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So for the month of November it all going to be about gratitudes
in Mannland. 
We had the most wonderful example of gratitude in Mannland on Friday. We celebrated Veteran's Day with over 100 Veterans joining us. They were so appreciative and yet we wanted them to know just how grateful we are for their sacrifice both past and present. 

Mon. 11/13:  1st & 2nd grade AR assemblies;
3:45 Drama Auditions; WORLD KINDNESS DAY
(5:00pm SBDM meeting; 6:30pm Parent Engagement evening on Technology -CANCELED) 
Tues  11/14: 7:45 4th acad pr.; 8:20 4th & 5th grade choir; 8:00am & 6:00pm Volunteer Training; 4:00pm Boys BB practice; 
Wed. 11/15:   2nd Qtr mid-term ends; Principal's Council meeting; 3:45 Strings and Rembrandts;
Thur. 11/16: 7:45 5th grade acad pr;  8:20am 4th & 5th choir; Primary Report Cards go home in Thursday folder; 4:00-7:00 Boys Intramural BB games; Cookie Dough Distributed 3:45-7:00; 5:30 Acad. Match here vs. North Pointe
Fri. 11/17: CLUB DAY!!! 7:45 Student Council meeting. 
Ryle Craft Fair Begins this evening. 
Sat 11/18: Ryle Craft Fair

Mon. 11/20:  3:45 Drama Practice  
Tues  11/21: 7:45 4th acad pr.; 8:20 4th & 5th grade choir;Mid Term goes home; 5th grade field trip 
Wed. 11/22:  
 Thanksgiving Break
Thur. 11/23: 
Happy Thanksgiving 

Fri. 11/24:
Thanksgiving Break
Ryle Craft Fair Begins this evening.

Principal's Message

I cannot believe that we are nearing Thanksgiving and the Winter break. However, Thanksgiving is and has always been my favorite time of year. I have the fondest memories of literally standing on a step stool in order to reach the sink to help my grandma cook our Thanksgiving feast. 
The antique table pulled out to make this huge table filled with family: aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. We each took a moment to share something for which we were thankful. I can recall getting very excited when it was my turn to say my thankful statement. I seem to recall that my grandma had the same simple heartfelt gratitude each year. "I am grateful for all of my family gathered here and those that cannot be here. So grateful for us all to sit down together." 
I am confident that the importance of gratitudes was rooted in my spirit sitting right there at that Thanksgiving table. My grandmother had survived the depression and many many family crises, yet she always had a grateful heart. 
For the next 10 days we are going to participate in the gratitude challenge in Mannland. We will be writing about them, talking about them, sharing them, and encouraging everyone to focus on our gratitudes. I encourage you to join us over the next 10 days. Just writing a simple gratitude each day with your child can perhaps make a lifelong habit. I know it certainly did for me just listening to my grandma. 
Wishing you days filled with focusing on gratitude. 
Ms. Crigger