Family Fun Events this season…

For some free family-fun events this holiday season, please check out these opportunities:

MISD Winter Holiday Free Entertainment
Nov. 30 – MISD Elementary All-City Choir Concerts, 6p.m. & 8p.m., MHS Auditorium (free tickets at elem. schools)
Dec. 3 –  5K Reindeer Dash Run/Race, 6 p.m., MHS parking lot
Dec. 6-7:  MHS Theater ‘Pride & Prejudice’, 7 p.m., MHS Auditorium
Dec. 11:   MHS Christmas Band Concert, 6:30 p.m., MHS Auditorium
Dec. 13:  MHS Holiday Choir Concert, 7 p.m., MHS Auditorium
Dec. 17:  FSMS Christmas Band Concert, 6:30 p.m., MHS Auditorium
Dec. 18:  WGMS Christmas Band Concert, 6:30 p.m., MHS Auditorium
Dec. 20-21:  MISD Early Release
Dec. 24 – Jan. 7, 2013 No School: Christmas Break
Jan. 7 – No School: Staff Development Day

City of Midlothian
Dec. 1-2:  Southern Star Christmas Celebration:
Dec. 9:  Annual Motorcycle Parade Toy Run, Downtown on 8th Street, 11-11:30 a.m.

Sentiments of the Season…

It’s great to be back at school and walking-about our hallways and classrooms today!  It’s great to see smiling faces and the obvious excitement building now that the holidays are upon us.  Is there anything more fun to a child than the anticipation of the holidays?  Capturing all the sights, sounds, scents, and sentiments of the holidays can be a daunting task at times though.  The reason for the season can be so powerful it is challenging to express the story, but my friend, Justin, helped me focus today on the importance of sharing sentimential thoughts.

Notice his card here that he created in his classroom’s writing workstation.  The inside says, “SNOW kidding, I love you Grammy, thiiissss much and so does Santa so you better watch out and be good!”  Cute, huh?!  He put lots of love, artwork, and thought into making his Grammy smile and know she’s special to him (and to Santa).  We talked about why we send cards during the holidays and what it means to others.

As is our LME tradition each year, I begin our morning message each day for the weeks between our two breaks with a Question of the Day.  The first question today is dedicated to Justin:  “What was the greatest holiday sentiment you remember receiving from a friend or family member?”  The real challenge now is to send someone a special greeting or sentiment this season; you never know the impact it may have on the other person’s life!  Here’s to many special sentiments of the season!  🙂

Note:  Speaking of impacts on others, we greatly appreciate all the Angel Tree help you are giving to the annual LME Angel Tree!  Please continue to send those gifts into the office this week.  Please contact Mrs. Stanley, our caring counselor, if you need assistance or have questions.