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Peanut

When I was pregnant with my daughter Alexis, I went to the mall to buy an ornament for baby’s first Christmas. I ended up with 21 of them, thus beginning a cherished holiday tradition.

I wrapped each ornament and marked it with a future date. For the next two decades, my daughter and I looked forward to unwrapping the package designated for that year. As time went on, I was just as surprised as she was by the ornament, not remembering what I had bought so many years ago.

When Lexi moved out, I gave her the 21 ornaments for her own Christmas tree.

This past holiday season, my husband David and I visited our daughter and her husband Sean in their Pennsylvania home. There, hanging on the tree in addition to the 21 ornaments of Lexi’s childhood was a new one in the shape of a peanut – one of 21 she recently bought for her unborn child, our grandchild.

Yes, I am going to be a grandmother.

I am excited to share this wonderful news with you, my APS family. Learning that you are going to be a grandparent for the first time gives you a new perspective on your life’s work. All of you who are grandparents – and parents, aunts, uncles, friends – know what I am talking about. Even in a profession designed to shape the future, that future becomes more personal, and what we do on a daily basis takes on new meaning. 

When my grandchild starts school, our kindergarteners will be in middle school, our middle schoolers will be getting ready to graduate and our seniors will be a part of the workforce. They will become the voters and decision makers who influence my grandchild’s education, opportunities, success.

Who knows what the world will be like when this little peanut grows up (my daughter and son-in-law don’t want to know the sex of the baby, so we just refer to it as Peanut). The possibilities are astounding. As Gov. Lujan Grisham aptly describes it, a true moon shot.

I am feeling optimistic about the world my grandchild will live in, in large part because of the likes of you, the good people I work with and the children we work for. There is so much good inside the walls of APS schools and offices, and that goodness surely will shape a bright future for all of our children, including Peanut.  

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News
Three APS Students Going to State Spelling Bee
More than 40 students participate in the districtwide bee held on Jan. 17.
Celebrating the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
While schools are closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in commemoration of MLK Day, students can join the march in Albuquerque, volunteer and learn about the Civil Rights Movement.
Peanut
In her weekly message, Supt. Reedy shares some exciting personal news.
Art & Music Coming to All Elementary Schools
We're hiring 20 music and art teachers each year for the next five so that students will have both subjects every year in elementary school.
Outstanding Employees Announced
The first group of employees honored by the APS Employee Recognition Program includes an activities director, leadership instructor, redirector and specialist.
Events
Jan 21
Board of Education Finance Committee Meeting - Jan 21, 2019
Jan 23
San Idelfonso Pueblo Feast Day
Jan 23
Board Members Attend Economic Forum - Jan 23, 2019
Jan 23
Board of Education District Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting - Jan 23, 2019
Jan 23
NCAA Information Night — Del Norte HS
Jan 24
Board Members Attend 50th Annual NM Governor's Prayer Breakfast - Jan 24, 2019
Jan 24
Board Members Attend APS Native American Open Community Forum - Jan 24, 2019
Jan 24
APS Native American Open Community Forum