Thursday, August 23, 2007

Friends with Einstein(s)

This past Sunday, Matt and I were able to visit with my best friend from college, Sammie, and her husband, Rich. Sammie has been accepted as an Einstein Fellow and will be leaving tomorrow for Capitol Hill. This was the blurb from the website about Einstein Fellows: "The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program offers current public or private elementary and secondary mathematics, technology, and science classroom teachers with demonstrated excellence in teaching an opportunity to serve in the national public policy arena. Fellows provide practical insight in establishing and operating education programs. Fellowships increase understanding, communication, and cooperation between legislative and executive branches and the science, mathematics, and technology education community." We are so proud of Sammie and so excited about what she will be able to participate in!

On another note, our own little Einstein, Jacob, starts third grade on Monday. This will be a big transition year as third grade moves into more abstract concepts and state-mandated testing. Summer fun will surely be missed, but we know Jacob will sail through with flying colors, as usual!


Betty, Mom & Mema said...

Oh my, this is one good looking kid!!! We had fun didn't we? Know that school will be fun and you will just be at the top of your class. Jacob take care and have fun for the days you have left to sleep in!
Sammie, you are the best! We wish and pray for your good adventure. Rich we will keep you in our thoughts also. Love Mema

Sonia Marquez said...

My litle Matthew will be in 3rd also, and the thought of him doing multiplication tables, cursive handwriting, and taking the EOG breaks my heart! He's my baby, and he's all grown up! :)

We're praying for all the students - but most of all, we're praying for all the teachers! Being a teacher myself, I would appreciate all your prayers as well. Love you guys! Sonia

Anonymous said...

We sure enjoyed our visit!. Hope you keep feeling well.Wish we lived closer.
Hugs and Love,Pappy,Grandma and Gianna

Anonymous said...

I made the blog! Now I'm really famous. Thanks so much for the kudos and for your love and support. I love reading the updates and seeing the pictures. Love you guys!

Anonymous said...

I need your email in Washington. Would like to share with you!!! Hope all is well there. You take care and be safe.
Tell Rich hi for us!
Betty (Mom)

Anonymous said...

Hello Jen, Matt and Jacob,
Love you guys and can't wait for the new arrival! Jacob I'm so glad that you will be the big brother. You are such a great example for this new little one. I'm so proud of you and hope that grandparents lunch went well. Sorry we couldn't be there.
Love you,
Mema and Papa