In an effort to go
green, any medication forms, that need to be signed by your physician, can be
found on theMount Laurel School District websiteas well as theHarrington
School website. Forms are for administration of oral, asthmatic, diabetic
medications as well as epinephrine. Forms are also available at school. No
medication can be administered without the forms being signed by your
Reminder - SPRING interscholastic sports physicals must be submitted to school by February 15, 2019 to
be processed in time for tryouts. DO NOT DELAY!
Another school year is here and let's all try to stay healthy and happy. I am available in my office from 7:15am until 2:15pm if you need to contact me about your child's health needs.
Please make sure you notify my office if your child will be absent or late. An email can be sent to my nurse's aide at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a 24 hour phone line that you can leave a message on.
Any forms you may need for sports physicals, medications, etc can be retrieved from the Harrington website.
Flu season is here!
Here are some important reminders for parents:
Plan to monitor
the health of your sick child by checking for fever and other symptoms
of the flu. Fever is a temperature taken with a thermometer and is 100
degrees or more. Plan to stay home until at least 24 hours after there
is no longer a fever or signs of a fever - without the use of
Cover coughs and sneezes!
Wash hands often.
Update emergency contact lists.
GET YOUR FAMILY VACCINATED! It is the best flu protection.
Tips for a Happier Healthier Family
The food is important, but so is the plate! Try serving your family meals on a salad plate instead of a dinner plate. It's smaller, and it can help you and your kids control portion size. When you use bigger plates, you tend to pile on more food -- and are more likely to overeat. The same goes for your kids.
Eating dinner is great family time, so savor your food and conversation. Catch up on each person's day. If you're sharing stories, you'll be eating more slowly. That gives your brain the time it needs to get the message you're full.
Dinner's over. Instead of heading for the TV room, make a beeline for the door. Go for a walk. Keep the conversation light. This is not the time to go over your child's grades or chores. If it's fun for everyone, you'll all want to keep doing it.
When it comes to fitness, video games don't have to be the enemy. Use a game system with a motion sensor, like the Kinect or Wii.
Kids who get up and really move when they play active video games burn up to 200% more energy than kids who play regular video games sitting down. There are lots of games -- physical fitness, yoga, sports, dance -- you can rent or borrow. Kids need to move for a total of 60 minutes a day. This hour of exercise doesn't have to happen all at once. They can split it up over the course of the day.
Lori Alfieri RN
Certified School Nurse
Harrington Middle School