IMPORTANT DATES AND REMINDERS
1/31-2/2: Collage Day School Spring Pictures
2/29: Lower School Winter Olympics
2/29: Upper School PBL Exhibit: Hall of Fame Living Museum
Collage’s Lower School classes spent the week studying polar bears, observing a science demonstration to view interesting chemical reactions, and continuing their participation in their Weekly Readers program. Lower School has some big plans for the coming month, including Olympic Games and maybe even a Snowball fight- complete with hot chocolate and cookies.
For our Upper School students, this week found them exploring myths and legends, honing their writing skills, and mastering fraction competence in Math. This month’s PBL theme helps our students develop their economic literacy, and their business savvy was on full display at our Collage Day School Market. Students made their own items, created their own advertising, and had a chance to buy and sell with their peers in an open market.
News From Last Week
Last week, Collage held a Winter Drive for the Betty Griffin Center. The Betty Griffin Center offers services for individuals in St. John’s County who are victims of domestic violence, as well as their children, or victims of assault and their families. The center offers shelter and counseling, and provides transitional support for victims in need. We would like to thank all of our wonderful families who donated items to the drive. With your help, we collected over 500 items, donated directly to the victims at the Betty Griffin Center. Congratulations to Mrs. Valletta’s class for achieving the highest number of items collected!
COLLAGE AFTERSCHOOL ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITY:
SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP**
For many children, managing the social world day in and day out eventually presents challenges. Some children may struggle with social flexibility, or sudden frustration, or wanting to engage but just struggling to figure out how. Mandala Family Wellness is proud to offer a group designed to improve children’s confidence, fluidity, and excitement about making and maintaining friendships. Guided by Mandala therapists, children will learn highly effective and applicable social skills to improve their navigation of relationships and bolster their self-esteem.
** Social skills group is now open to 3, 4, and 5-year-olds with our "Little Leaders" program.
To sign up, contact Sierra Sternberg at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Staying Healthy with Nurse Chelsea
Lice Ain’t Nice
- Adult lice are about the size of a sesame seed and are tan to grayish-white.
- Nits (lice eggs) are oval and attach to hair shafts near the scalp, often appearing as tiny yellow or brown dots.
- Lice spread through close head-to-head contact.
- Sharing combs, brushes, hats, and headphones can also facilitate transmission.
- Itching is a common symptom, caused by an allergic reaction to lice bites.
- It may take a few weeks for itching to develop after an infestation.
- Over-the-counter or prescription lice shampoos are commonly used, however there are shops that specialize in treatment as well as companies that come to your home.
- Wash bedding, clothing, and personal items in hot water.
- Vacuum carpets and upholstery.
- You can suffocate the lice/nits by bagging up apparel/linen/stuffed toys in trash bags for up to 48 hours ensuring they do not spread to another host to infest.
- Encourage children not to share personal items that come into contact with the head.
- Teach kids to avoid head-to-head contact during play.
School and Childcare:
- Notify the school or childcare center if your child has lice.
- Check other family members and close contacts for lice.