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  • A Note from Mrs. Alvarnas

    I am the school nurse at Melville School. I have worked here for the past 18 years. I am a graduate of Rhode Island College where I received both my BSN and MEd. I am a lifeong resident of Portsmouth and my four children attended Portsmouth schools.

    I am at Melville all day everyday. It is my goal to have open communication with parents so feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about your child. I can be reached at 683-1650 or

    I check my email every morning, and other times throughout the day.  If something comes up during the day that must be dealt with immediately, please call unless your concern can wait until the next morning. 

    In addition to my nursing responsibilities I teach health classes in each classroom.  For more information on the health curriculum please go to the health tab.

    I look forward to working with you and your child.