All of us were inspired by Lisa's poem that she read about Rosa Parks over the intercom. She also read it to our board members last month at their meeting. Now that takes courage. Here is what Lisa recited from memory with great poise:
My Mom and I wrote a poem about Rosa Parks because we believe that she is an inspiration to all.
Rosa Parks was a very brave lady. She did want to be an enslave lady. She set what was right. She didn't put up a fight. She didn't take the fall, but she won justice for us all. She inspired me to be strong and to keep holding on. Rosa Parks - A Woman of Courage.
Thanks Lisa for sharing that outstanding poem. Does anyone else have something special they could share with us at JHH?
J. H. House Elementary School students are working hard to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina and the PTA is coordinating this effort with the students.
The students are collecting loose change from each classroom and the contributions will be donated to the Salvation Army to assist with relief efforts.Students are also collecting teddy bears for the children affected by the hurricane.Rebecca, a fourth grade student, came up with the idea of donating teddy bears and the number of donated teddies is growing each day.
The students at JHH are very concerned about the children who have been affected by the hurricane and the students are reaching out to those children and sending them their hugs through the teddy bears!
The parties begin! 342 students attended our party for having perfect attendance through the month of August! I think that may be a record. We enjoyed the pretty weather and rainbow popsicles in celebration! Come every day in September so you can attend the next party.
Congratulations to Jose and Manuel for walking 10,000 steps! They used their new pedometers our Physical Education program received from our General Mills grant last year! Way to go boys! Keep stepping to the beat of a healthy heart!