December 19, 2016
The wait is over, let the celebrations begin. Christmas is near and by all the excitement displayed by the kids, we really would not have needed a calendar for us to realize what time of the year it is around here. I have seen Santa at school, doors being decorated, classroom gifts being made for parents, and a fun “Ugly Sweater” day put on by the high school studentsJ
The Holiday Season is always a season of hope and joy for many. With the start of the New Year’s holiday it is so much easier to make those dreaded resolutions that we keep putting off until this time.
I have heard this Christmas story a few years back and I just recently heard it again, sparking me to share this with all of you this week. It is a story about being optimistic and again this is the time of year for that to be enhanced or for sure started.
There were a set of twins that although they were identical in looks, could not be further apart in spirit and attitude. One boy was a perpetual pessimist and the other, quite frankly, just the opposite. If anything bad ever happened to the eternal optimist, he would always find something positive to dwell on.
It was Christmas Day and the dad had bought them presents and put them in each of their rooms. The first little boy had all kinds of gifts to open, but as he opened each one he would complain that it was too hard to read the instructions, the batteries would wear out and he would have to replace them, they weren’t shiny enough, or they were just the wrong color and were not any fun. I think you get the picture. The other twin who had optimism plastered across his face, opened his bedroom door and saw a big pile of manure on his floor. The little boy started dancing and jumping with joy and excitement when he saw this rather large unattractive gift. His father a little amazed at what he saw, asked his son, “why are you so excited?” The little boy answered his dad by saying, “with all this manure, there must be a pony in here somewhere.”
Now that might be the story of the eternal optimist, but I think life is so much better when we are able to see the silver lining in all that we do. Living above the line is always the better choice.
I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year! May all your wishes and dreams come true now and throughout all of next year.
Make it a great week and create lots of memories! See you next year!
December 12, 2016
Are you ready for the deep freeze? All indicators sure look like we are about to see some much colder temperatures in the next week or two. We all know that this is the time of the year that water is suppose to freeze so this should not be a big surprise to any of usJ
Donations - As we prepare for the year end, we also know what that brings, tax time. What a better time to keep all your charities in mind and give while you may be able to get a tax deduction on your taxes for donations. As a 501c3 entity, the school is able to give receipts for items or dollars that are donated to our district. If you are looking to make any kind of a donation to the school, please give us a call so we are able to help with those arrangements.
We are still looking for more fitness equipment to equip our wellness room that was put together this past summer. With an addition of 3-5 pieces of fitness equipment our wellness room would be fully useable for our physical education classes.
Though we have a budget for technology, it seems that this always outdates itself so fast. If a cash donation was made, it is always acceptable to attach a destination to the dollars. Cash donations to the school would be used strictly for students and student organizations unless specified otherwise.
Ice Skates – Our physical education classes will soon be outside using the outdoor skating area. Students will be asked to bring ice skates as the school currently does not have any pairs for students to use. If you are looking at getting that last Christmas gift bought for your child, this might be a great gift as it can not only be used for class, but after school as this is a fun activity and really a great form of exercise. If you have skates not being used at your home, please consider donating them to the school as it would be nice to have extra pairs here at school for those students who may not have any. We are so fortunate to have such a nice skating facility right next to our school.
Kitchen Volunteers – Volunteers are really what give out school the extra edge that we need. From helping out in the classroom, to fixing outdoor play equipment, to helping with coaching and advising our activities, we would not be able to do all this without your help. Another area that we would welcome some volunteer help would be in our kitchen. This help could come in the area of helping prepare food, restocking the salad bar, or serving on the line. If you are interested in helping out in our food service department, please give me a call here at school. Your help is much appreciated.
Make it a great week!
Herman-Norcross School is seeking applications/resumes for a full time cook. This will include some summer hours. Please send resume or pick up application at: HN School, 504 Lois Avenue N, Herman, MN 56248. Call Rick Bleichner at 320-677-2291 with questions. Position open until filled.