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News from our Nurses
Kelly Snyder
Monday, November 05, 2018

 

2 NEW NURSES AT MPC!   

 Please let us introduce ourselves to our Millstadt families. Nurse Kate has 18 years of nursing experience & is a mother of 3 inside our school district. She will be caring for our MPC students Mondays- Wednesdays. Nurse Amy comes to us from the Columbia School District with 15 years of experience as their school nurse plus 13 years of newborn nursing & has 3 grown children. She will be at MPC Thursdays & Fridays. Together, we promise to encourage healthy habits & treat each student at MPC like one of our own! Our phone # is 476-7100, extension 1071. Our emails are ksangiolo@mccsd160.com & apoole@mccsd160.com. Contact us with any questions or concerns you have.

 

ILLINOIS SCHOOL HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

The state requires complete health records be kept on each student by Oct 15th. If you have heard from us recently regarding a missing part of your student’s records, please submit it TODAY or your student may be excluded from school.  Also, ALL 2nd graders need dental exams before May 15th, please send the form to us when completed.

 

COOL FALL TEMPERATURES HAVE ARRIVED          

It’s the time of year when we have cold mornings & evenings but mostly warm afternoons. MPC students have morning recess & lunch recess, as well as PE outside whenever possible. Please prepare for the cold mornings outside. Send coats, gloves & hats in your student’s backpacks every day.

 

 

NOVEMBER IS HEALTHY SKIN MONTH

Lots of students are dropping by the Nurses Office for dry skin & painful chapped lips. Please help us by moisturizing your students body after bath time & applying Vaseline or chapstick to their lips frequently.

 

FLU SEASON IS HERE

  To minimize the spread of the flu and other diseases, please remember we all need to follow some simple guidelines—The Three C’s.

  • CLEAN - Wash your hands with soap and water, especially after sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose!!  Soap and water are the best, but hand sanitizer should be used until soap and water are available.
  • COVER - Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing.  Use a tissue, dispose of the tissue immediately, and wash your hands with soap and water.  Avoid touching your hands to your nose, eyes or mouth.
  • CONTAIN - IF YOU ARE SICK, STAY HOME!!!  The best way to prevent the spread of disease is to avoid contact with sick individuals.  Please follow school guidelines for returning to school, which means staying home until fever-free (less than 100 degrees) for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol or Motrin.