Lions Paw 11-15-18
There will be NO SCHOOL on November 16th . There will be Parent teacher conferences that day. The ELC will be open.

Volunteer hours
Parents! Please be sure to turn in your volunteer hours! There is a basket under the mailbox by the office and Mrs. Kontra will collect them. We will be doing a monthly raffle for those who turn in their hours. Septembers winner is Rebekah Schweitzer! October winner is Heather Nakata! Come see the office to pick out a $5 gift card from our scrip binder! Be sure to turn in the hours by the end of November to enter our raffle!
VIP Day is coming up! Very Important Peoples day is November 21st. You and your students can invite your very important people to come to class! Invitations have been sent home with your student to give to your special VIP. Please let your teacher know if your student will have a VIP in class that day. If you need more invitations, come talk to the office!
8th grade Fundraiser!
On VIP day, the 8th graders will be selling a special tasty brand of Chex-Mix to raise money for their class trip. Bags will be available in the main hall. See an 8th grader to purchase your bag!
After School Care families!
We are working on scheduling our staff accurately for the upcoming holiday's. The ELC will be closed November 22nd & 23rd for Thanksgiving, December 24th & 25th for Christmas, and closed at noon December 31st & all day January 1st for New Years.
If you plan on being gone ANY OF OUR OPEN DAYS/TIMES during those 3 weeks please let the office or teacher know ASAP. I would love give some of our wonderful ELC teachers some extra days off. Thank you!
We need more subs!
We are looking for more substitute teachers! If you, or someone you know could be a substitute for us, let the office know! Thank you for your help.
Picture retakes
Picture retakes are scheduled for November 20th first thing in the morning. Please let your teachers know if your students plan on getting retakes since the photographers are only here for a short period of time . Thank you!
Check in with the office!
If your child is going to be late or is sick for the day, please give the office a call so we know.
If you are volunteering in the class or are taking your student out of school early, please check in with the office and sign them out. Thank you for helping keep our school safe!
Field trip Chaperones!
If you are a field trip chaperone, please be sure that you have submitted a background check to Miss T BEFORE THE FIELD TRIP . Thank you!
Head Lice
Better to be safe than sorry! Be sure to do lice checks with your student on a consistent basis. If you are unsure if your child has lice, consult your doctor or Miss T can do a quick check when you bring your student to school. Below is some information about Lice and how to get rid of it.

Signs of Head Lice
Although they're very small, lice can be seen by the naked eye. Here are things to look for:
Lice eggs (called nits). These look like tiny yellow, tan, or brown dots before they hatch. Lice lay nits on hair shafts close to the scalp, where the temperature is perfect for keeping warm until they hatch. Nits look sort of like dandruff, only they can't be removed by brushing or shaking them off.

Unless the infestation is heavy, it's more common to see nits in a child's hair than it is to see live lice crawling on the scalp. Lice eggs hatch within 1 to 2 weeks after they're laid. After hatching, the remaining shell looks white or clear and stays firmly attached to the hair shaft. This is when it's easiest to spot them, as the hair is growing longer and the egg shell is moving away from the scalp.
Adult lice and nymphs (baby lice). The adult louse is no bigger than a sesame seed and is grayish-white or tan. Nymphs are smaller and become adult lice about 1 to 2 weeks after they hatch. If head lice is not treated, this process repeats itself about every 3 weeks. Most lice feed on blood several times a day, and they can survive up to 2 days off the scalp.

Scratching. With lice bites come itching and scratching. This is actually due to a reaction to the saliva of lice. However, the itching may not always start right away — that depends on how sensitive a child's skin is to the lice. It can sometimes take weeks for kids with lice to start scratching. They may complain, though, of things moving around on or tickling their heads.

You may be able to see the lice or nits by parting your child's hair into small sections and checking for lice and nits with a fine-tooth comb on the scalp, behind the ears, and around the nape of the neck (it's rare for them to be found on eyelashes or eyebrows).
A magnifying glass and bright light may help. But it can be tough to find a nymph or adult louse — often, there aren't many of them and they move fast.
See your doctor if your child is constantly scratching his or her head or complains of an itchy scalp that won't go away. The doctor should be able to tell you if your child is infested with lice and needs to be treated. Not all kids have the classic symptoms of head lice and some can be symptom-free.

Your doctor can recommend a medicated shampoo, cream rinse, or lotion to kill the lice. These may be over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medications, depending on what treatments have already been tried. Medicated lice treatments usually kill the lice, but it may take a few days for the itching to stop. For very resistant lice, an oral medication (medicine taken by mouth) might be prescribed.
Calendar Events
November 16th- Parent Teacher Conferences
November 20th- Picture retakes
November 21st- VIP Day (half day)
November 22nd/23rd - Closed for Thanksgiving
November 30th- F.E.S.S.T. Movie Night