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Principal’s Message

Date: March 25, 2012 Author: admin Categories: Principals Message

Hello BA Community.

Happy Spring!
Despite our late, wintery weather, spring officially began last week at Vernal Equinox March 20, when days and nights were of equal length. From this point forward, daylight will continue to outweigh darkness until Summer Solstice arrives June 20. Rain or shine, all of us perk up with more daylight, so be sure to “lighten up” and enjoy the season!

Please don’t send your children to school next week! I won’t allow my staff to come, either. All of them have earned some time off. We will resume school Monday, April 9. I hope you enjoy a respite from life’s hustle and bustle, and are able to spend at least a bit of time in the moment with each other.

A Really Big Show
If you were fortunate enough to be in the audience at CMS’s Mustang Hall on Friday afternoon, you know first hand the amazing talent and courage-to-perform that was showcased by the group of 48 3rd and 4th graders who presented their acts for a packed house of peers, parents, and Brittan Acres Staff. Each year I’m struck by the wonderful energy and exuberance of these kiddos—and so glad we have this venue for them to share it.

Please join me in thanking all the performers, their families, and especially the organizers and producers of this year’s show: PTA’s Tammy Chun, Ruth Gerson, and Kathleen Rubens.

Behind the Magic
A big THANK YOU also to PTA’s Mindie Romanowsky, Sara Mancini, and Julie Juergens; and Friendship Counselor Karin Bloom, for producing our excellent 2nd parent education night, Behind the Magic: Parenting in a Race to Nowhere World last Wednesday night. Featuring parenting and resilience experts Becky Beacom and Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet, as well as our own Superintendent Craig Baker, the event utilized clicker technology to gather instant data and spur conversations supporting common sense parenting in a complex world. SMART-E partnered with us to provide childcare, without which many parents would find participation difficult; and we thank them as well!

The final event of our Kellogg-granted Mind in the Making parent education series will take place April 18. Stay tuned for more information.

Best wishes,
John Triska