Strength of Character...Always Soaring Upward
Good day, Downsville Central School. A few words of wisdom.
How many bad situations can you think of around the world completely go away-totally disappear-if everyone involved would show simple kindness toward one another?
There would be no more bullying, mean spirited teasing, hatred, or violence. Why? Because you cannot be a bully with a kind heart, and it's impossible to be simultaneously mean-spirited and kind. With kindness, we can build each other up rather than tear each other down.
Now read these words from writer Henry James:
"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. the third is to be kind."
Take some time to consider how each of us can bring a little more kindness into our world. So ask yourself this: Who in the world-whether in my family or across the globe-needs a little kindness?
Make it a great day...or not. The choice is yours.
As spring approaches please check our web site for spring program information. It is shaping up to be a very busy year here at DCS. We are currently in the process of assessing all of our students using the Terra Nova and Acutity testing programs to help us form data analysis to improve instruction. If you have any question on the new testing format please contact us. It is important for me to be a visible presence in the school building and to be an advocate for students, staff and parents. I do believe in a disciplined learning environment but feel that I am firm, fair, and caring. Children do work best when expectations for learning and behavior are clear and consistent.
March 24th - 26th 3-8 Math Assessments
You're your child’s first and most crucial teacher. If education is a priority for you, so it will be for your child.
Here are a few simple ideas that might help you and your family during the school year.
I trust these few hints will help, and I hope this will be one of the best years ever! You can depend on us to do all that we can to be cooperative, helpful, and inspiring. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I check my e-mail in the morning and during the afternoon. You can reach me at email@example.com or call me at 363-2111.
The Eagle Way
Timothy J. McNamara
Downsville Central School District
Friday, May 24, 2013