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Schools Encourage Handwashing as Flu Season Approaches

September 12, 2011– According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), students miss nearly 22 million school days each year due to the common cold. While illness can occur at any time of year, it is typically seen more often in the fall and winter months. Recent studies show children who regularly clean their hands have 26% fewer missed days and 22% fewer illnesses than those who do not.

That’s why Caddo Schools, Carefree Janitorial Supply and Buckeye International, Inc. have teamed up to launch the Clean Hands Campaign, designed to teach kids Kindergarten thru 3rd Grade about the importance of washing their hands and proper hygiene procedures to reduce the spread of germs and infectious bacteria.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: On September 20-22, representatives from Carefree and Buckeye will be available to provide details about the Clean Hands campaign, Biscuit the dog, and the soap product itself. The assemblies will be held at the following schools:

September 20th

School: Mooretown Elem.

Principal: Charlotte Bailey

Phone: 318-631-7297

K-3 students: 154

Time: 9:00 a.m.

School: Turner Elem/Middle

Principal: Charles Washington

Phone: 318-688-4380

K-3 students: 645

Time: 1:00 p.m.

September 21st

School: Southern Hills

Principal: Jessie Scott

Phone: 318-686-1974

K-3 students: 526

Time: 9:00 a.m.

School: Cherokee Park

Principal: Tyrone Burton

Phone: 318-221-6782

K-3 students: 255

Time: 1:00 p.m.

September 22nd

School: Atkins Elem.

Principal: Mia Cooper

Phone: 318-868-2810

K-3 students: 264

Time: 9:00 a.m.

School: University Elem.

Principal: Paula Nelson

Phone: 318-797-2240

K-3 students: 602

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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