October Purple Panther Thoughts

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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 May, 2014

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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...]

Learning Takes a Growth Mindset

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“The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life.” Carol Dweck,  author of Mindset. Interesting thought to ponder isn’t it?  Our staff has recently been discussing the concept of mindset in the context of how we look at learning.  What are your thoughts about the following statements from Carol Dweck’s book Mindset? True or False? Intelligence is something very basic about you that you can’t change very much. You can learn new things, but you … [Read more...]