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    Welcome, Meadowbrook students and families!
    I am so excited to welcome you all to the 2020-21 school year. I am looking forward to a year full of smiles on happy and healthy children! 

    Here is a short introduction to my person.  I was born and raised in Austria and came to the US in 1992. My Bachelor's Degree in Nursing was earned at Ramapo College and my Master's Degree in Health Science was earned at Jersey City University. I'm married and have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. I was working as a school nurse for the last 9 ½  years in a very big urban school district. The reason to leave this district was the long daily commute.

    I'm very happy to work with your children and my highest goal is to keep your children safe, healthy and happy. My work is guided by evidenced-based practice, in other words I strive to be informed on new and proven developments in the world of nursing, in particular in school nursing. This school year presents a very special challenge for all of us and it is imperative that we follow guidelines, stay abreast of new developments, and keep an open communication. 

    As a reminder, all classrooms at Meadowbrook are peanut and tree nut free. Please be sure to check the ingredients on the items that you are sending your children to school with for snack time. Any food that contains nuts or are made in a facility or on shared equipment that manufactures nuts, will NOT be permitted to be eaten in the classroom.

    Birthday treats are NO LONGER permitted at Meadowbrook School. Birthdays will be celebrated in an alternate way that does not include edible treats. Please consult your child's teacher to discuss birthday celebration ideas.
    Please remember to use the attendance line when calling in your child's absence. The nurse's line should be used when you need to call or leave a message directly for the nurse.
    As always, feel free to email me at mcudina@hillsdaleschools.com or call me at (201)358-4781 anytime.
    Ms. Madeleine Cudina
    School Nurse