February 21 Home Communicator – Communication is such an important part of our everyday life and I personally find the art to be fascinating. We often use methods such as emailing, texting, tweeting, or Facebook – and while these tools are certainly valuable, we cannot forget about such things as face-to-face conversations. In a school setting where we mix hundreds of children together each day, these skills are very important. We discuss with children the importance of building each other up, both with words and actions. We also talk about the danger of putting each other down with words or actions, and sometimes it is the unspoken words.
When I talk with students about situations at school, I am very careful to explain to them that I want to know exactly what was said and not what they thought was meant. It is amazing to me how difficult this can be for children; but then sometimes we as adults can struggle with these concepts as well.
If you know me at all, you know I value the partnership that we have with parents. I believe honest, caring communication between home and school is one of the most important tools we have when teaching His children. This week, we have an opportunity once again to participate in Parent / Teacher Conferences. As you prepare for these conversations, consider how you can best share and receive comments about the children we love.
I am very thankful that I am part of a community that cares so deeply about our children, values the partnership we have between home and school, and understands the importance of speaking the truth in love.
Serving Him Together,
Dan Pott, Superintendent