Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mending a Small Shell

His first few days in school revealed his past struggles. 
When his new elementary school classmates ran up to him saying, “Will you be my friend?” he replied, “No!” He turned away, crossed his arms and showed a determined scowl. At lunch time he carefully guarded his food with his arms around his plate and didn’t talk to anyone. 
The staff at the Madonna School have seen this before.  “Give him some time,” they told the other children.  The teachers recognized these signs of a protective shell, a shell built by a small boy to cope with bullies and misunderstanding. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


At the Madonna School magic happens everyday in the classrooms. January 6th it happened in the gymnasium with Jeff Quinn. Less than two minutes, enjoy!

What an exciting way to start the year!  Credits for the video include Jeff Quinn, and Tim Wright. Music: The BlueMan Group - The Complex (c) 2003

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Nobody Can Do Everything

“Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.”  A person can stumble over a great many quotes on the world -wide- web.  This quote is most commonly attributed to –unknown. Perhaps it is said by unknown because it is what we like to call “common sense.”  Which, to quote another unknown, is not as common as one would hope.
But I digress.  To the point of the matter, “everyone can do something” is our opportunity to say that there is something you can do, too.  The Madonna School Celebration is an entertaining and important event. We hope to raise over 25% of the school’s budget via this platform. 
The celebration committee is already in motion and we are looking for more members of the community to help us reach out to sponsors and donors.  We are in need of organized, positive communicators to be a part of the committee. 
If you are interested in joining our team of Celebration volunteers, please contact Jay Dunlap, at the school or Mardra Sikora, committee chair.  There’s always reason to celebrate!
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