Wednesday Wrapups…

Our Miller Bell news staff received a special visit today from our own mayor, mayorvisitMr. Bill Houston.  The students were abuzz to interview him on “hot topics” around the town for an upcoming edition of The Miller Bell (in a week).  Be watching for their article and his responses to their challenging questions.

In other news today, congratulations go out to our own music teacher, Ms. Amber Grant, who recently graduated with her Masters of Music degree!  We are proud of you, Ms. Grant!

We practiced our Shelter-in-Place response this morning.  With our thoughts weighing so heavily for our Oklahoma friends and families, this is especially important as we learn better strategies and actions for this type of crisis response.  I am pleased to report everyone did a wonderful job by acting swiftly and appropriately throughout the process.  Continued reminders and practice are critical to knowing what and how to react in a real emergency situation.

Finally, if you haven’t taken a moment to complete our LME parent survey for this year, please do so.  We value your input, your suggestions, and your perspective for future improvements.  Thanks for taking valuable time to provide this important feedback!

It’s a Monday on a Wednesday of a short week for us here…With only 11 days to go now, you need to catch your breath to believe it!  Stay safe!  🙂

Shelter in place…we got this!

As I remind our learners, “plan your work; work your plan; autograph your work with personal excellence.”  Everyone did outstanding work today as we implemented Shelter-in-Place more than once.  For example, fifth grade learners were in the middle of lunch; they quietly moved from their tables to the stage area away from the glass wall (and this included parents too).  We cleared the back car line and parents with little ones joined us in the building without question.  Those coming in the front office stayed with us until clearance was given.  Learners and classroom leaders remained calm, collected, and even managed to get some engaging work completed at times.  Thanks to all for the planning, practice, and then real implementation…as one learner commented to me later, “We got this, Mrs. Van!”  🙂