Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Team Spotlight: the Gentilli Geniuses

OK, I have to confess: I have a soft spot in my heart for this team. Mrs. Gentilli, the team's eponym (potential spelling word!), is my son's first grade teacher. Her motto is: "Every Child a Speller". The lucky parents in this class have rallied around this motto, and have decided to set a good example for the children by forming a team in Mrs. Gentilli's honor. The parents in the class are all chipping in for the entrance fee, and word is that Mrs. Gentilli will make an appearance at the Bee (surrounded, no doubt, by her Student Fan Club). The actual spellers are Sara Muckstadt, Phuong Tang-Tso, and Lisa Sussman. When the collection e-mail was going around, I was struck by how many parents chimed in with "Oh, we LOVE the Library!" and happily offered help with the entry fee. Whether or not they win the Bee remains to be seen, but they certainly deserve a Spirit Award!

1 comment:

Kate said...

The word off the bus is "A-W-E-S-O-M-E". The children made up a little cheer for tomorrow night. I hear that the official Gentilli Genius Color is GREEN (we are all trying to go "green", but some of us are only making it to gray these days...), so the kids are planning to wear green tomorrow night in support of their Genius Moms.
It's going to be fun!