December 4, 2018
A Message from Nurse Dawn:
LET’S TALK ABOUT HEAD LICE…..
SPOTTING A TINY, WHITE SPECK IN YOUR CHILD’S HAIR IS ENOUGH TO MAKE MANY PARENTS PANIC. Sure, head lice score high on the yuck factor, but they do not cause disease.
HEAD LICE, WHAT IS IT?
The head louse is a gray/brown insect about the size of a sesame seed, 2-3 mm in length. The life span of the female louse is 1 month. During this time, she will produce 7-10 eggs/nits per day. These nits are attached to the hair shaft, the nits hatch, becoming nymphs. In another 10 days the nymphs become adults. And so the cycle goes….
HOW DOES HEAD LICE SPREAD?
Head lice are commonly spread through direct head to head contact that allows the pests to crawl from one person’s head to another. Sharing of items (hats, headphones, combs and brushes) that come into contact with the head on a daily basis can also transmit lice.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF LICE?
Head lice can cause your head to feel itchy. If this is the case, it may feel worse behind the ears or at the base of the head/neck. You also may notice nits stuck to hair shafts.
HOW IS HEAD LICE TREATED?
Treat your child’s hair with a pediculocide/lice killing shampoo. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS EXACTLY AND REPEAT THE TREATMENT IN 7-10 DAYS. While the medicated shampoo rapidly kills live lice, it will not kill the eggs. After shampooing, ALL EGGS MUST BE COMBED OR PICKED OUT OF THE HAIR or they will hatch and cause re-infestation. In addition to this treatment, thorough hand/nail washing ; washer and hot dryer-30 minutes for bedding, towels, coat and hats. Wash combs and brushes. Furniture, rugs/carpets , floors must be vacuumed and the canister/bag cleaned/discarded. Toys and unwashable items should be placed in plastic bags for 10-14 days.
Looking for head lice on a regular basis is the best prevention. Early detection is the key to prevent spreading.
Head lice/pediculosis is common in the school population. As with any health concern, this matter is treated as confidentially as possible.
TEAM Up: Parent and Community Engagement Series
Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 6:30pm
MISD Event Center 11659 Farm to Market Rd 1488, Magnolia, TX 77354
Ellisor Spirit Parents Night out
Friday, Dec. 7th, 7-10pm
32523 Tamina Road
Be sure to watch for the Spirit Night Flyer coming home with your child this week. Ellisor will receive $3 per child but kids from any school are welcome. So invite siblings and friends! This will be a fun evening for both parents and kids!!
You can register here. Just tap the word “enroll” on the bottom left of the page.
Upcoming Events at Ellisor:
12/04 – Choir Christmas Concert (6 – 7 PM)
12/04 – Progress Reports
12/05 - Fall Picture Retakes (send your pictures back with your student if you are interested in retakes)
12/05 – Kendra Scott Gives Back to Magnolia Education Foundation (6 – 8 PM). https://www.facebook.com/events/594278470987533/?ti=icl
12/07 - Cypress Academy Gymnastics Spirit Night -Parents Night out (7 – 10 PM). Sign up today! https://snap.jamwd.com/cypressacade…/…/index/tag_seq/109723/
12/10 - School Board Meeting (6:30 PM)
12/11 - PTO General Meeting (6 PM)
12/12 - Snapshots w/Santa (EES Students only)
12/14 – Popcorn for Perfect Attendance
12/20 - Christmas Party Day (Be on the lookout closer to party day to pre-register and skip the line. This will be a free checkout day too!)
Party times are as follows:
PreK AM – 9 – 10:30 AM
Grade K – 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Grade 1 – 11:45 – 1:15 PM
Grade 2 - 12:05 - 1:35 PM
Grade 3 – 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Grade 4 - 12:40 - 2:10
PreK PM – 1 – 2:30 PM
12/21 - Early Release @ 12:35 PM
12/24-28, 12/31 - Christmas Holidays
Early January Dates to Know
01/01-04 - New Year’s Holidays
01/07 - Student Holiday/Professional Development
SOCIAL MEDIA SHOWCASE
Important Information from Ellisor
•Driver’s license required for check-in and child pick-up.
•Doors open at 7:45 AM
•School begins at 8 AM.
•Dismissal is at 3:35 PM.
•Join Remind 101 for school reminders: Text
@ellisor2 to 936-372-6299