I hope that all of our families enjoyed a restful Thanksgiving! As I wrote on our Facebook page recently: "We encourage everyone to take this opportunity to reflect on our many blessings, the diverse ways in which we complement each other, and how we might support each other in present challenges and in the coming year. Despite any negative world news we may read or hear, we continue to be inspired by the strength and positive attitudes of our students, families, and school community. Let us continue to work together as we give thanks for our assets, educate our children about the power of community, and exemplify for all who meet us what it means to "Be George!"
Now that our first quarter has ended, teachers will be meeting with parents to discuss your child's progress. Whether it is on our conference day on November 30th, or at some other convenient time, we encourage every parent to connect with your child's teacher, either face to face or through email, phone, or the web. By working together, we can continue to make your child's education and our school community all that it can be.
Our first Parent Workshop of the year was held on November 14th. It was well-attended and we are planning another for the Spring. We invite all parents to attend, and should you have any topics that you would like to suggest, please do not hesitate to let us know!
As we celebrate the season, please join us at our PTA Holiday Vendor Fair on December 2nd from 6-9 p.m, where you can shop for some of the best holiday treasures and bargains! Also, on December 6th, our Chorus students will showcase their hard work with a concert at Walter Panas HS at 7 p.m. No matter what your family commemorates, we welcome you to share your traditions, to join us in celebrating the successes of the year, and to join us in the good work planned for the year ahead!