Monday, September 30, 2013

It's Time to PLAY!

Loved being able to deliver brand new playground bags filled with fun to all our Kindergarten and First Grade classes today! The kids were so excited!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Fellowship 1st

So much has happened to my school family already in this short year. A start I hope never to repeat. So in honor of getting through the first round of Open Houses, the first Standards Based Bulletin Boards and the half way point of the first quarter Krispy Kreme doughnuts on me where definitely in order this morning. Part of living the Creek LIFE means putting Fellowship 1st!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

My Favorite Part of the Day

We have so many K walkers this year we had to implement a new policy to ensure everyone was safe and accounted for. I'm the go between from Grandma Ellis at the door and the holding room for students. With a walkie and a clock I can run dismissal from anywhere so my new perch has been the NE favorite part of the day!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

She Left at Dismissal...

At 3:15 this afternoon all 1296 students exited school for dismissal. 1295 of them walked the halls towards the car line or bus loop or extended day. They shared silly stories, laughed at each other, worried about homework - acted like kids. And then 1departed our school forever. 

Three days following a tragic accident our sweet little Linda left us at dismissal, peacefully. Losing this child has been the hardest thing I have experienced as a principal, by far. I am worried about my teachers, staff, parents, Linda's family, the community and especially my children. It will be crucial that our Chets family stick together and take care of each other in the days and weeks and months ahead.   

As I think about how difficult this week has been I also realize how appropriate it is that today she left at the same time, right along with all her friends...

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Because There Really Is No Such Thing As A Vacation

When you're the Principal there really is no such thing as a vacation. I am responsible 24/7/365. I am totally ok with that. It means fielding phone calls and texts about problems while waiting on a parade to begin at my alma mater. It means traveling to Starbucks at 10:30 at night to send out the weekly Memo because there is no Internet on the mountain at my mother in law's. it was a nice night for a drive and my teenager was a great assistant!