Fall & Asthma 
            Tips for Asthma Management in the Fall
Fall is the season for pumpkin spice and everything nice!  While the leaves on trees start to turn from green to red, people who have asthma may find this time of year quite challenging.  
Common fall allergy and asthma symptoms can include:
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy, watery, burning eyes
  • Itchy mouth or throat
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tight feeling in the chest
Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition in New Jersey has great resources to help individuals remember the Six Steps to Control Asthma 











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How long is 20 seconds?  Try singing  the "Happy Birthday" song

twice while washing your hands!






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October 2-7


Respect Week at West Belmar School!







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I am looking foreward to a great year!  Please contact me if I can be of any help to you and/or your child!









                  Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation






Find summer meals sites near you. 













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                  Hooray!  It is time for Field Day!  It looks like we will have great weather for   our Friday, June 2 Field Day!

           As a reminder, be sure your child is covered in sunscreen and wears a hat and  sun glasses.  We certainly don't want a sunburn ruining such a fun day for everyone!  Good luck to the Blue and Red Teams!!!!!!













Immunization Requirements to Enter Wall Intermediate School


Students entering the 6th grade at Wall Intermediate School will be required to receive a Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine upon turning 11.  If your child receives these vaccines before the end of this school year, please provide me with the documentation from your child's healthcare provider.  If your child receives these vaccines during the summer, you will need to provide them directly to the Wall Intermediate School Nurse prior to the start of the next school year.  Please let me know if you have any questions.




      Happy New Year!  


     Let's resolve to do our part to stay healthy in 2017!


     Since returning from winter break, our school has been experiencing a significant outbreak of a variety of illnesses such as strep throat, cold, flu-like symptoms, and stomach/intestinal viruses.

     In order to try to reduce the spread of illness within our school community, I need your help.  If your child develops or complains of any of the following, we advise you keep your child home from school until he/she is feeling better and is fever-free for at least 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medications.  The signs and symptoms to look for include sore throat, rash, fever, cough, headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

      If your child returns to school too soon after an illness, he/she runs the risk of picking up another illness as well as spreading the illness to other students and staff members.

     Just to remind you, a physician's note to return to school is necessary if your child has been medically diagnosed with any of the following:  strep throat, conjunctivitis, impetigo, ringworm, and/or other contagious diseases.

     If your child does become ill, please consult with your physician and follow his/her advice.






     One of the best ways to reduce the spread of illness is by thorough hand washing.  We try to teach the children to wash their hands before eating, after they sneeze or cough into their hands, after they blow their noses, after using the toilet, and whenever theyr hands are dirty.  Young children have a habit of touching their face with their hands and putting their fingers into their mouths.  If there are disease-causing germs present on their hands, they are more likely to get sick.





 If we all work together, we will hopefully control and limit the spread of illness throughout West Belmar School!