How Wonderful to Feel Appreciated!

The following is from this week’s Room 105 newsletter column:

Wednesday was Teacher Appreciation Day! This is one of the only times during the year that all MHS adults stop collectively at lunchtime to sit, eat, chat and dare to relax for an hour. Families organize lunch fixings, which include main dishes, side dishes, various salads, fruits, drinks and the coveted desserts!

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Teachers and staff have an opportunity to sit and eat together. Tables are thoughtfully decorated with flower arrangements AND families take over lunch and recess duties so that everyone may enjoy the amazing meal!

The variety of dishes was incredible. There was even a separate dessert table!

The variety of dishes was incredible. There was even a separate dessert table!

 

Families ALSO provide everyone on staff with a beautiful handmade gift. This year's was a handpainted cookie jar!

Families ALSO provide everyone on staff with a beautiful handmade gift. This year’s was a handpainted cookie jar!

Complete with cookies from our dear neighbors at Fiore's Bakery!

Complete with cookies from our dear neighbors at Fiore’s Bakery!

This year, more than most, it was awesome to have a few moments to stop, reflect and celebrate all that we have accomplished thus far. We have had a tremendous school year. We have successfully settled into our new home. We have welcomed new members- staff, students and families into our community. We have begun to establish new relationships with members of our surrounding community. Our moments of celebration on Wednesday were much appreciated yet there is a lot still to be done. There are curricula to be wrapped up and assessments to be made. Portfolios for 7th and 8th graders are about to begin. We have field trips planned and more end-of-the-year celebrations will take place. Report cards need to be written and rooms need to be packed up. As we move closer to the last day of school, our moments of celebration and appreciation push us on.

Thank you Mission Hill Families for the splendid Teacher Appreciation Day!

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