Saturday, November 12, 2016


This month our Compelled Tribe of educational bloggers is focused on the shared theme of Unity. After election day, I was having a very difficult time writing about unity, because I wasn't seeing much of it. To be honest, I wasn't feeling it either. This has been a divisive time in our nation's history and one only needs to look at social media to see how divided we are. For the first time this year, I didn't have a blog post ready to share at the end of the week, because I couldn't find the motivation to write about unity. And then, Friday came and we celebrated Veterans Day. Students came to school dressed in Red, White, and Blue. People shared messages of gratitude to veterans and shared family stories of those who had sacrificed for our country on social media. For a day, I saw people come together and I saw the unity and the inspiration that I had been looking for.

When I think of unity, I think of people coming together, supporting one another, and believing in one another. Not that we all have the same backgrounds, heritages, or even ideas, but that we can work together toward the common good. That's difficult when people have different visions of what the common good looks like and how we should get there. However, it's our differences that give us strength and the struggle that we must endure with ourselves and one another will make us stronger in the end. If struggle produces learning, we are learning a lot during this time in our history.

As educators, we often have similar struggles. We have students from all sorts of backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs. We have students with diverse learning styles and learning needs. We have students who need extra support and students who need the opportunity to go beyond the lessons. The struggle to meet each child where they are at and bring them as far as they can go is what makes our school and our profession exceptional. Our unity comes from our shared vision that each child can learn, will learn, and that we can make the world a better place one student at a time!

"Out of many, one"


"Where there is unity there is always victory." - Publilius Syrus

"Talent perceives differences; genius, unity." William Butler Yeats

"The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety." - Felix Mendelssohn


Monday, November 14: Celebrate Monday Assembly 9:05-9:20 am
Tuesday, November 15: Elementary Principals at Wayne RESA 7:30-9:30 am
Thursday, November 17: Collaborative Learning Time 7:50-8:05 am
                                       Elementary Principals Meeting 1:00-4:30 pm
Friday, November 18: PTA Popcorn Sales
                                   Title I Principal Meeting 8:00-10:00 am 
                                   PTA Family Night at Zap Zone 6:00-9:00 pm

Monday, November 21: Celebrate Monday Assembly 9:05-9:20 am
                                      Building Utilization Meeting (all admins) 1:30 pm
Wednesday, November 23: No School (Comp Day)
Thursday, November 24: No School - Happy Thanksgiving!!
Friday, November 25: No School

Monday, November 28: Student of the Month Assembly (Respect) 9:05 am


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