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Hitting the Halfway Point: Some warm thoughts as we enter a frigid February...

While the frigid temperatures over the past few days may not make it feel this way, we have unbelievably already reached the halfway point of the school year!  There is still a good way to go before we can say we are out of the winter woods, but it's nice to see the daylight starting to linger a little longer and feel as though we might be starting down the back half of winter.

This month I would like to take some time to wax poetic about four topics:  'Being there', 'being there', 'being there', and 'getting there'.  In less cryptic language; our Valentine's event, school attendance, video announcements, and how to get to the full copy of your child's report card online.

First, this coming week marks our annual Valentine's Labor of Love event.  On Thursday, February 7th from 6:30 - 8:00 we will gather to socialize and raise both money and awareness of a great cause:  Griffin's Guardians.  Our format is slightly different this year a…
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Happy New Year Allen Road!  As you can see, I have decided to trade in the traditional newsletter for an ongoing blog format.  Feedback over the past year has indicated that the gazette isn't as widely read as it used to be, and it seems that a monthly update and entry in this format can keep you equally informed to the degree that you want to read more, dig deeper, or just visit occasionally to keep up on what is happening at Allen Road from my perspective.  Why 'Gator Bait'?  Well, let's just hope the topics are enticing enough to hook you and have you read on to find out more each month about being an ARE Gator!

My intent will be to write briefly about two or three topics each month that will be informative to you as an Allen Road parent, and include connections and links to other resources in which you might also be interested.  I will post an entry at the beginning of each month and email it out via SchoolTool.  I'm hoping to learn more about blogging, resultin…