Joy, Joy, Joy
Quietly inclining to joy at Franklin
Word of the Week?
I can't wait to see what each of you does with our word this week: enjoy it, celebrate it, live it.
"Being joyful requires feeling connected to other people in life, with nature, also by appreciating the arts, and it requires an acceptance of life, as it is, in the present"
“The innate neurological circuitry of your mind poses a very real challenge: positive stimuli tend to roll through it while negative stimuli get flagged and captured and deferred to. But you can consciously override those tendencies in simple and effective ways each day, by focusing on positive experiences, valuing them, and helping them sink in. That’s a deeply wise and wonderful undertaking: happiness is skillful means. And happily for happiness, this is aligned with your deepest nature: awake, interested, benign, at peace, and quietly inclined to joy. “
Tis the season for sharing
MLK Day of Service, January 18, 2016
Images of our current top four choices are below. We'll be gathering staff, student and community input this week to identify the best options for Franklin. You can also find the full Oakland tree list on Urban Releaf's website. Let me know if you have other tree suggestions.
Venezuelan Music Project
Busy week ahead...
Tuesday, December 15th, Faculty Council Meeting, 3:05, Library
Wednesday, December 16th, PD, 1:30-3:20, Library. Be SURE to bring your laptops. We will be completing two OUSD required surveys (sorry!) and closing with some Franklin vision work
Thursday, December 17th, Holiday Assemblies, Cafeteria