Good morning! It is so wonderful to see the sun, watch the growing season happen before our eyes and go for walks without hats, mittens and boots. I hope you and your family are enjoying this beautiful spring season.
Many of you have asked me if I am "counting down the days" and my response is "no way, I absolutely love what I do";much of that is because this school family amazes me EVERY day. It is a privilege to work with such terrific people, who focus their energies around helping each child SOAR.
Here is yet another example:
Last week, our 4th grade affinity girls' group planned a celebration for their 4th grade peers to learn more about their African and African American cultures. The girls welcomed a special guest, Ms. Davis, who works at the Northwest Suburban Integration School District as a multicultural education program specialist. All of our affinity groups have had the benefit of multiple visits from Ms. Davis this year where she has shared artifacts, stories, crafts and a wealth of information on African and African American History.
During last week's celebration, she read a story about Henna--as it is culturally significant for many of our girls--and invited our scholars to join in on a Henna art activity that they could take and share with their families! She also was kind enough to bring many artifacts, instruments, pictures, games and books from her multicultural library that she shared with the students. We are lucky to have Ms. Davis in our community and grateful for her passion and service to our scholars!
Enjoy the rest of your day!