As people get more access to technology, we have more demands for our time and attention. Multitasking may seem like a good idea but can be counterproductive. Try some tips to cut down on distractions like turning off email notifications, silencing your phone while you sleep or work, set up "no cell phone" times or zones at home and school, etc.
Fall is upon us. For those of us that have lived in Utah for any amount of time should understand this means rapid change in the weather. Please be prepared. It can be cold one day. warm the next. We can have a sunny morning, then snow in the afternoon. Our famous saying, “Welcome to Utah!” Dennis and I are in regular contact about what is happening with our boilers and chillers. We are also in regular contact with the district. As we manage and adjust to the temperature please understand it takes time to warm up and cool down the building. I know many will say or have the opinion it shouldn’t be that hard. If only that were the case. The process is complicated. The systems are older. So what I am saying is be patient and be prepared. We understand that it’s difficult to teach and learn in a cold or hot classroom. Dennis is watching the classroom temperatures and adjusting what we can adjust. With every adjustment it still takes time to see any results. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Please review with your students what is acceptable and NOT acceptable for Halloween costumes. No weapons. No gore. Masks to be worn ONLY in the parade. Make sure your parents are aware of allergies in your classroom and the school. NO nut products. Please please please make sure you let the office know when you have scheduled your class party. We get 100 calls from parents.
Shortly you will receive an email from Shauna, the lunch manager. It seems that lunch count has been off quite a bit over the past few weeks. Students are skipping lines and not taking the lunch they originally signed up for. You may wonder what the big deal is. The lunch crew with make in batch for the number of students you hand in. Of course they add a couple extra. To eliminate waste they only make what student sign up to eat. When these numbers are off and students skip the line a few conflicts arise. We run out of food. And we waste food. Please read Shauna’s email and talk to your students.
As always, thank you for your love, support, time, and encouragement. Granite is a great place!
October 31 9:15 Halloween parade