Mullen Shamrocks will CHARM You! Our Students are Caring, Honest, Achievers, Responsible, Motivated. Creating a Culture of Academic Excellence Everyday

Amber McLean, RN

Parents and students can click here to visit OUR VIRTUAL CAFETERIA, select food items and compare their selections to USDA Nutrition Standards.
As a result, they will learn how to make healthy food choices at school and home. Click on the site and have tons of fun!!

Click here to access the School Food and Nutrition website . This web site will offer such wonderful information such as food allergy information, food ingredient facts, nutrition information, menus, meal prices, payment information and more. Please check it out!

Stay Ahead of Head Lice
Head lice is common among children under age twelve. Lice don't discriminate based on income, social status, or hair type. Nor are they a sign that a child has poor hygiene or is neglected. If you suspect that your child has head lice or has been in contact with someone with head lice, please let the school nurse know. For more information on how to control, treat, or identify head lice, please click here. Additionally, for school policy on head lice please refer to Regulation 753-2 available on the PWCS homepage.

9-5-2-1-0 FOR HEALTH
Here at MUES we are encouraging healthy lifestyles by promoting the core message from the Tipping the Scales for Better Health Campaign which is 9-5-2-1-0 for Health. This message communicates five key behaviors which promote healthy weight and overall good health for children. Please ask your child what they know about 9-5-2-1-0. For more information please go to

Medication Pick Up
Don't Forget...

Medication authorization forms and Health Treatment Plans do not carry over into the next school year.
Tdap Booster Required for rising Sixth-Grade Students
In 2006, the Virginia Assembly passed a law requiring all sixth-grade students to have had a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) booster shot within the past five years in order to enroll in school this fall. Some physicians will not give this shot to your child until age 11. Without proof of this immunization or physician documentation of why your child can not get the shot, your child will not be able to enroll in school for the 2011-12 school year.

Please review your child's shot record. If the last shot was administered more than five years from the beginning of the upcoming school year, please have this immunization done now . If waiting until summer, please be aware that many doctor offices may be full and you might not be able to get an appointment in time. This shot may be listed as T, TD, Dtap or Tdap. Call your local health department or school nurse if you have questions.

Shots may be obtained from your doctor, military clinics, or health department. You can send in the documentation to the school nurse NOW. If you choose to wait, you will need to take the documentation to your child's middle school over the summer.

Henry the Hand
Infection Prevention and Hand Hygiene
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. It is best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds.
  • Wet your hands with clean running water and apply soap. Use warm water if it is available.
  • Rub hands together to make a lather and scrub all surfaces.
  • Continue rubbing hands for 20 seconds. Singing Happy Birthday twice should do it.
  • Rinse hands well under running water.
  • Dry hands using a paper towel or air dryer. If possible, use your paper towel to turn off the faucet.
Start the day off right ..Eat Breakfast
Children are continuously growing and changing every day, and a nutritious breakfast gives children the nutritional boost to get the learning process going. Studies have shown that children that eat breakfast
-learn better
-achieve more
-participate in class more often
-behave better
-attend school more often (less tardies & absences)
-visit the school nurse less often

Some tips for breakfast ...
Eat quick breakfasts like cereal, peanut butter on toast, fruit or a nutrition bar.
Don't like breakfast foods, try cheese and crackers. left overs from dinner or a sandwich.

Remember eating something will be better for your metabolism than skipping a meal.