Although we are not quite through the first half of the school year, winter break always feels like the mid-year mark to me. When we return from break and get back into the groove of the year many of us begin to put an eye to the next year. On the administrative side we start to make plans, set calendar dates, work on hiring, and focus on completing our goals for the year.
Summer camp sign ups typically begin in January as well so it is hard not to think about summer plans and the hopes and dreams that come with that time of year. I was surprised when I found myself beginning to plan out some of my summer trips over the break and realized that you too may be beginning to make plans. In that vein, I thought the following dates may be helpful for your to know:
The official last day for teaching faculty will be Wednesday, June 17th.
New Faculty/Staff Orientation begins the week of August 17th – all faculty and staff report on August 24th, school begins on Tuesday, September 1st.
Reading of the Week:
Read an article about why creative people have messy minds.
I know many of you saw this article on why so many youngsters have trouble sitting still in school.
Video/Brain Work of the Week: Thanks to Dottie for this video on the brain and literacy!
Inspiration of the Week: