Welcome back from an UNEXPECTEDLY long winter break! I have been in education for 30+ years and have never experienced 6 snow days in a ROW. My father (a former GRPS teacher) retells stories of the January ’78 storm that closed schools for several days. I would have been a 10th grader and recall just three memories:
- Drifted snow that took over the ice rink in our front yard — and prevented all car travel.
- Industrious friends with sleds or, even better snowmobiles delivering groceries to homes: We received a delivery that included items like milk, bread, lunch meat, cereal and according to the kids NOT ENOUGH SNACKS.
- Endless ridiculous arguments with my five siblings — me being a primary instigator — sorry Mom & Dad!
Here’s hoping that snow days are behind us and we are back into our regular schedule with the occasional complaints about Michigan winter. (FINGERS CROSSED)
We have a three-day week ahead. We recognize that re-entry might be challenging for some of our kids, so we will focus on routines and expectations so we can get back to learning together.
On Wednesday, I will announce all the winners for SNOW DAY LEARNING (look for a blog post).
A snapshot of the week is below. Be sure to check your child’s class blog for updates related to learning and other events.
Looking forward to seeing your kids in a few days,
Mrs. Reagan (principal who is REALLY DONE with snow days)