Friday, November 11, 2016

The kids are why we are here

I must honestly say I was happy with our staff meeting on Wednesday.  We came in after what was a long night of election results, turned our focus to the kids and each other, and had an awesome day.  After all, the kids are why we are here.  If you missed the meeting, or can't find the link to the presentation, here it is.  As I sit in my office after a night of conferences and Veterans' Day decorating (wait until you see what the kids did), I wonder what other line of work allows someone to be energized by kids, colleagues, and families.  I challenge anyone to find something that does all three.

Monday, November 14th
  • Stone Bank visits LA classrooms
  • I'll be riding bus #2 home
Tuesday, November 15th
  • Conferences 4:30-8:00
Wednesday, November 16th
  • A-team meeting 1:30-3:00
Thursday, November 17th
  • Grade level/ specials meetings
  • Homework Club  4:15-5:15
Friday, November 18th
  • Kick back with Favorite Shoes Day!

Tweets, blogs, and quotes
We Continue the Path (from Pernille Ripp)

(I made using Google drawings)

How to Disagree (from Kid President)
@mertonint on Twitter
#mertonint on Twitter
Merton Intermediate School Facebook page
Family smore for 11.11.16

This is pretty short, Jay...
It's been a long week.  You've been awesome with the kids.  You opened up with one another on Wednesday morning.  Some of you had scheduled conferences.  All of you had unscheduled conferences.  We are celebrating our veterans this morning.  It's been a long week.  Enjoy today with our kids and veterans.  Maybe stop down and eat lunch with us.  And as always, give it your best.  We only have this day with our kids once.
Be the one!
Take care of the kids.  Take care of each other.  Take care of yourself.