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Monday, November 25, 2013

Chattahoochee Nature Center Reception for Honorary Principals of the Day


After having a wonderful day as Honorary Principal for a Day at Summit Hill Elementary School, I attended the reception for all the honorary principals at the Chattahoochee Nature Center.   From Greater North Fulton Chamber members to educators to business men and women to nature center docents, everyone mingled.   Participants had fantastic stories of their experiences as Principals for the Day at the Fulton County Schools.   The King's Ridge Christian School Choir entertained us, docents welcomed us, and even a rescued hawk greeted us to the nature center.

Senator Brandon Beach introduced public officials, sponsors, and GNFCC committee members.   Bill Day, Owner & CEO of North Ridge Restoration, and Joy Sheroerlucke, Principal of Holcomb Bridge Middle School, detailed the benefits of community involvement in the schools.   Dr. Robert Avossa, Superintendent of the Fulton County Schools, stated that we have great schools in Fulton County both public and private.   This is one of the reasons families move here.   Paul Anderson, Chair of the GNFCC Education Committee, thanked everyone and challenged us to become a part of the school community.  

Here are some pictures and a slide show of the reception at the nature center:


Debbie Ryals, Pam Santoro, Geoff Smith
Reception at Chattahoochee Nature Center
for Honorary Principals of the Day

King's Ridge Christian School Choir
Reception at Chattahoochee Nature Center
for Honorary Principals of the Day

Susan Brown, Kendra Plotkin & Pam Santoro
Reception at Chattahoochee Nature Center
for Honorary Principals of the Day

Pam Santoro & Shuntel Beach
Reception at Chattahoochee Nature Center
for Honorary Principals of the Day
Reception at Chattahoochee Nature Center
for Honorary Principals of the Day

Reception at Chattahoochee Nature Center
for Honorary Principals of the Day

Reception at Chattahoochee Nature Center
for Honorary Principals of the Day

Senator Brandon Beach & King's Ridge Christian School Choir
Reception at Chattahoochee Nature Center
for Honorary Principals of the Day





Friday, November 22, 2013

Principal for a Day at Summit Hill Elementary School.


On Wednesday, November 20th, I had the pleasure of learning first hand about our great Fulton County Schools.  I was the honorary Principal of the Day at Summit Hill Elementary School shadowing Principal Nancy Murphy for a day.  I was so impressed with the students, staff and parent volunteers  
At the start of the day, I was the guest speaker on the Husky's morning televised announcements.  The media specialist, Michelle Howard, explained that all third, fourth, and fifth graders get a chance to produce the morning news from handling all the equipment to being news anchors.   

Summit Hill Elementary School has 726 students on its beautiful Milton campus.   The mission of  Summit Hill Elementary is to work passionately and collaboratively to inspire every student's success in life and learning.   Touring the school, I observed different grades with Thanksgiving hats, treats, wagons, pouches, and more.   What's amazing is the wonderful way the teachers incorporate technology into  teaching with students never missing a beat.  Whether covering reading, math, social studies or science, students were inquisitive, knowledgeable, solution oriented and very tech savvy.  

As a realtor and a mother of two Chattahoochee High school graduates, I have always known that we have great North Fulton schools, but this reaffirms my knowledge.   

I attended a  staff planning meeting, visited the media center, and ate lunch in the cafeteria.   It was a fantastic experience.  As a business person, I recommend getting involved in the schools.   So much energy there.   Not only can we give back to the community, but I believe we get more from the experience.  

Here are a few of the pictures from  the school plus a small slide show of my day http://youtu.be/6m1LbJ7DtLI :

Nancy Murphy, Principal at Summit Hill Elementary School
Pam Santoro, Principal for a Day
Michelle Howard and Husky's Television Helpers

Summit Hill Elementary School
Milton, Georgia
Pam Santoro, Harry Norman Realtors,
Honorary Principal for a Day
Summit Hill Elementary School
Milton, Georgia

Pam Santoro on the Summit Hill Elementary School Morning News
Dennis Campbell, Assistant Principal
Summit Hill Elementary School
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Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veterans Day

Many thanks to the brave men and women who have served our country to protect our freedom.