Our Weekly Message for November 12, 2003
Many of you will be
heading into football playoffs this weekend while
others will start thinking about contest routines
and costumes. Make sure to resource the upcoming
one day dance workshops including
ADTS One Days,
Revelations, and the
Rockettes Experience. Did you catch the
Rockettes on the NBC Today show on Tuesday
morning? I can't wait to see the 2004 Rockettes
Christmas Spectacular in a couple of weeks when we
head to New York for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day
Danskin has graciously offered to provide a
FREE $50 gift card to their online store for
teachers who enroll a minimum of 15 students to
the Rockette Experience. Make sure to take
advantage of using the online registration forms
for all American and related One Days.
Here are some thoughts for the day:
"Three things in human life are important: The
first is to be kind. The second is to be kind.
And, the third is to be kind."
Henry James, writer (1843-1916)
"The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our
thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or
later, with astounding accuracy."
Florence Shinn, writer (1871-1940)
"I have never seen a monument erected to a
Paul Harvey, Radio Commentator
"Change your thoughts and you change the world."
Harold R. Mcalindon, writer
Everyone's thoughts are turning towards contest
for 2004. Don't forget to review the many
regional, state and National Championship on our
ADTS Contest Page
including the Directors
Corner exclusively for dance/drill team
Keep in mind that the 2004 Miss Dance/Drill Team
International will be held in Japan in August of
2004. If you are interested in your team
participating in this world class event, please
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone their
office at 310/470-0202 for more information. We
can also e-mail you the packet of information as
well. This is a trip of a lifetime for you and
Each of us are role models, whether we realize it
or not. As a student leader, as a teacher, a
parent, a friend, or a relative, there are the
eyes of a child that are constantly watching.
Below is a passage by an unknown author that will
hopefully touch you as it did me.
Have a wonderful week, and, as always, please keep
Joyce E. Pennington
By a Child . . .
When you thought I wasn't
looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the
refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray
cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my
favorite cake for me and I learned that little things
can be the special things in life.
When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a
prayer, and I knew there is a God I could always talk to
and I learned to trust in God.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make a meal
and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that
we all have to help take care of each other.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of
your time and money to help people who had nothing and I
learned that those who have something should give to
those who don't.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I felt you kiss me
good night and I felt loved and safe.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care
of our house and everyone in it and I learned we have to
take care of what we are given.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw how you handled
your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good
and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from
your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but
it's all right to cry.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared
and I wanted to be everything that I could be.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of
life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and
productive person when I grow up.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked at you and
wanted to say, Thanks for all the things I saw when you
thought I wasn't looking.'"