Process and Proceed

Terry HarnessYou can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
~ Amelia Earhart

Life is a series of constant choices, some more difficult than others. The important thing to remember is that life doesn’t have to be a race, a process of quickly marking off items on a list. It can be a stroll. You can stop at times, enjoy the view, reevaluate, and choose again. Sometimes we tend to make swift choices, without regard for the consequences. We can teach our kids that the choices they make can change their lives and circumstances for the better, and that slowing down to speed back up in some instances can be a good thing too….

Spring Break is here! We have all been working so hard at SPARK. Students are learning, teachers are teaching and the staff has been supporting us through it all. It has been stressful and worrisome at times but nevertheless, we persist and we do so because we know what is at stake and what is important – our SPARK family and community!

As the principal of SPARK, I want to say that I appreciate all that you do for our school. I really do. You are some of the fiercest and supportive individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with and I sincerely appreciate you for it. Your presence and involvement in our school is a part of the reason for our amazing success. Thank you!

Spring Break is that opportunity for our students and teachers to slow down and recharge, to refocus on what is important and to regain a little inner peace as we travel across the world or as we staycation in Atlanta. We ALL deserve this break and we most certainly NEED it! J

When we return from Spring Break on April 8th, we will certainly be “speeding up” to close out the school year! Our upper grade students will be finishing up with our academic scope and sequence and we will be reviewing for GA Milestones to begin in May. We will have field day and end of the year awards ceremonies and in just two shorts months our 5th graders will be walking their last steps in the SPARK halls while our Kindergarteners will slowly blossom into the big 1st Graders that some of them think they already are. J It is a busy time of year.

So, get some rest during this break, and even if you have to work next week, I hope you find some time to enjoy the sunshine or the rain(we do live in Atlanta) and just slow down even if for a little while.

See you after the break!

Mr. Terry Harness