Degan Elementary Eagle Eye
Avengers: Age of Degan--No Excuses!
Some would say it's not the school's job to provide all of this support, it's the parents' job. Some would say that if a child is failing, as long as we are teaching that is all we can do. Not you. You recognize that a child's basic needs must be met before we can teach them. You know that research shows that it takes just one powerful connection with an adult role model to turn a child's life around. You don't make excuses, you just do what must be done. It's exhausting and frustrating at times. But then.....it begins to work, and you change a life forever. There's nothing more important. Maybe someday, legislators will figure out that this is where they should be holding schools accountable, because this is the work that we do that prepares our children to be competent, contributing citizens. If we invest in their souls, then they can learn Reading, Writing, Math, and higher level thinking. When society figures out that this is what we should be measuring, there will be no one that can compare with you.
Tomorrow is a day to share the greatness. It is National "Love My School Day". Dr. Rogers sent an email last week asking us all to contribute. There is plenty of public school bashing these days, but this is an opportunity to flood social media with all the great stories that may never be known outside the walls of your classroom. I encourage you to take a moment to share a story about Degan tomorrow. Use the hashtag: #lovemyschoolday (if you can squeeze in a #wearedegan, that would be great, too!). It can include a picture or just words, whatever you can do to capture why public schools and Degan do amazing things for kids! It can be in your classroom, or even someone else's! It's awesome to share someone else's story and show that educators don't compete with each other but celebrate each other! My goal is 100% of Degan staff members to participate!
Thank you for all you do for our students every day! You make a difference!
Week at a Glance
April 11th- Vanessa's Coaching Call 3pm
April 13th- Staff Meeting--I don't have anything for us so I am cancelling for this week. Happy Wednesday!
April 14th-Think College Thursday (Jeans for those that contributed to Together We Rise)
Challenge Day 3rd-5th grades
April 15th-Club Friday 4th/2nd
Think College Thursday
4th Grade Trip to Austin
End of 1st 3 Weeks of 4th 9 Week Grading Period
Kinder Kick Off
Think College Thursday
Data Meeting (K-2)
Club Friday 3rd/1st