We are BACK!! I hope that your holiday was filled with time together with friends and family. As lovely as the break from the daily routine was, I missed being with my Spring Creek team of amazing students, teachers, staff, families and community. We are doing amazing things. In the next few weeks we will finish up our midyear testing. This will help us to map out plans for meeting goals and helping student progress in their academic levels. We have worked hard to help students move through the reading and writing continuum skills as well as in math and science, to implement our positive behavior supports related to our Three Be’s – Be Kind! Be Safe! Be Responsible!, and to increase our ability to facilitate English language acquisition. The first half of the school year has raced by. We are excited to finish this year strong. Thank you for all the support you give your children and all those that work at Spring Creek. We feel very blessed to be part of this team.

 One of my favorite quotes is: “A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.” I work hard to show appreciation to students that work hard and make good choices or are working to improve their choices, to parents that support their children in their hard work and that bring meaningful programs and activities to the school, to the teachers that work tirelessly to improve the well-being of their students in all areas of their lives. I was recently challenged to find a word to use as an anchor for my work and efforts. As we start 2017 I have chosen the word appreciation to guide what we will do as a Spring Creek Team.

 I also want to take this opportunity to thank all those teachers, students, families, friends and community members that came together in the spirit of giving to help members of the Spring Creek community that needed help during this holiday season. Many needs were met, tears shed and grateful hearts filled. A huge shout out to Clint Wolfe, his interns Mike Slade and Sarah Hanson and Kimmy Martinez for all that they did to make it happen by coordinating with several agencies. It is very much appreciated.

 Happy New Year Everyone!!
Mrs. Franklin