Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cases of Head Lice

This post is to follow-up on a School Reach call that was made to all families on November 29, 2011. 

Additional information is available at: www.health.state.mn.us  (search "head lice").

Health Office News,
Please remember that head lice are a nuisance and do not cause disease.  Anyone can get head lice, and it is not a sign of poor hygiene. If your child brings home a notification indicating lice in the classroom, please take the moment to read and check your child’s head.  If your child has head lice please contact the health office. 

Throughout the year I encourage you to continue to be diligent in checking your child’s hair for lice.  This is a crucial component in preventing the spread of lice to other family members and within the community.  A delay in identification and subsequent treatment may allow the transmission of lice to others.  Head lice are very small (less than 1/8” long), brownish-colored insects that live on human heads and lay their eggs (nits) close to the scalp.  The eggs are white or gray and the size of an eye of a needle.

I also encourage you to take this time to have a family discussion on prevention habits. Sleepovers are a common setting in which head lice are spread. When your child returns from a sleepover, check his or her hair for signs of lice and lauder any bedding that they brought home.  Remind them of the importance of not sharing hair and grooming products along with hats and head gear.

Feel free to contact the Health Office with questions.

PRIDE Video #2

Sioux Trail staff and students are proud to share our second PRIDE video.  This video introduces PRIDE MAN (yes, we have our own super hero!) and reinforces what the hallways should look like.


The video is also available at this link: PRIDE Video #2

Monday, November 28, 2011

PRIDE T-Shirt Design Contest

PRIDE T-Shirt Design Contest
Shadow and PRIDE Man would like to see all staff and students in a Sioux Trail PRIDE t-shirt, but we don't have a PRIDE shirt - yet!
Each member of the Sioux Trail community is invited to submit a design for a Sioux Trail PRIDE t-shirt.

T-shirts designs should:
    ·   Be focused on promoting Sioux Trail PRIDE (Prepared, Respectful, Involved, Determined and Excellent)
    ·   Use school colors (Red, White and Black)
    ·   Use the words "Sioux Trail" in the design
    ·   Use the acronym "PRIDE" in the design
    ·   Be simple and easily understood
    ·   Be on 8 1/2" X 11" paper with the designer's first and last name

T-shirt designs are due to the office by December 7, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Burnsville Tree Lighting Ceremony

District 191 music groups will perform at holiday lighting ceremony

Two student musical groups from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will participate in the annual Winter Lighting Ceremony in Burnsville at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, in Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Avenue.

The FreeStyle choir from Burnsville High School will perform under the direction of Bryan Fisher. The Sioux Trail Elementary School Choir, under the direction of Kristen Longanecker, will also perform.

During the ceremony, over 200,000 mini-lights and 225 streetlight snowflakes will be turned on along with lights on a 30-foot tree. Holiday treats will be provided by Jo Jo's Rise & Wine, Cub Foods and Chianti Grill.

Free parking is located at the Park and Ride Ramp located on Pillsbury Avenue and the Heart of the City Ramp located on Travelers Trail.

The lighting program is sponsored by the non-profit Burnsville Community Foundation with donations from area businesses and residents.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


This is a video that Sioux Trail staff and students created to remind everyone about showing Sioux Trail PRIDE around the sinks.  Enjoy!

If the video isn't working on this page you may see it here: PBIS PRIDE Video #1