Our Campus Beautification for Earth Day was a huge success!! Together our parents, students and teachers created new play spaces, gardens and cleaned up some of our existing gardens! A great BIG thank you to all who helped out! When you get a chance, please take a look around and check out the new projects that our kiddos have completed.
Please be aware that as our children are going into the woods more and more we need to be diligent about checking them for ticks daily. As you know, ticks thrive in humid environments and seem to love our 21 acres of wonderful forest here at Country Day!!
You can prevent getting ticks on you by wearing a hat and long sleeves when you go outdoors. Also, bug spray containing DEET is recommended, I personally use Avon’s Skin So Soft because it doesn’t contain all the chemicals and leaves my skin soft. Once you’ve been outside, it is important to check yourself and children for ticks. Check clothing as well, they like to play hide and seek in folds and hems.
If you discover that a tick has decided you are yummy and has attached itself to you, there are many ways to remove the little hitch hiker. The most effective way to remove a tick is with a pair of tweezers (see page two for details).
Bottom line is that we just need to be aware. Most ticks do not carry diseases, and most tick bites do not cause serious health problems. But it is important to avoid and check for ticks, and to remove a tick as soon as you find it.