Jackets, gloves and hats-- they might be on your child's wish-list this year, but before you hit the malls, you might want to check the lost and found at your child's school. Madison Elementary Principle Dr. Marica Bader says this time of year, many lost and founds are over-flowing. Some, with more than just outerwear.
"We once found a diamond ring," said Bader. "It's crazy what kids can lose in 12 weeks.
Bader says she does her best to help the lost be found.
"We have encouraged parents to come and look in our lost and found and we've put clothing out in a line-up for kids to see."
Which might be tough if they lost their glasses too.
"Oh, the kids lose so many beautiful glasses, all kinds, round ones oval, square..."
And they're expensive. In all, Bader says at her school alone, students left behind more than $1,000 worth of prescription eye glasses, not to mention cell phones and lots of keys.
So what's to become of the treasures in this trove? Bader says they will go to the Good Will, like they do once every quarter.