​Health & Wellness at the CBE

At the CBE, we believe in a whole school approach to health and wellness. We call this our Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approach. CSH is about healthy eating, active living, supportive social environments and positive mental health. As a system, we focus on the following four areas: healthy eating; healthy relationships; physical activity; and positive mental health. Each school creates its own approach and goals for health and wellness.

Visit the CBE website to learn more about health and wellness in schools.​​​​​

The Nurse’s Corner, with Stef | Oct. 2018

A big hello to all parents and students!

My name is Stef Schmitt. I’m a Registered Nurse and have the privilege of being the new school nurse for Capitol Hill!!! I look forward to getting to know everyone this year. Stay tuned for my monthly columns – you should know that I am a huge advocate for Health Promotion and take every opportunity I can get to share my love of health and wellness with my schools. Now that school is back – can I ask that each of you review effective hand hygiene with your children? Clean hands make for a healthier school environment, and with flu season upon us, it’s imperative that we all know how to wash our hands properly!!!

Soo…Most people do not wash their hands for long enough, which is another reason that hands are still dirty after washing. Washing with soap should take about 30 seconds (the time it takes to sing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Happy Birthday, or your ABCs). Rinsing is equally important because this is how the germs are removed. Effective rinsing should take about ten seconds. Drying the hands completely is important for proper hand washing, as many germs love to live in moist environments like wet hands. Be careful when leaving public places because your hands can get dirty again if you touch a dirty surface after washing. Don’t forget backs of hands and in between fingers!!!

While hand washing is our number one defense against viruses and infections, may I also encourage you all to get your annual flu shot which is available at pharmacies, flu clinics around the city and even your family physician. Remember, protecting yourself also helps protect others!!! In the meantime, cough/sneeze into your elbow and try and be vigilant about washing your hands!!!

That’s all for this month…see you in November!!

Health & Wellness

The Nurse’s Corner, with Stef | Oct. 2018

A big hello to all parents and students!

My name is Stef Schmitt. I’m a Registered Nurse and have the privilege of being the new school nurse for Capitol Hill!!! I look forward to getting to know everyone this year. Stay tuned for my monthly columns – you should know that I am a huge advocate for Health Promotion and take every opportunity I can get to share my love of health and wellness with my schools. Now that school is back – can I ask that each of you review effective hand hygiene with your children? Clean hands make for a healthier school environment, and with flu season upon us, it’s imperative that we all know how to wash our hands properly!!!

Soo…Most people do not wash their hands for long enough, which is another reason that hands are still dirty after washing. Washing with soap should take about 30 seconds (the time it takes to sing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Happy Birthday, or your ABCs). Rinsing is equally important because this is how the germs are removed. Effective rinsing should take about ten seconds. Drying the hands completely is important for proper hand washing, as many germs love to live in moist environments like wet hands. Be careful when leaving public places because your hands can get dirty again if you touch a dirty surface after washing. Don’t forget backs of hands and in between fingers!!!

While hand washing is our number one defense against viruses and infections, may I also encourage you all to get your annual flu shot which is available at pharmacies, flu clinics around the city and even your family physician. Remember, protecting yourself also helps protect others!!! In the meantime, cough/sneeze into your elbow and try and be vigilant about washing your hands!!!

That’s all for this month…see you in November!!

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    5 Easy Ways to Tame Tech Use / Bike Safety : What Should Parents Know?
  • October 2018:
    5 Easy Tips to Get Rid of Lice /  Food in the Media
  • November 2018:
    The Resilient Family / Loose Parts Play
  • December 2018:
    Be Tobacco Smart / Cyberbullying 101 : What it is and what you can do!
  • January 2019:
    Is Tooth Decay a Disease? /  Relaxation and Your Child
  • February 2019:
    Positive Parenting / Parents Matter: Getting involved in your child’s school experience
  • March 2019:
    Nutrition Math: Are ‘treats adding up? / How Shut-eye Do Children Need?
  • April 2019:
    Avoiding Common Allergies / What You Need to Know about Your Child’s Sexual Development
  • May 2019:
    Safe Playgrounds? Check! / Sugar: It tastes good but is it good for your teeth?
  • June 2019:
    Tobacco in the Media / Play is the Work of Childhood

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