Let me ask you a question.  How can you POSSIBLY dislike visiting  elementary schools in this area when you walk up to the front door and see something like this?

photo by Richie Phillips

I was literally speechless.  Do you know what that feels like to get a welcome like that? What can I say except "Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ichabod Crane.  In fact at the bottom of this post I am about to thank each and every one of you kids.  !

In the meantime, here is the song parody that Miss Butterworth's kids created.  It's a "remix" of Blake Shelton's "The Boys 'Round Here", and I was really impressed with how much of this was thought out before I even got there.  Nice prep work, guys!  It made my job so much easier!

Special thanks to these great writers:

Connor Ackerley, Madison Bishop, Nikolas Christian, Skiiler Fusco, Rebekah Grace, Analicia Gutierrez, Jacob Heitzman, Junior Hernandez, Jonathan Hesler, Madeleine Kelly, Erick Loyola, Olivia Phillips, Joshua Rogers, Alexandra Sanchez, Aaron Skelley,Elzbieta Talarico, Caritey Taylor, Abigail Trinkle, Nazar Yevko, and the great Miss, Miss, Miss, Miss, Miss, Miss, Miss, Miss Butterworth!

photo by Richie Phillips
photo by Richie Phillips