Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thanks for My Birthday Surprises!

I want to thank everyone who surprised me for my birthday today!
(I had quite a few nice surprises from students & teachers, so thank you very much!)

The students in 5C had a little party for me with waffles & strawberries & they had all prepared home-made birthday cards which were very neat. Other grade levels made me a cake, one brought me lunch, one played a trick on me, one gave me flowers & a really BIG card, so I had a really fun day filled with all kinds of goodies. Thank you, thank you for your thoughtfulness!
You reminded me how much fun birthdays are supposed to be!

We had a great turn-out at our school social last week & it was good to see all of the visiting going on among our families.

This week all the principals in CISD came to Denton Creek for a meeting & several of our sagacious students had an opportunity to show off their vocabulary skills which was very impressive. KUDOS to Max, Almira, Michael, Paige, Mihir, Maddy, Shane, Dylan, Seth, & Nathan for being such great ambassadors & sesquipedalians! You guys rock & truly impressed our visitors. You always make me very proud...thanks!

Next week is our annual Grandparent's Tea on Friday, October 1st, & we are looking forward to having your grandparents & special friends join us for our big event.

I am going to start posing some questions on my blog that I hope will generate some dialogue so that this is more interactive & not just me writing to myself!

I would like to know what your favorite things are about Denton Creek.

What are the best things about our school? Please write & let me know.

Also, I hope you will remember to check out our bookfair next week.

Thanks again for making my birthday such a special one! I am one lucky principal!

-Mr. Mac

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September is Flying By!

I can hardly believe we are half way through September already!

Time just flies by at Denton Creek because we are having fun! (And staying busy!)

I want to thank our students & teachers for a very smooth beginning to the year. It's great to see our students so excited about learning & so engaged in learning!

I hope our parents will check out the cool blogs, websites, & animoto videos that our teachers have created. They are quite impressive. I can see very positive implications for teachers to use instructionally.

Blogging is new to me and I will soon be posting some questions for our Trailblazers to ponder and answer, so please check back with me! I am anxious to see the dialogue from this!

If you will take the time to respond to my blogs, that will reinforce me to continue!

We are looking forward to seeing our families Friday night, September 17th for our Back-to-School Social from 6-8PM.

See you soon!