October Purple Panther Thoughts


As educators we should help facilitate goals and help cast a vision for students that will, not only, stretch their imaginations, but also their beliefs regarding what is possible…    -Sam Pabon This quote ties in closely with Pleasant Union’s vision to create a safe, supportive learning environment that inspires students to attain personal success by becoming inquisitive, confident 21st Century learners. In order for this to happen we believe that staff and students should have … [Read more...]

September Purple Panther Thoughts

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did you best to become the best you are capable of becoming.  —John Wooden The Ice Bucket Challenge is happening throughout the United States these days.  Even Mr. Biles took on the challenge (See link on PUE website).  An important take-away from this is that the nation is getting behind a worthy cause to help the many ALS patients in need.  I would like to offer an additional educational challenge … [Read more...]

Principal Thoughts for June


It’s that time of the year when we reflect on all the students that are graduating from Pleasant Union.  My hope is that they will join the many students that have gone on to be successful in middle school, high school and college.  It is a great feeling to know that the Pleasant Union community, staff and parents together gave our students a good start.  Some of our staff children made big steps.  We hope that our students will continue to return to PUE to visit and to share all the … [Read more...]

Principal Thoughts for May, 2014


It is hard to believe but we are closing in on the end of another school year.  I’d like to alert you to a couple of important announcements prior to sharing my monthly message. To assist parents whose children ride the bus please take advantage of our  @PUEbusUPDATES twitter feed.  We will be posting bus departure times and any delays or transportation information of importance. Muffins with Moms is next Friday, May 9th. Please RSVP by May 7th on the PTA website. As mentioned … [Read more...]

What is Your 2014 What If Question?

“Incredible things happen when we’re open to possibilities.”     -Dewitt Jones,  photographer for National Geographic Our world is so full of responsibilities, commitments, and accountability that we often forget the “what if” possibilities.  Too many in our world dwell on all that is going wrong, often pointing fingers at others as if they have caused our lot in life.  How many times have you heard or read on the news about a crime story, something negative about an … [Read more...]