Longhorn Stampede

(For 11/9/20 -11/13/20) Learn. Empower. Accept. Develop.

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Tuesday, 11/10 - Picture Retakes

Tuesday, 11/10 - Progress Reports go home

Friday, 11/20 - School-wide Lighthouse Celebration Day

November 23-27 Thanksgiving Holidays

Tuesday, 12/8 Garden Day for 2nd Grade

Tuesday, 12/15 - Pajama Day

Wednesday, 12/16 - Classroom Holiday Celebrations

Wednesday, 12/16 - Early Release (1:00 pm)

Thursday, 12/17 - Early Release (1:00 pm

Friday, 12/18 - Monday, 1/4 - Student Holidays

7 Habits at Home: Habit 3 - Put First Things First: Eliminate the Unimportant

“No” is one of the first words a toddler learns. Sadly, many of us have forgotten it. This simple word will help us not allow lower priority activities to gobble up our time. Every time we are asked to help out in an area, we can evaluate if this is one of our big rock activities. We can simply say, “I cannot do that right now”. There does not need to be any explanation to others. We can say those same words to ourselves when tempted to waste time on trivial activities.

Nurse Notes

Dear LSE Families,

Even as our MISD Covid tracker bar graph goes up again this week, LSE has also had yet another outbreak of a different sort. The dreaded head lice have been making their appearances. It is unfair to me that we must deal with more than one plague . If only head lice could be infected with Covid! That would have been some benefit. I guess we can be thankful we haven't seen any swarms of locusts or invasions of frogs.

The MISD Elementary Parent Handbook link below is our district policy on the blood sucking parasites. The student will need an FDA approved head lice treatment and have their hair checked by the nurse before returning to class.

Any parent that has had to deal with head lice can tell all about the emotional stages of denial, anger, horror, and embarrassment, not necessarily in that order. The emotional stages may cycle thru again, sometimes several times in a day before it is all over. I tell our students that just like there is nothing to be ashamed of in getting a mosquito bite, there is no shame in getting head lice!

Next comes the physical exhaustion of all the laundry and cleaning . And finally, the hours of eye straining nit combing and picking! I have been through it myself with my daughters.

There are professional service companies that will do lice treatments and hours of nit combing. Some are former school nurses! They will be pricey but entirely worth every penny! I have some company names that have good referrals from our families.

Please call me if your child has needed a treatment or you are struggling with this. I am happy to offer support or any suggestions that might help.

Please see the clinic web page for link to lots of reliable info on this topic.




Monica Lemke, R.N.

LSE School Nurse


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