Lincoln Log 2019-20
December 6, 2019
720 S. 6th Avenue
Principal: Colleen Whooley Jepson
Administrative Assistant: Julee Pelot
Important Phone Numbers
First Student Bus 715-842-2268
If you desire a paper copy of this newsletter, please contact the school office.
Question of the Month
Communication between home and school:
17 Extremely Satisfied 8 Somewhat Satisfied and 1 Somewhat Dissatisfied
25 Extremely Satisfied 2 Somewhat Satisfied
16 Extremely Satisfied 5 Somewhat Satisfied 3 No Opinion and 2 Somewhat Dissatisfied
9 Extremely Satisfied 10 Somewhat Satisfied 6 No Opinion
17 Extremely Satisfied 4 Somewhat Satisfied 4 No Opinion
10 Extremely Satisfied 3 Somewhat Satisfied 13 No Opinion
After last month's question about family's preference for communication, I have made sure to include a link of the newsletter in ClassDojo for easier access. I have also included text messaging with school messenger for those that prefer texts and send paper copies of important events home. Please know we take your suggestions to heart.
Newer Playground Policy
Taken from California School-Based Health Alliance
We're Better Together is a google slide compilation of how Title One schools are working to involve families in the school community.
G2M Growing Great Minds --- Lincoln's before and after school program.
The after school program will be offering four separate sessions. We will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. There is a two week break between each session; no interim classes (classes between sessions) this year.
Session 2 = December 9- January 24
Session 3 = February 10- March 20
Session 4 = April 6- May 15
Parent Teacher Organization
8:00 am Breakfast begins (students should go to the drop-off area in the back to enter the school)
8:15 am Recess Supervision begins
8:30 am School Begins
8:35 am Tardy Bell (Any student not in their seat by 8:35 am is considered tardy. This year Lincoln is really focused on increasing attendance and reducing tardiness.)
3:30 pm Dismissal (students are excused out the back unless they are bus riders)
*Students should not arrive before 8:15 am if they are not eating breakfast, please. Recess supervision begins at 8:15 am.
News from the School Nurse
The holidays usually coincide with a lice outbreak in many Wisconsin communities.
This is because families may exchange more than just presents over the holidays.
Close contact with family members makes for an easy way to exchange lice.
Lice don’t jump, so the problem is not that lice jump from the hair onto coats or hats,
and then jump back to the next wearer’s head. What lice can do, however, is crawl from
head to head during a close hug or while taking a selfie. It takes just 30 seconds of
head to head contact for a louse to move from one head to another. (Think about kids
huddled around a new toy, tablet or cell phone)
Lice can’t survive without two things: 1) warmth from the human body, and 2) human
blood to feed on.
So what can you do to prevent a case of winter lice? Here are a few recommendations.
• Tell your kids not to wear other people’s hats or hair accessories.
• Check your kids’ heads for lice once a week. Incorporate this into nighttime rituals like
bath time or book time. Look for brown or gray eggs (about the size of a sesame seed)
glued to the hair shaft, approximately 1/8” to 1/4” from the scalp.
• Use lice prevention products containing peppermint, tea tree, or rosemary. There are
numerous products available, including shampoos, conditioners, and sprays. Lice
prevention products attack a louse’s “olfactory” nerves. In other words, lice can’t stand
the smell. The products will smell pleasant to you and your child, but not to lice. Since
lice move to new hosts primarily through head-to-head contact, they will avoid a head
that smells of peppermint, rosemary, or tea tree.
• Talk to your friends. Silence about head lice is one of this critter’s best friends. People
don’t like to talk about lice because they mistakenly believe lice are a result of poor
hygiene. Don’t let that stop you. Tell your friends what you’re doing to prevent lice
infestations, and encourage them to do the same. Anyone who has dealt with lice in the
past will appreciate it!
• Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jYR9Pc1h5s&t=5s for a really great video
on how to check for head lice.
If your kids do get lice, keep calm. There are a variety of treatment options. Over the
counter treatments are relatively inexpensive. They require a second treatment and we
recommend daily nit combing. There are also services provided in our area, like Lice
Clinics of America who guarantee their treatment.
Please contact your child’s school nurse for any questions.