Greetings, HDTA members: On March 2, the district is having a district wide minimumday in order to facilitate some positive professional development training. As we grow as new educators or refresh as veterans, we have all wanted to enlarge our repertoires when it comes to common core and NGSS lesson plans, to collaborate with our peers from across the district, and to learn new things. It is also important to all of us that the trainings be valuable and accessible. The day has sessions that are meeting across the district and should offer us all positive experiences. Please remember that this is a professional work day and we are expected to be in our places on time and that the end of the day may be slightly different from our normal. The time frame of the afternoon is from 1:15 to 3:00. That is acceptable and permissible under the contract. I hope it is a valuable day for all and that your “take away” is something you can apply to your classroom right away. Thank you for all you do for the students of the Hart District.