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 By Edie Jones    Opinion

Celebrate Moms!

Since May is the month we traditionally honor mothers, it’s a perfect time to reflect on the many things they do in that role. In many small ways their love manifests itself in common gestures that are easily overlooked as important. Yet s... — Updated 5/7/2024 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    Opinion

Why play?

Recently I came across a reminder that the Harry Potter books are not about never failing, but rather are about rising every time we fall. The story about the Sorcerer’s Stone is a great illustration of how overcoming obstacles creates g... — Updated 3/12/2024 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    Opinion

Don't 'rescue' kids - they need to work through problems

The children of our community are in good hands, in their classrooms, and in relationships with their parents. This is obvious every time I have a chance to listen to or meet one of the young people in our district. Knowing that, I am also... — Updated 2/13/2024 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    Opinion

Intelligent failures

Plunging into 2024 we are at a new beginning, one that takes place every year when the clock strikes midnight on January first. With it comes resolutions to do “better” — better at the goals we’ve put in front of us. Determined, this ye... — Updated 1/23/2024 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    Opinion

Your teachers are ready!

The Back-to-School Breakfast for teachers and all employees of District 6 took place on August 29. Being on the Sisters School Board I felt an obligation to accept the invitation to attend. Sitting next to a middle school math teacher I was... — Updated 9/12/2023 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    Opinion

Aging successfully

Recently, while purging notes and flip charts from earlier teaching days, I came across the notes from a class entitled “Stay Away from the Rocker.” It was a class for an adult education program, and I was much too young to teach it. Now... — Updated 5/30/2023 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

Stepping out of my comfort zone

The article “Recounting life in Sisters’ forest” which appeared in the October 12 issue of The Nugget, recounted the story of Buddy Blair and his family, living in the forest near Sisters. It inspired me to write and encourage every... — Updated 10/18/2022 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

Commentary... What is your mission statement?

In preparing a presentation about the Sisters School District and what the school board on which I serve does, I started off with our mission statement: “An education community that creates belonging prepares and inspires.” A few days lat... — Updated 8/9/2022 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

The melting pot is boiling over

America, the melting pot of the world! A phrase I’ve grown up with that said all are welcome here. That this is a place where dreams come true. If you work hard enough and stick with it, anything is possible, for all people. Listening to t... — Updated 5/31/2022 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

The importance of early learning and care

I attended the Central Oregon Early Learning Conference held at COCC last month and came away excited, inspired, and full of hope. Hope in today’s societal atmosphere is often missing and it was invigorating to experience it. What made me s... — Updated 5/4/2022 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

Local author shares unknown details about Pearl Harbor

On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Honolulu RCA office received and delivered the last warning of an imminent attack that was sent to the military command in Hawaii. Detailed in Sisters... — Updated 2/1/2022 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

Flexibility is key to resilience

While reading the commentary in the October 13 issue of The Nugget entitled “Resilient Sisters must be ambidextrous,” it occurred to me that what was being talked about was flexibility. Mitchell Luftig, the author, was referring to a con... — Updated 11/30/2021 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

An almost-costly mistake

It’s always uncomfortable admitting you’ve made a mistake — especially if you need to do it publicly. There are times, however, that it is important to do that, and this is one of those times. I recently was scammed. This occurred whe... — Updated 9/28/2021 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

Volunteer with your kids

In Gretchen Matos’s column, “It’s All About the Little Things,” in the March 24 edition of The Nugget, she talks about the value of volunteering and highlights the many opportunities there are in Sisters. She points out that it’s many litt... — Updated 4/27/2021 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

Re-examining beliefs

Hearing that six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published due to racially hurtful messages, I started to wonder what other stories in children’s literature may also need to be examined? One that immediately came to mind is “Little Bla... — Updated 3/10/2021 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

Love lingers

Valentine’s Day has come and gone — yet, love lingers. Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is a time to send cards, give gifts of candy and flowers, and proclaim our love to those we care about. It’s a lovely day and too bad we have to wa... — Updated 2/16/2021 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

A teachable moment, not to be ignored

What do we say to our kids in the wake of the events of January 6, 2021? I ask this question knowing many of us feel what we witnessed was unbelievable, incomprehensible, and inexcusable. No matter our political affiliation, there are... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

A growth mindset — hope and believe

As we move into 2021 it’s hard not to approach it with fear and worry, considering the year we’re putting behind us. When this is the mindset we adults carry forth, it is sure to be picked up by the children in our lives, whether we verbaliz... — Updated 1/5/2021 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

At Thanksgiving, may we be generous

As we close in on Thanksgiving, one of the most celebrated holidays in our country, I’d like to share with you a quote I recently received from The Waterfront Depot in Florence: Generosity is a resistance to the fear that we won’t have eno... — Updated 11/25/2020 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

The new normal of holidays in Sisters

How strange to have Halloween happen without the traditional celebrations special to Sisters. One of the highlights of the fall for my deceased husband, Ted, was to volunteer as a Rotarian at the annual parade on Cascade Avenue. He so... — Updated 11/3/2020 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

Keeping a promise

In the August 26 issue of The Nugget we learned about a promise that has been granted to Sisters. A promise that will change the lives of 3- and 4-year-olds living in our school district. However, it is a promise that can’t be kept while sch... — Updated 9/16/2020 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

Teach your children well

Our country is going through a radical change, and our children are watching and observing. I’m talking about the movement against racism. The June 8 webpage of www.afineparent.com shared an article entitled “How to Talk to Your Kids Abo... — Updated 6/16/2020 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

Getting creative with homeschool projects

Heading into another week of the stay-at-home order, how are you adapting? It’s certainly not easy! Not the least of these adaptions is the homeschooling that has been thrust upon parents. For families with younger children the need to be c... — Updated 5/12/2020 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

Watch and observe

In the January 29 issue of The Nugget there were two excellent articles addressing the concerns of parents as they wade through the difficult job of raising their children. One was Michael Luftig’s commentary on the benefits of strength-base... — Updated 2/18/2020 Full story

 
 By Edie Jones    News

Listening to the heart

On a recent afternoon I spent a bit of time at Paulina Springs Book Store researching layouts for my up-and-coming book about my dog Walker, and I spotted the timeless, well-loved book of “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey. It mad... — Updated 1/28/2020 Full story

 

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