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Weekly Principal Message April 12-16, 2021

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April 12-16, 2021

 

Happy Monday Explorers,

 

It’s the middle of April and we are busy preparing for the beginning of the fourth quarter.  Distribution is scheduled for today from 2:00-6:00 and of course, any materials not picked up will be in the front office for pick up by Thursday.  

 

As we work to prepare for the fourth quarter, please be aware of how critical consistent attendance and participation is for students during this time.  Teachers are working diligently to motivate students to engage verbally, have their cameras on to engage face to face when appropriate, and to complete assignments.  As we close out this very different and eventful school year, we want to maximize the remaining time we have together to support your child to learn and grow.  

 

Positivity Project

 

The Positivity Project character strength this week is Other People Matter- Appreciating the Good in Others.  The purpose of these OPM weeks is to regularly remind students and staff that relationships are the key driver in our life satisfaction.  

 

Identifying and appreciating the good in others isn’t always what comes naturally. Often, it’s easier to blame others for our problems or find flaws in others to use as excuses for our own jealousy, bitterness, or resentment. The problem is that this negativity usually leads to problems – for ourselves, for the other person, and for our relationships.

 

To see the good in others, we must first slow down and take the time to pay attention. Look for the intentions behind people’s words and actions. If you feel slighted, you can use perspective and ask, “Did that person intend to hurt me or did he/she just come across in an awkward manner?” It’s also useful to see the skills and character strengths others possess. Doing so leverages your appreciation of excellence and strengthens your leadership capacity.

 

"Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another."

-Kenny Ausubel

 

Upcoming & Important Dates

4/12:  Distribution of Materials from 2:00-6:00 p.m. & T-Thu from 9:30-3:30 p.m. Call the front desk.

4/14:  Asynchronous Day:  Students will participate in morning meetings and independent assignments. 

4/22 & 23:  Remote Learning Days:  New learning continues on these days with independent assignments. 

 

A special thank you goes out to all of you who work tirelessly to support your child with accessing curriculum and resources.  We appreciate you and your support during this hectic and challenging time.  We know and see how hard you are working.  We hope that you are seeing your child engage and learn despite the pandemic.  

 

As always, if you have any needs, questions, or concerns, please feel free to email me at cgraf1@wcpss.net.  

Explorer Proud,

Mrs. Graf