It's our first snow day of the year and I'm at the office getting a few things done before the snow and ice get heavy. I've got the Patriots' Rolling Rally streaming online and I'm feeling so proud to be from New England and connected to North Andover's own Atkinson Elementary. The Pats must have heard about our RAISE phrase for the year, "RAISE Your Game" and they did just that on Super Bowl Sunday night.
What a lesson that big game was for all of us about never giving up. So many turned away from the TV when our home team was down by 25 in the third quarter. Things looked bleak, but the team believed in their skills and ability to make a game of it. We work with our kids in school on perseverance and giving every task their very best effort. Thanks to the Patriots, we'll be able to use their fifth championship as an example of sticking to a plan and following through, even when we feel like quitting. The message transcends sports and can connect to any part of one's life.
Please check out the link below to our Home & School Connection newsletter for the mont. Each year, I subscribe to it for the school. I hope you can take some time to read each publication and that you can find one or more good things to try at home. These newsletters always give me new ideas to try with my own family. Enjoy!
Greg Landry, Principal