I first want to congratulate parents and staff (and students) for their hard work this school year.
I did see my second son graduate from college in May. Yesterday I went back to his elementary school to thank two special teachers, Marianne Crawford and Gillian Gordon-Smith, at Whittier. I believe as his first and fifth grade teachers, they bookended his time at Whittier and gave him a great start. (I would also single out Ian Malcolm at Roosevelt - a superlative teacher who I think helped my son greatly.) My son is going onto graduate school because of great teachers like these three.
I hope that as your years go by in SPS that you take the time to remember teachers who made a difference in your child's life. It means the world to them to know (1) that they did make a difference and (2) what happened to your child in the years after a teacher had them in his/her class.
Seattle Children's Theatre has the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab. If you know a great artist, let them know about this opportunity.
Community meeting tomorrow - Director Peters from 11 am - 12:30 pm at Magnolia Library.
I would end by saying have a great summer - let your kid play, stay up late, read under a tree, and have some fun. The public libraries have great summer programs so check them out.
The blog will be on a bit of a hiatus (although the recent superintendent change may change that) throughout the summer although we will try to maintain the Open Threads. I am going to write about one major issue next week so look for that.
I am half-smiling when I ask, "What's on your mind?"