It has been our sincere pleasure to work with your family in providing Health Care Services this school year. We overwhelming appreciate your confidence and warmly recognize your support as we strive to make sure that each and every student of the Oakwood Avenue Community School and Rosa Parks Community School have the brightest future and utmost success.
Should you require Pediatric Services over the summer please note the below contact information:
Dr. Zambrano, Rosario
26 Baldwin Street,
East Orange, NJ 07017
Phone: (973) 672-1212 Essex Pediatrics
Questions regarding Dental Services please call:
Transdental at 201-796-0585
Questions regarding Optical Services please call:
Main Street Optical at: 862-239-9550
Should you require mental health services during the summer, please note the following addresses and phone numbers that can be a referral source.
- Dial 211-this is a local Medical and Human Resource Service referrals for your area of Essex County.
- East Orange General Hospital (973) 672-8461. This 24 hotline number offers emergency Psychiatric Evaluation screenings and Psychiatric referrals.
- NJ Self Help group clearing House 1(800) 754-2230 offers local resources for Support groups in the state of NJ.
- Family Intervention Services at: 973-324-7879
Best Wishes for a happy and safe summer!
March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday !!! To pay tribute to our favorite children’s author, we have a very healthy poem written by the FSCS Health center nutritionist, Denise Hajjar.
Start your Day the Healthy Way
By Denise Hajjar
Would you drive a car with no gas? This is the question I may ask.
You need to fuel your body and your mind said the Cat in the Hat…that friend of mine.
The Cat in the Hat eats green eggs and ham so why oh
why don’t you eat a clam?
or a snail….or a snake?
Because that can give us a belly ache for goodness sake!
So what is a nutritious breakfast asked Sam I Am?
A slice of whole wheat toast with a touch of Jam!
Or an egg of course, but please no spam! YucK!
Now for some fruit…like some berries or grapes… or nice yellow banana like feeding the apes!
Choose at least 3 from the 5 food groups….even though it may give you the…..Oops! You can’t say that said Sam I
Oh never mind that said the Cat in the Hat…
These are my breakfast ideas that will fuel your brain and keep you running like a plane or a train… But sometimes I run out the door with no food in my belly…hey how about an apple with some jelly?
Well, perhaps an apple but with some peanut butter; a fruit and a protein, there’s nothing better! The protein will be sure to keep you focused all day and the apple will keep the doctor away!
Good health starts here, and we are so excited to begin this journey with you all. The purpose of the Oakwood Avenue Community School and Rosa Parks Community School Health Clinics are to provide comprehensive, preventative health care to the students without having to leave the school. This means less missed work and more learning!
The School – Based Health Clinics provide:
Pediatrics for yearly check-ups, sick visits, vaccinations and more
Nutrition and Wellness Education for families
Behavioral Health Counseling
All students and families are welcome as we strive to reach and maintain optimal health for the students at our Community School Health Clinics! For more information or to register your child(ren), please contact the Treatment Coordinator at your school:
Oakwood Avenue Community School Health Clinic:
Cilamene (CiCi) Joseph: 973-677-4000 Ext. 3621
Rosa Parks Community School Health Clinic:
Afrika Bond: 973-677-4000 Ext. 1224
A big “Thank You” to Haley Fernbleaux and Vanda Yenikomshuyan, students from Montclair State University Nutrition Department. They joined the kindergarten, second and third grade classes and at the Oakwood avenue school and delighted the students with a nutrition presentation project!
Follow the links below!
The team also did an outstanding presentation to parents/guardians where they discussed healthy eating and how the overconsumption of processed foods effect the risk of cardiovascular disease hypertension. Diabetes high blood pressure. They also discussed the My Plate recommend rations and how to purchase produce at a lower cost reflective of “in season” fruits and vegetables. Please follow link below for further discussion:
A Big “Thank – You to Marianella Martinez, our Nutrition Educator and Nurse Powell, for working together to do lunch time activities for the Health Club! Ms. Martinez will be doing focus groups and healthy snacks for interested 5th through 7th graders. Click on calendar on home page for days and times!