Keeping It Simple and Straightforward!
Volume 1, Issue 8
Just a minute
It takes just a second to say “Good Morning”
As they walk in the door.
It takes just a minute to ask “How are you?”
And listen to their reply.
It takes just a second to smile “I’m here for you.”
And see their faces light up.
It takes just a minute to shake a hand, fist bump, high-five
And make their day.
It takes just a second to wonder “Is this right for me?”
And question your chosen path.
It takes just a minute to realize “Yes, it is!”
And make a difference.
If no one stopped to make sure that their commitment to teaching was pure and at the core of their being, then we would not have teachers like you who care about kids. Because if the answer ever becomes "No", then it is time to pause and reevaluate where you are and what you are doing.
Yesterday, I attended the SUHSD BTSA Colloquium where approximately 50 first and second year teachers celebrated either year one of the program or their final completion. Of the five new teachers at my table, each one had that same question early on. "Is this right for me?" Well, they have decided, yes. Even though they sometimes struggled to make it through the day, their support providers assured them "It gets easier. It gets better."
So my poem "Just a Minute" is a reminder that we matter to our students and your hard work as the CIS for your site matters to each and every student.
A couple of videos
Middle Schools, AVA, EHA Site Plans approved by board May 9, 2016!
Day of the Teacher
Dates to remember
May 23-Board Meeting to Approve SPSAs (HS, GJR, PH, OSS, SCD) 6PM@Board Room
May 23-25-NCUST Symposium @SD Marriot
May 30-Memorial Day No School
June 3-Last Day of School
June 6-July 15-Summer Break