Claire O'Connell RN, BSN, MS
Phone: 781-541-5001 Ext 64151
Welcome to 2018-2019 at Fiske!
Hearing and Vision Screening
Autumn is here and that means it is time for the annual hearing and vision screening.
Fiske children will have this screening conducted on September 17, 18 and 20 (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday). All children will have their vision screened, and kindergarten thru 3rd graders will also have hearing checked.
First and fourth graders will also have their height and weight measurements done.
Please remind your child to wear their glasses or contacts to school for the screening.
Staying healthy is most important to staying in school! Please remember to pack Healthy snacks for the students to enjoy at school. Getting enough sleep and a Healthy breakfast helps with beginning their day. Reinforcing covering mouth with a tissue or cough and sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow is good practice and helps to stop the spread of germs that makes you and others sick. Also, please reinforce Hand Washing!
Head lice seems to “creep up on us” throughout the year. It’s good practice to “take a peek once a week”. This information is being shared with you so that you can become more knowledgeable about head lice.
Head lice (pediculosis) is a common problem unrelated to personal hygiene. Your cooperation in periodically examining your child’s hair as a precaution is essential.
Since lunch is eaten in the cafeteria, your child may bring peanut butter, peanut or nut products for lunch. In the cafeteria there will be a designated peanut-free table where any classmate without peanut or nut products can sit. If your child sits at this table with a peanut or nut product, s/he will be asked to move to another table. This plan will help to maintain safety in the classroom while allowing non allergic classmates to enjoy peanut/nut products in a controlled environment. The tables will be cleaned with soap, water and paper towels after each lunch
Making the right call when your child is sick:School policy requires a child stay home is he or she:
Has a fever or 100.0 degrees or higher
Has been vomiting or has diarrhea
Has symptoms that keep your child from participating in school, such as: very tired, uncontrollable
cough or sneeze, headache, body aches, earache, bad sore throat accompanied by other symptoms
such as rash, headache or stomach ache.
We often have many children and adults with colds coming to school, and each one is passing their sickness to others. Please help others from becoming sick by keeping your child home while the sickest.Please send in any updated and current health information and medications along with permission forms.
Health forms are available by using the left margin's Health Forms Section.
Healthy Tips for Children
- Getting enough sleep
- Avoid coming to school too tired to learn
- Keeping hydrated, even during winter months
- Eating a healthy diet
- Washing hands before eating
- Using lotions and balms on skin that is dry, red and chapped
- Getting regular exercise
Please monitor your child's head regularly for lice. Early detection and treatment are our best strategies.
Vision Health Information
Calcium Rich Foods
Hand Washing Link and video
We are always looking for sweat pants and sweat shirts at this time of year. All sizes are welcome.
Thank You for sending your child to school with a healthy snack. It is wonderful to see them enjoying fruits and vegetables at snack time.
Here is a web site a parent brought to my attention - 10 things children with food allergies want you to know