Amara made the Principal’s Honor Roll again! She found out just before school got out for spring break but the awards ceremonies were this week. We are all so proud of her!
I love that even though she does these presentations repeatedly each trimester for each class Amara’s Principal still makes the presentation important and exciting for the scholars and for the friends and family that are there to support them. She began by congratulating all of them and asking them how many of them had made Principal’s Honor Roll the last trimester. Almost all the hands went up. She acknowledged the hard work that goes into getting the required “5″ in every class. She asked them “Do your parents help you with your homework”? All the hands went up. “Do they help you with your special projects?” All the hands went up. “Do they help you prepare for tests?” Again, the hands went up as heads turned and students looked to make eye contact with those parents. It was wonderful to see and it was obvious that parental involvement was a part of the reason behind their success. She even told a wonderful story of a student who was doing poorly but who has made huge improvement since she got his parents involved.
Even though it seemed there weren’t quite as many Honor Roll recipients this trimester, there were at least as many, if not more friends and family in attendance than for the first trimester. Grandma Judi and I were both there in the front row to support Amara and we know that makes a difference! Grampy was there in spirit and I took lots of pictures and videos for him since he couldn’t be there. She knows how very proud we all are of her.
The Vice-Principal called each of their names and the Principal pinned their green ribbons on them before they went on stage. It was the 2nd and 3rd graders and there were smiles everywhere, both on stage and off. They were proud and they deserved to be.
As a special treat, the PTA had arranged for the Kona Ice truck to come and give out snow cones to all of the recipients and all of the attendees. I am not sure who arranged the perfect weather but it was gorgeous and about 75 degrees out. School got out early yesterday while we were all still sitting outside in the lunch area having our snow cones.
There were students mumbling and roaming all over the lunch area who wanted snow cones but hadn’t earned them! I hope that it will inspire them to study a little harder so they can make Principal’s Honor Roll next time!