•                                         School Nurses Keeping Students Healthy and Safe
      Please be sure you read and understand the parent information regarding Covid-19 Covid parent education  Portuguese covid parent education  Spanish covid parent education
    School success goes hand in hand with good attendance.  Attendance works offers some great tips and resources to help parents.
    Please check out the link:  Attendance Works Resources
    A great resource for parents/guardians and children is Kids Health.  They have information for parents from general health topics, first aid and safety to recipes.  There is also a kids site that offers information to children and teens.  For more information use the link: Kids Health web site
    Living with mosquitos is part of life in New England. Be sure to protect yourselves and your family from EEE. 
    Please see the CDC fact sheet regarding Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE): EEE fact sheet
    Spaulding now offers a Feeding and Nutrition Program in Sandwich, MA.  Please check out the link:  Spaulding Pediatric Feeding Information
    Spring is here.  Time to be mindful of ticks and tick born illnesses.  Please see the following CDC information regarding ticks:  CDC tick information

     Health Office Needs
    The health office is in need of gently used leggings, warm up pants and underwear in all sizes. 

     One of the biggest culprits of missed school days in winter is the common cold. See the link attached for some information you might not know about the common cold, and some great ideas to help remedy the virus.
     Check it out....The common cold
    Keeping our children healthy so that they can be ready to learn at school is a high priority! Check out the website attached with so many great healthy ideas and messages about children and health!
     September 2016: PARENTS please read:  An important update on the Zika Virus:
    A reminder on Head lice protocol:
    I can't think of two  little words that conjour up more anxiety than "head lice".  What a nuisance it is! Please know that new recent state regulations state that communication regarding head lice is only recommended if more than 3 cases are noted in a classroom. The state board of health feels that head lice is a nuisance,  but not an illness. Also, despite the fears, head lice is not that easy to catch, and they do not jump from head to head. Your child has to have direct contact, meaning something actually touching your child's hair, in order for the lice to move onto the hair shaft. IF your child does contract head lice, I have attached a very helpful link that shows some very helpful tips on removal:
    Help Your Child Eat a Rainbow! 
       Have you ever eaten a rainbow? Eating different color foods, like carrots, celery, apples, and bananas, (orange, green, red and yellow!) are a super nutritious way to get all of the daily vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy! Talk to your children about their favorite foods that they like to bring to school. Can more colorful fruit and vegetables be added to snack time or lunch time? Are your children choosing colorful and healthy all natural food options? How about sliced mango or pineapple? Making healthy choices for snacks can be fun. Bringing an orange colored snack to school on Mondays, like carrots or a clementine; Bringing a red snack on Tuesdays, like an apple or strawberries;  yellow snacks Wednesday, like a banana, or pineapple, etc., can be a fun and unique way to get your child involved in making healthier selections for themselves. Frozen or canned fruit snacks work too, and might be more convenient for some days. What about freezing some grapes when the weather gets warmer, for a yummy, refreshing snack for your child to enjoy?  This would be fun and different for a birthday celebration snack for school, too! It is important to eat different color foods every day....so remember, put a rainbow of food in your diet (and lunch box!) every day! Try it!