Monday, April 16, 2012

Welcome Back!

I hope that all of you had a safe and restful break. It is hard to believe, but the end of the year is in sight. With the end of the school year comes some considerations we as parents and community members need to make. Our students, especially in grades 3-12, are experiencing more testing than ever. At the same time, they are being pulled in more directions than ever before whether it be sports, fine arts, extra-curricular activities, things at home, graduation, beginning to think about moving from elementary to middle school, from middle school to high school, or just plain getting outside because the weather is nice.

The best advice that I can give for this period of time is to make sure that your kids are getting enough rest and are eating well. This applies for elementary students right up through seniors. It is also really important to listen to what they are saying and feeling. As much as we want our children to be more responsible and to act "older", we also need to recognize that they are still kids. When dozens of things come at them all at once and all are "equally important", they can melt down just like we do sometimes!

Have a great week, and I will post budget, redistricting, and testing updates by the end of the week.