School Nurse Appreciation Day This Wednesday!
SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE April 2015
School Nurse Appreciation Day Proclamation
Wednesday, May 6th is School Nurse Appeciatation Day! Please read our proclamations from Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez and Governor Dannel Malloy. Make sure you thank your school nurse on Wednesday!
WHEREAS, children are the future and, by investing in them today, we are ensuring our world for tomorrow; and
WHEREAS, all students have a right to have their health needs safely met while in the school setting; and
WHEREAS, children today face more complex and life‐threatening health problems requiring care in school; and
WHEREAS, school nurses have served a critical role in improving public health and in ensuring student’s academic success for more than 100 years; and
WHEREAS, school nurses are professional nurses that advance the well‐being, academic success, and life‐long achievements of all students by serving on the frontlines and providing a critical safety net for our nation’s most fragile children; and
WHEREAS, school nurses act as a liaison to the school community, parents, and health care providers on behalf of children’s health by promoting wellness and improving health outcomes for our nation’s children; and
WHEREAS, school nurses support the health and educational success of children and youth by providing access to care when children’s cognitive development is at its peak; and
WHEREAS, school nurses are members of school‐based mental health teams; and
WHEREAS, school nurses understand the link between health and learning and are in a position to make a positive difference for children every day, therefore be it
Resolved, that the National Association of School Nurses celebrates and acknowledges the accomplishments of school nurses everywhere and their efforts of meeting the needs of today’s students by improving the delivery of health care in our schools and offers gratitude for the nation’s school nurses, who contribute to our local communities by helping students stay healthy, in school, and ready to learn, and keeping parents and guardians at work, not just on this National School Nurse Day, but at every opportunity throughout the year.
THEREFORE, I, Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Superintendent of Schools, do hereby proclaim May 6, 2015, as School Nurse Day in the Hartford Public Schools and call upon the staff in the Hartford Schools Community to join with the National Association of School Nurses and Hartford Public Schools in celebration and support of school nurses.
Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D.
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