Sunday, March 16, 2014
Scrubbed, Wrapped, and Ready...St. Patrick's Day is here!!
Mmmmm! The baked potatoes are all scrubbed, wrapped, and ready all for our school staff's annual Baked Potato Bar Luncheon tomorrow. St. Patrick's Day is a holiday I look forward to each year. The tradition of the Baked Potato Bar Luncheon goes back a long way, probably 15 years! Our school is fortunate to have a social, friendly staff that enjoys any reason to celebrate--Super Bowl Luncheon, a Potluck Nacho Bar, treats for Boss's Day and Secretaries' Day, and our annual Holiday Secret Santas. I think that the stresses we face as educators can lessen when we collaborate, laugh, share a meal, and come together as a staff. Celebrations and rituals are what tie us together, helping us remember that we are not alone in our school. How are you celebrating St. Patrick's Day at your school? What are the fun traditions that your school staff members look forward to each year? If you can't think of any, perhaps you could start a Social Committee and think of some creative ways to celebrate during your school year. It's worth a try!