Friday, October 23, 2009

The End Is In Sight

Everything is starting to fall into place for our "Boo to the Flu" Halloween campaign at work. The orange bracelets I ordered arrived Wednesday and I spent most of that afternoon and yesterday dividing them up to distribute to our 2000 plus students and staff. Quite a task in itself.

They are cute though aren't they?

The costumes are done!! I am so glad. It's been a crazy couple of weeks running back and forth from my office to my boss's office. I would go to my desk to check e-mails and phone messages, handle what needed to be handled and then run back and sew for a little bit and then repeat over and over throughout the day. I wanted to keep up with my work as much as possible, because I hate being behind.

Anyway, you remember the hand sanitizer costumes. My boss and another staff member will wear these.

Here are the germs that our four nurses will wear. They'll be wearing green or purple tights and long sleeve t-shirts under them. It should be pretty funny. Keep in mind I did not create the character. It's straight off a picture on the Internet. I could never come up with something like that!

Now I am just waiting for the t-shirts to come in so I can get those out to the district office staff and the principals and assistant principals. My daughter's marketing company did them for us. They are black with a white ghost and say "Boo To The Flu" on them. They are really cute.

The plan is to wear this stuff the Friday before Halloween. It is our effort to keep flu prevention in the forefront. We don't have any confirmed cases of H1N1 in our district yet, but Irv's little Catholic school has 2 confirmed cases this week. We know it's coming, but the more we can do to remind the kids to cover their coughs and wash their hands, the better off we will be.

There is a high school in our area that is closed this week because 1/2 of their 2000 students called in sick the other day. They don't have any confirmed cases of H1N1 yet, but just a lot of sick students and staff.

So say Boo To The Flu and have a great day!


Lanyardlady said...

Those are the cutest germs I've ever seen! The kids and the staff will enjoy saying Boo to the Flu!

Cathryn said...

Those costumes are not only cute but also inspiring. I came home last night and dosed myself with garlic and honey because several of my students were either recovering from the flu or trying to pass on the virus.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Fabulous job on the costumes! They are incredibly cute. The kids will get a real kick out of them and the message will surely stick with them.

Jen said...

Genius! I love the Boo to the Flu idea and the costumes! Now if we just had some magic dust like Tinkerbell to sprinkle everywhere to kill those germs!

Happy Halloween!

Angela said...

I LOVE the germs and the sanitizer! You really really did a great job, Kathy!

Joan said...

We have had a lot of flu here. One private school in OKC was closed. One day I had 8 of my kids out with various illnesses - three had flu.

The costumes are so cute!

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