April 7, 2014
Dear Rose Creek Families,
I have been deeply touched by your outpouring of love and kindness in the face of difficult situations this past month. You are a giving, caring community and I consider it a great honor to rub shoulders with you. Thank for your selflessness, kindness, and generosity. I came across this quote and it reminded me of many of you.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
~Charles H. Spurgeon.
I am glad to report that through the efforts of teachers, literacy assistants, students, and parents, 44 more students are now reading on grade level. This is the equivalent of a class and a half who have moved from below level to on level! Great things are happening at Rose Creek! Thank you for reading with your children daily. I remember how busy my days were when I was raising a family and how hard it was to get everything done. As I look back, though, my fondest memories are times spent reading with my children.
We have been focusing on one habit each month as we continue to build a Leader in Me school. The habit this month is Sharpen the Saw. The premise of this habit is that we must take care of ourselves in four ways to meet our full potential.
- Physical (exercise, nutrition)
- Social/Emotional (service, empathy)
- Mental (reading, writing, planning)
- Spiritual (value clarification, study & meditation).
Students will be talking about Sharpening the Saw this month in their classes as it relates to being good learners and leaders. We welcome and appreciate your support from the home front.
I have the best job in the world! I get to go to work every day and be with your children. You have raised them to be kind, caring citizens. You should be very proud of them. I know I am.
Life is Good!