Sacred Heart School
Week of September 9th
If you lose the trail, take the river.
A metaphor for the start of school? I'd say so.
Often times, we think we know where the trail will go in teaching. We have a plan, we have a map, and we set out. And then somewhere along the way, we get lost. The internet shuts down, your AC is broken, the ipads aren't charged, the ovens turned off mysteriously, you're on your own with 30 kids, a child pees on the front steps during recess, there's a lice outbreak in your classroom, a child swallows a toy (you get the point).
It's during moments like these that great teachers come to light. The teachers who are not afraid to jump in the river and trek along without a map. Those who can make up a plan, make a new trail, and keep trekking along. Those who can tackle the adversity and still bring positive energy to the school!
Thank you to all who forged new trails this past week. Thank you for helping guide each other on the path (which is at times, unclear). And to the extra crazy hikers out there - Thank you for remaining positive and cheerful as the chaos unfolds.
And for those who are wondering, the most fun was had in the river - not on the trail!
PS - The girl in the photo is my dear friend Claire, who I have been friends with since our Kindergarten days in our little Catholic elementary school!
The Week Ahead..
Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 1:30pm
Grades 1-5 should plan on attending. Optional for other grades! (ie: PreK3 & 4 - you can decide to nap instead, middle school - you can decide between the assembly and LABS)
Let Ms. Heil know if there are questions.
Back to School Night
Thursday, Sep. 10th, 5pm
The theme this year will be "Parents as Learning Coaches" We will offer tips and advice on how parents can "coach" their students to success this year.
From 5:00-6:00, we will have a whole group meeting in the theater led by myself and Ms. Mazzini.
From 6:00-6:30, teachers will present to their parents. From 6:30-7:00, teachers will repeat the same presentation so that parents who have more than 1 child may attend 2 presentations. If a parents has 3 or more children, they can set up a time to meet with the teacher on an individual basis.
Please make sure that during your presentation, you introduce yourself (emphasizing your experience and expertise in the subject you teach), you introduce your classroom and any important rules/procedures, and that you answer the question "How can you coach your child to success?"
More information will come throughout the week. If you are new, and unsure of how this event will go, please reach out to Grace Bogosian or Ms. Mazzini!
HSA Jeans Day
Friday, Sep. 11th, 8am
Sacred Heart School, Washington, DC, United States
Teachers can wear jeans and SHS Tshirts every Friday! Free of charge! :)