We all enjoyed listening to Steve James and his wife share with us music that reminds us to be kind and show respect to each other. He has some great songs and we got to sing along as he shared them with us. It was a great way to remind us of the way we should treat others around us.
Kindergarten kids "Ruled The School" today! Since we were the big kids at school, we had so much fun doing all kinds of things we can't do on a regular basis. Things like having Math in a 5th grade classroom. Running in the halls (shhhh don't tell Mrs. Brown!) Science in the teachers lounge and loving the fact that we were learning and exploring all over our school.
Our fifth grade students participated in their DARE Graduation today with Officer Peterson. We had a great turn out of parents their to support their students. We enjoyed hearing excerpts of several students essays, and enjoyed the message of the program. The following comments come from a fifth grade parent who was impressed with and appreciative of the program and the Officer that did such a great job:"I wanted to say thank you so much for making the Dare program so special. My daughter came home several times and talked to me seriously about drugs, the decisions we make and how she has made a commitment to never take drugs. She had such a fun time and told me a lot of funny stories that you shared and also more serious things. She talked to me about the goggles, the dogs and several other things that you shared with them. I appreciate you doing this and the difference that you made in her life and to the other kids at the school. I am grateful for programs like this that really show them how to make good choices." Thanks again, Officer Peterson and the fifth grade teachers!
Jenna has the best personality. She knows exactly what to say to make light of a stressful situation. She is very positive and helps others even when it's not convenient for her. She loves getting to know other people and is very friendly and kind to everyone she meets. People love her because she isn't afraid to be her fun loving self. Jenna got married to the love of her life last year, and had her first baby earlier this month! She is a fabulous mother because she is such a thoughtful and loving teacher to her students. They adore her. You can often find her going the extra mile in explaining concepts to struggling students or telling jokes to help them get over a bad day. Jenna loves sports and it's fun to see her students shoot for baskets after school when they make it to the top of the sports behavior chart. Bottom line is if you don't know Jenna that well--get to know her because it will make your day!
Do any of you have new stuffed animals that you can donate to at-risk Utah children? If so, please donate them to Bank of American Fork's 20th annual Project Teddy Bear through December 13th. Project Teddy Bear is a stuffed-animal drive that benefits thousands of Utah children who use the services at family support centers across the state. Many of these children are victims of abuse, displacement, broken homes, or have had other traumatic experiences. A stuffed animal provides comfort and aids in play therapy for these children. We hope you'll help the reach their goal of 9,000 stuffed animals this year. For more information on Project Teddy Bear, visit bankaf.com/ProjectTeddyBear. Donations can be taken at any Bank of American Fork until December 13th.