Welcome to Towne Meadow Elementary School. My name is Barbara Schmidt, and I am the school nurse.

I am a registered nurse, graduating from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. My first nursing love was neonatal intensive care, working in hospitals in Peoria, Illinois and then here in Indianapolis.

I have been a school nurse for Carmel Clay Schools since the fall of 1993, beginning at Forest Dale Elementary. After 7 years there, I had the privilege of opening the clinic at Towne Meadow in 2000.

School nursing has definitely been the best job of my nursing career. It is exciting, rewarding and I look forward to new challenges everyday. The best part about it though are the kids! I truly enjoy each and every one of them to the point that I could easily call them my own.

My hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. while school is in session. Please feel free to contact me any time you have a question about the health or safety of your child at school. Prior to or after school hours, you may reach my voice mail at 733-2650, ext. 1905 or email me at

I look forward to serving you and your family at Towne Meadow Elementary.

Barbara Schmidt, RN

Wash Your Hands

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, keeping hands clean is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness.

When washing hands with soap and water:

1. Wet your hands with warm water.

2. Apply a generous amount of soap.

3. Rub your hands together for 20 seconds.

4. Rinse your hands.

5. Dry your hands with a paper towel.

6. Use the paper towel to turn off the faucet and open the door.

If soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub to clean your hands. Alcohol-based hand rubs significantly reduce the number of germs on skin and are fast-acting.

When using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer:

1. Apply product to the palm of one hand.

2. Rub hands together.

3. Rub the product over all surfaces of hands and fingers until hands are dry.  

Always wash your hands after using the bathroom, after changing diapers, after cleaning the toilet, after handling anything soiled with stool and before eating and preparing food.