Saturday, January 17, 2009
For Letting Her Hair Down
Portal Elementary School principal Kathy Szczepaniak (my longtime friend!) followed through on a promise that left her with her hair dyed pink and green.
She challenged her Papillion-LaVista area pupils to collect at least 4,300 pounds of canned food for the hungry, and if they made the goal -- they beat it by nearly 300 pounds -- she would let them dye her hair at an all-school assembly.
It's a good lesson in goal-setting and motivation . . . and how "hair-raising" it can be to be a principal these days!
I can't even dream of our nun teachers doing anything like this. Once my nun music teacher took off that big white "bib" they wore then. I was so shocked I couldn't hardly play the piano. But we were taught to be charitable by saving coins in a box during lent, and the grades competed on this. The winners got candy bars and double recess time for a couple of days.Lots of ways to skin a cat.Post a Comment