We have just finished a very successful Craft Day, and if you didn’t get to this one, I hope you will plan to join us for another in the spring.  Lacoyah Smith’s committee did a great job of planning and directing the event.  We had lots of creative items for sale and many visitors in the building as well.

Earlier in the week our Christ Church Reading Buddies came for a visit and our students very much enjoyed having these young people read books to them.  Also, yesterday, Heather Petrusick had her baby, a little girl named Mary Ella.  Congratulations to Heather and her family, and welcome to Stan Miller who will be her long term sub. 

If you get a chance, I hope you will go to our website or Facebook page and pull up the dog therapy video.  It is great, and we so enjoy having the dog therapy people here with their pets.  Many thanks to Linda Thigpen and Meredith Murray for working on this project.  Also, while talking about animals, Amy Garbe and Brooke Timm’s classes went to the Greenville Animal Shelter this week where they enjoyed petting the puppies and kittens and seeing lots of grown dogs and cats.  Amy Garbe’s class this week also went to County Square for the Veteran’s Day observance, and the dignitaries there said they hoped the Washington Center students would come back for that event in the future.

Next week will be a busy one again in that it will be American Education Week.  In addition to treats, lunches and recognitions for teachers, bus drivers, nurses, paraprofessionals, custodians and cafeteria workers, we will have an auctioneer here for a demonstration auction on Tuesday, and SIC will meet on Wednesday.  Washington Center will host the principals’ cluster meeting on Tuesday; a group from the Children’s Little theater will perform for us on Wednesday; and, we will have turkey dinner on the 19th both on the main campus and at Hollis. 

We have lots more coming up in that Thanksgiving break on November 25, 26, and 27 will be followed by a whole school visit to the Children’s Museum on December 3; a visit here from members of Saint Mary’s Catholic School’s band, orchestra and chorus on December 10; the annual Christmas party on December 18; and Holiday Break from December 21-January 4.  Much to look forward to-----

We are still seeking donors to help with our technology refresh, so if you know of a group that might be interested in helping us with the last nine teacher computers that we need, we would very much appreciate the support.   

Happy getting ready for Thanksgiving, and thanks again to all of you who supported Craft Day today.  You made it  a big success.