Petersham Health Services

From basic health needs to a perfectly-placed bandage to comforting wounded hearts, our school nurse makes a difference every day.

Healthy Reminders

  • Wash, wash, wash your hands! This is still the best defense against illness. Encourage your children to wash, especially before meals, using soap and warm water. Sing the ABC song while scrubbing to ensure cleanliness.
  • Get plenty of rest. School-age children should get nine to 11 hours of sleep each night, and grownups should try to get eight hours.
  • Drink lots of fluids and eat a balanced diet—especially breakfast! Classrooms are dry when the heat is on, and it’s easy to become dehydrated. Bring a water bottle to school each day. 
  • Dress appropriately for cold weather. Please help your child choose warm, comfortable clothing for school each day, including socks and a coat/jacket. Students need to go outside for “mask breaks” and fresh air, even in our cold New England weather (20° F or above).
  • If your child wears snow boots to school, please make sure they have a pair of shoes/sneakers to wear during the day.

Contact Info

Christine Warburton, BSN, RN
School Nurse