Making the Mountain Proud
Imagine losing your phone. Everything you do is tied to it and you haven’t backed it up in a long time. You are going insane trying to remember what you did with it. Then, it hits you. It was on the bumper of the car when you drove to the kids baseball game. The sinking feeling in your gut explodes. It’s opening day and you don’t want to miss your kid’s game. You race home. You have twenty minutes to double back and hope it’s on the side of the road. But, it’s not. You call your phone in a panic over and over hoping a good samaritan answers to tell you all is okay and they have your phone. The clock is ticking. Game time draws nearer. You’re mad at yourself for wrecking your kid’s day and being so irresponsible. On the verge of giving up you call your phone one last time and someone answers! This is where I will cut to the chase and tell you a better story with a great ending. My phone was found by a student at our very own school. 2nd grader Paloma Hernandez. I know, right? What are the odds? Well, that day they were great. But, more importantly, luck was on my side. Luck, that came in the form of a child, who not only has great eyes, but great responsibility in her. As she and her father drove down the street to get a few things for her birthday party she noticed my phone lying in the road and yelled to her Dad not to drive over it and stop to get it. Why? Why should she care? It’s not hers or her family’s. There was nothing she could have done with it. But, that didn’t matter. She knew it belonged to somebody. She reacted naturally. She cared. Her Dad did stop and they did get my phone back to me and I didn’t miss Tanner’s game! I couldn’t be more grateful. Paloma, once again proved to me that we should have a lot of faith in our children and our future. They are a constant reminder to us to be good, responsible and helpful. More and more I am realizing that children are leading us by example and showing us how to be better people. Thank you so much Paloma (and your Dad) for being in the right place at the right time. And thank you for letting me invade your special day to get my silly phone back. You and your family are the truest example of Making the Mountain Proud.
Happy Birthday Paloma!!
Our past Arts Collective After School had Cal Arts community outreach program running an event focusing on movement and dance. The event took place in hte MPR as it was a rainy day – so it was a crazy mix of rain boots and dance moves. Thanks so much to Cal Arts for coming out and giving everyone a way to release some pent up energy during the rain.
The last Arts Collective After School of the year will be on Friday, 5/6 from 2:30-4:30 on the yard. Cal Tech’s educational outreach program will be running this final project of the year. This project will be a little bit different from previous projects, as it will have a clear beginning and end so please let your kids know to get there at 2:30 if they want to hear the initial talk.
This event will focus on Neuroscience with several hands-on activities for kids to interact with.
Order your Yearbook Early and Save
Starting on Monday April 30th, yearbooks will be $30 till May 15th. They will go up to $35 after that, till supplies last.
Order forms were sent home in backpacks. The office also has some forms if you need one.
Don’t wait, order this keepsake early to insure your child gets a copy.
Big Talent Comes in Small Sizes – Save the Date: May 13th
Save the date for the fabulous MWE School Talent Show & Pasta Dinner: Friday May 13th
Is your child a budding magician, stand up comedian or pop star? The MWE Talent Show is their turn to shine.
Aspiring artists: get your group or single act together. Please keep your performances to one minute. Try outs are required to enter the show: the week of May 2nd, after school 2:45 in Room 2 and Room 7.
Lend a hand with the pre-show pasta dinner? We’d love your help. Contact Reda Rountree: email@example.com