Sunday Message from Mrs. Hanson
April 26th, 2020
Good evening, Caleb families,
I don’t have a lot to report about the week ahead in distance learning, but want to remind you to keep completing your daily engagement surveys. Your responses to these surveys help us make sure you have what you need to get the most of distance learning right now. Your teachers and I read your comments which help us to make decisions about what we assign, how we assign it, how often we hold Zoom sessions and lots more. Setting a recurring daily reminder on your phone or in your calendar is a good way to make sure you get to this each day. It only takes a minute or two, but helps us serve you better.
In April we have focused on being risk-takers, and in this unchartered territory of stay at home orders, distance learning and working from home, there were lots of opportunities to take risks and learn new things. In May, we get to shift our focus to the attribute Balanced, which I think we all need more than ever right now. I’m going to use this first week of Balanced to really examine what the balance is for my family right now. It feels like we are working A LOT, and not having enough fun and downtime, so we’re going to try to shift that balance, prioritize the essential things and make space for a little more fun. Maybe you’re feeling the opposite. Who knows, but my guess is that most of us are feeling at least a little off-balance these days, so our May attribute is coming at a great time to remind us how important it is to live a balanced life, under quarantine or not.
If you haven’t yet checked it out, my Sunday video message can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXMYJ8z2Hlw&feature=youtu.be
Be strong, be kind, find some balance. We’ve got this.
Principal, Caleb Greenwood Elementary School
An International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program World School