Thursday, February 21, 2019:

Girls Varsity Basketball……The Girls Varsity Basketball Team (the #1 team in the Country) travels to Lakeland next Wednesday and Thursday to compete for a record 6th consecutive state championship.  The girls will play P.K. Yonge on Wednesday at 10am and the winner of Slam Academy and Carrollwood Country Day on Thursday at 2pm.  Fan buses will leave the CFA on Wednesday at 5am and Thursday at 9am.  Additional details will be sent out by the end of today.  A special thanks to Mrs. Carroll Kelly for making these arrangements.  
 
Today….The Varsity Baseball Team hosts a pre-season tournament at 4/7pm, the Boys Varsity Basketball Team travels to Westminster Academy in the Regional Semifinals at 7pm, the Girls and Boys Varsity Water Polo Teams host Hialeah High School at 5/6pm, the Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team travels to Gulliver at 4pm, the Boys and Girls Middle School Tennis Teams host Divine Savior at 3pm, and the Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team travels to Palmetto High School at 4pm. 
 
On Friday, the Boys and Girls Varsity Water Polo Teams host a tournament all day (girls play at 1pm/5:10pm, Boys play at 1:50pm/6pm), the Varsity Baseball Team hosts a pre-season tournament at 4/7pm, the Girls and Boys Varsity Tennis Teams travel to Oxbridge Academy at 3pm, the Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team travels to Calvary Christian at 6pm, and the Softball Team travels to Horeb Christian at 4pm. 
 
Free EKG Testing…… Every three days in the United States, a child suffers from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart unexpectedly experiences an electrical malfunction, which leads to an irregular heartbeat. The use of a pediatric electrocardiogram (EKG) is critical to help diagnose asymptomatic heart defects, which may not otherwise be evident.  SCA can be the first sign of a heart condition, with over half of the children experiencing no symptoms at all prior to fatal cardiac arrest.
 
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has created a life-saving initiative for children.  The focus of this unique heart screening series is to create an awareness of the importance of pediatric heart screenings in an effort to identify children at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
 
Harrison’s Hearty Helpers led by Miami Country Day School’s student “Harrison Breslow” has enlisted the help of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital to bring FREE EKG screenings to our Miami Country Day School students in grades 6-12.  The voluntary heart screenings will conveniently take place on Wednesday, March 6th between 9am-5pm in the Health Room.
 
Earlier today we published the online form “EKG Screening Permission (form 1 of 2)” to your MyCountryDay parent account (http://www.miamicountryday.org/MyCountryDay). This form only needs to be completed by one parent or guardian and will be available through Friday, March 1st.  Once you complete the screening permission form, you will be presented a link to download a second form required by the hospital to provide a medical background to be taken into consideration while they perform the actual tests. Please complete both forms no later than Friday, March 1st.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Chuck Sennett, Athletic Director, at 305-779-7249 or Yvette Cintron, School Nurse, at 305-779-7261.
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