• School Nurse/ Health OfficeSchool Nurse picture


    Mrs. Joanne MacDonald, RN, NCSN       

    8:30 AM-3:30 PM                              

    Phone (508) 643-2140 ext. 226         

    Fax (508) 643-2163 (secure fax)

     jmacdonald@naschools.net

     

  • Physicals? Flu Shots?

    Convenient MD Urgent Care in Plainville offers free Flu shots- just bring your insurance card. No appointment is needed. Their hours are 8:00AM-8:00PM 7 days a week. They also offer physicals for sports, camp and school. The charge is $20. Please see me if you have any questions or if you need any assistance.

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  • Christmas is For Kids Applications

    I have applications in my office for the Christmas is For Kids program. Please contact me if this is something you may be interested in.

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  • Nurse's Notes

    We are all settling in to our routines now! Here's what's going on in hte health office...

    *State mandated growth screenings have been done on all Grade 1 and Grade 4 students.

    * We held a very successful Flu Clinic for NAPS students on October 7. If you weren't able to attend I highly advise that your child gets a flu shot. They can get them from their PCP or Anne Marie Fleming, our public health nurse has flu clinics at the town hall. Her number is 508-699-0104.

    * We will be starting our hearing and vision screenings at Martin School shortly.

    * Please send in any updates physicals for students in Grades 1 and 4!

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  • Flu Clinic- FREE FLU SHOTS!

    There will be a Flu Clinic for any NAPS student that wants a flu vaccine on Monday, October 7, 2019 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at North Attleboro Middle School. Please bring your insurance card. Ann Marie Fleming will be there and will be able to immunize any adult and any other children not in our public schools.

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  • Fall 2019 Nurse's Notes

    Welcome to school! I hope that everyone had a fun and relaxing summer! I have been busy reviewing new student records and getting everything ready for a new school year.

    My first order of business is ensuring that all student immunizations are accounted for. The Commonwealth of MA gives me a very small window to ensure this. If your child does not have the proper documentation in a timely fashion your child will need to be excluded from school. In light of the recent measles outbreak, this is of outmost importance!

    Any student new to the state must also a submit a copy of a physical exam that has been done within 6 months of entry into school.

    Please note the illness guidelines- we take them very seriously!

    If your child has any medical issues please don't hesitate to contact me. My door is always open!

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  • Late Winter/Spring 2019

    Spring is fast approaching! Don't let Mother Nature fool you...illness is still here at Martin School. We are still seeng some cases of flu and strep as well as the GI bug. Please be vigilant with hand washing and don't forget about the illness guidelines!

    I'm still searching for kindergarten and Grade 4 outstanding physicals that are owed. Letters are going out March 20 if I still need info from you. Check your child's back pack!!

    Scoliosis screenings will be done for Grade 5 students the last week of March. 

     

    Please send in any vision/hearing referrals back to me ASAP.

    If your child suffers from spring allergies, you may want to think abiout restarting their allergy medciations now. It is anticipated that it's going to be a tough season for allergies!

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  • January Nurse's Notes

    Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.

    Here's what's going on in the health office this month:

    Hearing/Vision Screenings are just about completed. If your child has been referred to their PCP for either, please make sure you send back the completed referral so that I can update your child's health record.

    Kindergarten and Grade 4 students- please send in an updated physical if you haven't done so already. These are state mandated!

    Cold and flu season is upon us. Encourage your child to wash their hands frequently. Use proper cough etiquette. Drinks lots of water. If your child is ill- temp over 100, unable to manage secretions, vomiting/diarrhea- PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME! It's helpful for me to monitor illness outbreaks if I know if your child has had infectious illnesses such as strep throat etc.

    Please help me keep the Martin School community healthy!

    Coming events:

    Dental hygienist visit for Grade 1 students in February.

    Mobile Dentist coming to Martin School in March.

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  • December Nurse's Notes

    The health office has been extremely busy these past few weeks. Most of our hearing  and vision screenings have been done. Hearing rechecks are  hopefully going to be done prior to the holiday break. If your child fails either the hearing or vision screening, please contact your provider to have them evaluated. Please make sure you let me know what the findings are so that I can update your child's health record. Thanks so much for your cooperation!

    I'm still looking for any outstanding Kindergarten and Grade 4 physicals. Please send them in as soon as you can. There are several kindergarten students that still need to show proof of lead testing. This is a state requirement.

    The illness season is upon us. It's not too late for a flu shot if you are your children haven't gotten one. Please encourage frequent hand washing and proper cough etiquette. We strictly adhere to the illness guidelines policy. We want your children in school, but if they are ill, they need to stay home. If you are unsure if you should send them or not- call me!

    Upcoming events- dental program for grade 1 students in February

    Mobile Dentist at Martin school in March

    Stay tuned for further info!

    Happy Holidays to all!

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  • Illness Guidelines

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