Ann Anderson stopped by Legacy yesterday. She is the Director of Secondary Education for Nebo School District. She told of attending a ballet performance that had a big impact on her. She hadn't been very enthusiastic about going out that night, but the performance called "The Uncommon Life" touched her. The message she learned was, many people may achieve some level of success, but that is not the same as leading a SIGNIFICANT life! She challenged us to look for ways to be SIGNIFICANT in the lives of others. Thanks for the message and encouragement, Ann.
Santa’s visit culminated a morning full of fun activities! It started off with waffles, berries, scrambled eggs and a hot cocoa bar for everyone. Next, Mrs. Boothe shared some Christmas finger plays and jingle bell shakers for the kids to enjoy while we sang Jingle Bells. She also read a hilarious Christmas story called Santa’s Underwear. After that, the kids got to chase red and green bouncy balls down the hall and back.
Cindy is a secretary in our front office. She has a total of 21 years working in Nebo School District, with 17 years as a Cornerstone technician and 4 years as a secretary.
She and her husband Gary have 4 boys and 8 grandchildren.
Her hobbies and interests include: camping; hiking; riding her 4-wheeler (the more technical the better!); running (she’s a Half Marathon runner); riding her bicycle; going rock hounding and then making wire wrapped jewelry out of the rocks she finds; reading; and pretty much anything outdoors.
Kay Smith gave a presentation on the importance of literacy in children’s lives. Kay is a representative from Women United (a program of United Way Utah County) an organization working to ensure that by 2020, 95% of Utah County children read at grade level by the end of third grade. Reading to infants may feel awkward, and some may feel their efforts are futile, after all, how much do babies really understand? While infants may not understand the meanings of the words or follow the story line, they are learning.
Mrs. Boothe asked everyone to write their vision of what they would like their lives to be in 5, 10, and 20 years. She explained for these ideas to become reality, each person must take action now to start the process. Kim Chiu, the Director of Career & Technical Education at Utah Valley University, accompanied by several interns and staff members came and shared information about educational opportunities at UVU.
We had a super fun visit from a group of local moms that meet each week. They brought their infants and toddlers and sang songs, read a Christmas story, taught us dance moves from the Nutcracker ballet and provided a marshmallow snowman craft. They surprised us with gifts for the children of our students stashed around the Christmas tree. We wrapped up the activity with donuts and milk. Thanks so much to Annalece Misiego for organizing the visit and to Mom Club!
We were privileged to have Claudia Marsden, a Nebo District Visual Arts Specialist, come for two days of training in watercolor painting. She taught about watercolor techniques and provided supplies for students to create a painting of holiday ornaments. It’s always fun to see everyone’s individual creativity. Thanks so much Claudia!
This fall a group of Legacy students have been competing in volleyball in the Springville City leagues. For many students, this is their first time playing an organized sport. Maria Yazzie, their coach, says she sees improvement. “They went from being afraid to hit the ball, to hitting it, and are now doing a really good job.” In the early games the Legacy score was 2-3 points, but in more recent games the score has jumped to 15 and 18 points. We are thrilled to announce they won their final game of the season!
We are focusing on gratitude this month and recently had the opportunity to make wooden signs reminding us: “There is always, always something to be thankful for.” Students had a choice of colored papers and dried leaves to customize their sign. Mrs. Boothe has encouraged the students to make time to write down three things they are thankful for each day in their planners. Thanks to Sharon and Cindy for pressing leaves and preparing the supplies!