Hello October!

October Greetings!
Posted on 10/02/2019
Acorn

Dear Region 6 Community, 

October Greetings! 

Last week our students and staff joined thousands of schools across the country and participated in Start with Hello Week; a program centered on kindness and building empathy. 

The positivity of the week was another reminder of the power found within our strong communities that support our children and schools.  To everyone that made the week possible, thank you.  You have made a difference in the future. 

In a world that does not always focus on the good, it is essential for us to take the time to notice the students and staff that are doing something special each and everyday and just say thank you 

Last week, I had the chance to accompany a group of high school students to the Big E for an annual field trip. This was my third trip with a number of these students.  Upon driving home, I reflected upon how they have matured over time and become young adults.  It was a true honor to spend a few hours with these students who demonstrated the behaviors that exemplified all we strive for as educators and parents. For the experience, for those students, I was thankful. 

In reflection I wondered, did I remember to say thank you to the students?  Did I give the students enough praise?  Do the students understand that they gave this educator inspiration?  Did the students remember to thank the teacher who arranged for the experience?  Did someone thank the parents that volunteered to chaperone?  It is a simple two-word phrase and it probably isn’t used enough. 

So this month, as we move forward in our year, I am asking a favor of our community. Take one moment out of each day and give thanks to someone.  Of all the requests sent over time by a school district, it is arguably one of the simplest.  Together, we can have a great impact on the future with these two words. 

In closing, thank you for the continued support of our efforts to educate the children of our great communities.  It is a great honor to do this work.

Regards, 

Chris

 

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