Sands Montessori
Care for self, care for environment, be kind to others.

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  Some protein snack ideas are string cheese, jerky, turkey, pepperoni sticks, lunch meat, cheese slices, edamame, yogurt covered raisins or pretzels, air popped popcorn with salt, chick peas, kale chips and dried fruit.

Donate Blood today! All Types are Welcome!



Nurses from Good Sam Hospital helping with screenings

10 Toxic Household Items You Should Throw Away Now

Health Living - Everyday Life

My Plate - Healthy Tip of the Day

The Cold and Flu Fighter You Need Right Now

 Heart Insight Magazine
from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association


 Why is Hand Washing So Important?

 thCAC9JAKC.jpg Hand washing is the best prevention against germs and diseases!

 Help End the NoroVirus!

Information about Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

   Take the My Energy Kit Challenge
Use your FREE Energy Kit to save energy in your home

The Conservation Caper and Energy Agents, in-school programs from Duke Energy, have a goal to save 10 million kilowatt-hours of energy during the 2016-17 school year. To reach this goal, families at participating schools can request a FREE Energy Kit to save energy in their homes. Every unique request for the FREE Energy Kit helps your school win cash rewards ranging from $250-$2,500, and gives each family a chance to win $1,000.

Take the My Energy Kit Challenge! Request your kit, help your school, and do your part to save energy.  

4 Tips for Staying Warm in Brutal Cold - BRRR!!!

Regardless, cold is cold and you need to dress appropriately to prevent things like frostbite — damage to the skin tissue caused by extreme cold — and hypothermia — when body temperature drops to less than 95 degrees.

1. Wear a hat
Mom was right. Keep your head covered because every bit of exposed skin allows heat to exit your body. It may not be the absurdly high percentage your mom told you it was, but more skin exposed means more heat loss — and your head is no exception.

2. Layer up
The number of layers necessary is dependent on the temperature and your tolerance for cold. In other words, the colder it is, the more layers you'll likely need, but the innermost and outermost layers are most important.

The layer next to your skin should be made of synthetic or other material that can transport any perspiration away from your body. Your outermost layer should act as a shell that can protect you from wind, rain and snow, which brings us to our next tip.

3. Stay dry
If you're not dry, your body will stay cold that much longer. That means keeping your body dry from both the outside elements like rain and snow as well as from your own perspiration.

If this rule is broken, you'll need to go inside and warm up that much faster.

4. Limit your time outside
Don't linger outside for long. In extreme cold temperatures, exposed skin can become frostbitten in as little as 30 minutes. Wind can make it feel even colder by carrying away any warmth your body may be trying to produce.