first_aidDear PPA Parents,

Greetings! My name is Susan Ledbetter, and I will be your school nurse here at Parker Performing Arts School.  What a privilege and joy it is for me to work with your children on a daily basis; thank you for sharing them with me!  I have been a pediatric nurse since 1998, and next to my family, my greatest joy is caring for children.

I will be available at the PACE Center to collect all of your Medical Paperwork and Child’s Medication for PPA (And the first two weeks of school at the PACE Center) on the following dates and times. ALL paperwork is available on this web page:

Tuesday, September 6,   4:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 7, 4:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday, September 8,  9:00am – 12:00pm
Friday, September 9, 9:00am – 12:00pm

PLEASE- DO NOT bring paperwork without medication or medication without paperwork, as it will NOT be accepted.  Everything must be current, signed by a provider, have your signature, and if the health plan calls for a prescribed or over-the-counter (OTC) medication, the medication MUST accompany the signed and dated plan. The medication also needs to be in the original packaging with dosage information. For safety reasons, if you can include a 4X6 or smaller current photo of your child with the plan and medication, it would be appreciated.  Also, if possible, could you please place all items in a gallon ziploc bag; we are working in the PACE center for 2 weeks and we need to assure a method of keeping medication separate and safe.  Health Plans to consider obtaining from your provider are the following: (Action Plans) Asthma, Allergy, Migraine, Seizure, Diabetes, Cardiac, Toileting, Concussion, Food Allergy.  Please also consider if a student needs OTC medications or permission for a prescription to be dispensed by me (The RN).  There are many other needs of students, these are just some of the most frequent.

Finally, I am currently seeking a physician to partner with (I know we have some physicians out there in the parent group) who can expand my ability to do my job more effectively.  I worked for a district that had a physician who provided a few protocols for the nurse to work under, utilizing his/her sound nursing judgement to better manage the school clinic.  If you are willing to discuss this with me, please contact me via e-mail, in person, or give me a call.  I know that our students can be cared for in a very safe and effective way with a nurse/physician partnership.

I look forward to getting to know all of you much better over the coming year.  Please know that I am great with faces, not the best with names, so if I forget your name, just remind me!  I really want to know each and every one of you better.

Kindest regards,

Susan Ledbetter, BSN, RN, CPN