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Bayyari Elementary School Newsletter, Springdale, AR

2020-2021, Issue 11, November 7, 2020

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Mrs. Johnson's Journaling

Did you know oral language is extremely important to devleoping minds? One of the absolute best things you can do with your kids is to talk to them. About everything. Encourage them to help with household chores and explain what everything is called and the reason for the task. This helps build their vocabulary. Read books and discuss the characters and plot. Engage your child in a conversation about what they think may happen next or why the character acted the way they did. Conversation is super important. Not only does it activate their thinking and improve their vocabulary, it helps in fostering improved skills in all curricular areas of school, too. We love having parents and families as our partners in education. Keep on talking with your kids and helping them grow!

This week we had 86 students grow one level in Lexia Core 5! We are so proud of all the growth our students are making.

As always, we are here to help! Please contact us at (479)750-8760 or email us at

Mrs. Johnson


1) Please wash your child's mask daily. They can put their cloth mask in the bathtub or shower with them to wash and then hang to dry.

2) If your child is tested for coronavirus, please DO NOT send them to school until their test results are back. Please call the school with your child's test results.

3) If you are positive or your family has been exposed to coronavirus, please call the school at 479-750-8760 to let us know and also fill out the online COVID form at The school nurse is happy to help you fill out this form via phone.

4) Remind your child to be sure to wash their hands often, especially before they eat.

Nurse's Update

Prevention & Control of Lice

Head lice are spread most commonly by direct head-to-head (hair-to-hair) contact. However, much less frequently they are spread by sharing clothing or belongings onto which lice have crawled or nits attached to shed hairs may have fallen. The risk of getting infested by a louse that has fallen onto a carpet or furniture is very small. Head lice survive less than 1–2 days if they fall off a person and cannot feed; nits cannot hatch and usually die within a week if they are not kept at the same temperature as that found close to the scalp.

The following are steps that can be taken to help prevent and control the spread of head lice:

  • Avoid head-to-head (hair-to-hair) contact during play and other activities at home, school, and elsewhere (sports activities, playground, slumber parties, camp).
  • Do not share clothing such as hats, scarves, coats, sports uniforms, hair ribbons, or barrettes.
  • Do not share combs, brushes, or towels. Disinfest combs and brushes used by an infested person by soaking them in hot water (at least 130°F) for 5–10 minutes.
  • Do not lie on beds, couches, pillows, carpets, or stuffed animals that have recently been in contact with an infested person.
  • Machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens, and other items that an infested person wore or used during the 2 days before treatment using the hot water (130°F) laundry cycle and the high heat drying cycle. Clothing and items that are not washable can be dry-cleaned OR sealed in a plastic bag and stored for 2 weeks.
  • Vacuum the floor and furniture, particularly where the infested person sat or lay. However, spending much time and money on housecleaning activities is not necessary to avoid reinfestation by lice or nits that may have fallen off the head or crawled onto furniture or clothing.
  • Do not use fumigant sprays or fogs; they are not necessary to control head lice and can be toxic if inhaled or absorbed through the skin.

To help control a head lice outbreak in a community, school, or camp, children can be taught to avoid activities that may spread head lice.

Prevención y control piojos de la cabeza

Los piojos de la cabeza se transmiten más frecuentemente por el contacto directo de cabeza con cabeza (cabello a cabello) y con menos frecuencia por compartir ropa o pertenencias personales donde se han pasado los piojos o las liendres. El riesgo de infestación por un piojo que ha caído en la alfombra o el sofá es mínimo. Los piojos de la cabeza sobreviven menos de 1 a 2 días si se desprenden de una persona y no pueden alimentarse; las liendres no pueden eclosionar y por lo general mueren después de una semana si no se encuentran bajo una temperatura similar a la del cuero cabelludo humano.

Los siguientes pasos pueden ayudar a prevenir y controlar la transmisión de piojos:

  • Evite el contacto de cabeza con cabeza (cabello a cabello) al jugar y realizar otras actividades en el hogar, la escuela y otras instancias (actividades deportivas, parques, fiestas de pijamas, campamentos).
  • No comparta prendas de vestir como sombreros, bufandas, abrigos, uniformes deportivos, cintas del cabello o broches.
  • No comparta peines, cepillos o toallas. Desinfecte los peines y cepillos que haya utilizado una persona infestada remojándolos en agua caliente (al menos 130°F) durante 5 a 10 minutos.
  • No se recueste en camas, sofás, almohadas, alfombras o animales de peluche que hayan estado recientemente en contacto con una persona infestada.
  • Lave en la lavadora la ropa de cama y las demás prendas que haya utilizado la persona infestada en los 2 días anteriores al tratamiento; use agua caliente (130°F) y para secar seleccione una temperatura elevada en la secadora. Se pueden llevar a la tintorería para lavar en seco la ropa y los artículos que no se lavan con agua o guardarlos en una bolsa de plástico sellada durante 2 semanas.
  • Pase la aspiradora en el suelo y los muebles, especialmente donde la persona infestada se sentó o se acostó. Sin embargo, no es necesario dedicar mucho tiempo ni dinero a la limpieza del hogar para evitar la reinfestación de piojos o liendres que pueden haberse desprendido de la cabeza o que se han pasado a muebles o ropa.
  • No utilizar insecticidas en aerosol o neblina; no son necesarios para controlar los piojos de la cabeza y pueden ser tóxicos si se inhalan o se absorben por la piel.

Para ayudar a controlar un brote de piojos en la comunidad, la escuela o el campamento, enséñele a los niños a que eviten actividades que propagan los piojos de la cabeza.

5th Grade Walking Field Trip to Fitzgerald Mountain

Students experienced nature while writing down their observations and using their learning about food chains and webs to create a food chain/web for the Fitzgerald Mountain.

School Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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Counselor's Corner

Time Change and the Effects on Children

I was curious how time change can affect our children. I found a very interesting article at that had some surprising details that I never thought about. The article is titled “Negative Effects of Time Changes”. Per the article, it takes days or sometimes even weeks to get caught back up from the time change. After a time change, the average student loses at least 32 minutes of sleep at night. This adds up during the week. This can cause a student to lose as much as 2 hours and 42 minutes of sleep within a week. Loss of sleep affects focus and productivity. When we are tired, it is also harder for us to retain information. I found out that time change has a bigger impact on our children than I thought. Hopefully, everyone can get rested back up soon!

Upcoming Dates


17 - Food Distribution Day from NWA Food Bank at 3:30

20 - Snack Day

23 - Remote Learning

24 - Remote Learning

25-27 - Thanksgiving Holiday No School