Parent Edition for Week of January 11-14
Congratulations to Mrs. Wilcox for being chosen as Teacher of the Year for Watkins Elementary
Projects must be here by 8:00 a.m. on January 11th to participate in the judging.
A note from Nurse Beebe...
As the weather grows colder, more jackets and hats can mean an increase in the exposure to lice. Don't panic! Head lice are not considered a health hazard as they do not spread disease and/or illness. Head lice multiply quickly and can spread from person to person easily (especially in children as they have more head to head contact). Having head lice is not associated with age, sex, race, social class or hygiene.
Head lice among school children is a common frustration. Please check your child’s head frequently for lice. Using a good light source (sunshine works best) check the hair, section by section, especially around the ears, nape of the neck and crown, for live head lice and nits.
If you find live head lice, treat right away with an FDA approved product. These can be purchased at any local pharmacy.
1. Wash all brushes, combs and hair accessories used within the last 3 days in hot water (66°C or 130° F). All items that were in contact with the affected person(s) within the 3 days prior to treatment (i.e. clothing, jackets, hats, linen, pillows, toys) can be washed in hot water and dried in a hot dryer for 15 minutes. Dry clean items that cannot be washed.
2. You may wish to vacuum all carpeting and upholstered items that the affected person has come in contact with (i.e. carpets, sofas, chairs, mattresses, car upholstery). Extensive housecleaning is not necessary as head lice and nits do not live off the head for more than 3 days. Nits are not likely to hatch at room temperature.
You can help prevent head lice by:
• encouraging children to keep their hats and scarves inside coat pockets
• discouraging children from sharing combs, brushes, hats, scarves, hair accessories, or earphones
• tying long hair in ponytails or braids
Wylie ISD follows the recommendations of the Texas Department of State Health Services which can be found at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/lice.shtm. Educating your child about how lice are spread from one child to another may prevent infestation. If you need any additional information, please contact the school clinic. Thank you for your help.
21 Day Challenge
Wylie ISD is participating in the Medical City Children's Hospital 21-Day Snack Challenge. We are also competing against Rockwall ISD to have the most families sign up and participate in the challenge. Briefly, the challenge is to replace unhealthy snacks with healthy ones
Monday, January 11
Tuesday, January 12
2:30 Drama Kids and Watch Me Sculpt
2:30-3:30 4th Grade Green Team
2:30-3:30 Wylie Way Ambassadors Meeting
Wednesday, January 13
Thursday, January 14
Friday, January 15
2:30 pm: Young Rembrandts Art Class, Engineers Club today