Galligan School Nurse
Martha Furtado BSN, RN-BC
PLEASE remember to notify the school immediately if you change your phone number or your number is temporarily out of service. In which case, the number of a family member or friend will do. We must always have a phone number on file on which to reach you.
Attention 4th grade parents/guardians
I now have ALL the required physical exams for every 4th grade student! Thank you !
Attention 3rd grade parents/guardians
It's not too soon to arrange for your child to have their 4th grade physical exam . For your convenience, please have the physician's office fax it to me at my FAX number listed above.
National Poison Control Week
In the month of March, among several celebrations & Awareness Days, is National Poison Prevention week which will occur March 17-23. Some tips to prevent poisoning include :
#1. Keep the National FREE Poison Helpline number at your fingertips in your cell phone.
Text POISON to 797979 to save the number in your smart phone. (I did this & it works).
#2. Store all medicines & hazardous substances up, away, & out of sight of children. Keep these substances in their original, child-resistant containers.
#3. Detect invisible threats: Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home and/or make sure the ones you have are in working order. Carbon monoxide is the silent killer! It is colorless, odorless,tasteless and non-irritating.
Student and Parent Handbook
Colds Versus Flu
When to Keep Sick Children Home from School
10 Dangers of Video Gaming Addiction
Video Game Ratings
Video Game Awareness
Video games can be a great source of entertainment & even healthy. For example, games that require moving about such as dancing and sports simulators can promote health through physical activity. However, some games are not so healthy for some kids in their content or for the fact that they play them too much. Fortnite is very popular these days. It is rated "T" for TEENS in that it contains violence. If you go the above link to the Entertainment Software Rating Board ( ESRB) you can actually search a game to see what the rating is and what the content of the game contains.. "E" rating is generally suited for everyone. Lastly, from a health perspective, video gaming CAN be addictive to the point where it can cause sleeplessness & other health problems. The website below to "10 dangers of video gaming" lists some problems that can arise from too much playing. Moderation and monitoring are best bets to keep video game play healthy for children.
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.