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Ladonna Meeler, RN
I am so excited to be the school nurse at Montgomery Elementary. I am going on my 14th year of nursing. This is my 5th year at Montgomery Elementary. Before being a school nurse I worked at Conroe Regional Medical Center for 9 years. I worked in Women Services. I was a Postpartum nurse for 3 1/2 years, a Labor & Delivery nurse for 5 1/2 years, and worked in the nursery from time to time.
I also have a Bachelors degree in Health with a minor in Psychology from Sam Houston State University. I worked with children as a Case Manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters for 3 years before deciding to go back to school to become a Registered Nurse. I have been a Girl Scout leader for my daughter's troop for 7 years. I love working with children and helping them stay safe and healthy.
I have been married for 20 years to my wonderful husband, Warren Meeler. We are both graduates of Montgomery High School. We have 2 awesome children. Alex, who is in 10th grade and Emma who is in 7th grade. We have a dog named Max and 2 cats that we rescued named Bonnie & Clyde. We love living in Montgomery and being a part of such a great community.
I am looking forward to another great year at Montgomery Elementary. Please do no hesitate to contact me about any health questions or concerns that you might have throughout the year.
Be Aware of...
Parents please encourage your children to wash their hands often, especially after they cough/sneeze, after using the restroom and before eating. Hand washing is the number one way to prevent any illness. Also, encourage your children to cover their mouth with a tissue when coughs/sneezes or to cough and sneeze in their elbow.
Here's a great hand washing video you can watch to encourage your children in proper hand washing.
We have had several illnesses going around such as Strep Throat, colds and a stomach virus. * Please see the section on Common Childhood Illnesses and the Cold & Flu for more information related to these illnesses.
Please make sure children are fever free, vomiting free and diarrhea free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school. Also make sure to send doctors/parents notes to school with your child when they return to school from illnesses.
Also parents, don't forget to check your child's head weekly for lice. If any live lice/eggs found please treat your child and family members if needed and notify me that lice was found so we can help control the spread of lice.
Please Click on the links:
MISD Allergy/Anaphylaxis Action Plan & Medication Authorization
MISD Student Asthma Action Plan & Medication Authorization
Authorization and Permission for Medication Administration
Diabetes Medical Management Plan
Physician's Form - Food Allergy/Disability Substitution Request (pdf)
Montgomery ISD Medication Policy
Prescription drugs and Non-prescription drugs:
The school must
receive an authorization to administer medication form before a medication can be given. The form is available in the
clinic or on our website. This form must be signed by the
parent/guardian. Any medication being taken for >14 consecutive days, must also have the physician’s signature. In addition, the following must occur:
Students with the following conditions shall be excluded from school:
will be re-admitted after being vomiting, diarrhea or fever-free for 24
hours without the help of medications. Students with some conditions
may return to school after being treated for 24 hours with an
antibiotic. Call the school nurse for specific readmission guidelines.
Pre-K and Kindergarten Considerations
Keeping your Prek and kindergartener safe and happy at school
Did you know that five and six year olds need 10 to 12 hours of sleep each night? Your
child is still growing and developing, playing hard and learning new
things each day; help them be successful by getting to bed early and
waking early enough to be fresh for the new school day.
Believe it or not, your child needs to eat breakfast everyday.
Little children have small tummies and burn a lot of calories quickly.
That’s why they refuel so often! Even if you are not in the habit of
having breakfast, help your child feel well and energetic all morning by
providing a nutritious start to each day.
At school your child will run, jump, climb, sprawl, skip, hop and sometimes even sit in a chair. Closed-toe, flat shoes are the safest for school wear. They
will help your child perform and feel comfortable, as well as avoid
falls and injuries to self or others. Try to double knot their laces to
Consider how challenging clothing can be to unfasten when you select attire for school. Your child should be able to remove clothing to go to the restroom independently and quickly.
is the most effective measure to prevent spread of illness. We will
encourage your child to wash their hands before eating and after using
the restroom, Please reinforce healthy habits, including blowing runny
noses, covering coughs, brushing teeth and keeping hands away from mouth
It's Cold and Flu season. Don't forget to get your flu shot for your family! http://www.flu.gov/
Action Steps for Parents to Protect Your Child and Family from the Flu and other Contagious Illness this School Year
As you know, cold and
flu season is upon us again. We have had children absent from school
with diagnosed cases of the flu as well as other contagious illness,
(Strep throat and the good ole common cold among them). Please read the
following information and share with your children.
