Hello MCS Families,
Remember that Monday, September 12th is picture day. So, send your students in their best outfit and looking sharp because that class picture will wind up in the year book! Picture order forms will be available at the front desk in the morning if your form did not make it home.
Tuesday night will be a very important Moscow Charter School Board meeting we are going to make a final decision as to the viability of a 7th and 8th grade here at MCS. So, this is your final call to make your opinion known. The meeting will take place at the school on Tuesday Sept. 12th at 7pm.
It is all over the news that the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is coming up this weekend. It is hard to believe that ten years have passed since my husband called me and asked if I was watching the news. I switched on the TV just moments before the second plane flew into the Twin Towers. I will never be able to erase that visual image from my mind. I was the principal at Mill Creek Elementary in Washington at the time. I rushed over to the school. Teachers began to come in the building with shocked and confused looks on their faces. Somehow we carried on through a school day trying for as much normalcy as possible. Many parents came to school to volunteer just so they could be close to their children. That night people lit candles outside their homes, churches were full and people reached out to their neighbors in an effort to find some kind of connected peace of mind.
So many Americans had lost their lives that day. Our National Security and peace of mind had been breached. Even though time has passed, a War on Terror is still being fought and security measures are still stringently upheld. We hope we are safe. I suggest that as a way to remember the day, donít forget to fly your American Flags and talk to your neighbor and maybe light a candle to light the way of peace.
Hold your family close.
Marie Axman, Principal, Moscow Charter School