March 17, 2017
- Good morning and Happy Aloha Friday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
- Mass today followed by Town Hall(please get your SK names to Cris by Thursday) & thanks.
- Marshall Memo Quotes of the Week for March 6th:
“All of life is a series of daring adventures from a secure base. If government can create a framework in which people grow up amid healthy families, nurturing schools, thick communities, and a secure safety net, then they will have the resources and audacity to thrive in a free global economy and a diversifying skills economy.” David Brooks in his
The New York Times
column, March 3, 2017,
“People who are most introverted, most stressed, and least adaptable are often being led by those who are most extroverted, least stressed, and most adaptable. You can probably see how this could pose difficulties for everyone.” Suzanne Johnson Vickberg and Kim Christfort (see item #3)
“Lazy is a symptom of not learning, not a state of being. Teachers who use ‘lazy’ as a descriptor need to peel back the layers, find out what is really happening with their students, and make adjustments in the classroom.”
David Williams, Texas math teacher, in a letter to
, March 1, 2017,
“We may be uncomfortable talking about race, but we can no longer afford to be silent. We have chosen a profession which – like parenting – requires that our comforts come second to those of children.”
Jamilah Pitts in “Don’t Say Nothing” in
, Fall 2016 (Vol. 54, p. 46-
; spotted in
, March 2017
“My favorite question to ask after listening to problems, concerns, and complaints is, ‘Imagine if things were going perfectly; what would it look like?’”Dan Rockwell in “3 Things High Performers Hate About Meetings” in
, March 3, 2017.
- You’re all welcome to St. Joseph Family Day on Sunday beginning with Mass at 11:30 and then the fun and food begins. Have a nice weekend with your family and friends and thank you for everything you do on behalf of our kids. We are blessed with wonderful children, tweens, and teens and supportive parents as well as having you in their lives. As we enter the final 2 weeks in March, THE best teaching month of the year, please stay both loving and firm regarding your expectations both academically and behaviorally. Thanks and God Bless you.