A GOOD START
Did you know that breakfast is the most important meal of your child's day? It provides the nutrients and energy he/she needs to concentrate in school. Research even shows that kids who eat breakfast get better grades, pay more attention in class, and behave better. Help your child begin his/her day on the right foot.
Make Time - Set the alarm to allow 10-15 unhurried minutes for breakfast. Suggest several healthy breakfast items, and let your child choose. Tip: If your youngster doesn't like to make decisions first thing in the morning, give him breakfast choices the night before.
Make It Healthy - Give your child a mix of protein (such as milk, eggs, cheese, or meat) and carbohydrates (whole-grain cereal, fruit, or whole-wheat bread). The carbohydrates boost energy and help your child jump-start his day, while the protein keeps his body going strong until lunchtime.
It is important that parents, or someone else, can be reached if an emergency should arise. Please make sure all emergency phone numbers are accurate. If there are any changes, please send them to the school immediately.
If you are going to be away for the day and are unable to be contacted, it would be helpful to send in a note with a contact person and their number should the need arise.
Snacking is often regarded as a bad behavior and restricted or eliminated from our diets. However, snacks can be an important part of our nutritious eating plan if the foods we choose are healthy and contribute to a well-balanced diet. Healthy snacks provide extra energy for exercise or help sustain energy until we eat a meal. Click here for a list of 'Healthy Snacks'.
All children are required by state law to have completed immunizations to attend public school. If your child is due for an immunization, please do so as soon as possible. Once your child receives the immunization, please send in documentation from your healthcare provider for his/her health record. This will prevent them from being excluded from attending school. It is recommended by the corporation that all kindergarten students have a physical and dental examination.
MAKING THE RIGHT CHILD CARE DECISIONS
Spring is here and the end of school is just around the corner. This is also the time of year that many parents are looking for summer child care and may be wondering if their child is old enough to stay home alone. Click here for more information. (PDF)
MEDICINE AT SCHOOL
In the event your child may need to take medication while in school, please follow this procedure:
If you have questions or concerns with the above topics please feel free to contact the school your child attends and ask to speak with the school nurse on duty.
INFORMATIVE HEALTH SITES
The sites listed below are provided for informational purposes only. The Internet should enhance, not replace, the partnership between parents and their own physicians.