I am sure all schools have traditions that make them special, but one of my favorite traditions at the Creek is "cart girl." Cart Girl is usually the Principal or Vice Principal and sometimes a Coach who takes a grocery cart of snacks to each room during Teacher Planning at the most frantic time - for us, that's Thursday afternoon/ night - right before Friday Orientation for Parents and Students. You're tired and hot. You're frantic to get everything finished and in walks someone just to cheer you up.
I will never forget my first experience at the Creek with someone actually bringing me a snack and asking how it was going and what I needed when I was just about to the point of exhaustion getting my room ready. I remember thinking - Oh my gosh! This school really cares about ME!
I know what it is like in the Front Office this week. Parents are enrolling. Most have just gotten their class assignments and all those that want a class change are calling. There are hundreds of decisions to be made. It is a madhouse up there! No Administrator has time to stop and check on how everyone is doing, but that is exactly what happens. I really do work in a magical place!