HAPPY SPRING FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

The end of this school year is approaching fast!  And now that the warm weather is here many of us are busy with activities in the evenings.  Please try to ensure that your child gets a good night's rest in order to be able to do his/her best at school.  Restrict caffeinated beverages and video games before bedtime.  Read a book with your child to help him/her settle down before bedtime.   Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast and brings a water bottle to school to stay hydrated throughout the school day.  And don't forget to send a healthy snack and lunch to school with your child each day. 

DENTAL FORMS ARE DUE BY MAY 15TH FOR ALL CURRENT KINDERGARTEN, 2ND AND 6TH GRADE STUDENTS.  THE DENTAL FORM IS ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE.

5TH GRADE PARENTS:  YOU MAY SEND YOUR CHILD'S 6TH GRADE PHYSICAL WITH PROOF OF IMMUNIZATIONS TO SCHOOL NOW FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.  THE STATE OF ILLINOIS REQUIRES ALL 6TH GRADE STUDENTS TO HAVE A PHYSICAL WITH PROOF OF IMMUNIZATIONS BY OCTOBER 15, 2017.  STUDENTS WHO ARE MISSING THEIR PHYSICAL WITH PROOF OF IMMUNIZATIONS WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM SCHOOL BEGINNING MONDAY, OCTOBER 16.  
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ATTENTION ALL JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN TRYING OUT FOR EXTRACURRICULAR SPORTS:  
A SPORTS PHYSICAL  must be completed in order for you to try out for an extracurricular sports team.  All three pages - Parent's Authorization, IESA Physical form, AND Concussion Acknowledgement form must be completed and turned in to the School Nurse or Coach before the day of try outs.  We can no longer accept the Child Health Examination form so make sure that you bring the IESA Sports Physical form to your child's doctor's appointment.  The Sports Physical form is available on the school website. 

MEDICATION AT SCHOOL:  
Please contact me as soon as possible if your child needs to take medication during the school day.  A School District 80 Medication form must be completed by your child's doctor and signed by you in order for your child to take medication at school.  Children are not allowed to bring medication to school without a doctor's order.  This includes vitamins and over the counter medications such as, Tylenol.  
There has been a recent EpiPen recall by Mylan.  The Lot Numbers are available on Mylan's website.  I have checked all of the EpiPens in the health office and none of them are affected by the recall.

BIRTHDAY TREATS:
Birthday treats are not allowed at school.  Instead of sending sugary treats to school, consider having your child bring a show and tell item to school on his/her birthday to share with the rest of the class. 

SNACKS:
Please send a healthy snack to school with your child for his/her morning snack.  Fresh fruit, fruit cups, applesauce are healthy snacks that give our bodies energy and stimulate our brains.  Potato chips and sugary snacks have more calories and fats which cause our bodies to feel heavy and tired.  
DO NOT SEND SNACKS CONTAINING PEANUTS OR TREE NUTS FOR YOUR CHILD TO EAT IN THE CLASSROOM.    

Please stop by my office or contact me by phone or email if you have any questions or concerns.  
Sincerely,
Patty Lubash, RN
John V. Leigh School Nurse








                                                          
                    


For Medical Forms for School go to http://www.norridge80.org/index-registration.asp