Good afternoon everyone! I hope all are well and enjoying getting back into the swing of things since we have returned from our April break! Just six weeks to go until the end of the 2021-22 School Year! Where has the time gone? What a great time of year for our schools, our students and our families. Engines are firing on all cylinders for our students and staff that is for sure! So much to do...so much to celebrate! I encourage you all to buckle up and enjoy the ride!
As usual, here's a few images from the past week or so in our schools!
Now on to the informational stuff!
THIS COMING WEEK IS TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK (May 2 - May 6)
National Teacher's Appreciation week is a time for everyone to thank the educators who work so hard to make our schools the supportive, caring, and positive learning environments that they are here in Gorham and across the nation.
Whenever I think of Teacher Appreciation Week, I think of a song written by songwriter Barry Lane entitled "If I'd Never Had a Teacher". It' a great classic song that really brings home the point of why our teachers are so important. CLICK HERE to listen - it really is a great song!
These past few years have challenged all of us. Parents, teachers, administrators, business owners, EVERYONE. From that infamous day in March of 2020 through now, our teachers have met these challenges by rolling up their sleeves and opening their arms and hearts in even bigger ways than they ever had before! Our teachers are the heart of our school system and WE HAVE INCREDIBLE TEACHERS.
I know not everyone has a chance to send a card or to find a way to more personally acknowledge our teachers. If you can, I'd certainly encourage it next week...but if you can't...I wanted to create a quick and easy way for us all to share with our teachers how much we love and appreciate what they do for our children each and every day in Gorham. So, I created a BRIEF Survey that asks the question:
"What are the top three qualities that you love most about our Teachers?"
Please click on the link below...to respond to the survey. I'll share the results across the district with our teachers on Friday, May 6 so they can see all your responses in the form of one big Wordle. It will only take 5 minutes to respond and it will make all the difference in the world for our teachers to know just how much you care!
Survey Link: https://forms.gle/mWh6iqe9NtvdQdnG8