|Principal Butler prepares for his rooftop camping adventure.|
Although there had been several unseasonably warm days in January, last Thursday was not one of them. It was windy and snowy, with a low of 33 degrees—but a promise is a promise. So Butler bundled up and tried to stay warm in his rooftop tent.
|Mason Crest families explore student writings.|
Groups of students and families gathered in the cafeteria or gymnasium to learn how reading improves student writing and to learn about a story-writing contest, says Sheridan. Each student was given a blank book and an assignment: write a story about “Mr. Butler’s Adventures on the Roof.” One winner from each grade level will have their story published in the school library. Butler waved good night from the roof as the families headed home—to their warm beds indoors.