Wednesday, September 7, 2011
That's the greeting that my daughter's teacher got this morning on the FIRST day of public school; a rush of kids encircled her with big grins and hugs.
It was widely reported that yesterday, Tuesday, was the start of the school year. And technically it was- for teachers. The children returned today.
Me, I love that milieu.
Surrounded by adult-friends, fellow stakeholders in this public institution we've delivered our most precious possessions to... and their children (and mine) whose spirit makes the walls vibrate.
Yes, the ritual of return and catching up on the lives of old friends certainly brightened the gloom of this rainy Wednesday morning.
While on the subject...
Check out the slammin' re-designed Hoboken Board of Education web site!
Folks, GA the Internet Creature, is very impressed with this effort. It's a one-stop venue for all of the 'stuff' we public school parents need to know. They've even posted breakfast and lunch menus- here is Wallace School's September Lunch menu:
Content is still being added to the new site. But the 'architecture' is there, and GA gives big props to our Board of Education members and Superintendent Toback for making this happen.
And I'm guessing a few trees will be saved in the process.