Please take a moment to review the Spring Creek Elementary Title I Information for 2023-2024: School-Parent-Family Compact Español: Pacto de Aprendizaje entre Padres y Escuelas Parent...
The Freedom’s Light Award is given by PTA each year to a person in the school who exemplifies the theme for that year. This year’s theme is, “With Great Freedom Comes Great Responsibility.”
Our Freedom’s Light Award winner this year is a friendly and familiar face to many students. This person greets everyone with a “How can I help?” attitude. She brings light to all with her knowledge, smile, and infectious laugh.
She is a problem-solver and never gives up. She is an example of the LEARN tools in every way. This person cares about the well-being of everyone at Spring Creek. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, she shares her knowledge about health and how our bodies work. She encourages everyone to make healthy choices. She even picks up and brings green smoothie orders that are placed by our faculty and staff!
She often spends time with students who need to feel safe at school. She applies countless band-aids for scrapes, applies ice for sprains, and administers Tylenol for pain. She helps those students who have vision needs obtain glasses. Well over 120 students have been connected with means to get glasses because of her help and attention.
She helps students evaluate their physical and emotional state and determines if they are well enough to return to class. She wants the children to feel that they have some control over this decision. She has helped hundreds of students stay at school and push through hard feelings. She has even shed tears and shared celebrations with students who have overcome challenges.
But her contributions go beyond health and self-care education. She compiles and publishes the monthly school newsletter, she helps with Spanish translation, she visits homes, and last but not least, she helps the office staff sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Monday mornings.
Spring Creek PTA is pleased to present this year’s winner for our Freedom’s Light Award, Wendy Hernandez, our health clerk.