From the Principal
March 29, 2020
Well, the first leg of our “Taking Learning on the Road” is a wrap. Our destination this week was to set up a clear process for students to continue their learning outside of the physical walls of CBPS. From the many accounts I received, while there were some bumps on the road, we all traveled smoothly to start this crazy journey together!
I hope you realize how amazing this whole experience has been. Basically, we are working together to create and reinvent the method of education our children are receiving. Instead of just giving up and waiting for things to pass, we’ve decided as a community to bring the spirit of learning and CBPS into our homes. With guidance from our incredible staff, parents are helping their children navigate the path created by their teachers. All the while, many of us are juggling home lives, careers and the closeness of a family unit. It truly is incredible, and I am immensely proud of the work we’ve begun together. And remember, you do have a navigational system just an email away so feel free to ask us to support you!
At the same time, I do want to remind you (as I reminded the staff), we are just in the beginning. While it can be daunting to wonder what is going to happen, just breathe, look at the moment and do the best you can. When in doubt, take a break and celebrate the moment you are currently in. We all want the best outcomes but sometimes, it’s not possible at that exact time. You know what? That’s okay! We’ve got lots of time! Kids are going to learn - It may not be the lesson planned but they will learn about caring, love and patience. This in turn helps them to be “compassionate citizens”. Isn’t that what we’re after? We want our children to make the world a better place. Please keep that in mind as you all do the incredible work to develop our next generation. To put this in our driving theme, there’s no reason to break the speed limit on this journey. Take the scenic route and enjoy the view! Pull over at the tourist attractions and soak in the uniqueness of what we’re doing.
We’ve got some fun stuff coming your way too! We’ll be trying to maintain the joy of childhood and keep the positive spirit of CBPS rolling through your homes. We’re going to kick off “Thursday Themes”. Each Thursday, we’ll have a spirit day. So, our first Spirit Day in honor of your journey is: “Trucker Hat Thursday!”. Everyone is encouraged to wear a trucker hat or any type of hat they would like! I am thrilled as while we’ve always wanted to host a hat day at CBPS, we always avoid them due to the potential of lice. This will be a CBPS first!
Also, the staff and I have loved the stories, pictures and joy you’ve been sending our way. We do hope to get to a point where we can post things out to the whole school community. (Perhaps CBPS Billboards?) If you send something to us and do not want it shared, please let us know. These photos have been huge pick-me-ups for all of us.
Looking ahead, our roads this week look clear, freshly paved and safe for travel! We’ve got 5 days so let’s pace ourselves and use the weekend to check the tires, get a tune-up before we embark on our next leg of the journey!