The four-letter word that terrifies teachers most draws not from the usual lexicon of banned words, but rather involves a culprit no larger than the tip of our fingernails, one who hatches its mayhem on our children's scalps.
Here, I'll just say it:
On Friday after school, we learned that one of our kindergartner's siblings came down with a case of lice. When we returned Monday morning, parent volunteers inspected the beautiful heads of our children, and unfortunately had to send one 1st/2nd grade child home. The 1st/2nd grade class was checked again this morning, with nothing found from the lice-realm.
Please check your children for lice, and make sure that our children don't share hats, combs, or bike helmets.
To read about the myths and misconceptions surrounding lice, go here.
The Domie Diary