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Fourth Annual LaSalle, Regis, Xavier Alumni Basketball Tournament

Note from the Nurse‘s Office

Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Xavier High School The Fourth Annual LaSalle Regis Xavier Alumni Basketball Tournament will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 in the Ron Thillen gymnasium at Xavier. The tournament, sponsored by the LaSalle – Regis – Xavier Alumni Board will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Teams will be organized by decade of graduation. (Team 60s and 70s, Team 80s, Team 90s, Team 2000s, and Team 2010.) The consolation game will start promptly at 1:00 p.m. and will be immediately followed by the championship game. This fun and family-friendly event is free and open to the public. The concession stand and Saints Shop will be open. For more information about the tournament contact the Xavier Foundation at (319) 378-4571 or visit

Third Annual XHS Grandparents Day Mass Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Xavier High School The Xavier Foundation will host the third annual Grandparents Day Mass on April 11, 2012. If you would like your Xavier student‘s grandparents to be invited, please send their name and address to the Xavier Foundation by February 6, 2012 at or 319-378-4571.

Parents Are the Most Important Influence in a Child’s Life DRUGPRX (Drug-Parent Request Xavier) If you suspect or know that your child has been drinking or using drugs, take action to stop it as soon as you can. Research shows that parents are central to preventing teen drug use. In fact, kids themselves say that losing their parents’ trust and respect are the most important reasons not to use drugs. As a parent, your actions matter. When you suspect, or know, that your child has been drinking or using drugs, take action to stop it as soon as you can. It may be the most important step you ever take. DRUGPRX (Drug-Parent Request Xavier) is an ongoing service for parents of Xavier students who question if their child is under the influence of drugs. This is a collaborative program with Mercy Medical Center and Sedlacek Treatment Center. Instructions for having your child screened can be found on the Xavier High School Web Site under Services/Health. Please print off the DrugPRX form and bring it with you to Mercy when you use this program. Any questions, please call Kris Naeve at 319-294-6635 x 318.

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Important Reminders For Cold and Flu Season! Influenza can spread easily from person to person. We continue to take precautions at Xavier to reduce the spread of influenza and other viruses among our students and staff. Here are a few things you can do at home to help us reduce the spread of influenza and other viruses: • Remind your children to wash their hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer • Remind your children to not share items such as drinks, cell phones, and food • Teach your children cough etiquette— cough into tissue or elbow • Recognize signs and symptoms of the flu. Typically, fever over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, sore throat, headache, body aches, and fatigue. Seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY with any breathing concerns. • Keep sick kids home until fever free without medications for 24 hours • Encourage your kids to take care of themselves by getting plenty of rest, eating nutritious meals, and staying physically active to keep their immune system strong. • Remember the 3 C’s: Cover your cough, Clean your hands, Contain germs For more information about the flu visit or Reminder: Xavier reports absences daily to Linn County Public Health. We appreciate your diligence in calling in specific symptoms when you report your child sick to help better track illnesses in our community.

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January 2012 Navigator  

January 2012 Edition of the Xavier High School newsletter.