Symptoms of FLU Symptoms of the Common Cold
POLICY STATES THAT YOUR CHILD MUST BE FEVER FREE FOR 24 HOURS (AND NOT
ON FEVER REDUCERS) FOR 24 HOUR PERIOD AFTER RUNNING A TEMPERATURE OF
100.0 OR GREATER IN ORDER TO RETURN TO SCHOOL. If your child is sick,
it is important for them to stay home from school, rest, and drink
plenty of fluids. If your child is truly sick, he/she cannot do his/her best at school and risks exposing others to the same illness.
SIMPLE STEPS FOR KEEPING YOU AND YOUR CHILD HEALTHY
medication is generally available for the flu, but must be taken within
the first 24-48 hours to be effective. At this time of year, with the
flu season so high, it may be difficult to find.
IS IT A COLD OR THE FLU?
Knowing the difference between a cold and the flu can speed up recovery:
SYMPTOMS …..OF A COLD …..OF THE FLU
Usually present. Higher than 100°F is associated with the flu
Moderate to severe
Body Aches, Pain
Usual; often severe
Mild to Moderate
See your doctor
Wash your hands often with soap and water/Germ-X; Avoid close contact with anyone with a cold
Wash your hands often with soap and water/Germ-X;
Antiviral medications-see your doctor
Sinus infection, Ear infection, Asthma, Bronchitis
Sinus infections, Bronchitis, Pneumonia; Can worsen chronic conditions; Can be life-threatening.
Complications more likely in the elderly, those with chronic conditions, young children and pregnant women
This content is
provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for
professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health
professional before starting any new treatment of vigorous physical
activity or making any changes to existing treatment or activities. Do
not delay seeking or disregard medical based on the content presented
Common Childhood Illnesses/Viruses:
has a NO Live Lice Policy concerning head lice. A child that is found
to have live head lice will be sent home. Please do Not send a child to
school that you know has live lice. The child is not to return to
school until they have been properly treated and all live lice are gone
from the hair. After treatment is done at home, the child must return
to the school nurse for inspection BEFORE returning to the class room.
If live lice are found, the student will be sent back home. If nits
(eggs) are found the child will be monitored by the school nurse.
Please retreat your child one week after the first treatment as any
missed eggs may hatch and causing the problem to start over again.
What are Head Lice?
are parasites, little insects that live only on human scalp and hair.
Away from the scalp, lice can survive only 1 – 2 days. Head lice are
harmless, however may cause extreme itching. The female louse attaches
approximately 60 – 150 eggs (nits) to the hair shaft near the scalp with
a cement-like substance. The average life span of each louse if
untreated is 30 days.
How are they spread?
lice are spread by direct contact with an infested person or indirectly
by sharing clothing, bedding, combs, brushes, upholstered furniture in
home and car etc. Lice cannot jump or fly; they are only capable of
crawling. Lice and nits are responsible for transmission from one
person to another.
Where are they found?
(eggs) are most commonly detected at the crown of the head, behind the
ears and at the nap of the neck. Nits firmly attach to the hair shaft,
close to the scalp and are very difficult to remove due to the cement
like substance they produce. Dandruff, hair sprays etc., are commonly
seen during examination (careful attention needs to be made to avoid
misdiagnosis due to the similarities in appearance). Nits are difficult
to remove from the hair shaft. Dandruff is easily flaked away from the
hair shaft. A bright light or sunlight helps to visualize the nits.
The clinic is always in need of supplies and would gladly take donations for the following items:
1. Clorox Wipes
3. Soft Peppermints
4. 2 Liter Ginger Ale
5. Paper Towels
6. Lysol Spray
7. Germ X
8. Antibacterial Soap
9. AA & AAA Batteries
10. Bathroom Cups
11. Saltine Crackers
12. Zip Lock Bags-Quart, Gallon, Sandwich and Snack Size Bags
13. Towels & Clothing (Especially Shorts and Pants for Elementary Aged Students)
Thank you parents for all you do!!!
Montgomery Independent School District, with an unyielding commitment to excellence, will provide a premier academic program that recognizes the unique potential of each student and integrates the intellectual, social, cultural and physical aspects of learning. This program will empower each student to become an eager lifelong learner committed to academic excellence, integrity, responsible citizenship and service to others.
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