IMPORTANT DATES

  • Holiday Shop - Dec. 4-8th (See Schedule Below)
  • Early Release - Dec. 6th @ 12:40 pm
  • Movie Night - Dec. 8th @ 6:30 pm (The Polar Express)
  • Winter Program - Dec. 14th @ 9:30 am
  • Winter Break - Dec. 18th - Jan. 1st
  • Welcome Back! - January 2nd
  • Early Release - Jan. 10th @ 12:40 pm
  • PTA Meeting - Jan. 11th @ 6:30 pm
  • No School - Jan. 15th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Movie Night - Jan. 26th @ 6:30 pm





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How Do You Get Lice?
Head lice are almost always caught directly from another person. Usually, this happens when children are in direct head-to-head contact, such as sharing a bed, or playing together in close contact.

Louse eggs (nits) cannot move and are not transmissible. Head lice are rarely transferred or transmitted on a shared comb, brush, hat, headphone, helmet, jacket, and coat hook or in cubbies or storage lockers.

Head lice that fall off a person quickly starve and usually die within a few hours. So lice that fall on a desk, floor or coat at school will not be alive the next day. Clothing, stuffed animals, theater seats and other items are not threats to spread head lice. Bathing every day will not prevent or wash away head lice. Cleaning the home or bagging toys and clothing won’t help you prevent or get rid of head lice.

Head Lice Myths
People tend to be afraid of head lice – and of children who may be infested by head lice. But, these fears are based on myths and other bits of incorrect information. For instance, many people believe that head lice can fly or jump, but head lice never have wings and they are unable to jump. We all learned as children that you could get lice by sharing a comb, brush, hat or other hair accessories, but head lice would rarely – if ever – transfer that way. Children with head lice are often thought of as ‘dirty’, or that they must live in unclean homes. In reality, head lice can occur on kids and adults whether they bathe daily or far less often, and regardless of how often or well the home is cleaned. An itchy scalp is often thought of as a symptom of head lice, but everyone’s scalp itches every day – whether or not head lice are present. So, if you have an itchy scalp, look for head lice and verify the identity of any creature you find to be sure it is, in fact, a head louse. People also try home remedies and "natural" treatments to get rid of head lice – many of these methods are ineffective, messy, and sometimes dangerous

 How to Help Prevent Head Lice
Any person with hair on their head can ‘catch’ head lice by direct head-to-head contact with another person who already has head lice. Casual contact, such as merely brushing up against someone else’s hair, is not likely to give you head lice. Cleaning the home or bathing frequently won’t prevent or get rid of head lice.

Preventing head lice is best accomplished simply by properly treating those who already have head lice. If you or your child suffers from an itchy scalp, look carefully for head lice. Talk to a medical professional or pharmacist for suggestions on how to treat.

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