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Educated on Negatives of Vaping

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Rushmore Avenue School social worker Mr. Nick Michael, LCSW, addressed the health issue of youth vaping and invited experts in the field from NYU Winthrop Hospital to speak to students earlier this month.

Presenters included Donna Dolan, who is a licensed clinical social worker for NYU Winthrop Hospital, and Robin Gibson-Simms, who is a registered nurse who works within the Community Education and Outreach department for NYU Winthrop Hospital. 

Sixth graders took part in a workshop, “The Great Vape Debate,” that provided an opportunity for students to gain valuable knowledge on what vaping is and the negative effects of vaping. They were also given insight as to the “why” behind addiction, risks and how vaping can cause harm and can lead to other addictions.

Cause for Paws

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Rushmore Avenue School held its first Cause for Paws donation drive to support the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter and its affiliate, The Shelter Connection. The Rushmore family of students and staff donated over 20 boxes of items including food, toys, treats, towels, blankets and more. Staff also donated money to Medipaw, which helps shelter animals that need surgeries or other medical attention. Thank you to all those who donated.
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