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Please be reminded that Tuesday, November 8, is a Teacher Workday. This is great day to do a family reading time.FCPS/WGMS

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University of Mary Washington

UMW magazine pic

I was excited to be featured as an alumni in the University of Mary Washington Alumni Magazine July 2013.

http://magazine.umw.edu/summer2013/departments/alumni-profiles/principal-gives-kids-everything-shes-got/

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My Art Plunge

My Plunge experience carried me outside my comfort zone. I wanted and needed to embark upon an adventure that did not involve children in public education or children in need. No food bank or homeless shelter for me; I needed a change. It was time for me to engage in a more creative movement to bring the warmth of volunteering and giving to life, support a local agency and have a little fun. That was my mission and I found it. I became a part of the Via Colori of Fredericksburg group to support a nonprofit agency, The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center. Yes my non-artistic abilities took me to a new and rewarding adventure, Via Colori.

Please visit my plunge video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=c0fZf7noOYk

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Boston Marathan

I don’t often reflect on this blog such personal reflections regarding public events. But again today, we witnessed a tragedy. Today as I worked to educate and protect the students at Walker-Grant Middle School, tonight I grieve with the families of the Boston Marathon tragic events. I was shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic event that was supposed to be a celebration of triumph. How do we as people come to grips with the on-going tragedies we face? I believe we must reflect on the life we have today, at this, moment. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.

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The power of vulnerability.

I am still reflecting on the comment from TEDtalk with Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability.
CHILDREN: They are hardwired for struggle when they get here. Our job is not to say they are perfect. . Our job is to say, you’re imperfect and wired for struggle but worthy of love and belonging (paraphrased).
Very powerful!

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Message of Gratitude

It is that time of year when we pause to give thanks for all that we have, and I have so much to be thankful for here at Walker-Grant Middle School! Each day I am amazed at the sense of community and family, the giving spirit, the emphasis on learning, and the caring heart that is evident throughout our school each day. I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you. First, let me express my sincere appreciation to the staff. We are fortunate to have a group of staff members who share a commitment to provide the best education for our students. I would also like to thank the students for their daily effort and commitment to academics and school pride. Parents and community members, I am also very grateful for all you do to support the mission of Walker-Grant Middle School. A very special thank you to my daughters and parents who support my dreams each day.

Please enjoy your Fall Break.

Melanie Kay-Wyatt

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Creating BALANCE in our Lives

 

Parents please make sure you read a special section on BALANCE in the newsletter.

A note from Ms. Kay-Wyatt on EDUCATING THE WHOLE child through BALANCE.

Balance… We often hear people talk about the significance of maintaining balance in their lives. Keeping a proper perspective between work, spending time with family and friends, planning time for fun activities and events, and the many other important essentials in developing a truly healthy lifestyle.

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