As the month of February approaches we think of hearts, love, snowy days and the word of the month, Respect. I would like to say thank you with all my heart to everyone who has helped Anthony Burns be the school we are today. I believe everyone’s hearts are in the right places with students and staff. I have a great deal of respect for all of the Anthony Burns parents. As a parent myself, I know what you go through every day to make sure your children are here and ready to learn every day.
Congratulations to our ITRT, Jacinda Patishnock, who has been selected by her peers as the Anthony Burns Elementary Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Patishnock began her teaching career in Pennsylvania. Being a military wife, Jacinda has taught all over the United States. She came to ABES in 2008 and has been our Technology Resource Teacher ever since her start at ABES. In her spare time, Mrs. Patishnock enjoys her family and especially her grandson.
Congratulations to Mrs. Debbie McCue, our nurse, for being selected by her peers as the Anthony Burns Service Employee of the Year. Mrs. McCue is also a military wife and has worked all over the United States. Mrs. McCue has been the nurse at ABES since September of 2011. In her spare time Mrs. McCue also enjoys spending time with her family.
We are very proud and lucky to have both of these ladies represent Anthony Burns Elementary.
Every February I like to share this letter with parents, just because, sometimes – we forget. I am asking you to keep it in mind when you receive your child’s report card this month.
Dear Mom and Dad,
In a few days, I’m going to bring home a “snapshot” of myself. This picture will be a time exposure of me that’s been developing during the past few weeks. Considering my many likes and dislikes, my mood changes from day to day, I think it’s a pretty good likeness of me.
When you see my snapshot, remember this is a report of someone near and dear to you. So, please don’t get too uptight if you see a blemish, I hope you will accept me as I am.
Please do not picture me as being better than all the other children. Remember that all children do not learn to talk or walk at the same time, nor do they learn math and reading at the same rate. I ask you not to compare me with my brother, my sister, or the kid next door. You can set realistic goals for me, but please be careful not to push me to succeed at something that is beyond my ability.
I want you to understand that my report card is a picture of my school progress. When you meet with my teacher, you will learn many things about my school life, even some things that might surprise you.
My teacher knows me as I am at school. You know how I am at home. The “real” me is somewhere in between. When these two pictures become blended with acceptance and understanding, I hope my “snapshot” will be a shining portrait.
Just a reminder that during the cold winter months we need to make sure that our children are dressed warm for school. The temperature in the building is set at 69 degrees and we have no control over this temperature.
Also a reminder that car rider parents are to use Dewitt and respect all speed limit signs.
I ask that you do not block the driveways of our parents that live on Dewitt.
Let's make it a GREAT second semester!!! The Choice Is Yours!