Wow! Can you believe it is November already! Where has the time gone? I’m sure you will soon all be gearing up for the holiday season, so I wanted to remind you that WACA 2016 will be here before you know it!
Registration is live on wacaonline.org. If I were you, I would take advantage of some professional development money and get your registration taken care of!
Both conference hotels, the Springhill Suites (newly opened and connected to the Convention Center) and Hilton Garden Inn, are accepting reservations. The rooms at the Springhill Suites are just as they sound, suites. Several people will be able to share a room if that is of interest to you. What a great way to save some money!
Please also remember that nominations for the Hall of Fame are open now as well and the nomination forms have been updated to make things quick and easy. If you know someone who has given a great deal to leadership and students in our state, take a minute and fill out the application. We have many worthy people who deserve to be recognized. Nominations can be done at http://www.wacaonline.org/hall-of-fame-application.html
And, as always, we are looking for a few experts, in other words…YOU, to present at the conference. If you have created an event, seen great success in a particular fundraising activity, or simply have a great classroom lesson, we want to see it! We are in need of both 50-minute sessions and 10-minute Meet the Pros sessions. I know how incredibly talented you all are, so please consider sharing your expertise with others! If you’re interested, please go to http://www.wacaonline.org/presenter-application.html to submit a description of your workshop.
If you’re looking for new ideas for the holiday season, consider a few of the activities we do during our Winter Spirit Week:
· Winter Wishes Assembly
· Holiday Bingo Night
· Holiday Sweater and Mug Day – wear your favorite holiday sweater and bring a mug…we’ll fill it with hot cocoa!
· Hand out candy canes at the doors the last day before break.
In addition, here is a great video link you can find on the wacaonline.org Video Library: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVCBrkrFrBE. The video is called “Leading with Lollipops.” It really drives home the idea that one little action can make a huge difference.
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I hope everyone has a great Friday and fabulous holiday season!
WACA Area 8 Representative