Adams Apple

December 2019

Kindness Project

Adams Elementary is collecting new hats, gloves, and scarves to donate to the SPARC Center to help out families this holiday season. If you are able to donate, please send in all items by December 13th. For more information about the SPARC Center visit their Facebook page.

From the Nurse

Clinic clothes:

If you are cleaning closets and have a few extra boys or girls medium (10-14) pants, the clinic could use them. If possible elastic waist band would be best -will fit the most kids this way. Thank you!


Vision Referrals:

If you have taken your child to see the eye doctor post vision referral, please reach out and let me know if they needed glasses or not necessary. This helps me keep track of the benefit of the service of providing vision screenings. If your child needs a vision follow up with an eye doctor but you need some assistance, please reach out as I have some resources to help.


Lice:

I continue to see cases of lice. If your child reports their head is itching, please examine for lice. Lice spread from person to person by direct contact or by using another person’s personal items--comb and brush, hat, hair bows, coat, clothes, etc. Head lice are tiny and brownish in color and only live on the human head. They crawl rapidly but do not fly or jump. The bugs deposit tiny white eggs (nits) on the hair shaft by using sticky “glue” so the eggs do not dislodge easily. Besides visualizing the bugs/eggs, the only symptom of head lice may be head-scratching. Many times, lice will begin at the back of the neck/behind ear area. If your child has head lice, please contact me so that we can work together to eliminate the lice. Do not send your child to school with live lice. Nits (lice eggs) need to be removed to stop the cycle of infestation but are not able to spread to other students. Be sure to remind your student to not share hats, coats, combs/brushes, or hair ties. Be sure they have their own set of earplugs at school for use in the computer lab. Most over the counter lice-killing products do a good job killing the live lice but they likely do not kill all of the nits. The nits that survive the treatment may hatch and the process may begin again. The importance of egg removal and regular inspection is crucial to avoid reoccurrence. Lice may spread anywhere children gather, such as when playing “dress-up” at home, at ball games where children wear a common helmet/hat, at sleep-overs, on movie seats, at a club meeting (i.e. Girl Scouts etc.), and at daycare centers and schools. Regular inspection of your child’s head enables you to identify a case earlier, resulting in faster eradication and quicker return to school. As with any health condition, only parents may call the school with information about their child. If your child has lice, please let me know so that I can help you oversee treatment. I can provide another pair of eyes to check that nits are removed, and the lice is fully treated. If your child has had lice multiple times, I recommend a check with the pediatrician regarding a prescription-strength treatment (lice may develop tolerance to the over the counter treatment). Thanks for your vigilance.


Family Fitness Fun:

I wanted to end by sharing some good ideas for family fun to keep kids active.

Click the link for some easy ideas!

https://www.jumpinforhealthykids.org/userfiles/file/news/USDA-10TipsForBecomingMoreActiveAsAFamily.pdf


Natalie Davis BS RN

Community Health Network School Nurse

Adams Elementary

7341 E Stop 11 Rd

Indianapolis, IN 46259

Ph: 317-860-4289

Fax: 317-862-7255





From the Art Room

Holiday shop and help the arts at Adams all at the same time! When you purchase any gift on Artsonia with your child's artwork on it, our classroom will earn 20% back on all items sold. Your child can also create their own holiday masterpiece at home which can be made into gifts too! Just use the free Artsonia app to upload their work to their portfolio and the school still receives a portion of that sale. Thank you for supporting the arts with Artsonia!


On December 18, Mrs. McQueen will be taking 20 students to Rosegate Nursing Home to do a holiday craft with the elderly. Students must be in grades 3-5 and be accompanied by a parent the entire time. If you're interested, please be on the look-out for information coming home!

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Volunteer at the Santa Shop

It's that time of year again! We are getting ready for our Holiday Shop and it will be our best one yet! We need volunteers every morning until 12:30. Please sign up for a morning and help all our students enjoy this fun experience!

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