At the beginning of the school year,
the school district's office staff,
gets together to be inspired and motivated.
This year was the BEST ever!
I have been emcee
for this annual retreat for four years
and this was my "swan song".
Our theme for this year was
"Just Keep Swimming".
We had fish were everywhere.
The colorful, stuffed fish were provided by
one of the Junior High School's Art department.
Our speaker, Steve Mintz
Door prize drawing.
A fish bowl with every one's name inside.
I used painter's tape on the outside of the bowl
and drew little fish on the tape.
Each lady received a specially, designed fish note pad, pen, fish tattoos and shark candy.
We kept things plain and simple but fun.
Steve Mintz (an Adam Sandler look-a-like)
was exciting, funny and engaging.
Looked who dressed like him.
(Just a funny coincidence.)
How can we top this retreat, next year?
Now for my thoughts about concept of FISH! Philosophy.
When I started my job six years ago,
I knew I wanted to make a difference.
Plus, I needed to look forward to going to work everyday.
Then I came across the FISH! Philosophy.
My faith in God is strong. I knew He would be with me, always.
But FISH! Philosophy, is about giving me permission to be me, while at work.
These are the four FISH! fundamentals:
To Be There
To Make Their Day
To Choose My Attitude
I have spent the last six years implementing these four points into my job.
I believe that God has used me to make a difference, while I useing this philosophy.
This school year, I'm going to "Just Keep Swimming".