Banneker Principal Weekly Update
February 22 - February 26
Principal's Welcome Message and P2 Theme
This is your principal, Robert L. Carter with the Banneker Principal Weekly Update. I was so glad to see your child last week. I hope your child enjoyed the snow days on Thursday and Friday of last week. At least I got to see both hybrid classes prior to the snow days. I was so impressed with our families who returned to school. They all knew which day to come to school, they knew to bring their Chromebooks, they knew when the bus arrived, they took their symptom checker, and they had a plan for lunch. Some kids even signed up for suppers last week! If you are interested in getting dinner on the days your child attends school, please complete the survey below. Can you believe it's the last week of February already? We celebrated Black History Month at Banneker by decorating the foyer with Benjamin Banneker posters and other African American artifacts. We even have an engaging bulletin board where students will try to identify as many African American historical figures based on their image and their bio. I can't wait to test your knowledge. Last week’s Positivity Project theme was Humility. We talked about not seeking the spotlight. This week's Positivity Project theme is an Other People Matter Mindset- Cheering Others' Successes. Being happy for other people when they succeed isn’t always everyone’s initial reaction. Often, it’s easy to become jealous or envious of others’ victories. Sometimes people even cheer for another person’s misfortune. But making a commitment towards cheering on other people’s successes can be a great way to improve our own health, happiness, and relationships. Make sure to read on to see a new section titled “The Best of Banneker.” This week we are highlighting Ms. Molly Allen, and Mrs. Cara Hendershot. Let's have a great week together.
Robert L. Carter, Principal
Positivity Project Resources for Families
The Best of Banneker- Cara Hendershot
The Best of Banneker- Molly Allen
I currently live in Sterling, VA in my home. My parents still live in my childhood home, my big brother lives in Dallas, Texas, and my little brother goes to school at Mary Washington University where he plays lacrosse.
I love to cook and bake, go on walks, and listen to podcasts! Any recommendations are welcome :)
I am a Varsity Gymnastics and JV Cheerleading coach for Loudoun County High School. I hope that students enjoy each grade and teacher they've had. Maybe one day, they will reflect on their time at Banneker and think "I loved elementary school." I know I did!