Sunday, February 26, 2023

Period Poverty & Products

Purchasing Period Products

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Hopefully Helpful School Nurse Tip:  One of the most common questions asked is "How do I get the funds to purchase needed period products for the students at my school". My answer was DonorsChoose and maybe (I hope) it can be your answer too?

Period Poverty will be a project I complete every school year!

Period Poverty is a real thing; period products are an expensive necessity. 

According to state board of education, 53% of the student population at my high school are considered low income students. They state also states school need to supply period products free of charge those who need them. Get all of the details HERE Illinois Public Act 102-0340
However, I did not receive an increase in my yearly budget to help cover the additional costs for such needed items. 

DonorsChoose to the rescue! 

The kindness of donors helped me help my students

Period Poverty DonorsChoose Project


start your very own project HERE

Read about all of my completed projects here!



Monday, February 13, 2023

Random Supplies for The School Nurse

DonorsChoose Project SIX


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Hopefully Helpful School Nurse Tip:  Some public school nurses wonder how they'll come up with money to purchase needed items for their office.  Read on for more information on expanding your school nurse budget by using DonorsChoose projects for needed office items!

To date, I've received over $2000 in funding to purchase items for my public school nurse office & you can too!  You can read all about the projects I've completed HERE, then start your very own project HERE!

  • DonorsChoose is very user friendly! They provide you with step-by-step directions. 
  • DonorsChoose collects all donated money then they purchase the items you've selected.
  • DonorsChoose has the items shipped directly to your public school!

I advertise my projects on my personal Facebook page and ask friends and families to share with others. 
I have received donations from friends, families, businesses, BOE members, and even strangers who are looking to support public schools!

Without further ado, welcome to The School Nurse's sixth fully funded DonorsChoose project for random supplies!


Saturday, January 28, 2023

The School Nurse Reads...


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Hopefully Helpful School Nurse Tip:  Many times school nurses are invited to be a guest speaker for the elementary grades. Use this time to teach students more about visiting the nurse's office by reading them a book! Recommendations bee-low (see what I did there!?)

What book should I read?

More than once a school nurse has reached out asking for book recommendations to read to the elementary school level population. And more than once many school nurses have offered some great advice!  

You can read a school nurse specific book or a health education book and incorporate a health lesson- complete with glitter, tooth necklaces, and/or germ detective kits

You can read to the class once a school year or come back as a monthly guest speaker!

The possibilities are endless.  

Make it fun, make it comfortable, make it your time to educate your students!

Let's take a look at popular book recommendations...

Popular Book Recommendations 

I own six of the following- want to guess which ones?