- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
What is greatness? Is greatness defined by awards, money, and fame? Is greatness determined by character, passion, and significant contributions? We all know that Stephen Covey wrote the 7 Habits to provide a framework for human effectiveness. However, did you know that he wrote the 8th habit because he realized that at some point people must move from effectiveness to greatness? They must find their voice.
If you haven't heard the story of Hunter Gandee, Sports Illustrated 2015 High School Athlete of the Year, I highly encourage you read the article and watch the video. Hunter is the high school student from Bedford Public Schools who walked from Bedford, MI to Ann Arbor, MI with his brother on his back to raise awareness about cerebral palsy. His little brother, Brayden, has CP and he wasn't able to use the playground easily with his wheelchair. The walk raised money for a new inclusive playground. I've watched it four times already and haven't grown tired of it yet. It will be the best 10 minutes of your day. When you have finished, show it to our students. It is a powerful message of love. It reminds us that at any point in your life, you have the power to take initiative; to chose leadership. Everyone one of us has the power to be great.
Have a wonderful and amazing winter break. We truly wish you a relaxing break. You deserve it!
Thank you to Karen and Sandy for the beautiful musical performances this week.
Thank you to the Enthusiasm team for the yummy breakfast and time to spend with one another.
Before you leave, please make sure to
- turn off your monitor
- shut down the computer and printers
- turn off and unplug all electronics
- close all blinds
- turn off lights
- unplug vending machines
- empty and clean all refrigerators (excluding those containing student meds)
We were supposed to have the M-Step Parent Reports on Tuesday. They have not arrived. M-Step reports will be mailed home the first week of January.
Robin emailed out the writing prompts. It will be a busy January. The IOWA/CogAT window is January 5-January 22 for 6th grade teachers. F & P must be done for students below level in reading.
Calendar for the Week of January 4, 2016:
Monday: Welcome Back!
Student Lighthouse 11:15
Curriculum Advisory 1:00-4:00 (Sarah)
Tuesday: IOWA/CogAT begins
Lighthouse Team 3:45-5:00
Wednesday: Parent Lighthouse 6:00
PTA leaders 11:15
Thursday: Staff Meeting 8:00
Elementary Principal's Meeting 1:00-4:30
Title Budget Amendments Due
Friday: Young Adult Book Club 8:00 (Read The Night Divided)