Monday, September 2, 2013

New Beginnings

Principal ponderings…
New Beginnings - As I sit here in my office listening to the sound of the clock ticking behind me on the wall, anxiously awaiting the start of the school year, I just can’t believe it is already that time again.  Back in June, Labor Day seemed so far away.  Back to school shopping was not on anyone’s mind. The summer vacation relaxation and rejuvenation plans were just getting started.  And then all of a sudden, it was August.  Time for those back to school rituals to begin.  Time to join all the other families who are combing the school supply aisles.  Time to pick out those first day of school outfits.  Time to set up the classrooms.  Time to set the alarm clocks again.  For me, there is a comfort in those August rituals.  The first day of school is our chance to hit the restart button.  It’s a chance for new friendships, new experiences, and new knowledge.  There is something exciting about the first day of school and the anticipation of a great school year ahead.  I still get butterflies in my stomach the morning of the first day!  This morning I am looking forward to my ‘new beginning’ here at Florence Roche.  I am looking forward to growing and learning alongside all of you.  Cheers to a productive, positive, challenging and exciting school year!

Events this week:
Monday - Technology Training 10:00 in the cafeteria
    All staff meeting 1:00 in the cafeteria
Tuesday - Para meeting at 9:30 in the library
    PTA luncheon begins at 12:00 in the cafeteria
    New Family Welcome at 2:00 in the gym, brief intro
                of staff, tour of the building
Wednesday - First day of school for 1st through 4th!  New   
                      line-up procedure on the playground
          Kindergarten bus run sessions at 11:00 and 12:15
Thursday - First day of school for all kindergartners!
Friday - Congrats!  First week back completed!

Great Things I Noticed Last Week:
* Many teachers came in on Friday afternoon to pick up their shiny, new laptops!
* Several teachers were already in setting up their classrooms.
* In the new literacy space, Grace has some great books on display...including a few that I want    
 to borrow and read, like Patricia MacLachlan’s Word After Word After Word.
* Dianna and added some extra special touches to the bathrooms in the teachers room. :)
* Florence Roche is now a wireless school!
* We have cameras in the lobby and a new monitor in the office.
*Our wonderful custodians were making sure every inch of the building was spotless.

Check it out:
Interesting article about rethinking classroom design

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