First there was Thanksgiving then Black Friday. Now we prepare for the liturgical season of Advent. Advent begins on December 2nd, which marks the start of the Holy season leading to Christmas. Christmas is not about gift getting but gift-giving. Charles Dickens shared “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
Christmas this year will have extra meaning and be filled with emotions for many whose lives were affected by Hurricane Sandy. As many schools prepare for Advent and the Christmas holiday, some schools still face the agony of having to deal with the loss of their homes and the destruction of their neighborhoods.
For kids, the loss of their favorite Christmas ornament from a flooded basement will dampen their spirits in a way we may not notice.
It is a time to be thankful, appreciative, and a time to give to those in need.
On behalf of myself and the CTN staff – we wish you, your students, and families a safe and healthy Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to serving your classroom’s technological needs for the upcoming 2013-year.

November 29, 2012