Mrs. Moyes, RN, BSN


 


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My goal is to help your child have a safe, healthy, and successful school day and school year.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Phone: (508) 660-7234 x2 or email LMoyes@walpole.k12.ma.us


Hearing and Vision Screenings

Hearing, vision and height and weight screenings have been conducted. A note was sent home for those students having difficulty with the hearing or vision screening.  If you received a referral letter, please let us know if your child was seen by the eye doctor and the results of the exam.  If you need assistance in finding an eye doctor or financial assistance for glasses please let us know.


Recess

Recess is an important part of your child's day, but proper clothing is essential for making it enjoyable. Please be sure that your child wears appropriate footwear and clothing during the winter months. Sneakers are great for running and playing on the playground equipment. It may be helpful to send in a change of clothes with your child in case they get wet.

Dry Skin 
*copied from the American Academy of Dermatology
Simple changes can soothe dry skin

Following the same skin care routine year round may not work so well when the humidity drops. Without a change in your skin care, dry air can make fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. Dry skin can itch, flake, crack, and even bleed. 

Prevent baths and showers from making dry skin worse.
 When your skin is dry, be sure to:

  • Close the bathroom door 
  • Limit your time in the shower or bath to 5 or 10 minutes
  • Use warm rather than hot water 
  • Wash with a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser 
  • Apply enough cleanser to remove dirt and oil, but avoid using so much that you see a thick lather
  • Blot your skin gently dry with a towel
  • Slather on the moisturizer immediately after drying your skin


  1. Apply moisturizer immediately after washing. Ointments, creams, and lotions (moisturizers) work by trapping existing moisture in your skin. To trap this much-needed moisture, you need to apply a moisturizer within few minutes of:
  • Drying off after a shower or bath
  • Washing your face or hands


  1. Use an ointment or cream rather than a lotion. Ointments and creams are more effective and less irritating than lotions. Look for a cream or ointment that contains an oil such as olive oil or jojoba oil. Shea butter also works well. Other ingredients that help to soothe dry skin include lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, and petrolatum.


Tip: Carry a non-greasy hand cream with you, and apply it after each hand washing. This will greatly help relieve dry skin.

  1. Wear lip balm. Choose a lip balm that feels good on your lips. Some healing lip balms can irritate your lips. If your lips sting or tingle after you apply the lip balm, switch to one that does not cause this reaction.

  2. Use only gentle, unscented skin care products. Some skin care products are too harsh for dry, sensitive skin. When your skin is dry, stop using:
  • Deodorant soaps
  • Skin care products that contain alcohol, fragrance, retinoids, or alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA)

Avoiding these products will help your skin retain its natural oils.

  1. Wear gloves. Our hands are often the first place we notice dry skin. You can reduce dry, raw skin by wearing gloves. Be sure to put gloves on before you:
  • Go outdoors in winter
  • Perform tasks that require you to get your hands wet
  • Get chemicals, greases, and other substances on your hands


  1. Choose non-irritating clothes and laundry detergent. When our skin is dry and raw even clothes and laundry detergent can be irritating. To avoid this:
  • Wear cotton or silk under your clothing made of wool or another material that feels rough
  • Use laundry detergent labeled “hypoallergenic”


  1. Stay warm without cozying up to a fireplace or other heat source. Sitting in front of an open flame or other heat source can dry your skin.

  2. Add moisture to the air. Plug in a humidifier. If you can check your home heating system, find out if you have a humidifier on the system — and whether it’s working.

 

Reminder per the Elementary School Handbook

Illness​ - Children who are ill with a temperature over 100, or who have diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, undiagnosed rashes, uncontrolled coughing, impetigo, or conjunctivitis should remain at home. If​ ​your​ ​child​ ​is​ ​ill​ ​with​ ​a​ ​fever​ ​they​ ​must​ ​be​ ​"Fever​ ​Free"​ ​for​ ​24​ ​hours​ ​WITHOUT the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​TYLENOL,​ ​MOTRIN,​ ​or​ ​any​ ​other​ ​fever​ ​reducing​ ​medication​ ​before​ ​they​ ​can return​ ​to​ ​school.​ ​If​ ​your​ ​child​ ​has​ ​a​ ​viral​ ​stomach​ ​illness​ ​with​ ​symptoms​ ​such​ ​as​ ​nausea, vomiting,​ ​or​ ​diarrhea,​ ​please​ ​keep​ ​them​ ​home​ ​for​ ​an​ ​additional​ ​24​ ​hours​ ​after​ ​symptoms​ ​have subsided. 

Attention Grades 2 and 5 Parents/Guardians

State regulations indicate that schools must collect a copy of a physical exam upon a student’s entry to school and every few years thereafter. 

Since most students enter school in Kindergarten, Walpole is asking for these exams in grades 2, 5, 8 and 11.  If your child is in grades 2 or 5, please send the school nurse a copy of a physical exam that was completed after June 30, 2016.   



Link for Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen consent

http://www.walpole.k12.ma.us/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=28536472
For more health information and WPS Health forms, see the Health Services link on the District Home Page.