Friday, September 2, 2016

Great start!

Yesterday was one of those days that we dream about as educators, or at least it was for me.  I saw faces with so many smiles, thoughtful looks, and excitement, and that was only the staff!  The kids sure appeared to be excited to be back, too.  And now we need to do our best to bring that same energy every day.  I hope that you have your "sneakers" on, because we sure need to keep this school year running along.

Monday, September 5th
No School- Labor Day

Wednesday, September 7th
A-team meeting  1:30PM
PTO meeting  2:30PM

Thursday, September 8th
Team meetings start today- Set norms/expectations/504 plans
PLC planning  1:15PM

Friday, September 9th
5th grade at Indian Summer

First smore of the year
Here is the link to our first smore of the year.  Here's a hint.  If you post photos on Twitter (#mertonint) or email or text them to me, they just might show up in a smore.  You all do such amazing things every day with our kids and we need to share them.  And please don't forget to fill out the form and provide photos so that I can highlight you in a future smore.  And did you fill out, and post, your Number 1 yet?

A little pointed humor to end...
Here's a little something from my friend, Tony Sinanis, that he shared on Facebook.  I edited it just a bit, but you'll get the idea.
Exchange at a local coffee shop:
Man: What do you do?
Me: I'm an educator. 
Man: Oh- just a teacher. You didn't aspire to anything else?
Me: Nope. My goal in life was just to educate and empower my students so they can successfully navigate life, make a difference in the world and not turn out to be someone.
Enough said.

Have a great long weekend, and don't forget to "Be the one!"
P.S.- Take care of the kids.  Take care of each other.  Take care of yourself.