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Valencia Health

Welcome back to school! My name is Mila Garcia, R.N. and I am the school nurse with Valencia Elementary. I have enjoyed seeing the 4th grade students and oh my how you have grown over the summer. 3rd grade students and parents, welcome to Valencia Elementary. I have met many of you, and I enjoy getting to see your smiling faces throughout the day. Parents if you have any questions or concerns please feel welcome to call me or come by and see me.


HEALTH INFORMATION: I absolutely dislike pesky insects by the name of Mosquitoes! I see victim's of these insects frequently through the school year. Below is a link to a fun fact video about these rascals. 

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite?

Fun Healthy Food Facts: Food is the best! So are the facts about food. The way we see it the more you know about healthy food, the more you tend to like it!
 
Did you Know:

•Broccoli contains twice the Vitamin C of an orange.

•Apples are made of 25% air, which is why they float!

•Peanuts are legumes, not nuts.

•Cranberries bounce like a rubber ball when ripe!

•Fresh eggs will sink in water and rotten eggs will float! 

OK, it's time to get serious! Here is some important information on the Flu and Head Lice (another pesky insect).

INFLUENZA
Flu season is here! Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Each year flu viruses cause millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospital stays, and thousands or tens of thousands of deaths in the United States.
 
Please inform the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed with influenza.

Our school nurses will be providing flu vaccines free of charge through Vaccine for Children. Only students with a signed consent form will receive the vaccine. Flu vaccine consent forms will be sent home as vaccine is received from the state. 

The Flu: A Guide for Parents

HEAD LICE BATTLE PLAN.docx

Lice battle plan-spanish.docx

Head Lice 101.pdf