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Jefferson School Holds Teddy Bear Clinic


Jefferson School Holds Teddy Bear Clinic

Jefferson Teddy Bear Clinic  

ROXBURY, NJ (February 1, 2019) Jefferson Elementary School Preschoolers and Kindergarteners in Roxbury Township enjoyed hosting a Teddy Bear Clinic on Friday, January 25th with the help of Saint Clare’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS). 

Jefferson Teddy Bear Clinic The EMS crew provided each student with a baggie containing gauze, band-aids, gloves, and a mask. They were also lent plastic stethoscopes, syringes, and thermometers to tend to their stuffed animal “patients”. Students put on band-aids, wrapped “injuries” with gauze, took their animals temperature and more! 

Jefferson Teddy Bear Clinic School Nurse Kate Zenna shared that “As the students worked on their animals, the EMS staff discussed who to call in an emergency and what the emergency responders will do when they arrive.” 

Students learned that the EMS crew are friendly helpers who respond in emergency situations and after meeting the crew and tending to their animals, the students were given a tour of an ambulance. Inside they found a giant teddy bear strapped to a gurney. 

In the end, each student was given a tote that contained information about Saint Clare’s emergency response system as well as a coloring book and a squishy toy ambulance. 

Zenna added, “It was a great way to alleviate any fears they had about ambulances and first responders. It was a fun time for them and we are looking forward to hosting the clinic again next year.” 

PHOTO ATTACHED (courtesy of Jefferson School)


For more information, contact: Roxbury Community School/Community Relations Coordinator Ann Rhodes at or 973-584-7699. 


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