Friday, August 30, 2013

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! It has been an energy filled week beginning with staff in-service on Monday and Tuesday. Monday morning at 7:50 the TBPS staff filled the library with energy and enthusiasm ready to start the 2013-14 school year. Acknowledging that change can be difficult, we all came together to begin our work for the benefit of the 400 children headed our way on Wednesday, August 28th.

Our new school nurse, accompanied by our music teacher, reminded staff about bloodborne pathogens through the ABC song and it put a smile on everyone’s face. Periodic door prizes energized the in-service agenda. The coveted prize of the morning was the plunger won by one of our interventionists. It may be a prize that gets “re-gifted” sometime in the future!! At the end of the day on Tuesday the staff was inspired to BE AWESOME by “Kid President” Robby Novak and his YouTube “ pep talk.”

Wednesday morning brought almost 400 students to our front doors with smiles on their faces and a willingness to get back to the learning at hand. As always in VT, the first couple of days have been the most humid of the summer leaving us all a little wilted by the end of the day. Luckily it’s a three day week for students with four days next week as we begin to wean them back in after summer vacation.

We wrapped up our first week of school with an All School Share this afternoon. Co-Principals Denise Goodnow and Stephanie Hudak introduced themselves to all the students who filled the gym. Students practiced greeting one another in a respectful manner which we will continue to reinforce throughout the building during the day. Cooper, our school’s therapy dog in-training, was introduced to the TBPS school community and received a joyous welcome.

It has been an AWESOME week and we’re all excited about the 2013-14 school year.