May 31, 2019

Severe Food Allergies: The EpiPen Challenge

epi penFood allergies and access to epinephrine auto-injectors continues to be a growing challenge in both the US and Canada. According to FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), every 3 minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the ER. And, between 1997 and 2011, childhood food allergies have increased by 50%! These affected children spend much of their day in school, where they may be exposed to food allergies, which could trigger a severe reaction, known as anaphylaxis.

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May 30, 2019

May - Asthma Awareness Month

asthma-1Every year in May we recognize Asthma Awareness Month. During this time of the year, many children and adults suffer from asthma and allergies so the purpose of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is to help educate people on this ailment and to bring awareness. More than 26 million people in the US have asthma, which means that likely you or someone you know suffers from asthma and allergies. Because such a large portion of the population, including kids, is affected by this illness it is important that schools have Allergy Action Plans set so that, in the event of an emergency, the staff knows what to do if someone starts to have an attack.

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May 30, 2019

The Importance of Sleepaway Summer Camps

CAMPSending your child to a sleepaway Summer camp can be unsettling, especially if they have never been away from home before. Parents worry that their child will be homesick or exposed to situations that can mentally and physically challenge them.

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May 30, 2019

Is Your School "Sun Safe"?

Children-playing-in-an-outdoor-60138764Summer and sunny weather is here! However, summer is not the only time a child needs to be protected from the sun, and every child needs sun protection. Damage from exposure to UV rays builds up over time, so sun protection should start at an early age. It is essential for teachers and school staff to model sun safety and create an environment where there are sun-safe policies integrated with health education and practices. Teachers and administrators should recognize the importance of sun safety and create an environment that communicates these practices and sun safety education.

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May 29, 2019

Employee of the Quarter for Q1 2019 - Danielle T.

Danielle TIntroducing our latest Employee of the Quarter, Danielle T.! Here at Magnus, we like to recognize employees that demonstrate all of our company’s core values, and Danielle is a fantastic example of that! She displays positive energy, teamwork, and she focuses on what matters.

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April 29, 2019

Three Ways Field Trips Benefit Students

bigstock-Gifted-Kids-On-A-Field-Trip-65861359Almost everyone has had a memorable childhood field trip! Bringing a bagged lunch, riding the school bus with classmates, and a parent chaperone with a group filled with best friends always made for a very special day. Day to day, the environment in which a child spends their time plays a significant role in brain  development. Teachers carefully create a classroom environment to help their students become successful.

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April 29, 2019

The School Nurse Shortage Crisis

nurse_child_temperature (2)CBS recently covered news on the School Nurse shortage as a part of their “School Matters” series, and some are calling this a growing national crisis. They say “only three out of five schools across the country have a full-time school nurse... often forcing school administrators, with no medical training, to step in and provide some level of care.”

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April 29, 2019

Avoiding Digital Distractions in the Classroom

students_tech_phone in classTechnology is an intricate part of most of our lives, especially in the lives of our teens. Teens are checking their social media more than ever during the school hours and it’s likely a trend that won’t go down anytime soon. While schools may not be able to control how students use their phones at home, they can regulate how much they are used at school. Even though there is not a 100% guarantee you will stop kids from using devices like phones and tablets during class, there are ways that schools can cut down on unnecessary screen time during the school day.

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