Tuesday, August 27, 2013

They Go - I Go

My greatest responsibility is making sure my kids are safe and feel safe. I hate when one gets hurt or sick. It breaks my heart. I never let one of my kids go by ambulance to the hospital alone. Today was one of those days when I was reminded why...

Friday, August 23, 2013

First Flag Raising

The only time my whole school can assemble at once is Flag Raising. It's our opportunity to participate in the patriotism that makes our country so special!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Positive Postcard Wednesday!

Today was our first Positive Postcard Wednesday! Each week every teacher is given a postcard to write to one stakeholder. These co-teaching first grade teachers decided to send out a handwritten welcome to every student in their class! Leading with <3 AND Emphasizing the +!! Love the Creek Life!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

First Fire Drill...Check!

May have been the quickest and most organized ever! If its ever for real we've got all the bases covered! 

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Door

Every year I station myself at the front door for the two most important times of the day - arrival and dismissal! I LOVE to welcome all the smiling faces, full of excitement and curiosity about what the year has in store. I LOVE being tackled at the end of the day with excitement and stories about day. I always hate though that this means I only see the car riders or those walking in. This year I'm going to rotate doors. Tomorrow morning - bus loop door!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Night Before

This evening I toured every single classroom of my incredible school. There are no words to adequately describe what I saw. I work with the best there is. Hands down. My extraordinary teachers have created the most engaging learning environments for students. I just stood in every room with my mouth hanging open. There are no luckier students or principal for that matter...

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Didn't realize quite how much I missed the kids until I saw their precious smiles and heard the WHOAS as they entered school for Orientation and saw what the new theme is for the year. It was an amazing day!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Walk

Tonight before I left school KK and I did the walk...the one we always take the night before Orientation to take care of all the "bits and pieces" that end up in strange places around the school. It's always funny to find a random chair or broom stuck in the strangest place. Tonight was different, I was pushing a stroller with my two year old in it. She only flipped out when we had to ride in the elevator. Even she knows that's an iffy experience! The hallways look amazing! My incredible teachers have outdone themselves creating the most welcoming environments for students. I lost count of the teachers I saw hours after the end of their paid work day attending to the finishing touches.  I am constantly reminded about how extraordinary this group of people are. Their dedication and talent amazes me. It was a walk to remember...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Enrollment is a delicate balance between class size requirements and budget. Today we hit 1275. 1280 was my "safe" number for meeting budget. After 13 years of working on budget I just KNOW. I predict 1300...the more the merrier. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

First Day!

It was WILD but WONDERFUL to spend the day living the Creek Life where we Lead with Heart, Innovate the Core, put Fellowship 1st and Emphasize the +! From Team Intros to the Urban Goose Chase at the Zoo the day was fun! We learned a lot about each other and built TEAMS ready to step out into the WILD!