Congratulations to the New York Giants on their Super Bowl victory! I attended my friend Mary Wyatt Allen’s Super Bowl party, and I had as much fun watching my friends as I did watching the game. Some people are very serious and intently focused on the game, some are so busy talking to one another that they hardly watch it, and others do a little of both. The commercials were a hoot. I stayed at Mary Wyatt’s until half-time and then went to my friend Joyce Wilson’s, where I watched from half-time on with Joyce and Mary Margaret Winning.
Some of my friends who are past members of the P. Buckley Moss Society’s Board of Directors are down here in St. Petersburg this week, and I’m so much enjoying them. I’ve had lunch at my house with Noreen Newman Johnson, Marlene Ham, Ginger Cloonan, Marlyn DeWaard, and Marlyn’s sister Carol. Some of us also went shopping together, and Noreen and Marlene modeled clothes for us. It was such fun!
Congratulations to Karen Fitzgerald for winning the Facebook Fun drawing! Our thanks to all who took part. If you missed out, or if you want a second chance at winning, we are running the competition for a second month. Do you have a second favorite in your collection? You know what to do—post a photo of yourself on the P. Buckley Moss Fan Club page of Facebook with your favorite Moss print, and make it your profile picture for one week. You could win like Karen!
Here is the winning shot of Karen with Listen Little Brother. Karen said this is her favorite Moss print because, “My sister gave me this print for Christmas. I have cross-stitched several Moss prints, but never owned one until now. We visited the Moss Museum and I picked out this print, Listen Little Brother, because it reminds me of my own two children.”
The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education and I are looking forward to our 14th Annual Creative Mind Conference, which will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Staunton, Virginia. The theme will be “Reach ’em to Teach ’em: Engaging Students Who Learn Differently”, and the fee is $90. Participants will earn eight hours of re-certification points for Virginia teacher licensure (graduate continuing education credits available for an additional fee).
Featured speakers include:
- Ron Nash, author of the Corwin Press bestseller The Active Classroom and his latest book From Seatwork to Feetwork.
- Dr. Deborah Carrington, Professor of Education at James Madison University, who focuses on development of creativity in the classroom.
- Dr. Mwizenge Tembo, Professor of Sociology at Bridgewater College and nationally acclaimed African storyteller.
- Dr. John Almarode, Education Professor at James Madison University and international presenter on how the student brain learns and how we can use that knowledge in our classrooms.
For more information, please contact the Foundation office at 540-932-1728 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date of July 20-21 for my Collectors’ Convention, which will be held at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa. 2012 marks 25 years since the Society’s formation, and we’ll be doing something special that weekend to celebrate our Silver Anniversary. I can hardly wait! More information will follow in the weeks and months ahead.