September Winding Down and Fall is Here

First day of Fall 2009 – Northern Hemisphere For the Northern Hemisphere, as in the United States, Canada and most of Europe, Fall begins on September 22, 2009 at 5:18 pm EDT. Fall is also known as autumn – and lasts from the autumnal equinox (September) to the winter solstice (December).In checking my calendar for this coming last full week of September, I noticed a free webinar about H1N1 preparedness. This month our local schools have reported 55 cases of H1N1. I was surprised at this number of cases. What really got my attention what that the first week of September, the schools reported 16 cases. Seven days later–39 cases. Are we taking enough precautions?

Event: H1N1 Preparedness Webinar
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 1:30 pmEastern Daylight Time (GMT -04:00, New York) