Apr 9, 2019

SPECIAL NEEDS VS. HUMAN NEEDS

By |2019-04-15T21:50:56-07:00April 9, 2019|, |

BY ANNA REDEKOP, ACS PARENT When our daughter, Sadie was 10 months old, she was not meeting several of her developmental milestones. So we took her for genetic testing. I remember sitting her on the ground in the doctor’s office and giving her a cracker thinking everything would be fine and the doctor was about [...]

Feb 11, 2019

ROY’S ROMANTIC QUOTIENT

By |2019-02-18T16:55:36-07:00February 11, 2019|, |

NOTE: Roy wrote this blog prior to the decision to postpone student-led conferences. “Student-led Conferences are on Valentine’s Day!” I knew the objections would come. I hoped with enough notice, people would adjust and accept it. It’s just that it really is the best timing. I actually didn’t see it as such a big deal [...]

Jan 14, 2019

WHAT’S FOR DINNER?

By |2019-01-23T13:03:36-07:00January 14, 2019|, |

BY KARIN RIEMER, ELEMENTARY VICE PRINCIPAL AND UPPER PRIMARY TEACHER I’m married to a chef. My husband can make food so scrumptious, it yells, “Eat me!” He treats food like art. Even finishing salt gets sprinkled on by hand, with a flourish, while leaning in closely to the plate. Gary can look in the fridge and [...]

Nov 12, 2018

NEW PARTNERS, OLD FRIENDS

By |2018-11-20T15:16:34-07:00November 12, 2018|, |

Large crowds of protesters, police barricades and masked men with guns roaming streets. A house burned down killing those inside including a five-month old baby, arrests and disappearances and police road checks examining phones for any evidence of anti-government postings. Over 500 dead and 350,000 people out of work. Unfortunately, these kinds of reports are [...]

Oct 8, 2018

READ ANYTHING GOOD LATELY?

By |2018-10-15T10:38:40-07:00October 8, 2018||

BY LINDA GROOT, ELEMENTARY TEACHER LIBRARIAN I like to regularly highlight new titles with my library classes to help create student interest in reading. Sometimes, this can lead to interesting conversations with students: Student: “Hi, Mrs. Groot, I’m looking for a book you showed us last week.” Me (excited): “Sure! What’s it called?” Student: “I [...]

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