Happy Birthday to Diggs-Latham's January Babies!
- Jimmie Holmes-January 3
- Gail Hayes-January 5
- Lisette Prato-January 12th
- Alberta Perry-January 16th
- Sidonna Brown-January 17th
- Taylor Mathis-January 20th
- Suzanne Asbury-January 27th
2015 Magnet Fair...A Great Success!
As I mentioned in my email Saturday Night, I could not be any prouder of the teamwork, teacher leadership, collaboration and just plain hard work that went into the planning and execution of the 2015 Magnet Fair. Once again, our students showed great professionalism and talent. A successful on-stage performance and a display of artistic artifacts and instruments requires a lot of problem-solving, rehearsing and planning. I realize that and thank all of you for your efforts. This endeavor also took a lot of volunteerism. Thank you to everyone who came out to help with public relations, set up, student rehearsal and transportation. It took a team of people and I thank you all. We received so many compliments and have even been asked to perform at different venues. This is pretty remarkable in light of the fact that our specialists only see their students once every six days. Having the fair right after the holiday break was also a challenge. I want to thank all classroom teachers with their patience and understanding with rehearsal schedules. When you see our students perform, you will see why the Arts are so important in their lives. Balancing Academics and Arts is what we do best!
We will be putting more photos on the website this week! Stay tuned....
Master Calendar Changes
Keeping up with the master calendar we gave you at the onset of the school year is important. It is very helpful in planning. On occasion, we need to make adjustments. We had scheduled a "Dress as your Favorite Hero Day" for this Friday. We will move that event to the following Friday in light of testing and make-ups. Talk to your students about what a hero is and does. I am sure Ms. Batten can provide some good books on heroes. They may choose a hero in their own lives or one from history. Steer the away from cartoon super heroes. New Date-Friday, January 23rd.
We will have a lock-down drill and possibly a fire drill this week. We will be very sensitive to testing schedules and not interrupt.
CONGRATULATIONS to both Miss Prato and Miss Stevenson who are newly engaged:)
Please keep Miss Megan Shoaf in your prayers. Her Grandmother, Martha Shoaf passed away earlier in the week and her favorite Aunt, Judy Kaye Foster passed away at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Center on Friday night. Megan will need your prayers and support. Aunt Judy fought a very courageous battle with cancer.
Little Emily is still in Durham and she is also fighting a courageous battle. She had been released from the hospital only to have to return two more times. Suzanne Asbury's family continues to need your prayers.
The flu is going around and I know some of you and/or family members have had it. They tell me the best defense is to keep washing your hands. Stress this with the students as well. Continue to use hand sanitizer.