Next week is a busy week for our faculty. Perhaps you are able to use this time to fit in a fall vacation or just take a break from school to catch up on projects and family time. However, for our faculty...it is definitely not a break!!! It is a change in our usual routine, and we will be very busy next week. The first part of the week will be filled with parent-teacher conferences and then we head to Seaside to attend the Northwest District Lutheran Educators Conference. The teachers have also graciously adjusted their parent teacher conference times to allow for an additional professional development day on Monday, which means that they may have to work a little longer or later to fit in all the parent-teacher conferences before we leave for Seaside. These are all valuable and needed times.
Parent teacher conferences were adjusted this year so that we can meet with families to check-in and review progress before the end of term report cards. We felt this change was needed to give students and families the opportunity to be able to make changes before their term report card.
Professional development is important too. As a faculty, we need the time to learn new skills and engage with our colleagues around the district. It also allows us to refocus and reconsider how we are doing and to ask what we can do better or differently. We are also privileged to have this time to worship and pray together as a faculty and with other Lutheran educators from around the district. And if you happen to see us having a little fun (perhaps a faculty Halloween party might be in the works) we also value this time to build our faculty relationships.
Next month is a busy one!!
Take a look at the monthly highlights below. We have a lot of fun activities that directly support our students. Our 8th grade students have the opportunity to visit Washington DC each year, but as you can imagine this trip is expensive. Please join us at the wine tasting event on November 2 to raise support for this trip and please consider purchasing Tuesday Night Dinners as they begin on November 19, both of these activities directly benefit our 8th grade students trip to Washington DC in May. I also hope to see you at some of our other upcoming fun events so that perhaps we can get in a little more than a "good morning". I would love the chance to get to know each of you a little better.
Have a fun fall week!!