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Nurse Notes
 
Health Room Needs:  The Health Room is in need of good used sneakers and pants with elastic waist bands.  Small shoes are needed from size 12 and 13 to young adult shoe sizes 5 ½ to size 7. Pant sizes are needed from size 6 to size large/14.  Thank you for any and all donations to our children’s needs.  
                   
Measures to Reduce Spread of "MRSA"
 
There are measures that people can take to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading the bacteria, which has caused outbreaks of a drug-resistant staph in schools and other community settings.  Methicillin-Resitant Staphylococcus Aureus, or MRSA, is a form of staph that is resistant to certain antibiotic treatments like methicillin.  Staph bacteria are normally present on the skin and in the nose of many healthy people without causing any health problems.  However, if staph enters the body through cuts or abrasions on the skin, it can cause an infection.
 
The spread of community-associated MRSA can be minimized by taking these precautions:
     *  Keep your hands clean by washing thoroughly with soap and warm water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
     *  Keep cuts and scrapes clean and covered with a bandage until they are healed;
     *  Avoid contact with other people's wounds or bandages;
     *  Avoid sharing personal items such as towels, razors, or clothing; and
     *  Routinely disinfect commonly used items like athletic equipment.
 
For more information about MRSA, visit:  www.health.state.pa.us or call 1-877-PA-HEALTH.

 

Dear Parent/Guardians of Kindergartners, Third Graders and Sixth Graders:

 

A simple reminder to please complete the following exams and immunizations that are required by the state of Pennsylvania for you child:

 

KINDERGARTEN and NEW STUDENT ENTRANTS:  Please have any outstanding immunizations completed.  Please have the entry physical and dental examination completed.

 

THIRD GRADE:  Please have the dental exam completed.

 

SIXTH GRADE:  Please have the physical exam completed.  Please check with your physician regarding an update of the varicella vaccine  for your child.

 

Please return all forms as soon as possible to the school nurse.  Please call me with any questions at 695-4431, EXT 3530 or email me at susan_nori@tigerwires.com.
 
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STAY HEALTHY and HAPPY

PREVENT THE FLU

FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

The flu is thought to be

spread mainly person-to-person through the coughing and sneezing of an infected person.

TAKE EVERDAY ACTIONS TO STAY HEALTHY

Wash you hands often

with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Wash your hands before meals and after the use of the bathroom, or after caring for an infant’s needs. Alcohol based hand sanitizers can be used if soap and water are not readily available.

Cough and sneeze into your elbow or your shoulder

. If a tissue is used for your cough or sneeze, dispose of it properly and wash your hands.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

This is a big pathway for germs.

Stay home if you or your child is ill

. The CDC recommends that one should be fever free/symptom free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol, Motrin, Advil. This avoids infecting others.

Follow public health advice

regarding the safety measures that will protect you and your family.

Stay healthy

. Get your rest. Eat a balanced diet. Exercise daily. Drink plenty of water. Try ways to reduce your stress and anxiety.

Talk

to your physician about getting vaccinated for the H1N1 virus and for the seasonal flu.