• Halloween & Food Allergies

    Posted by Dawn McDonough on 10/11/2019 3:00:00 PM

                                                                                                                                    

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    Halloween is just around the corner. For kids with food allergies and intolerances it can be tricky since many types of candy contain allergens such as peanuts, tree-nuts, wheat, soy, egg, and dairy. Please consider having treats that all kids can enjoy or a separate bucket with either allergen-safe options or non-food options.

    Candy Options: Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, lollipops such as Dum Dums or Ring Pops, Smarties, Swedish Fish, or Starburst

    Non-Food Items: Pencils, stickers, glow sticks etc. Please see the Teal Pumpkin Project for more ideas https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project/ideas-for-non-food-treats

    More information on how kids with food allergies and food intolerances can stay safe at Halloween from the Allergy & Asthma Network.

    https://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/blog/allergy-friendly-halloween-candy-guide

     

    Never assume that candy labeled “allergen free” is safe for everyone. All kids are different and have different food allergies and intolerances. Let’s be proactive this year and make Halloween a bit safer!

     

    Happy Halloween!

    Dawn McDonough, School Nurse

     

     

     

     

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  • Heatstroke

    Posted by Dawn McDonough on 6/3/2019

    Summer is near!!! With the arrival of summer later this month, we also see an increase in the daily temperature. As we welcome these warmer days, we also need to be aware of the risk of heat stroke. Each year, we hear of deaths in children related to heat. The National Child Heatstroke Prevention Campaign kicked of May 27, 2019 to bring awareness and safety to our community. Please use the following resouces and share them with anyone you feel could benefit from these reminders. Let's help spread awareness!!! Have a safe & relaxing summer!

     

    Heat Stroke Fact Sheet

     

    Heatstroke Prevention Tips

     

    Website for Additional Resources:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • Measles

    Posted by Dawn McDonough on 5/17/2019

    Dear Parents, 

     

    I am sure you are all aware by now that cases of the measles are on the rise in areas near us. I want to provide you with some information regarding the signs & symptoms of measles and the importance of vaccination. Please use the following links from the CDC to learn more regarding measles. As always, please reach out to me with any questions or concerns. 

     

    Dawn McDonough, R.N.

     

    Measles Immunization

     

    Signs & Symptoms of Measles

     

    Risks of Not Getting the Measles Vaccine

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  • Tick Information

    Posted by Dawn McDonough on 3/29/2019

     

    Tick Awareness

    As we welcome spring, we also welcome back the tick population. Children will be spending more time outside as the weather gets nicer, increasing their chances of coming in contact with ticks. Our furry friends are also a favortie place for ticks to make their way into our homes. Here are some simple tips to keep our families safe and prevent any sort of tick-bourne illness. 

    ~ Always check your children and yourself after being outside for ticks and shower as soon as possible

    ~ Wear tick repellent

    ~Keep pets off the furniture including beds

    ~ Remove a tick as soon as possible, clean the area of the bite, and notify your physcian

    ~ Watch for a bulls-eye rash anywhere on your body

    ~You may save the tick to be tested for lyme's disease. Please contact your physician for approved labs for testing

     

    See the link below to additional information on types of ticks and tick-realated illnesses. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me and I will gladly assist you. 

    Happy Spring!!

     

    Tick Information from the CDC

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Last Modified on October 8, 2019