In our lives today we are often required to struggle. I have been thinking about that word and what it means to our children today. Struggle is defined in Webster's dictionary as "to make strenuous or violent efforts in the face of difficulties or hardships". Often, we see our children struggling - in learning, making friends or just going through the day to day of life. As parents, it is quite normal to want to rush to their struggling and make it easier for them. I see this as a principal every day. I am not advocating that we do not help our children, but to think about their struggle and how we can best support them as they go through the process. Here is a quote from Pope Paul VI that I thought really puts the word struggle into perspective: "All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today."
Parents, the curriculum that students are required to learn each year is massive and will require struggle. Please think about how your child is struggling and see how you can support them in the struggle so that they will be stronger and more appreciative of how important hard work is to their development as a person. If you would like to join me in a discussion about this, please email me and we will get that started. I think it has a lot of merit.
Spring break is almost here and we can take some time to relax from our hard work. When we come back it will be challenging and hard work for the next 9 weeks. Let's keep the challenge in front of us! Thank you for your encouragement and support!
Dear Iduma families,
Just a friendly reminder that when we ask you to show your ID or leave it in the office for safe keeping during a campus visit, it is to help ensure the safety of all the students on our campus. Every child's safety is our very first concern!
Please be sure that you bring a state or government issued ID with you any time you plan to visit our campus, attend a field trip, or sign your child in or out of school. If you are staying for a visit on campus, please be sure to wear your vistor's badge sticker in a visible spot near your face. This helps us to know you have signed in and are cleared to be in the building. The same will apply to other adults who are are on your child's approved emergency contact or pick-up lists.
We wanted to direct you to a resouce posted on the main KISD site to keep you informed of KISD emergency proceedures and to give you some tips on things you may wish to talk about with your children.
Click HERE to view a letter from our Superintendant, Dr. Robert Muller, to parents about emergency operations crisis plans.
PreK students also need:
Early Dissmissal Every Thursday
Our campus dissmisses at 1:00 pm EVERY Thursday to allow our teachers time for professional development and planning. If you need to pick up your child early for an appointment, please make sure you come to the front office before 12:30 pm. The doors will be locked from 12:30-1:00 pm as we get our students ready to go home.
Make sure your children know how they are to get home on Thursdays especially if it is different than their usual routine. Teachers need to be notified in writing if you need to make any changes to dismissal instructions throughout the year.