We hope everyone had a great post-Super Bowl week. In one of the more exciting Super Bowls in recent memory, the Eagles finally did it. It was a memorable season for many reasons, and now the Birds can proudly name themselves among the champions.
For me, more important than the victory was the lesson on failure Nick Foles shared after the game. In the last number of years, Foles went from being a backup quarterback, to being a starter with a brilliant stretch of greatness, to being traded, to being a starter with not much success, to being released, to contemplating retirement, to being backup on a different team, to coming back to Philly once again as a backup, to Super Bowl MVP. Amazing. It proves you really can't script your journey. His life clearly didn't progress in a strait line from when he entered the league to being named the most valuable player in the most important game. Life is rarely a sequence of events that, on the surface, logically connect and build off one another. There are zigs and zags, detours and setbacks, highs and lows, things that make perfect sense and things that make no sense.
But Foles proved that some old cliches are true - work hard, stay humble, and keep going. And when you fall, get up. Here is what he said about failure and persistence:
Don't forget about our FUNdraiser at Moe's this Thursday. It starts at 4, and we hope you see you there!
Everyone have a great week!
The Week Ahead
Monday (2/12): C day - lesson plans due
Tuesday (2/13): D day - A great day of fun and learning
Wednesday (2/14): E day - wear pink and red, Workout Wednesday, 100th day of school, I&RS meeting, Valentine's Day
Thursday (2/15): A day - Staff meeting, (8am in the library), Moe's fundraiser, final MPS strategic planning night (6:30 - 8pm at Lakeside cafeteria)
Friday (2/16): B day - Jump Rope for Heart ($5 to participate), Chinese New Year parade, wear Bacon gear
2/19 - Schools closed in observance of President's Day
2/23 - Wear boot day (to stomp out bullying!)
|A happy Eagles fan|
|Cooking with Candy|
|The Cat in the Hat surprised us at Bacon!|
|Mrs. Gandy receiving her Teacher-of-the-Year award at last week's board meeting|