Galligan School Nurse
Martha Furtado BSN, RN-BC
The Massachusetts Dept Of Public Health requires a physical exam for students in 4th grade for 5th grade entry. The physical must have been performed after March 2017. Many parents have submitted the required exams for their children. In the coming days, I will review the Health records for all 4th grade students & I will notify you via a letter to be sent home with your child, only if your child requires one.
With the arrival of winter, so does the possibility of a power outage. A few quick suggestions to be ready are: have a flashlight ready & easy to find ( check the batteries) ; keep at least a gallon of unopened water accessible as well as non-perishable foods; know where all medications are ; keep your cell phones charged ahead of time.
Above is a helpful link to MEMA ( Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency) with suggestions for a more detailed kit to have in an emergency.
The weather is ever-changing these days, so please watch for cold & windy days. Recess & outdoor gym can get pretty chilly. Please have you child wear mittens/gloves, hats & wear winter jackets as needed.