Nurse: Rannveig Fredheim R.N,BA
TDAP CLINIC AT PENN ES
Penn ES is again offering TDap clinic for 5th graders this year. Nurses from PWHealth Department will be here in the spring to give the vaccine to qualifying students. Notice and consent forms will go out to all rising 6th graders once a date has been set.
If you have any questions, please give me a call.
This is a great opportunity to get the vaccination done before start of middle school.
Vision and Hearing Notice
Vision and Hearing screenings are required by VA.Code 22.1-273 for all students to PWC schools and for students in grades K, 3, 7, and 10.These screenings will be conducted by the school nurses within 60 days of starting school. When appropriate, referrals for follow up care with private health care provider will be sent home. School nurses may also check vision and hearing when requested by educators, parents, or students. If you have updated information from your health care provider, please call the school nurse or send a copy of the report.Parents may also exclude students from a specific screening with a written notification to the school nurse.
Students who needs to see the nurse for any reason is given a clinic pass from the teacher. This clinic pass will be returned with the student, after the nurse/clinic attendant has added their notes. The clinic pass will go home with student so parents can be informed of any visits their child had to the clinic. The pass will be a blue color. Phone calls will still be made when deemed medically necessary.
Please contact Ms. fredheim for any questions or concerns.
Handwashing important to stop the spread of germs
There are several free clinics in the area serving the uninsured. Please see flyers below if you are uninsured and in need of medical care.
It is important to be aware of signs of scoliosis in your child. This is a condition that can be easily corrected if treated early. Please see below for the Scoliosis Fact Sheet.
proper medication disposal
There is a growing concern in Virginia about improper medication disposal. When disposing of your unused or expired medications, please put in a sealed bag with cat litter or coffee ground, seal the bag and throw in trash.
Do NOT flush medications down your toilet...or leave them open in trash for children or animals to get hold of.
Please see link below..meds disposal..
9-5-2-1-0 FOR HEALTH
9-hours of sleep
5- fruits and vegetables each day
2-no more than 2 hours of screen time a day
1- hour of exercise each day
Please talk with your children about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
See tipping the scales link below for more details.
Food and Fitness for a healthy child
Healthy food and exercise is so important for all of us, and especially for our children,
who are growing and learning.
"Nutrition Nuggets" (under food and nutrition page) has many helpful tips on nutrition and exercise.
Please check it monthly for new ideas.
Starting the day with a healthy breakfast will have a great impact on the learning day.
Breakfast is available in our cafeteria every day.
Tdap for rising 6th graders
Attention all rising 6th graders:
All students are required to have a Tdap vaccine done before entering 6th grade.
Please bring proof of vaccination to the school nurse.
Medications at School
All medicine (over the counter or prescription) administered at school,must have a medication authorization form on file in the clinic.Prescription medicine must have a physician's signature on the form before medicine can be administered. All medicine must be in its original container, with the child’s name on it. The form and medicine must be brought to school by a parent or other adult, and will be kept in the school clinic.
Cough drops are no longer considered medication and can be carried by students without medication form. Cough drops need to be in their original package.
Under certain circumstances, students may keep inhalers and epi-pens in their possession if it is deemed necessary by his or her doctor. The medication authorization form for this circumstance must be signed by a physician as well. A copy of the form will be kept with the student, while the original will be kept in the clinic.
Students with allergies and/or asthma should have an asthma and/or allergy plan on file as well.
Students cannot carry medication with them without a Medication Authorization Form on File