From Hearts to Snowflakes
Wrapping Up February
February was filled with lots of fun events and academic rigor. We had a Snowflake Ball, a Respect Week and showed acts of kindness to one another as we celebrated our Kindness is Contagious month. We also said goodbye to one of our 224Q family members. Check out our stories and pictures below.
February was bittersweet as we said goodbye to retiring assistant principal Kara Reardon-Navan. Ms. Kara began her educational career in 1988 as a 6th-grade classroom teacher. In 2004 she started her career at 266 as their 7th-grade teacher and later as their behavioral specialist. She began her journey as an assistant principal in 2012; before that, she was the Unit Coordinator at 186. Ms. Kara plans to spend time with her family and do some traveling. Let's wish her well as she begins a new and exciting chapter in her life.
Beginning on February 13th, as part of our Respect Week, we wore mismatched socks; on the 14th, we wore red or pink. The 15th had us all wear bright or neon colors, and on the 16th, we wore Owlbert (the school mascot) attire. Finally, on Friday, we dressed up in international attire. To the right, we see Kyle wearing his Owlbert T-shirt.
Kristen, Luciana, Heidy and Rajeev, proudly display their cultural attire
On February 17th, students wore something that would represent their culture.
Kindness is Contiguous
Throughout the month students demonstrated acts of kindness to each other.
Lawrence, Franco and Matthew stand by our Kindness Tree
The Snowflake Ball
On February 10th, we celebrated our first Snowflake Ball. Students, parents and staff came by to enjoy an evening of crafts, dancing, food and lots of fun. Below students from 224Q shop at BJ's for the big event.
This aisle seems to have what we need.
Preparing to shop for the Snowflake Ball.
All Packed Up
Here we are about to checkout after getting our party items.