Sample letter to dentist, dental hygienist: Join school wellness council

Sample Letter to Dentist, Dental Hygienist – Join School Wellness Council
Dentist/Dental Hygienist Name
City, State, Zip
Dear ____________________ ,
Oral Health is fundamental to the health and well-being of our children and youth. The Association of
State & Territorial Dental Directors acknowledges that while the fundamental mission of schools is to
provide the knowledge and skills that children need to become healthy, productive adults; there is a
relationship between a child’s health and academic performance.
Our school, _______________________________________________, has a School Wellness Council
that is an advisory group concerned with the health and wellbeing of staff and students. The Alliance
for a Healthier Generation suggests that these groups typically have 10-20 members and include school
staff, community members, family members and students.
We are inviting you to join our School Wellness Council. By working together, we can:
 Work to assess the school environment
 Review current practices and protocols, and
 Collaborate to develop strategies that enhance and expand our school’s approach to health.
In this way, we can make sure that our school is a healthy setting for our children and youth each and
every day.
Our School Wellness Council typically meets _____ times a year and the time commitment as a member
of the team consists of _____________________________________. Our next meeting is:
Please consider being a partner with us as a member of our school’s community by serving on our
School’s Wellness Council. The National Association of School Nurses notes that healthy children make
better learners!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at _____________________.
Thank you for your consideration of our request!
School Nurse
National Association of School Nurses  2012