It’s hard to imagine that 2018 is upon us in a few short weeks!
I believe it’s valuable for families to celebrate their growth and accomplishments as part of their New Year’s celebration. I know as a mother of four that hectic days, weeks and months can slide by, making it hard to remember what events and activities made each year special. Of course, it’s important to celebrate milestones, but memorializing the small wins can do more to encourage a happy, optimistic attitude every day in ourselves and our kids. In my house, we have spent each New Year’s Eve doing at least one reflection activity – writing about our year, completing scrapbook pages together, filming video interviews or telling stories. Last year we filled out a “year in review” form (see above).
In keeping with the idea of celebrating accomplishments, Springs Charter Schools has enjoyed remarkable growth, both in student enrollment and program offerings. Our awesome families make us great. So, if you’ve had a positive experience at Springs, I’d like to encourage you to share your good news with others. Tell your friends through word of mouth, through social media or at your region’s events and activities. For example, Springs’ Murrieta Montessori Middle School student Michaela Mosca recently spoke to the Murrieta City Council telling council members about clubs and electives at the Murrieta Student Center, including drama, physical education, ASB, and art. She also shared that students benefit from the happy atmosphere created by the school’s “Peaceful Playground” and the success of the school’s peer tutoring program.
I wish you all an enjoyable family time during the school’s winter break, and a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah or good wishes for any other holidays you will be celebrating in the upcoming weeks.
Dr. Kathleen Hermsmeyer