Dear Jackson Families,
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Being in schools in China was fascinating, interesting, and very educational. I talked about the trip at the November coffee chat. This trip was paid for by Hanban, who also sponsors our Chinese / Confucius classroom. I went with three other district administrators and a larger group of other administrators from all over the United States.
If you want to have a fun conversation with your child, ask him or her about Wall Ball. I played with each grade last week and learned the definition of a rainbow, a ghostie, holdsies, a phoenix, a pocket, and more! Being in classrooms, I am always excited to see their learning and their engagement, but last week I also saw enthusiasm for a game with largely made up rules during which they navigated, self-umpired, and collaborated. They are such wonderful children; thank you for sharing them with us!!
At the November coffee chat, we discussed the following (in addition to the trip to China):
1. To honor Native American History month, we will have our own students presenting a drumming and dance performance at the December 4 assembly.
2. The March auction is still open for paddle bid ideas, although right now it is looking like safety is the top priority.
3. HSD is hosting Multiple Perspectives: An Interracial Dialogue, Dec. 3 5:30 - 7:30 @ Hillsboro Library. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
4. We had a productive discussion about what to do about fire alarms at the end of the day and the parking lot during drop off times. I will be working to improve practices for both.
For previous principal coffee chat summaries, click on the About tab above.
It is a pleasure to serve the students, teachers, and community of Jackson!