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Friday, May 16, 2014

Thank You

I am so amazed at what a fantastic group of parents you all are. I need to thank each and every one of you for stepping up and jumping in and volunteering to do so many thankless tasks this year. I have been so lucky this year to have all of your support and help that was given so cheerfully. It has made a huge impact on me and on our whole crew of students. The following list is far from complete but shows you just how much you have all done for our crew this year.

Thank you for:
  • Chaperoning Voyages – which includes so many things from being responsible for kids, carrying gear, being role models, helping kids with gear, helping with meals, giving up some sleep to tend to sick kids and/or homesick kids, bonding with the kids and providing emotional support to kids, teachers and other chaperones
  • Helping with the gear check at home
  • Helping load gear
  • Chaperoning other field work experiences
  • Being a crew parent and handling all of that communication and the organizational tasks involved in that job
  • Being an expert (guest speaker) and sharing your knowledge
  • Filing books in our book room and making it look fabulous
  • Running classroom parties
  • Sending in supplies to help make the parties a success
  • Doing clerical work for me – tearing Math Home links out of their original book, cutting out math tools, sorting and organizing all of these things
  • Sending in items as needed (trowels, soil samples, flowers, tissues, etc.)
  • Commenting on blog posts
  • Coming in to help with students in class
  • Being an audience for students during Writer’s Workshop
  • Doing paperwork or other organizing jobs for me from your own home
  • Belaying for the climbing wall
  • Attending all of the various trainings and meetings
  • Being generally supportive of me (and the crew) by checking in to see how things are going 
  • Keeping up with all of the many communications sent home
  • Doing homework with your child and sending them to school each day well prepared and ready to learn
I am sure that this list is not complete but I do want you to know that I am aware of how hard you all work and how much time you put in to make our crew and our school a better place. It has such a positive impact on all of the students and all of us as a crew. Thank you.
We are crew, not passengers.   - Kurt Hahn

No homework for the weekend. Enjoy some great books with your child.

Our IA next week is Art.

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