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As the weather warms, please take into consideration a few things as children go outside to play.

 

* Safety, safety, safety. Make sure your little ones are wearing the proper safety equipment for the activity. It is now a law in the state of NM that any child under the age of 18 must have a helmet on while riding a bike, skateboard, roller skates, etc.

* Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Not only are sunburns painful, they may lead to skin problems down the road.

 * Hydration, hydration, hydration. Little (as well as big) bodies need water to survive. Due to our desert like summers with low humidity, we lose a great deal of water through breathing and evaporation (not sweating) through our skin in addition to any visible sweating.

 

Reminder… If your child needs to take ANY medication (other than those listed on the health form completed at the time of registration), the health office requires a medication authorization form to be completed. For your convenience, there are two ways to obtain the medication authorization form. The first is to stop by the health office and pick up a copy. The second is to go to the Park Ave. website, http://www.prideatpark.com, go to either “News from the Health Office” or to my webpage listed under the “Staff” tab. I have uploaded the form to both locations. A new form is needed for each school year.

 

ALL medications must be picked up from the health office on or before the last day of school. Any medications left at the school will be destroyed.

 

If your child is delinquent on immunizations, those MUST be current at registration for the next school year or your child will not be allowed to register.

 

As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us.

 

Thank you from the Health Office

 

Nurse's Assistant- Debbie Smith

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I was born in Indiana, raised from the age of 4 up in Arizona and graduated high school at Florence.  Married  young and raised two wonderful children – one will be graduating from NM Tech , the other still resides here in Aztec working two jobs and attending San Juan College.  I started working with the Aztec schools back when I was a stay home mom, volunteering in the classrooms, PTO volunteer and so on.  I then started to sub in the classrooms and that turned into a full time position at Park Avenue working in the transition room.  Since last year I have been the Health Assistant at Park Avenue and love it!  Total I have been with the Aztec School district for 10 years and have enjoyed every year!