Friday, October 9, 2015

An Apple A Day Doesn't Always Keep the FLU Away!

Last week I was SICK! S. I. C. K. I rarely ever miss school due to illness but the flu bug jumped up and bit me hard last Monday and it took the entire week to recover physically and then this entire week to recover professionally!  It is amazing what you can miss in one day but in multiple days - yikes!  I greatly appreciate the patience of those around me as I have run double time to try and catch up.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Name That Job!

And some days I'm a Resource teacher...multi grade, double the class size...76 perfect little ways to start my day! 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

And so it begins...

1 observation down, 213 to go! Love it!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Calling All Readers!

This year's kickoff to our Readers to Leaders Million Word Campaign was "pie in the face" fun, literally.  To encourage our students to get started on the million words they need to read this school year I committed to getting "pied" if they made the promise to meet their reading goals for the year. I took it just like any good clown would, right in the kisser! I will do anything to get my kids to read!  I can hardly wait to see what's in store for them each quarter if they meet that goal!

Friday, September 11, 2015

All in a Day's School...

Being the principal means I have to be ready to do just about anything, anytime. On Tuesday, right at dismissal, a torrential downpour compete with thunder and serious lightning had me shuttling students to their cars, sans umbrella and shoes.  Everyone was delivered safely and the "Drowned Rat Crew" on the carport escaped only a little, ok a lot, water logged!

Today I was an exterminator.  I just could not get those wasps trained to use the primary playground appropriately so they had to go!     Principal Phillips - 4 and Wasps - 0

I can hardly wait to see what next week brings...

Monday, September 7, 2015

Family Fun!

This past weekend my family traveled to Clemson, South Carolina, where my oldest daughter is currently a student. Both my husband and I are from South Carolina and graduated from Clemson and travel all during football season to watch our Tigers play! This past weekend was extra special though as we got to watch our OWN Tiger hit the football field just like her Daddy and Granddaddy did before her, except she represents her heritage as a Tiger Dancer with the band! It was a lifelong dream for her to go to Clemson to continue her days as a student and to continue sharing her passion for dance! As her former principal I was so proud listening to her share how she is performing in her favorite classes and as her mama my heart nearly burst with excitement watching her perform for over 81,000 Tiger fans!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Week's Worth of FUN Under the Big Top is DONE!

We had a wonderful first week of school at Chets Creek! From our amazing student WOW on Monday to an uneventful (finally) dismissal on Friday every moment in between was filled with smiles, a little craziness, and tons of excitement about what acts are yet to be developed and performed at the Greatest School On Earth! This Ring Master is ready for action in all three rings - new RELATIONSHIPS have been formed as our Creekers got involved and did some clowning around.  RISKtaking abounds as some have dared to walk the tightrope while others provided a safety net and above all RESULTS are coming as each act takes responsibility for themselves and their own performance. The circus is in town...are you ready to join?