I think Charlie Brown said it best, what if we were just grateful for everything? November is a time where we often take the time to stop and think about all the blessings we have in our lives. It is a time we are thankful. There are many things I am thankful for as a member of this school family and while my husband and I don’t live in Alex, we definitely feel a part of this community. This is my fifth year with Alex Public Schools and each year I am more thankful, grateful and blessed to be a part of this community than the last. This community comes together to take care of each other like no other place I have worked. We lift each other up when we are down and celebrate one another’s successes.
One of this year’s initiatives has been to get students reading more. New books are being purchased for the libraries, teachers are offering bonuses for reading and other fun things are in the works. Take time to visit with your child about what they are currently reading, if the answer is nothing, encourage them to visit our wonderful libraries to check out a book. Thanksgiving break is one of my favorite times of year to take time, decompress, reconnect with family and even sneak in a great book! Don’t forget the book fair taking place this week in the elementary library! Students can browse and purchase books and parent’s night is Thursday, November 4th from 3:30 to 7:00. Come find your child’s new favorite book!
Shout out to BETA club for hosting this year’s fall carnival. It was an amazing success! We couldn’t keep up with ticket sales the turnout was so great. Along with the fun, once again this community stepped up to help out one of our own. Over $9,000 was raised by this community through TSA’s king/queen contest. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Otey family during this time.
On behalf of Alex Public Schools and myself, I want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU! Thank you for being a place the embraces, loves and takes care of one another. I am thankful, grateful and blessed to be a part of this community.