Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween fun!

I love this time of year. We get to see everyone all dressed up, having fun and just getting together for the good times. This morning our Montessori children came trick or treating at the new administration building. It was so good to see everyone having a good time. I want to thank all our staff who turned out this morning to hand out candy. Things like this are so important to our kids.

Thanks again and have a happy and safe Halloween. Be sure to wear reflective clothing and know the route your children and their chaperones will be travelling if you’re not going with them. And for your older kids be sure you know where they’re going to be and what time they’re expected home. And it may seem basic, but remind your kids that it’s not okay to go inside the house or get into a car of someone they don’t know.

And don’t forget, the tribe is holding a Halloween Party tomorrow, Saturday, October 31st, from 3:00pm to 6:00 pm in the tribal gym. Hope to see you there and Happy Halloween!


Shelly L. Lacy

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Next Vaccination Clinic

Hi everyone,

Please see the below message from Rochelle James in Emergency Management about where and when to get your H1N1 Vaccination. Please be sure you make time to get vaccinated, and remember to get your regular flu vaccine as well. And thank you to Rochelle and all our staff a the health clinic for the work you are doing to keep our people healthy!


Shelly L. Lacy

By now we all know that one of the best ways to protect ourselves and our families from H1N1 is to get vaccinated. The Tulalip Tribes Pharmacy is hosting the second vaccination clinic this Saturday October 31st, 2009 at the Pharmacy from 9a-3p. At this time the vaccination clinic is open to all Center for Disease Control priority one groups and those include:

-Pregnant women

-Household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age

-Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel

-All people from 6 months through 24 years of age

-Persons aged 25 through 64 years who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza (chronic pulmonary, cardiovascular, hepatic, hematological, neurologic, neuromuscular, or metabolic disorders or immunosuppression).

-Teachers and Professional childcare workers

Another clinic with the same priority groups will be held on November 2nd from 9am-3pm at the Tulalip Tribal Center. This will be open to all tribal members, tribal employees and their families and anyone else in the community who would like to get vaccinated!

The H1N1 vaccine has been given to hundreds of thousands of people across the country SAFELY. As of today there have been no reports of death or harm from this vaccine, making it just as safe as the seasonal flu shot.

Please fill out the consent form in advance to save time! Dress appropriately so we can access your arm. If you attend the vaccination clinic at the pharmacy dress warm as the line may extend outside.


Rochelle James


Friday, October 23, 2009

Vaccination Clinic

Please read the below message from our Emergency Management Coordinator Rochelle James. Remember, unlike seasonal flu, younger people are at higher risk than older people.

Shelly L. Lacy

Good Afternoon Everyone,

One of the best ways to protect ourselves and our families from the H1N1 virus is to get vaccinated. We have a limited supply of the H1N1 vaccine at this time. We will open the first vaccination clinic this Saturday October 24, 2009 at the Tulalip Health Clinic from 9a-3p. Because of the limited supply we will only be vaccinating those at the highest risk of developing complications from the H1N1 virus; those groups are pregnant women and children ages 6months - 4years old.

As more of the H1N1 vaccine becomes available we will open additional vaccination clinics. I urge you to get vaccinated since it is the best way to protect yourself and your family from continuing to spread the H1N1 virus.

The H1N1 vaccine has been given to hundreds of thousands of people across the country SAFELY. As of today there have been no reports of death or harm from this vaccine, making it just as safe as the seasonal flu shot.

If you are (or know someone) who is pregnant or have children between the ages of 6months- 4years old please get vaccinated this Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 9a-3p at the Tulalip Health Clinic. This clinic is open to the whole community.

Rochelle James

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Starting Construction on New Youth Center

We’re having a blessing and ground braking ceremony at the Tribal Gym on Friday, October 9th. Although it’s not a new building, we’re celebrating the new purpose of the gym as our Youth Center. We’re really excited to finally have a facility dedicated to our youth. I want to thank the Tulalip Construction crew for all the work their going to do, and all the departments who are coming together to make sure our youth services truly meet the needs of our children and teens.

The Blessing will start at 10:00am and the groundbreaking will begin at 11:00am, and lunch will follow. I hope you’ll join us to commemorate this new gathering place for our kids. And to our young people, I hope you’ll continue to give us your input about programs. We really need you to tell us what your needs are, what services will help you be successful and where we are missing the mark.

I look forward to seeing you Friday!


Shelly L. Lacy

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Important Notice Regarding H1N1 Influenza Virus

I wanted to give you an update and let you know that we do have a confirmed case of the H1N1 influenza (swine flu), in the new Administration building.

We are taking a series of measures to limit the spread of H1N1 influenza as we do in fact have a confirmed case of the virus. The person diagnosed with H1N1 is doing well and is at home getting better, which is what each of us should do, stay home if we are sick.

This is a good time to remind everyone to take the following precautions to keep the spread of germs to a minimum.

Be sure to take infection-control measures below:

    1. When coughing (sneezing), cover your nose and mouth with a handkerchief or tissue or use your arm sleeve.
    2. Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer FREQUENTLY. Please remember that sanitizing is not as good as washing your hands with soap, so WASH – WASH – WASH your hands.
    3. Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth.
    4. Sanitize and wipe down your work area frequently.
  1. When you get the symptoms such as FEVER, and coughing, refrain from reporting to work to eliminate exposure to co-workers who may have family members in their home with compromised immunities.

Individuals should be aware that the symptoms of H1N1 or Influenza like Illness are as follows:



Sore throat

Muscle Aches

Joint Pain


Employees who knowingly report to work with symptoms, will have their temperature taken. If a fever is present, the employee will be sent home.

There will not be any special leave granted. Employees will be allowed to use their own sick leave. In addition, a variance will be submitted to the Board for consideration for absences that occur related to the H1N1 virus.

We will keep you posted with dates, times and places for flu vaccines and any additional information as we get it.


Shelly Lacy