SPS RN Team Winter Newsletter
Happy New Year!
As a reminder please continue to follow the guidelines below:
- Please keep your kids home if they are sick
- Please reach out to your school nurse when your child is absent from school
- Follow Mr. Colantonio's Big 3: wash those hands, wear a mask, and keep that 6' distance from others
A big shout out to Donna Kaplan, RN and Jennifer Slade, RN on their contributions to this newsletter.
Thank you to this awesome community for your continued support and partnership throughout this unprecedented school year.
Danielle Gallan, MSN-PH, RN
SPS COVID-19 Pooled Testing Program
Here is the link to sign your student up for pooled testing.
Mrs. Kaplan proudly holding her vaccine card.
A sincere thank you to the support of Janiece Bruce, RN and her team at the public health department.
Ms. Barrett getting ready for her COVID vaccine!
Mrs. McDonnell receiving her COVID vaccine!
Nurse Emilie is all smiles under her mask!
Retired School RN, Mary Quinn, is back to help the SPS Team and received her COVID vaccine.
Welcome to Ferisha Hassan-Seemungal, RN
SPS RN Team
Danielle Gallan, MSN-PH, RN, Supervisor of Health Services~ 781-344-4000 ext 51264
Suzanne Barrett, BSN, RN, NCSN Stoughton High School~ 781-344-7001 ext 2131
Sue McDonnell, BSN, RN, NCSN, O’Donnell Middle School~ 781-344-7002 ext 6161
Ferisha Hassan-Seemungal, BSN, RN, SHS/OMS Float~
Donna Kaplan, MEd, BSN, RN, South Elementary School~ 781-344-7004 ext 2
Sheray (Williams) Houle, BSN, RN, Gibbons Elementary School~ 781-344-7008 ext 2
Jennifer Slade, BSN, RN, Dawe Elementary School~ 781-344-7007 ext 2
Emilie Driscoll, BSN, RN, Wilkins Elementary School~ 781-344-7005 ext 2
Theresa Staulo, BSN, RN, Hansen Elementary School~ 781-344-7006 ext 2
Noelia Woodward, BSN, RN, Jones Early Childhood Center~ 781-344-7003 ext 3
February Self Care Calendar from OASIS!
Mental health and gratitude
Simply stating one reason we are thankful can improve our emotional, physical, and mental health. An attitude of gratitude can go a long way!
BENEFITS OF STAYING ACTIVE EVERYDAY!
Let’s get up and move for 60 minutes everyday! Trying to get your family moving more everyday, helps give you more energy, self-confidence, helps you to relax, and focus at school/work. If your children are between the ages of 6 and 17, they need at least 60 minutes of activity each day to be healthy. Try activities that strengthen your bones, build muscles, and make your heart beat faster. Bones need pressure to get stronger...jump, run, or do a cartwheel. Join in the activity with your child by walking to school or to the bus stop. Encourage your child to practice a sport or ride their bike after school. Be a role model to your child and encourage them to go on an after dinner walk with you! Sledding or playing in the snow or going ice skating are great ways to stay active during the winter months. You can still benefit from being active by breaking up the activities into 10 minute segments, if you don’t have 60 minutes all together. Try a new activity, dance, Zumba, or YOGA, and create new memories together on this Year Of Great Adventures!
Improve your mood
Help your heart, muscles, and bones get stronger and healthier
Increase how fast your body uses the food that you eat and turns it into energy
Improves your sleep and memory.
(Department of Health and Human Services, USA)