. See above for pictures of the event. Thanks PTA members Allison Laypath, Leanne Nelson and Cami Carter for spending so much time to make this event successful.
A Year Book Club of 6th grade students was formed on October 16th. These students are super excited to learn how to create a year book for this school year. If you have any fun field trip or class activity pictures you have taken of your child this year, please email them to your child's teacher and they will forward them to the club.
Is Idling Harmful to Children?
Yes! An idling vehicle emits twenty times more pollutants than a vehicle traveling at 32 mph. These pollutants have been linked to serious human illnesses including asthma, heart disease, chronic bronchitis and cancer. Children, the elderly and those with asthma and other chronic health problems are especially vulnerable to the health dangers of exhaust.
Is Air Quality a Concern in Davis County?
Yes! According to residents, air pollution is the leading force working against health in Davis County. The Salt Lake City/Ogden/Clearfield metropolitan area has the 6th most polluted air in the United States.
Commit to Not Idling Your Vehicle!
Here are a few simple tips to reduce idling and improve the air quality:
If you know you’re going to wait, turn your engine off. Don’t turn your vehicle on until you are ready to leave. Use remote starters wisely. Warm up your engine by driving it, not by idling. The vehicle’s engine warms twice as quickly when driven. Park your vehicle and walk into fast food restaurants, pharmacies, dry cleaners, banks and other drive-thru locations. If you must use a drive-thru, turn off your engine while at the window. While reducing idling around town is great, you should never turn your car off in traffic.