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December 8- 12, 2015

My Christmas Wish to You

One of the greatest myths of public education is that during any extended break in the education process, the educators do nothing and we forget all about school. WE all know that this is a true myth. My Christmas wish to all of you is that you are about to spend quality time with family and friends and put aside school for a few days. Don't check you school email, make a call to friend that you haven't talked to in months, write a note to someone that will be thrilled to hear from you, bake cookies with kids, take a walk or run alone. Find the passion in your soul again. 'Re Fuel' and recall memories that made you who you are today.

You need this break. You are in the business of changing and saving lives. There are many days that you are the first responders in the lives or our children. Firefighters and police officers only work 72 hours at a time and then they are off duty for 48 hours because they are on call at all times during that 72 hours. They need 48 hours to "refuel" and collect themselves again. Every minute you teach and provide learning to our children and parents you are changing lives. Every minute of learning counts because it could be the minute that inspire a child, unlock a gift they have, build a relationship that might last a lifetime, or save their life from failure. You Matter!


This break is a gift to you to "refuel" your spirit and to renew your passion for loving, learning and leading!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Day 6 of the Twelve Days of Christmas- Homemade Hot Coco Bar in the Lounge

3 pm: Sock Fight and Polar Express practice - Bring a new pair of Christmas Socks to share and throw! Music Room

5 pm: PTA Chick Fil A Night - Murphy


Friday, December 12, 2014

Day 7 of the Twelve Days of Christmas- Sweet Chocolate to get you through a moment!

Tacky Sweater Day! The winner will be first in line for appetizers

1:30 pm: Christmas Concert by WEHS Band

3:30 pm: Staff Christmas celebration at Boomer Jacks in Murphy

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