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John Hancock Charter School - November 22, 2021

No Microwaves on Tuesday!

Due to the lunch room being used for Renaissance Feast on Tuesday, there will be NO microwaves available for students to warm up their lunches.

Please send your child to school with items that do not need to be microwaved.

Renaissance Feast

  • 5th - 8th grade students
  • November 23
  • Lunch is served
  • Volunteers still needed to bring food items or serve (please come in costume to serve)
  • Students are asked to bring a simple costume to school that day to wear to the feast.

The costumes do not have to be elaborate. They can be a skirt with a flowing shirt or a simple tunic for the boys.

What is grit and why is it important?

Grit is passion and perseverance for long-term goals.

One way to think about grit is to consider what grit isn’t.

Grit isn’t talent. Grit isn’t luck. Grit isn’t how intensely, for the moment, you want something.

Instead, grit is about having what some researchers call an”ultimate concern”–a goal you care about so much that it organizes and gives meaning to almost everything you do. And grit is holding steadfast to that goal. Even when you fall down. Even when you screw up. Even when progress toward that goal is halting or slow.

Talent and luck matter to success. But talent and luck are no guarantee of grit. And in the very long run, I think grit may matter as least as much, if not more.

Angela Duckworth -

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