California School Nurses Organization
Optimizing Student Health and Enhancing Learning
CSNO Scholarships and Research Awards NOW open
It's the new fiscal year and CSNO has launched three scholarship/awards. All deadlines for these respective awards are December 15.
Support for students, school nurses and others during Fire outbreak
Last year, CSNO gave over $7,000 in scholarships, in partnership with Job's Daughter International, to students and a school nurse who had lost everything in the Northern California wildfires. This year, fire season is back with a vengeance and therefore CSNO has partnered again with Job's Daughter's International to distribute funds to students in need. Over $3,000 has been raised to support these efforts, but more can be done. School nurses may assist students or other school nurses impacted by the fire by:
1) donating to CSNO (please see CSNO 501c3 tab) and indicating it is for fire relief
2)donating to CTA disaster relief fund https://www.ctamemberbenefits.org/Life%20Events/Disaster%20Relief%20Fund
3)donate to the American Red Cross
If you are unable to donate, the American Red Cross has shared there is a significant blood shortage. Anyone who donate during the month of August is eligible to receive a $5 Amazon card.
CSNO Annual Report
Vision Screening Guidelines Advance before State Board of Education-Slated for October
CSNO has worked in conjunction with the California Department of Education to update the Guidelines for Vision Screening in California Schools since 2015. In partnership with a grant from School Nurses of California Foundation, CSNO convened a vision screening taskforce comprised of CSNO School Nurse members, Pediatric Ophthalmologists; Optometrists, community members and other eye care specialists to update the document, which was last published in 2004. Statutory changes and technology have ushered in the need for updated, nonbinding guidelines. The Guidelines are slated to go before the State Board of Education in October. Following their presentation to the State Board of Education, the public will have an opportunity to comment. CSNO will keep our members apprised of the document's progress.
CSNO & Job's Daughter's International Partnership Update
This past year CSNO partnered with Job's Daughter International for a philanthropic venture entitled Project Confidence. Project Confidence provided over $60,000 in hygiene products to students throughout California. Job's Daughters of International developed "Sparkle" Bags, which they sewed from hand and then filled the bags with hygiene products such as shampoo, soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste and floss as well as sun screen. Within their communities, the Job's Daughters then connected with local school nurses to disseminate the Sparkle Bags to students who could benefit from such products within the respective school community. Coupled with Sparkle Bag efforts, CSNO and Job's Daughters also provided 14 $500 scholarships to students who lost everything, including their homes, in the Santa Rosa fire. According to Sheri Coburn, CSNO President, "This partnership was a win/win and benefited students throughout California." As shared by Mr. Kendall Mills, Associate Grand Guardian of Job's Daughters International, "Together everyone achieves more. That is the meaning of TEAM! Though we could only make a dent in the need, students have benefited throughout California."
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