• Thank a nurse today

    Superintendent James F. Scully sent this message to school district staff:

    Today is International Nurses Day, and is celebrated as the conclusion of Nurse Appreciation Week.

    The nurses across this land are recognized for their labor of love with so many entrusted to their care. Those of us who have experienced their kindly care know well their importance in our time of need: their gentle hand and reassuring words, all founded in their knowledge and skills. Whether we’re a child in the nurse’s office for a banged knee in the schoolyard or an adult going through the recovery period from a stroke or surgical procedure, it is a nurse that carries us over the hurdles.

    This quote, from poet Maya Angelou, sums up the principles that nurses live by: “As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may not remember your name but they will never forget the way you made them feel.”

    Please take a moment to thank the nurses in our schools who care for so many.


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