Pink Shirt Day

On February 24th,  Clearspring Middle School focused on kindness. It was Pink Shirt day across the country, and our school participated. I hesitate to say we celebrated Pink Shirt day, because the goal of the day is to draw attention to how we mistreat one another, and to take action(s) to create a culture that is deeply rooted in kindness. Our students chose to focus on three mistreatments: gossip, name calling, and exclusion. Each student was given a strip of… Read More

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Why parents are important partners for schools

I have often heard that parents are their children’s first teacher. Of course that makes sense. Children are with their parents first, and they start learning the moment they are born. But why should parents and schools work together? Since we have our Parent Advisory Council Annual General Meeting next week (Sept 29 at 5:30), I thought I would write a little about why this partnership matters for students as they learn. Parents and caregivers are by far the most… Read More

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