Mrs. Kovalsky - School Nurse

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    COLD/FLU RELIEF TEA

    Tis the season for colds, flu and respiratory infections! Here is a recipe that can help with symptoms and boost your immune system!

    2 oranges sliced thin

    1 lemon sliced thin

    Ginger root - approximately 2 inches shaved or 5 drops ginger oil

    2 T. turmeric

    1 cup raw honey

    Mix all together thoroughly in a large bowl, then transfer into a large mason jar for storage. To make tea add 1-2 heaping tablespoons into 8 oz. boiling water. Drink and eat fruit.

    Cold/flu tea

     

     

    Health Screenings

     Health screenings have been completed! Referrals for abnormal results have been made.

    If you have a question regarding your child's results please feel free to contact me.

     

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    DO I HAVE A COLD OR IS IT THE FLU???

     

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    For more information go to www.waituntil8th.org

     

     

     

    Screen Time

    HOW MUCH SCREEN TIME IS TOO MUCH FOR YOUR CHILD???

    Read this interesting article and take the quiz to see how excessive screen time may be impacting your child.

    Psychology Today Article

    Healthy Winter Traditions

    Cold Weather Cookouts

    On a clear day, fire up the backyard barbecue or heat to a park that has grills. Take along lean burger patties, whole-wheat buns, and fixings like lettuce and tomato. Also, fill a thermos with hot apple cider, and pack nutritious side dishes like mashed sweet potatoes or steamed green beans in insulated containers.

    Cozy "Summer" Picnics

    Add variety to winter meals with indoor picnics. Spread out a blanket on the living room floor, and enjoy summer favorites from the frozen food aisle - corn on the cob, strawberries, sliced zucchini. Frozen fruits and vegetables are just as nutritious as fresh, and they're available year-round.

     

    For MORE great nutrition tips, kid-friendly recipes and wellness information, please check out the latest Nutrition Nuggets newsletter here.

    To access previous issues please click on the Nutrition Nugget Newsletter link on the menu.

     

    SCOLIOSIS SCREENINGS

    Scoliosis screenings have been completed. Dr. Natarajan from Advocare Orthopedic Center in Cedar Knolls completed the screenings and notices have gone home if your child needs further evaluation. Students that have completed a pre-participation physical this year for archery did not need to be screened. 

    We are very fortunate to have an orthopedic physician come in to provide this service for our students!

     

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    A large part of my school nurse responsibilities here at Harmony is to
    promote the health of school children through partnerships with the children,
    their families, school staff, community organizations and allied professionals. 
     
    Health is the expression of physical, psychological, spiritual and social well-being.
    When these components are in balance, optimal success can be achieved and learning is enhanced.
     
     
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    Protect yourself, your family, and community from mosquitoes...
    Help control mosquitoes that spread Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika Viruses
     
     If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at 908-859-1001 ext 190.