Saturday, October 26, 2013

Parent Educator Toolkit

This resource enables you to navigate
the journey from PreK through high
school. It's  designed to help us track
and support progress at each stage.

Saturday, October 19, 2013


"Change" in and of itself isn't fatal.

Yet it can be a difficult, challenging
        aspect of everyday life.       
     So recognize it, face it with
     optimism & summon your courage.  

In doing so, we're on the way
to the next moment of beauty or
accomplishment.  Surely no one
will deny us the right to persevere.  

You might have someone cheering you on.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Trick-or-Treating is Serious Business

"For Halloween I'm being Twila.  My cousins are going trick-or-treating with me.  I hope I get red
mints and gum.  I go out trick-or-treating at my Aunt's house and my friends.'   ~Molly

"Right now I really do not know what I'm going to be for Halloween.  My mom and dad are both going with me to go trick-or-treating.  I hope to get lots of Snickers and Hershey candy bars.
My family is trick-or-treating at the houses in my neighborhood." 
 For Halloween I am going to be a witch.  I think 
my cousins and my Grammy are going with me.  
I hope to get Milkduds and Butterfinger candy bars when we go trick-or-treating.  I am going in
my Grandma's neighborhood and my Grammy's friends' house on Halloween."  ~Maya

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Every Day Heroes

When I think of a "hero" it
reminds me of a story
we had in Sunday school.
It was about every day heroes, and
how seemingly ordinary lives can be
truly remarkable and inspiring.   

This week I saw the work of a hero who took pictures of little girls cheering at a football game.  Among the images was a shot of a sweet little first grader who was in a wheel chair.
She was having so much fun, not "left out"
in the very least.  His images are so poignant.    

I talked with a hero who stayed overnight in
the hospital with a loved one, giving other
family members a respite from the task. 
It's a tag-team partnership that works!
"Family" is the essential spirit that sustains this man and enables him to carry on with humor and devotion in a delightful way. 

There was also a nurse who comes to my mind.......caring for a hospice patient,
with tender compassion and humor. 
The patient is her mother-in-law.

I hope you can find some every
day heroes in the coming week.  
Better yet, why not choose to be a hero
for someone in your midst? 
It's a chance to serve others
and someone will be watching.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

These Young Men

Time to consider some "support."
How about some popcorn? 
It's on sale each fall in town and  
who could resist requests from
these handsome, polite scouts?