Friday, 14 October 2016

Letter from the Director of Education

St. John the Baptist Church

October Events at St. John the Baptist Parish: 

Weekend Masses: Sat. 5pm, Sun. 8 & 10am
Weekday Masses: Mon-Thu & Sat 9am, Fri 9:30am, Thu 7pm
Children’s Liturgy (Gr. 1-5) during Sunday 10am Mass
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Sat’s, 4:00pm

Prayer Groups, Bible/Book Studies:

Living Waters Prayer Group: Every other Sunday, 7pm
Divine Mercy Hour: Fri’s, 3pm; last Sunday of the month, 3pm
Centering Prayer Group: Mon’s, 7pm
Book Study group: Wed’s, 9:30am
Bible Study: Thu’s, 7:30pm

Youth Ministry

Gr. 3-4 Faith Buddies, Wednesdays at the church, 6:30-8pm
Gr. 5-8 Youth Group, Mondays at ├ęcole Saint-Jean Baptiste, 7-8:30pm
Gr. 9-12 Teens Growing in Faith (TGIF), every other Fri at the church, 7-10pm

Parish Retreat

Oct. 28-30, Register by phoning the Parish
(Adults and teens welcome)

COR Weekend (gr. 11+)
Dec. 2-4, Apply at the Parish
COR family members are needed to help out on the weekend.
Phone the Parish for more details

Catholic School Advisory Council - Executive Members

St. John the Baptist Parish Calendar

Friday, 7 October 2016

Gift of Reading for Grade 1 Students

The Canadian Children's Book Centre along with the generous sponsorship of TD Bank Group, have provided each grade 1 student with a free book to share with their families.  Their goal is to help all Canadian Children develop a love of reading and a passion for books.
Happy reading everyone!

School Protocol - Head Lice

Please ensure you fill in and submit the form below when your child
 returns to school after head lice treatments.  

Head Lice - Information from Windsor Essex County Health Unit

About Head Lice

Head lice are tiny insects that lay their eggs and live on the human head.
Lice do not cause disease or illness. However, their bites can make the scalp itchy and lead to infection if the skin is broken from too much scratching.
Lice do not jump or fly, but they are easily spread from person to person through head-to-head contact, or through sharing headgear such as combs, brushes, hats, or helmets.
Adult lice lay about 10 eggs (called nits) every day. Nits are stuck to the hair near the scalp and once they hatch, the shell stays stuck to the hair.
If lice are suspected, you need to check the whole head of all family members. If lice are found, you need to treat for lice and remove all the nits to stop the life cycle.

Life Cycle of Head Lice

·        Nits hatch 7 – 10 days after being laid, this small louse is called a nymph.
·        It takes another 7 – 10 days for the nymph to grow into an adult louse.
·        An adult louse will live for 30 days.
·        Because of the life cycle of the nits and adult louse, you need to continue to check for nits until none are found for two straight weeks.

Checking for Head Lice

·        Work in a well-lit room with the person sitting comfortably in a chair.
·        Nits and lice can be anywhere on the head; be sure to check behind the ears and the nape of the neck.
·        Divide the hair into sections and work through them slowly, parting the hair to clearly see the scalp.
·        Keep in mind that you may not see any live lice, only nits.

Removing Nits

If nits or lice are found during your check, you need to start the removal and treatment process as soon as possible. Remember, if you miss one nit, the cycle can start all over again!
1.      Using a fine-toothed comb or nit comb, follow the same process as checking for head lice (e.g., divide the hair into sections and slowly work through them, parting the hair to see the scalp).
2.      Use the nit comb or your fingernail to pull the nit off the hair strand and place nits in a re-sealable plastic bag. Rinse the comb or your fingers in a bowl or sink of warm water between each stroke. Wipe dry.
3.      Continue checking for, and removing, nits daily until no nits are found for two weeks. It may take an hour or more to thoroughly check a person’s head and remove the nits. It’s easy to miss them as they’re so small, be sure to work slowly without skipping sections of the head.

Treating Head Lice – Shampoo or Wet Combing

There are two common treatment options: 
1.      A special shampoo (available at the pharmacy without a prescription)
2.      Wet combing (non-chemical)

Head Lice Shampoo

1.      Use a head lice shampoo (also called pediculicide) as instructed on the directions.
2.      Working through sections of the hair, remove all dead lice and nits using a lice comb or your fingernail. Rinse the comb or your fingers in a bowl or sink of warm water between each stroke. Wipe dry.
3.      Repeat treatment in 7 -10 days. Check for live lice or nits following the second treatment. A third treatment is optional if no live lice are found.
*If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or your child is under two years of age, has asthma or allergies, speak with your family health care provider or the pharmacist before using a chemical shampoo

Wet Combing

1.      Wash hair with regular shampoo and rinse.
2.      Apply enough regular conditioner to cover all the hair* – do not rinse.
3.      Divide hair into sections and slowly work through the entire head with a lice comb to remove lice and nits. After each stroke, rinse the comb in warm water and wipe it dry. Make sure the hair stays wet with conditioner during the combing.
4.      Rinse hair and leave it dripping wet. Repeat step 3 without conditioner, until no lice are found.
5.      Repeat Steps 1 – 4 every three or four days for two weeks.

*The conditioner will stop the lice from moving around as quickly, allowing you to remove them.

Home remedies such as tea tree oil, olive oil, or mayonnaise show little to no evidence as effective head lice treatment options.
Cleaning Personal Items

To help prevent the spread of lice, be sure to treat personal items such as clothing, hats, pillowcases, and bed sheets by washing them in hot water and drying them on a hot setting. Items which cannot be washed should be sealed in a plastic bag for two weeks to span the lifecycle of the louse. Remind children not to share hats, headbands, brushes, or combs to help prevent the spread of lice.

Caring for Kids -
Kids Health –
For More Information
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
1005 Ouellette Ave.
Windsor, Ontario
519-258-2146 ext. 1555