COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 88

April 28, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

School Nurse Appreciation Day

 

Governor Kaine has officially recognized May 10, 2006, as School Nurse Appreciation Day in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Certificate of Recognition can be found at the following website:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/Health/home.html

 

The certificate provides recognition for the contributions and work of school nurses, including:

 

  • Collaboration with families and communities in recognizing that the health, safety, and well-being of students are crucial to their growth, development, and educational success

 

  • Enhancing the educational process for students by helping them meet their individual health care needs

 

  • Coordination of screenings, health education, prevention programs, and strong communication networks between families, teachers, and school administrators in order to foster and protect the health status of students

 

  • Provision of professional health services in order to promote learning and student success

 

Division superintendents are encouraged to join with Governor Kaine and the Department of Education in recognizing Virginia school nurses as they serve with compassion and dedication and faithfully work to make health a priority for children during the school day.

 

Should you have any questions, please contact Gwen P. Smith, school health specialist, at 804-786-8671 or e-mail at Gwen.Smith@doe.virginia.gov.

 

 

PIW/gps