Annual Electra Relay for Life a Success

Saturday, April 9, 2016, the annual Electra Relay for Life was held at the Electra Elementary. The event was a day filled with fun, games, thanks and remembrance.  Following the relay events, a lunch in honor of the survivors was given. The event ended with the lighting of the luminaries where names were read of those who survived and those who lost their battle with cancer.  Through the hard work and dedication of Dea Buchanan, the event brings awareness and the hope to end this devastating disease.

Teachers’ Benefit and Relay for Life

This week is the Teachers’ Benefit.  Many of you are in it.  For those of you that aren’t, come support your classmates and the benefit.  The proceeds from the benefit go for a scholarship to give to a graduating senior each year.  Who knows, you might be awarded the scholarship when you graduate.  The program is this Thursday at 7:oo pm. Mrs. Bigbie and the students have been working very hard on the program.  It’s centered around old TV shows and old commercials.  I know that it’s going to be a really good program.

Don’t forget about the Relay for Life page that I want to build for our site.  If you have pictures that you want to put on the page, bring them.  Don’t forget about buying the cupcakes!  The class that buys the most cupcakes will get a cupcake party.  The money goes to Relay for Life to fight cancer!  Also you can sign up for a painting class called Pocket Picasso, all supplies included, for $40.00.  The class is called “Put a Lid on Cancer.”  Registration is open till Friday, May 1st. To register, you can contact Mrs. Buchanan or me.  The class will be held at the Electra Community Center on Monday, May 4th from 6:00 – 9:00.  You can paint your plaque however you like.  The proceeds will go to the Electra Relay for Life team -“Plowing Over Cancer.”

Pocket Picasso

Pocket Picasso

A New Respect and So Many Memories

     We finally made it back from our San Antonio/Austin trip this morning around 2:00 am.  I can’t believe that with all of the weeks of preparations that the last two days flew by in just a whirlwind.  I’ve always known that so many hours and so many people invested their time and hearts in this venture.  Each year for the last 12 years I’ve watched adults and students work and give so much dedication.  However it took a trip with this group for me to realize the true meaning of why the same group of adults do this year after year.  Also many of the adults no longer have students in the 6th grade.  They continue to do this for the love of passing history down to the students and seeing the light come on in their eyes.  I’m so weak in the field of history, but I love hearing about it.  Mrs. Bigbie knows so much.  I loved walking around and listening as she told about historical facts.  Everything came to life.  I was also amazed that Electra has gained such a well-known reputation in our State Capital and at the Alamo over the last 12 years.  Our district should be so proud.  I know I was in awe and gained such a new respect for the program that Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Bigbie established. I made so many new memories that I will keep with me forever.  I’m proud of each of the students, and will never forget our special time together.


Electra Elementary – An Adventure in Itself

The students were all geared up for the AR “Read Across America” that Mrs. Bishop had prepared them for.  However Mother Nature once again stepped in this week and decided to take control.  School is being released at 11:30, and the students are frantically trying to read their books and take AR test in order to meet their goal.  Not to mention Mrs. Bishop running around trying to accomplish this feat.  As I saw one of the students write, there is “chaos” going on!  I love it!!!  You never know what the day may bring you when you walk through the doors of Electra Elementary.  That’s what makes it so interesting and keeps me coming.  Each day is an adventure in itself!