Hi all, and welcome back to school :) This year I am trying lots of firsts. First blog ... check. First year where I know all of the students ... check. First year where I truly embrace the leadership role in the school now that I have created a firm foundation for myself and my comprehensive counseling program ... check. Along with this I decided this year that I was going to be directly involved with creating and continuing the positive school climate with our staff. How did I do this? I found a cute idea and decided to join with our social worker to let our staff know just how much we appreciate them and how we love to collaborate! After our meet the teacher event tonight we placed them in front of every staffers door. If you're on a budget (which I always am) we split the costs of the hand soaps. And if you have a Big Lots around ... they're only a buck each (and look like the ones from Bath & Body Works)!