Thank you to all of the parents and students for your special messages and gifts to our teachers this week. We appreciate the thoughts and kind gestures. We also want to thank our parent group, P.A.W.S. Squad for the gifts and touching video. Here is a link to the video, https://youtu.be/JMqVo_Cdxvc. The district office sent us a quote that reads, “The influence of a teacher can never be erased.” This is so true. Teachers are the teachers of all other professions. Their impact runs deep in a child's life. I can remember all of my teachers growing up. The ones I remember the most are the ones that had high expectations of me. They pushed me and challenged me to do my best. I didn’t always like it, but I know why they did it. One of my favorite teachers and coaches in middle school was Coach Don Tate. I love reading the poem about him outside of the gym. Images of him come to life as I read those words. He made a lifetime impact on my life as I played sports, my career in coaching and my life as an educator. The understanding of the fundamentals and mastering the basics has served me well in my life. I invite each of you to take some time and remember an educator who made a lasting positive impact on your life. Share those memories with your kids and invite them to talk about their favorite educator.
Farm Runners and Food Bank of the Rockies at Hotchkiss K8, Paonia Elementary and Cedaredge Elementary from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. EVERY Friday starting June 5th-August 14th