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UA Choir Mrs. Mason's class acting out the Nutcracker March by Tschaikovsky STEAM STEAM STEAM STEAM STEAM steam STEAM STEAM STEAM STEAM STEAM STEAM STEAM steam
I sure hope you have enjoyed the past couple of weeks with the children. I am ready to get back to school and see their faces. I look forward to hearing all their stories! 
So which category to you fall into: Resolutions or No Resolutions? In reality January 1st is really just another day on the calendar, but it sure feels like a fresh start, a do-over, a mulligan, whatever you want to call it. For some reason the new year seems to bring fresh excitement for what the year may bring. 
I am always ridiculously excited for the beginning of the new school year in August, but I find myself equally as excited when we start our second half of the year in January. It seems the children change so much from the first half of the year to the second half. 
This is the time of year that the students can earn their way into Pond 4. Now if you have no idea what that means, trust me the students can explain it to you. Pond 4 is where Spark lives and our goal is to make it to the same Pond as Spark by living out those very Sparklike qualities. 
I am also excited because our Principal's Council has been working on a new mission statement for our school along with our core values. So be looking for that to be published by the end of the month. Very exciting!
Oh yes, I just finished reading Shawn Achor's latest book, Big Potential. It really has inspired me to take the Happiness Advantange/Orange Frog to the next level. I can't wait to share my thoughts with the students/staff and get their input! If you are looking for a good book to read, I can highly recommend it. I believe it will be released and on Amazon at the end of January. 
I am looking forward to our new beginning of 2018 and the 2nd half of our already awesome school year.



Ms. Crigger



It is that time of year when we start paying attention to the weather in case of delays or closings. There are several ways to keep notified in case of a delay or closing. As soon as I receive notification from the district office I will: 

1) Send out email notification via our Infinite Campus database. If for some reason you do no have an email address on file or a correct email address on file, please contact the Mann office. 
2) If you signed up for the REMIND weather notification you will receive a text message with the information. 
3) Delays and closings will be posted on  Mann Facebook page, Mann Twitter account, and school website. 
4) Boone County Schools website will also post the information and contact all local news stations. 
If you have questions about the Boone County Schools Inclement Weather Policy you can find it on the Boone County Schools Website. The links are below: 


Mon.   1/01:  no school 
Tues   1/02:  no school 
Wed.   1/03:   A day 
Thur.   1/04:   B day 
Fri.      1/05:   C day 
Mon.   1/08:    D day 
Tues   1/09:    E day 
Wed.   1/10:   F day
Thur.   1/11:   A day 
Fri.      1/12:   B day

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