Blessings and Thanks…

As Charles Dickens noted:  “It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas…”  Today was a great day to be a child at LaRue Miller Elementary!  Between the crafts, snacks, games, food, prizes, sweet treats, gift exchanges, candy, and festive fun, there was never a dull moment.  Did I mention there was food?  The winter winds engulfed the elves as they made their way into our building with loads of goodies to share.  Special thanks to our SpEd and Specials teams for assisting elves into the building, parking cars, giving out badges, and cleaning up with everyone.  Thanks to our many parent volunteers who planned and implemented AH-mazing parties today!  Thanks to our PTO for supplementing things where needed.  Thanks to the office staff for smiling throughout a complete day of party-mania!

Mr. Dickens also challenged all of us with this famous thought:  “I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.”  So here’s your Christmas Question today:  How will you and your family honor the spirit of the season throughout 2012?  As you go through your routines over the holiday break, take a moment to reflect and revisit on the previous year; share these thoughts with your child as well.  Perhaps you can write down goals for the coming year to share with each other.  In the meantime, here’s hoping this season and the new year bring profound blessings of peace, hope, JOY, and love to you and those you hold dear!  🙂

Note:  While we are on break December 21 – January 4, there may not be a daily post on our blog.  Please know we will greet the new year and our second semester with the same “zeal and zest for educational quests” you have come to expect of our campus.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at LaRue Miller Elementary!  EnJOY!  🙂