Nurse: Tricia Dowling, R.N.
In order for me to keep your child safe and healthy, it is important that you notify me immediately with any changes in your child’s health, change or addition of medication or any other pertinent information that could have a profound affect to your child’s health and well being.
Please call the main office at 973-509-4155 and leave a message if your child will be absent. Include the reason for the absence and approximately how long your child will be out of school.
All prescriptions and over the counter medication will not be given without written authorization from the child’s doctor and parent.
All kindergarten students and new students are required to have a physical within the past year.
All medical forms required for school can be found and printed by clicking on the "Forms" button in the yellow bar at the top of this page.
According to NJ Department of Education guidelines, we screen the students for the following
- Vision—Grades K, 2 and 4
- Hearing—Grades K through 3
- Blood Pressure—Grades K through 5
- Heights & Weights—Grade K through 5
- Scoliosis—Grade 5
Parents will be notified if any findings need further evaluation.
Sometimes jobs and friends change. If so, kindly send us a note with the new information so we can update your child’s emergency card.
Getting chilled or wet won’t give you a cold. Viruses, not weather, cause colds. Numerous studies have shown that people exposed to bone-chilling temperatures and drafts don’t catch a cold unless they are exposed to viruses. Colds are more common in winter because people (especially children in school) spend more time indoors and thus are exposed to more germs.
Wash Your Hands
One way cut down on your risk of catching or spreading colds and other viruses is to wash your hands frequently, using warm water and soap. The Center For Disease Control and Prevention calls hand-washing the single most important step for preventing infections.
- A heart healthy snack should contain 5 grams or less of fat per serving. It is a good idea to become familiar with the food labels. Share this information with your kids, too. Avoid products with trans fat and limit products with saturated fats.
- Water is the best drink. If you are providing juice, make sure it is 100% fruit juice. Gatorade, Kool-Aid, iced tea, and sodas are not good choices as they are non-nutritious and almost all sugar.
- Encourage your child to drink low fat or fat free milk with lunch.
- Click here to view the Bradford Food Guide created by the PTA Health and Wellness Committee
Head Lice Information
Please feel free to call me with any questions or concerns!
Page Updated: Mar 07, 2013