Thanksgiving Break is Upon Us! - page 2

Hello fellow school nurses! :specs: Thanksgiving break is upon us!:chicken: I wasn't working in this setting at this time last year, so I wanted to hear from you all; How crazy does it get... Read More

  1. by   BeckyESRN
    We're off all next week and come back the following Tuesday. Today has been a bunch of unnecessary visits already (3rd grade teacher has a sick kid at home, so now every cough is a deadly illness), Thursday my office will be a wasteland because it's Thanksgiving dinner day and the kids LOVE that, the insanity will pick back up Friday and on Tuesday I'll lose my mind over "last Monday", "on Thanksgiving" and "My brother was sick on Tuesday" visits. From Tuesday until winter break will be rough...
    Last edit by BeckyESRN on Nov 13
  2. by   WineRN
    Quote from Amethya
    Usually before a holiday, things slow down because of all the fun activities the kids do. Knock on wood, nothing bad happens.
    Same ^

    Next Tuesday is my last day before the break and on monday and tuesday they have special things for the kiddos planned and a lot of my families are actually taking the little ones out all of next week to travel and see family
  3. by   kidzcare
    Quote from AdobeRN
    We are out all next week - I can't wait! Off to Big Bend NP on Saturday with 3 girlfriends for 5 days of camping/backpacking - leaving kids and husbands at home
    We are currently off Wed-Thurs-Fri but I predict that in the next few years we will have the whole week off. So many families take their kids out for that Mon and Tues to travel.
  4. by   OldDude
    Quote from kidzcare
    We are currently off Wed-Thurs-Fri but I predict that in the next few years we will have the whole week off. So many families take their kids out for that Mon and Tues to travel.
    Our district finally worked it out to have the entire week off; no academics occurred during that week and it was the peak time for absenteeism. Little bonus for me this year...Sweet Petunia and I are going on an 8 day Caribbean cruise the week after Thanksgiving
  5. by   bsyrn
    We only get off Thurs/Fri
  6. by   kidzcare
    Quote from OldDude
    Our district finally worked it out to have the entire week off; no academics occurred during that week and it was the peak time for absenteeism. Little bonus for me this year...Sweet Petunia and I are going on an 8 day Caribbean cruise the week after Thanksgiving
    Awesome! Have fun!!
  7. by   WineRN
    I wanted to add that I feel like it is crazy NOW. I've seen 45 little ones and I still have another 1.5 hours of school left!
  8. by   ruby_jane
    Quote from BeckyESRN
    Today has been a bunch of unnecessary visits already (3rd grade teacher has a sick kid at home, so now every cough is a deadly illness)
    Best laugh of the day. Unnecessary visits. BWHAHAHH!
  9. by   Mango Juice
    Today was CRAZY! We might as well not come to school for the rest of the week; unfortunately we are here until Friday! Good luck everyone and enjoy your time off!
  10. by   JustRNingAlong
    Today was definitely crazy for me, too! I am right there with you guys on counting down the days! Fortunately, a whole week off here.

    Thank you guys for always replying! You guys are so awesome and it is always so nice hearing from fellow school nurses! Have a happy Tuesday friends!
  11. by   moreoreo
    We have teacher institute days Monday and Tuesday but I don't have to work these two, so I get the whole week off! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday (because food ) and we are hosting my family at my apartment for lunch this year (will go to in laws' for dinner). It's my first holiday season as a school employee, plus I am in the middle of my first pregnancy, so I am super thrilled to have the time to relax and enjoy family!!!

    (We did see over 50 kiddos yesterday so it may be an uphill battle to get there very minimal dismissals though as everyone seems pretty darn healthy so at least there's that! *knock on wood*)
  12. by   Farawyn
    Quote from OldDude
    Our district finally worked it out to have the entire week off; no academics occurred during that week and it was the peak time for absenteeism. Little bonus for me this year...Sweet Petunia and I are going on an 8 day Caribbean cruise the week after Thanksgiving
    Yaaaay!
    SP better post some pics.

    I'm like Jen. Half day Wednesday, then Thursday and Friday off.
    The Kids are coming home from college Tuesday night. So happy.
  13. by   Csn2016
    We're off Thursday, Friday, Monday (thanks to Monday being the first day of hunting season its a 'holiday' in my state haha)
    Things definitely tend to slow down the week of break as the teachers are doing more 'fun' activities and the kids are all hyped up for break

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