GREAT NECK, N.Y. (AP) - Lots of kids in middle school end up losing their winter hats at school.

And when that happens, it's usually no big deal.

But if the hats cost a small fortune, it's a big deal.

That's what's happening at a middle school in Great Neck, New York - where kids have been rocking Italian-made Moncler hats.

The knit hats with fur pom-poms cost as much as $350.

School administration officials say when the hats go missing, it raises an uproar - and so, they've sent a letter home to parents asking them to ask students to leave their fancy lids at home.

One parent was left cold by the letter, calling it "silly" - and says if kids lose their hats and "freak out, they freak out."

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