It is hard to believe that we have been in school for eleven weeks already. After welcoming a number of new staff members and a new fourth grade class, the CSDA teachers buckled down and got to work. There have been a number of changes in our school this fall, as is always anticipated, especially with new staff members offering some new ideas and practices for school community consideration. So far so good!
Just the other day, as our students were boarding their buses after the last day of Quarter #1, Mrs. Shaw and I were talking about how much we have enjoyed working with the sixth grade class this year -- what an incredible group of kids! Then we realized that 25% of the school year had passed already, and that we would only have three quarters left in which to work with and enjoy this special group of CSDA students before they move on to the Hollis Brookline Middle School. My, how time flies!
Since then, at our staff meeting and school spirit assembly last week, I have encouraged everyone to make the most of every day that we have together through the balance of the school year. Before you know it, the holidays will be upon us and then past. We will be at the end of the first semester in another handful of weeks, and then we'll begin our charge toward spring.
I bring up this speedy passing of time, not to rush our thoughts through the rest of the year -- just the opposite. Your friends at CSDA are realizing how our time to teach and impact students at CSDA is fleeting. We need to make the most of every day! You can bet we have, and we sure will.