Nurse's Notes From New Bloomfield Elementary School
Mrs. Dianne L. Kindig, RN
Phone: 717-582-4318 Ext.2203
Welcome to the School Year 2014-2015
The Department of Health's Division of Immunization is no longer offering the School Flu Initiative program. Please make arrangements with your family physician or other provider to obtain a vaccine for your child. Many pharmacies are providing this service. Our local State Health Center (567-2011) can administer to those uninsured or whose insurance will not cover the vaccine. Always call the State Health Clinic prior for an appointment.
For seasonal flu prevention information go to Http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm
Helpful Information for parents
Poison Control 1-800-222-1222 http://www.aapcc.org/DNN
Please update your emergency information throughout the school year. Often parents will have changes in work numbers, cell phone numbers, emergency contacts, etc. Valuable time is freguently spent by school nurses or office staff trying to locate a parent for a sick or injured child.
Encourage your child to eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch as this prevents many stomachaches, headaches, poor concentration, and fatique.
Encourage your child to get adequate rest.
Teach your child to wash their hands frequently - before and after meals, after using the bathroom, etc.
Dental Exams are required in Kindergarten and 3rd grade
All parents are urged to have their children examined by the family dentist as this provides continuity in the child's dental care. If your child has already had a dental exam, please have your dentist complete the dental form and return it to school as soon as possible. If your child has not returned the form to the school nurse, he/she will be examined on February 26, 2015 by the school dentist.