Grinchy ways…

Grinch DayHe’s a mean one, that Mr. Grinch!  Our first grade team studied the clever writings of Dr. Suess by celebrating GRINCH Day in their classrooms.  From Cindy-Lou-Who to Mr. Grinch himself, students and staff read, wrote, computed, and 1st grade Grinchesdiscovered the imaginary world of the extraordinary Dr. Suess and his The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

In the meantime, our Monty Moose was busy in the library media center redecorating and reading his favorite Moose literature IMG_0191including the book MOOSETACHE by Margie Palatini.  He shared his other favorite books and some cute moosetaches with some fun library patrons for a great day of reading fun and Christmas learning.

We also enJOYed the creative decorations of several busof our MISD “big yellows.”  You won’t find Grinches on these buses!  It’s great to have the BEST drivers in the state right here in MISD and at LME!  Thanks to each dedicated driver for sharing the JOY of the holiday season safely on the roads with our learners.

If you’re feeling grinchy, then it’s time for you to find some holiday JOY through the eyes of child today!  🙂

Safety on the roads, please!

It’s School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 21-25) and we are also participating in the “Celebrate My Drive” national campaign to win $100,000.

School buses:  Please take time to ‘THANK a bus driver’ schoolbus1this week (and every week) while honoring and remembering their important role of keeping our students safe traveling to and from our campus.  The MISD Transportation Department sent out flyers to remind all drivers of the rules of the road when school buses are stopped with yellow or red lights flashing:

  • When you see a school bus, assume children will be around and take extra care; leave lots of space around the bus.
  • When the bus turns on the yellow flashing lights, this means it is about to stop to load or unload students. Slow down and prepare to stop.
  • When the bus turns on the red flashing lights- this means STOP in BOTH directions. NEVER pass a school bus with red flashing lights in either direction. Stop well away from the bus.  If you have any doubt what to do, always STOP.

Celebrate My Drive:  This is teen driving awareness campaign sponsored by State Farm giving our district a chance to win a grant of $100,000 and a concert by Grammy Award-winning artist, Kelly Clarkson (our good neighbor from Burleson).  Here’s how to help:

  • Go to celebratemydrive.com and complete the form.
  • Commit to safe driving on behalf of Midlothian High School.
  • Do this once per day everyday from through Oct. 26th (Saturday).

While our little learners may not be driving to school just yet, it is never too early to teach safe driving and bus practices daily.  After all, they do watch what we do on the roads…you can count on it!  😉