ABC Safety Check for Spring and Summer Time Bike Riding.

Can't wait to see you on the bike path!!

Meditation

Here's ONE quick and simple WAY to become CALM and FOCUSED for both KIDS and ADULTS, Square Breathing, (it really works)

Dear Lincoln and Longfellow Families,

Welcome wonderful families to my website, where you will hopefully find helpful and health full information ! From time to time, I will add more info, always from reliable sources. For now, there's fun student created videos to remind you to check your bike before going out, meditation to get all of us through trying times, and a video or two about avoiding ticks and brown tail caterpillars with links to Maine. gov and CDC! Please also pay special attention to the page on immunizations, because Maine has made changes in recent years. Incoming 7th graders must, on the first day back to school, have had two extra shots- 1 Tdap and 1 Menigiococal (MCV4), while Kindergarten has it's own requirements. It's time to get those done!

Starting in school year 2021. Maine schools will not accept exemptions with the exception of medical exemption, this year it's ok to have them, next year it will not be.

In closing, please know that Portland school nurses have been involved, along with other health experts, in working to prepare our schools for safety, as we navigate for what could be the biggest global health event we've ever seen.

Please stay safe as our city begins to lift some restrictions over the summer. Wash your hands, a lot, keep 6 ft. away from anyone outside your household, wear a face mask in public, and stay the course. Remember always to practice kindness with yourselves and with others, we are all in this together!

Nurse Christine Hey RN

Lincoln Middle School Nurse

Longfellow Elementary, Nicole Pradetto LPN, Health Assistant

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Please see information below. The Health Advisory has provided to Health care Providers on Pediatric Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome. I also added a WCVB interview video from Children's Hospital in Boston on May 14.




Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Potentially Associated with COVID 19

Although we are have seen more cases in several of our states, none reported in Maine yet, according to Maine CDC, this is still considered rare- here are some things to know and when to call your doctor to seek medical attention for this treatable disease. Maine CDC, has informed all Health care Providers in Maine to be on look out for this in their patients.

Please contact your doctor if your child is exhibiting:

  • Persistent Fever

  • Redness of eyes

  • Rash

  • abdominal pain

  • vomiting

  • chest pain

  • Or any signs that are worrying about your child should be shared with your doctor