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Betsy Ross Attends a Board of Education Meeting

Last week, McKayla brought home this letter from school:

Our school has been asked to present a short program at the beginning of the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, April 14th at 5:30. We will be sharing about our "Leaders for Life" program and are asking a few students to recreate their "hero" roles they shared on student-led conference night.

We would love for McKayla to share her portrayal of Betsy Ross!

What this means is that she would need to be at the Central Office on April 14 by 5:15, dressed as her character. The entire program would last no longer than 15 minutes, so we would ask that a parent stay during that time. You would be welcome to watch the program.

Please let us know as soon as possible if this is something she would be able to do by filling out the form below and returning it to the school. Thank you!

Holy cow! How cool is that!?

So tonight, Betsy Ross made an appearance at the Central Office. :-D

They'd picked 8 kids from the whole school to represent the program. Along with Betsy Ross, they had Fred Rogers, Albert Einstein, 1940's woman baseball player Maddy English, Queen Elizabeth I, Jane Goodall and Helen Keller.

Betsy Ross, Fred Rogers and Maddy English waiting to be called.

Betsy Ross, Albert Einstein, Fred Rogers
and Queen Elizabeth I

I have to admit, that I was a little worried that McKayla would have stage fright and not say anything and while she did freeze momentarily due to the crowd (the room was PACKED and it was tiny), she unfroze and said her lines flawlessly.

It was such a great experience for her and once again, I'm so very proud of her. This school has been so amazing for her confidence and has allowed her to open up and expose her to so many new things, which is what school is supposed to do. :-)


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