I can never sleep the night before the first day of school…I lay out my clothes on the chest-of-drawers, set the alarm and close my eyes, but end up checking the clock every hour, feeling more and more nauseous as I watch the hours tick by…

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 Not Really…

Still, it’s a big deal to the kids.  Our middle schools are 6th, 7th, 8th…  The difference between 6th and 8th is remarkable, astounding, weird, and scarey.  Kids grow so much during these years, ( from 11 to 14 or so),  physically, emotionally, mentally.  We’ve all been there and all of us remember the confusion and occasional triumph…

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As your friendly, helpful, always vigilant, School Nurse, here’s the best advice I have…for now…

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May we all have a Great School Year…Teachers, Administrators, Nurses, Secretaries, Bus Drivers, Custodians, Cafeteria Ladies…oh, yes—Students, too!!!

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