February 12th Edition
Pursuing Excellence: Vision 2020
Nesbitize the GMAS
Making a Difference by Jacki Sellmansberger
With the events of the past few days in our Nesbit family life, a recurring thought has come to mind. What do I do on a regular basis that makes a difference? Someone once asked me, “How will the world be different next year (or to put it in even closer perspective, next month or next week), because you have been here?” I have thought about my daily morning duty on car riders. Every morning, I opened the door for Madelyn and Kayla. I can’t do that any longer, but I have many other parents and children that I have the opportunity to make a difference in their day by being intentional in my attitude and actions as I welcome them into their day at Nesbit.
Everyone who crosses my path is someone that I have the opportunity to make a difference in their life, or vice-versa. It might be something big, like helping them financially, sharing a piece of chocolate, a diet coke, or perhaps, a kind word would make their world a little better just for today.
Life gets so busy at times, we forget to prioritize in our daily routine, and things get neglected. Even when I feel so overwhelmed with RBES, meetings, church activities, Witzzle Pro Club, computer planning, Climate responsibilities, family responsibilities, I must stop and enjoy life somewhere in my week! I will make time to meet a friend for exercise or lunch, call my dad, go to a movie with Bob, send a card to my grandson, or write a note of encouragement! These are all things I can choose to do or not, but I can make a difference in someone’s world, including my own, by setting the right priorities.
Continue to remember all those who need an encouraging word this week! Look for ways to make a difference!
Dates to Remember
- Professional Learning Day -Agenda posted on the eClass training page (click content and news)
- Practice Cyber Day - interact with your students for 15 minutes on eclass
- Mid-year RBES due
- Cyber day plan completed
- 3:15 - 4:30 - IFT meeting in grade level team leader's classroom
- Technology NIT during planning
- Math NIT - make up