Thursday, September 27, 2012

Red Carpet Royalty--Cardinal Style! :)

 A couple Saturdays ago, I was invited to attend the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas (DSACT) Gala because we had not one, but two Clayton Cardinals who were selected and photographed for their annual DSACT Share the Passion Calendar.  This was quite an honor for these children and our campus.  Proceeds from the calendar support programs for DSACT throughout the year, and the children (models) selected for each month are generally accompanied by local or national celebrities in their photo shoots.  At the gala, these Cardinals did not disappoint.  They arrived with their families in limousines, walked the red carpet, and had a great time dancing and celebrating with so many other families and children.  Even Elvis was there!  I was so proud of them and honored to be their principal.  Attending the event with me were both Mrs. Beachum, our Assistant Principal, and Ms. Netherland, one of our wonderful teachers and our Clayton Teacher of the Year for 2012.  We were all starstruck by the children and so excited to be a part of this fun and worthwhile event.  Needless to say, we were totally welcomed with open arms, smiles, and a whole lot of boogie fever! :)  You know, we have so many wonderful children and families that make Clayton Elementary the special place to be -- These students are no exception.

If you get a chance, take a look at our Cardinal Superstars Jane and Bryan who are included in the calendar with Kyle Chandler and Reckless Kelly, respectively.  Plus, enjoy a few photos of them and our Clayton team, including cafeteria monitor, Ms. Kristin, who was also in attendance with her friends and team from Marbridge. 

Congratulations, Bryan and Jane, and the Clayton community. 

Yours in learning and leading a community where every-birdie is welcome,