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