Dear Parents and Students,

As you know, every year Mrs. Marsh, our Spanish teacher, takes a team of medical professionals to Ecuador to provide medical services for people that are in remote locations without access to medical care.  In order to take them into Ecuador, all medications have to be labeled, counted out and split into appropriate dosages. Last year, WAAS students and parents came together and helped  count and label thousands of pills. It was an amazing process and she was so very grateful for the help!

Mrs. Marsh has just received this year’s shipment of medication and would like to hold a community service to count and label medicine on Saturday, May 5th from 9:30am -1:00pm. We will meet in the lunchroom at WAAS. She  will provide pizza and juice boxes for lunch. The types of medicines that she will bring in to be counted are as follows:

Multivitamins -Adult and Children’s
Tylenol (Paracetamol) – Various strengths
Albendazole (parasite medication)
Mebendazole (parasite medication)
Loperamide (antidiarrheal)
Various antihistamines and decongestants
Hydrochlorothiazide (blood pressure medication)
Meloxicam (ant-iinflammatory)
Promethazine (anti-nausea)
Metformin (diabetes)
Docusate Sodium (laxative)

Please be assured that this process is well supervised by adults.  Please let  us know if you are interested in participating.  We have the counting and labeling down to a science, and it is fun and very satisfying knowing that we are helping so many people through our hours of service.

What: Medication Counting
When: Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Were: WAAS lunchroom
How do I sign up?

We are deeply grateful for this opportunity and all that you do. Thank you!

Stephanne Marsh

Beth Upton, Director