Welcome back to school, Tesfa scholars!  I hope you enjoyed the long weekend with your friends and family.

Take a minute to think about why we did not have school yesterday.  Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is a day that we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  What do you know about MLK’s legacy?  Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights activist who believed that it was important to help others, promote equality and that nonviolence is the best way to solve problems in society.  One of his famous quotes says, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”   Which PYP attitudes do you think  best describe Martin Luther King Jr.?   Think about what you can do to help others.

We are continuing to review our expectations at school.  This week you might think about your classroom essential agreements, bathroom expectations, bus safety, and how to SLIME into classrooms.  As you review these things, think about why they are important and how they help us create a safe and productive learning environment.

At Tesfa we work hard to help students think, choose and act in a way that promotes open-mindedness, tolerance, and being knowledgeable about the world around us.  January is a great time to reflect on how well you are developing these attitudes.  Work hard, be kind and stay curious.

Ms. Lauren