Thursday, April 23, 2015

Yellow Roses

It's a good day when...

Someone unexpectedly brings you flowers!

yellow roses compliments of a former school board member!

She said they are a Thank You for all of the hard work I do :)

She is sweet.... She works pretty hard herself!

Although she isn't on our school board anymore;
she continues to volunteer countless hours with 
our Moms Who Care program!


Annie and the other Moms Who Care work with students every week 
who might be looking for a few needed items,
but are also looking for a few people who care.
The students are so lucky to have a group of Moms
who truly do care about them!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lillian Wald and The History of School Nursing

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Have you ever wondered about the history of school nursing?

How did it become that a nurse would be needed to work in the school setting so many years ago?

We know in today's world there are a variety of situations requiring the need for a nurse
in the school setting, but surely it hasn't always been that way.  Or has it?


the history of school nursing

School Nursing Starting As An Experiment!

In the late 1800s/early 1900s New York City allowed 
1 nurse to work with 8,671 students.

The goal was to exclude students who needed to be excluded from school,
provide follow up care with the students and their families in order
for them to return to school as soon as possible.

Over that year the absenteeism rate decreased by 90%!
The experiment was so successful that New Year City 
hired 25 more nurses to work in their schools!

Although some of the needs students face today might be 
a little different than when Lillian Wald began the school nurse journey;
the goal is still the same-

Promoting health in the school setting so students are ready to learn!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Free Samples!

Free Playtex Samples!

A parade of free tampons & liners made it's way into 
my office this morning and we were thrilled!

Earlier this school year we ran out of tampon samples 
and we only had pads available for the girls- some girls would be very disappointed.  

We were contacted earlier this year by the Teen Essentials program asking if we
would be interested in receiving Playtex Sport Combo pack 
to share with our active female students involved in school sports activities.
Of course we were interested & we've been patiently waiting for the delivery since the call!

The samples arrived today- 5 cases! 
Each case contained many sample boxes (I didn't count)
with 2 tampons and 2 sport ultra thin pads with wings... 
coupons too for the girls to use!

I looked for a website or link and couldn't find one :(
However, I did find an email address...

Good Luck!