Meritus School Health Program

February 2018

Schedule Reminders

Monday February 19th - Holiday (Off Work/Paid)


Thursday March 29th - Professional Day/Staff Meeting (RW Room 142 8am)

Friday March 30th - Holiday (Off Work/Paid)

Monday April 2nd - Holiday (Off Work/Paid)

February Birthdays

February 1 - Amber Gardiner

February 12 - Alice Dagenhart

February 12 - Andrea Sprecher

February 12 - Nevalene Uzelac

February 15 - Lisa Tissue

February 23 - Julie Heuer

February 26 - Gene Raby

Getting To Know: Jane Henry, LPN - Fairivew Outdoor School

1. Are you an early bird, or a night owl? Definitely an early bird.

2. What are your hobbies? Reading and listening to music.

3. Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without? Lip balm.

4. If you were ruler of your own country, what would be the first law you would introduce? World Peace.

5. What's the greatest bit of advice a parent or mentor has given you? Be yourself, and have faith.

6. Describe yourself in 3 words: Daughter, Wife, and Mom.

7. Which bad habits, if any drive you crazy? Living with all males, it drives me crazy when they leave the toilet seat up!

8. What's your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night? Go out for dinner and then relax with a glass of wine and a movie at home.

9. What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon? Relax in the rocking chair on the front porch or in my comfy chair and read a book.

10. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to? Beth, as a kid I always wished it would have been my name.

11. What do you typically have for breakfast? Cereal, or oatmeal and coffee.

12. What's been the worst present you've ever received? I can't think of any present I didn't like.

13. What's your favorite saying? It is what it is.

14. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten? Soft shell crab sandwich with it's eyes peeking out of the sandwich.

15. What was your first job? Youth Conservation Corps - working on the hiking trails in the State Parks in PA.

16. What was your first car? Ford Escort Wagon.

17. Do you prefer to have a cat or dog as a pet? A cat, they don't shed as much as our black lab and they don't drool.

18. What's your favorite family tradition? Sunday family dinners at my parents, with all of my siblings and all the nieces and nephews when we go back home to visit.

19. Do you collect anything? Christmas ornaments from places we visit on vacations.

20. What would the name of your autobiography be? "Me, My 3 Sons and the Big Black Dog".

Getting to Know: Amy Herbert, RN Hancock Elementary School

1. Are you an early bird or a night owl? Night owl.

2. What are your hobbies? Crafts, reading, and gardening.

3. Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without? Pepsi and chapstick.

4. If you were ruler of your own country what would be the first law you would introduce? Free education and health care.

5. What's the greatest bit of advice a parent or mentor has given you? You can do it!!

6. Describe yourself in three words: Quiet, caring, loyal.

7. Which bad habits, if any, drive you crazy? Laziness.

8. What's your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night? Depends on the weather, snuggling up on the couch for pizza and a movie, or spending time out with friends and family.

9. What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon? That's my lazy day. (although I'm always doing laundry LOL!) but I like spending time with family and reading.

10. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to? I like my name.

11. What do you typically have for breakfast? Yogurt.

12. What's been the worst present you've ever received? None - I've always lived by never look a gift horse in the mouth - I appreciate any gift received.

13. What's your favorite saying? Scars remind us of where we've been, they don't have to dictate where we're going.

14. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten? I'm a very pick eater, but I have tried fried calamari.

15. What was your first job? McDonalds.

16. What was your first car? Pontiac Sunbird

17. Do you prefer to have a cat or a dog as a pet? Cat, although I have both.

18. What's your favorite family tradition? Family reunion in July.

19. Do you collect anything? Lighthouses and snowmen.

20. What would the name of your autobiography be? "Really....You can't make this up!"

December School Health Statistics

For the month of December 2017, there were 17,785 Health Office Visits.


Health Offices with the Most Visits in December:

Western Heights: 1,001

Bester Elementary: 749

Salem Ave. Elementary: 745

Springfield Middle: 727

Smithsburg Middle: 680


Top Five Reasons for Health Office Visits in December:

Medication Administration (Daily and PRN): 6,814

GI: 2,044

School Injury: 1,881

Diabetic - Ordered Blood Glucose: 1,821

Headache/Migraine: 952

Medical Marijuana Use at School

Please click on the link below, to read an interesting article from NPR/WBUR related to a student who was granted use of medical marijuana during school.


http://www.wbur.org/npr/577861945/illinois-judge-allows-11-year-old-girl-to-use-medical-marijuana-at-school

February Historical Events and "Holidays"

February 2nd - Groundhog Day

February 3rd - Vietnam War ended in 1973

February 4th - Facebook first launched in 2004

February 9th - Hershey's Chocolate was founded in 1894

February 11th - Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day

February 13th - Mardi Gras

February 14th - Valentine's Day and Ferris Wheel Day

February 17th - Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 19th - President's Day

February 27th - International Polar Bear Day

February 28th- Public Sleeping Day

Maugansville Elementary Bulletin Board

Check out the awesome bulletin boards that Kristy Wentz and Anna Daniels put together in the health office at Maugansville Elementary!!


Great job!!

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Helpful Hints About the Flu

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Marijuana Gummy Bears?

If you click on the link below (you'll have to answer a few questions to be able to view the article) - you'll be able to read an article about an elementary school student who bought some gummy bears to school to share with friends.

Unfortunately these "gummy bears" were his Grandfathers medical marijuana gummies.


https://www.abqjournal.com/1120923/officials-5th-grader-mistakenly-gave-pot-candy-in-school.html

New Way to Make Ice Packs

We all know, nothing beats the brown paper towel ice packs, but here's an interesting way of making ice packs too.


Make disposable ice packs with ziploc freezer bags and Dawn dish soap. The Dawn doesn't freeze completely and makes a gel like the soft type you can buy. These are *just* as cold as any other ice packs, so make sure you give good instructions and place a towel of some type between the ice pack and the child's skin.

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