Well things are still busy in school this week, but I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I just about have all the pre-enrollment forms in the computer system, everything back signed from parents and about to be filed, all my student transfers completed and the contact details for all students updated in the system.
This year we have started using the SchoolReach system, this allows us to contact all the parents or a specific group with an automated calling system. Basically you can either set a call up online or from your phone, record the message and the system calls all the parents with the message at once. Extremely cool and very helpful for snow days, reminders or emergencies. But this has mean't I have had to totally update every students contact details in our data system and this has been a loooong job, but I am now done.
As for the maladies - well we have a form of 24-hour stomach flu circulating through the school and yesterday they were dropping like flies. I was taking temperatures and calling parents for pick ups, then I had another splinter which required minor surgery, and finally ice packs on a poor girl who fell and slapped her arms hard on the gym floor making them burn! My nursing skills are called upon daily, so it's a good job I did a 3-day First Aiders course back in the UK!
Tonight I ordered an Etch-a-Sketch to keep in my office for child entertainment and I have a soft toy for the little ones to cuddle. After 3 weeks I now know I need some form of entertainment to keep them occupied and quiet when waiting with me!