Pediatric Health Centers

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women of all race and ethnicities worldwide? As a way to support women, raise awareness and educate the community about breast cancer, FSCS Health Centers will be offering free educational workshops for parents and guardians focusing on the signs, symptoms, treatments and prevention methods for this disease. Please see schedule below:

 

Date School Time
10/16 School #15 8:30 am
10/17 John F. Kennedy Educational Complex 11:00 am
10/23 School #5 8:30 am
10/29 School #6 2:00 pm
10/30 School #4 5:00 pm

 

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Date School Time
10/16 School #15 8:30 am
10/17 John F. Kennedy Educational Complex 11:00 am
10/23 School #5 8:30 am
10/29 School #6 2:00 pm
10/30 School #4 8:00 am

 

HELLO SUMMER!

 

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

It has been our sincere pleasure to work with your family in providing Health Care Services this school year. We overwhelming appreciate your confidence and warmly recognize your support as we strive to make sure that each and every student  has the brightest future and utmost success.

I recently received a card and on the back was this beautiful saying brought to us by Papyrus cards:

“LEGENDS SAY THAT HUMMINGBIRDS FLOAT FREE OF TIME, CARRYING OUR HOPES FOR LOVE, JOY AND CELEBRATION.  HUMMINGBIRDS OPEN OUR EYES TO THE WONDER OF THE WORLD AND INSPIRE US TO OPEN OUR HEARS TO LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS. LIKE A HUMMINGBIRD, WE ASPIRE TO HOVER AND TO SAVOR EACH MOMENT AS IT PASSES, EMBRACE ALL THAT LIFE HAS TO OFFER AND TO CELEBRATE THE JOY OF EVERYDAY. THE HUMMINGBIRD’S DELICATE GRACE REMINDS US THAT LIFE IS RICH, BEAUTY IS EVERYWHERE, EVERY PERSONAL CONNECTION HAS MEANING AND THAT LAUGHTER IS LIFES SWEETEST CREATION.

We wish you a happy, healthy and safe summer!

 

 

 

Author Visits!

What better way to start summer than a visit from a published author and illustrator! Author, Rod Gonzalez, took time from his busy schedule to read to our students in grades 1st through 3rd and follow up with  lively discussions on Pirates! Thanks so very much, Mr. Gonzalez for your coming to School 2, the Napier Academy,  and Senator Frank Lautenberg!

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Audiology Screenings!

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Special Thanks to :(AuDSLP) AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY DIAGNOSTIC AND REHABILITATION CLINIC for providing screenings to our students during the month of March at: School 2, School 5, Napier Academy, Senator Frank Lautenberg and School 15! Thousands of students were screened.  We applaud your team and we are grateful!

Great Moment for Full Service Community School Health Center!

Ribbon cutting for School 2 becoming a Full Service Community School as Health N Wellness Services partner with the Board of Education and Oasis, A haven for Women and Children! Welcome to the ‘Eagles nest!’

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Happy Dr. Seuss Week!

March 3rd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday !!!  To pay tribute to our favorite children’s author, we have a very healthy poem written by the FSCS Administrator and Health Center nutritionist, Denise Hajjar.

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Start your Day the Healthy Way

By Denise Hajjar

Would you drive a car with no gas? This is the question I may ask.

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You need to fuel your body and your mind said the Cat in the Hat…that friend of mine.

The Cat in the Hat eats green eggs and ham so why oh

why don’t you eat a clam?

or a snail….or a snake?

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Because that can give us a belly ache for goodness sake!

So what is a nutritious breakfast asked Sam I Am?

A slice of whole wheat toast with a touch of Jam!

Or an egg of course, but please no spam! YucK!

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Now for some fruit…like some berries or grapes… or nice yellow banana like feeding the apes!

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Choose at least 3 from the 5 food groups….even though it may give you the…..Oops!  You can’t say that said Sam I

Am!

Oh never mind that said the Cat in the Hat…

These are my breakfast ideas that will fuel your brain and keep you running like a plane or a train…                        But sometimes I run out the door with no food in my belly…hey how about an apple with some jelly?

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  Well, perhaps an apple but with some peanut butter; a fruit and a protein, there’s nothing better!  The protein will be sure to keep you focused all day and the apple will keep the doctor away!

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February Heart Health!

By Taylor Weber, Montclair State University Intern

Heartshape fruits and vegetables                                         February is American Heart Month, and even though it’s almost over, there is still time to show your heart a little extra love this month! No matter your age or gender, taking time to stop and make smart decisions now will help to support a lifetime of health.  A tip that will make your heart smile is to reduce your sodium intake! On average, Americans eat close to 3500 mg of sodium a day, while the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends 2300 mg of sodium daily and to go along with this, our country has a major heart disease problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death and about 75 million Americans have been diagnosed with high blood pressure!

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You may be asking yourself, “How am I going to decrease my salt intake?” Well, it’s easy — just follow these steps and you’ll be enjoying flavorful meals that your heart will love!

Cut down on the processed foods – These foods are just jam packed with salt that are not doing any good for our health. Try eating whole, fresh foods because not only do they taste good, they are much more filling to help keep you full longer.

  1. Substitute with herbs and spices — Try cooking with cumin, cayenne, paprika, black pepper, oregano, garlic or onion powder to offer a nice flavorful bite just like salt does.
  2. Use low sodium condiments – When you are reading food labels, look for condiments with sodium around 140 mg of sodium per serving.

Try adding citrus juice — Adding the juice from fresh lemons, limes, oranges or grapefruits are an excellent way to flavor your food without salt.

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