Our students have had lots of fun during the last few days with activities commemorating Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and the highlight event was a parade on Tuesday by Sara Collins students all dressed in their favorite Dr. Seuss costumes.  We always enjoy having our neighbors come for a visit.  Also, Hollis hosted a “Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast” for parents this morning which everyone enjoyed.

Our big news this week is that following last Sunday’s presentation to Eastside High School students, we received a call to let us know that they had chosen our nature trail to be the beneficiaries of the money they will raise during their 2016 Spirit Week next fall.  Needless to say, we are very grateful and excited about this, so if you know anyone associated with Eastside, please give them lots of kudos.

This week classes went shopping and bowling and one group went to the fire station.  On Wednesday, a group from Leadership Greenville came for a tour, and on Thursday, our PTA met to continue to plan for the April 9th Walk, Roll and 5K Run which will be held at Furman.  Beth Brotherton has graciously agreed to serve as the emcee for that event, and we are looking forward to having her with us for a fun day.  PTA is accepting registrations for the Walk, Roll and 5K Run and they wanted me to let you know that in order to be sure of getting a tee shirt, registration forms and money need to be in by March 26.  The cost is $30 if you want to run and $15 for walkers. 

Next week spring testing begins, IEP meetings continue, and the folks with the dog therapy group will be visiting with our students.  Also, Human Resources have asked us to publicize their job fair to be held on Tuesday, March 15 from 5 until 7 at Mauldin High School.  If you know folks interested in being bus drivers, bus aides or custodians, please tell them about this event. 

We have lots of exciting events coming up, including a visit with students from the Governor’s School for the Arts who will be here next Friday for an “instrument zoo”.  Our students will be able to see a variety of instruments used in bands and orchestras, and will get to hear a little of how they sound.  Thanks to our amazing music teacher, Julie Dail, for arranging all of this.  On March 15th we will be going to Wade Hampton High School for their students’ performance of “The Ugly Duckling”, and barring any inclement weather, our spring break will begin on March 25.

That is what I have for this week.  Hope everyone has fun plans for the weekend.