Principal's Weekly Message

December 4th, 2015

Week in Review

This week was a great return to school after the Thanksgiving Break. Our students and staff were hard at work. We had a fantastic 1st Friday today with our monthly birthday celebrations and activities. Thank you to the teachers and many volunteers who have worked so hard this week. With only two more weeks until the winter break we are going to continue striving daily for academic excellence. Before we know it, January will have arrived!

Habit of the Week: Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw

Quote of the Week: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

Home Connection: Sharpen the Saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have—you! It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental and spiritual.

Here are some examples of activities:

Physical~ Healthy eating, exercising, and resting

Social/Emotional~ Making social and meaningful connections with others

Mental~ Learning, reading, writing, and teaching

Spiritual~ Spending time in nature, expanding spiritual self through meditation, music, art, prayer or service

Honorary Texas PTA Life Membership Awards

Congratulations to our 2015 – 2016 Honorary Texas PTA Life Membership Award recipients. On Tuesday, December 1st the Hidden Forest Elementary PTA was honored to present this award to four worthy recipients - Elizabeth Anderson, Laura Bailey, Ginger Lambert, and Dana Schwierking.

An Honorary Texas Life Membership is the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the Texas PTA for outstanding contributions to the well-being of children and youth. Each of these women has gone the “extra mile” for our children, is a valuable volunteer, an exceptional teacher dedicated to education, and an outstanding staff member.

Thank you for all that you do for the benefit of our children and Hidden Forest Elementary.

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Two notes about parking:

  • The City of San Antonio will soon be installing No Parking Signs on both sides of Silver Spruce for the length of the campus. This No Parking Zone will be in effect during school zone hours only.
  • A community member who lives on Silver Spruce had a vehicle parked in her driveway today blocking her in. She was unable to pull her vehicle out of her garage. Please respect our neighbors by NOT parking in driveways without the permission of the homeowner.

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