From the Desk of Maggie

Happy Spring Everyone!
The tulips are in full bloom in the Peace Garden and everything else is coming out.  Unfortunately the temperatures are still unpredictable so we can't put away all the winter gear, yet.
We've had an eventful week here at school.  The Community Celebration is Friday, and rehearsals in the gym are in full swing.  I heard the Woodlands practicing their speaking parts this morning.  I got a chance to hear Mr. Quie's song last week and it sounds great!  Matthew and the Woodland's students have worked very hard on this song and feel very connected to it.  Well done Matthew and 4th and 5th graders for all the thought you have put into making this song!
This week we also brought back a special event that we have not done in quite a few years--Fancy Lunch.  All of the students watched a video on proper table manners and then each of our three levels, Prairie, Savannah, and Woodlands are having a fancy lunch in the lunchroom.  We used gym mats to create a private dining area and ordered white table cloths from Sodexho so that everyone could practice their table manners.  Carmen played ambient music on her speaker system and teachers helped wait on tables.  It was a lot of fun and the students were so polite!  Thank you to Jan Boudreau for bringing back this special event!
As we move into May things get busier around here, but by the end of that first week all state testing will be completed, which is always a relief.  It's hard to believe that we are nearing the end of the school year.  As I write this I am preparing to go to my last Spotlight luncheon of the year-it does not seem possible!
Shout out to former Director Lauren Satrom for encouraging me in my blog posts!