PSD Health Fair - May 10
PSD Health Fair - May 10
Posted on 05/09/2017
health fair

Each day students enter the doors of schools in Puyallup eager to face the instructional challenges of the day.  For some, the adventure of school is something they meet with very little difficulty, but for others, the day involves a visit to the health room to see the School Nurse.  

In Puyallup, each school is staffed with a nurse and/or a health assistant that, not only, greets students with a smile and a caring hand, but also provides an array of medical interventions to ensure that students remain as healthy as possible and are able to access instruction without medical barriers.   

Whether it involves providing wound care, distributing prescribed medications, interfacing with physicians and other local community resources, providing medical education and screenings, or applying a bandage and wiping the sweet tears of a kindergarten student that took a hard fall while playing with their friends at recess, our school nurses are an integral part of the day to day success of our students.  

During the week of May 8 through the 12 the Puyallup School District will be honoring all of our Health Services staff for the hard work that they do each day. We hope you will join us in expressing appreciation for those who work in health rooms across the district.

“Spring Into Health,” a district health fair, will take place on Wednesday May 10th from 5 – 8 pm at Firgrove Elementary.  This event will highlight various community health resources, as well as, provide the community with an opportunity to receive free immunizations for children, low cost concussion baseline screenings which our students need to participate in district sports programs, blood pressure, Type II Diabetes risk factor, and vision screenings. Other activities will include workshops on nutrition, dental care, first aid,  fire extinguisher use, a Zumba class, as well as a martial arts and Crossfit Family Fitness demonstration.  

Visitors will also get a chance to preview the design of the new and improved Firgrove Elementary.  

Please join us on May 10 from 5 – 8p.m. as we celebrate healthy living and the work that our school nurses do each day to keep our students safe, healthy, and ready to learn!