Saturday, May 1, 2010

Appreciation - we shouldn't need a special week to say, "Thanks!"

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
- James Baldwin.

I have written and stated the following many times, and I firmly believe it: Our staff, across this district, is second to none. This is why I repeatedly invite parents and community members to walk into any of our schools. It is by dropping into the schools that they get a sense of the world-class learning community, focused on kids, that our staff has created.

It makes me very thankful to work with a group of staff --in the many various roles through which they serve across the district-- who are great models for our students. Models that our students can emulate.

This next week is staff appreciation week. I look forward to getting around our schools to talk with staff and say, "Thanks!" We shouldn't need a special week to say thanks to those who make a difference in our lives. Yet, when that special week arrives it serves as a nice reminder to do so.

So, thank you to all of you that make a difference for our kids -- staff, parents, and community members -- each day!

Have a good one,

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