LaPerche School Nurse News

Mrs. Orticerio's 2019-2020 Newsletter

Pink Out Day Fundraiser for American Cancer Society

Pink Out Day is Thursday, October 24, 2019

Students and Faculty are encouraged to dress all in pink to show our support for all who are battling any type of cancer!

Recently, our fifth graders had a special visit from Dianne Fonseca who is a cancer survivor. The fifth grade students are holding a fundraiser and encouraging each student to donate one dollar to Making Strides for Breast Cancer. We encourage our students to give their own money and take this opportunity to do a chore or two at home and earn the money to donate. Pink Out cards will be sent home where families can dedicate the donation to anyone special to them. Once we receive the card and donation, we will then post the cards around the school to show how our students we are supporting this worthy cause

Halloween Safety Tips

To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has compiled a list of Halloween safety tips.

  • A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you
  • Agree on a specific time children should return home
  • Teach your children never to enter a stranger's home or car
  • Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends
  • Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home
  • Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street

Fourth Grade Hygiene Lesson

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with the fourth grade classes about personal hygiene and ways to prevent illness at school. We discussed how important cleanliness and hand washing, as well as the proper way to cough and sneeze into your arm, tissue use and disposal, and knowing when to stay home when ill.

If you get a chance, ask your fourth grade student how to prevent common illnesses!

Vision Screening

Vision screenings were completed on Thursday, September 26th by the Lions Club. Any student's who failed the screening had a referral sent home for follow up with an eye doctor. Please call or email the school nurse's office once the date has been set for a follow up with an eye doctor, or if any financial assistance is needed.

When Your Child Is Absent

Please call into LaPerche School on the morning of your childs' absence. Write a note upon returning to school. These are the two things to remember when your child is absent. We thank all the parents who have been following our absence protocol.

FEVERS, Diarrhea, and Vomiting...

Please remember to keep your child home for 24hrs since the last episode of fever (without fever reducing meds), diarrhea and vomiting before returning to school. Make sure your child is taking solid food for a full 24 hours before returning to school. Please continue to call in the absences as we will continue to keep track of illnesses within our school population.

Nut/Peanut Free Classrooms please

We have students who have severe nut/peanut allergies and need to keep them safe. Any snacks for the classroom need to be nut/peanut free, manufactured in a nut/peanut free company.

Our cafeteria provides nut/peanut free tables to keep our students with those allergies safe.

Your child may bring in peanut/nuts for lunch and sit at tables other than the nut/peanut free tables.

Every Week, Take a Peek

Head Lice Guidelines for Parents

" Every Week, Take a Peek"

Head Lice: Continue Checking Your Child All Year Long


The best way to prevent the spread of head lice is to be knowledgeable on the latest best and best practices. Please know we have a district brochure with current information and resources. If you should suspect headlice and or nits, contact your pediatrician for a proper diagnosis and treatment.


Please email Mrs. Orticerio at if you have any questions or would like additional information covered in future newsletters.