Teacher saves the day with note to tooth fairy after 1st grader's lost tooth goes missing

PHOTO: Lily Sciulli, 7, a first grade student at Burchfield Elementary School in Shaler Township, Pa., is shown in this undated photo holding a reply note signed by the tooth fairy. PlaySara Sciulli
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A Pennsylvania first grade teacher saved the day with a note to the tooth fairy after her student misplaced her tooth.

Laura Roth of Burchfield Elementary School in Shaler Township wrote a letter to the tooth fairy on Tuesday to assure the folkloric figure that 7-year-old Lily Sciulli did in fact lose her tooth, but accidentally threw it away during lunchtime.

"She was sobbing uncontrollably when it first happened," Roth told "Good Morning America" of the missing tooth fiasco. [Lily] first wrote a note to the tooth fairy herself but felt it wasn't good enough. I told her, 'The tooth fairy and I go back 25 years. I'll get in touch with her, no problem.'"

Lily lost her front tooth on the top, ride side of her mouth Tuesday morning. The school nurse placed the tooth in a plastic novelty necklace and Lily wore it around her neck.

PHOTO: Lily Sciulli, 7, a first grade student at Burchfield Elementary School, is seen with her teacher, Mrs. Laura Roth, in this undated photo. Laura Roth
Lily Sciulli, 7, a first grade student at Burchfield Elementary School, is seen with her teacher, Mrs. Laura Roth, in this undated photo.

The necklace was accidentally tossed in the trash at lunch and Lily told Roth, who wrote an explanation letter on her behalf.

"I can confirm with full confidence and authority that Lily lost her tooth at school today," Roth wrote in part to the tooth fairy.

Lily hung the note on her bed and woke up to $2 and a reply message the following day, which happened to be Lily's birthday.

/> "Here is a small gift to help you celebrate," the tooth fairy wrote. "Thank you for the note from Mrs. Roth. I wish I could have your tooth, maybe I will go to your school and look for it."

Mom Sara Sciulli said she's grateful to Roth for writing the adorable letter, which was featured on local news outlets.

PHOTO: Lily Sciulli, 7, a first grade student at Burchfield Elementary School in Shaler Township, Pa., is shown on June 4, 2019, the day she lost her tooth. Sara Sciulli
Lily Sciulli, 7, a first grade student at Burchfield Elementary School in Shaler Township, Pa., is shown on June 4, 2019, the day she lost her tooth.

"She's loving it when people ask, 'Are you the tooth fairy girl?' She says, 'Yeah, that's me. Did you see me? I was on the news!'"

Lily currently has another tooth loose and hopes this one makes it under her pillow, mom said.

PHOTO: Lily Sciulli, 7, a first grade student at Burchfield Elementary School in Shaler Township, Pa., is shown in this undated photo holding a reply note signed by the tooth fairy. Sara Sciulli
Lily Sciulli, 7, a first grade student at Burchfield Elementary School in Shaler Township, Pa., is shown in this undated photo holding a reply note signed by the tooth fairy.