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6758 322nd Rd
Arkansas City, Kansas 67005

7:55a - 3:15p

Please contact the office if your child will be absent or tardy.

Phone: 620-441-2055
Fax: 620-441-2059
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Staying Healthy 101

Skin care in the sun


What comes to your mind when you hear the word “Summer”?

Is it swimming, playing outdoor sports, going to the lake, getting that tan or the hot sun??


One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. Keeping good care of your skin at an early age will help delay the natural aging process and prevent a variety of skin problems.

Excessive amounts of sun exposure may cause wrinkles, age spots and can increase the risk of cancer.

If you are outdoors a lot, here are a few tips to protect your skin:

  1. USE SUNSCREEN- Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a SPF of AT LEAST 15. Apply at least every two hours and more often if your are swimming or sweating.

  2. FIND SHADE- Try to avoid direct sunlight when the ray’s of the sun are strongest. This time of day is typically between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

  3. WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING- If possible, wear clothing that covers your skin. Like, long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and a hat that also blocks the sun from your ears. You can also wear clothing that are made to block ultraviolet rays for protection.

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Marcia Chambers – Speech-Language Pathologist



I attended Fort Hays State University for my Bachelor's degree. Wichita State University for my Master's. I have been teaching in the area of speech and language since 1985 (31 years). I have been working in Arkansas City for 18 years. In my free time, I like to paint with pastels, acrylic and do pencil drawings. I also enjoy walking, horse back riding, hiking, biking and playing guitar. I became an educator and have stayed in education because of the tremendous difference schools make in the lives of children. Communication skills are needed throughout life and I feel honored to get to work with children on establishing good communication skills while in elementary school.

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