Friday, December 18, 2015

Almost here...

After the way last week's blog started, I had to have a bit of humor this week.  We can do it!

We have had an incredible start to our year, and I know that there is so much more to come.  As we look forward to our last two days of school with our students, keep in mind that some of our students are not looking forward to the Winter Break with as much anticipation as we might be.  These can be really difficult times with behaviors and performance sometimes impacted by the time away from school.  Let's give our best to the kids these next few days and they'll give us their best.

Friday, December 18th                 PTO brunch and Ugly Sweater and Jeans Day!
Monday, December 21st               BLT meeting  4:15-5:15
                                                        Board meeting  7:30PM (Coding for Student Showcase)
Tuesday, December 22nd             Staff recognition awards at 8:15AM in the Little Theater

Tweets, quotes, and blogs
"Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity."- Marie Curie, physicist and chemist
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."- Will Rogers, entertainer and humorist
"No one learns as much about a subject as the one who is forced to teach it."- Peter Drucker, writer and management consultant
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Merton Intermediate School facebook page
Family smore for 12.18.15

(from Pinterest)
(from Pinterest)

Thanks for all of your efforts this week.  All of us are a bit restless and maybe a bit less flexible, but I still am amazed as I walk through our school, hearing and seeing the learning.  Students are reading and writing and doing math and learning about the world we live in, and it's the last few days before a well deserved break.  Keep the expectations for learning and behavior high and the kids will rise to the challenge.
Have a great weekend!