10 Quick Tips For A Great Year

Welcome to the 17-18 School Year! I hope you had a great summer and are ready to work with students and staff once again.  As you can tell, I didn’t win the Powerball, so I too am hard at work.
As we begin this year, I want to share with you my top ten tips to having a good year:
  1. Take time to build and foster relationships with staff, students and families.
  2. Empower your staff.
  3. Take care of yourself by getting enough sleep, exercise, and eating the right foods; yes, chocolate can be a food group!
  4. When the crazy train filled with other people’s drama comes by, remember that you don’t have to get on; wave and let it pass by.
  5. When you have a bad day, perform a random act of kindness for someone else.
  6. If it’s 5:30 pm and you are still in your office, leave. You aren’t very effective after 5:00 pm anyway.
  7. If it is Saturday or Sunday and you are heading into work, don’t; weekends are meant for family, friends, fun, and rest.
  8. Surround yourself with people who uplift you.
  9. Value yourself and appreciate others.
  10. Develop a new hobby or any hobby for that matter.
  11. Laugh daily, smile always, sing often, and dance for no reason.  (Sorry, it was only supposed to be ten. Ooops!)
As always, let me know if I can ever be of assistance.  Best wishes to a great year!
Nancy Antoine
MESPA President
Principal, Bridgewater Elementary
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