UN Day and Aspiring Board Members

This post was inadvertently not published two weeks ago before the Fall Break.  Posting now.

What a wonderful day!!  It was inspiring to see such amazing community turnout and synergy across all lines of diversity.  I can’t begin to thank everyone enough for their efforts on the day and my appreciation for all that you have done to bring such a special treat to all of our students.  I particularly tagged along with a three-year-old group who were, by the third table, asking for napkins to wrap-up their treats in little bundles to take home and enjoy later.  It was particularly fun watching a dance presentation with them and they were watching carefully the action unfolding before them.  Our students learned much on the day and the memories will persist throughout the year.

I thought I would include the link to the poem read at the assembly.  It was a perfect message for the day.  The most important line was the last:

…the singing will never be done.

Our journey in teaching children is a path that has no end.  Educators know that our words and the experiences we craft together become part of memories that carry on long after a child leaves their preparatory years.  This is the meaning behind the poem, reminding us of our past as we continue our journey into the future.  I shared the concept of Ubuntu – In Zulu language, Ubuntu means “I am because we are” – the sentiment behind United Nations Day and a sentiment that lives at the core of our values. Thank you for everything today.  Seeds well planted…

New and Aspiring Board Member Training

A reminder to mark your calendars for the first session this year of the New and Aspiring Board Member training.  Like last year, I’ll be leading a session on School and non-profit board membership. If you have an interest in a position on the ASW board, as a leader in PTO, or if you are looking to serve on other non-profit boards in the future, this training will help provide some of the key understandings associated with good governance in a non-profit setting.  The content of this training has been expanded to also include insights into ASW specifically.  We’ll explore selected ASW Board documents and will give some insight into ASW structures and policy.  Our first session will take place as follows:

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

If you would like to participate, you can sign up by clicking here:


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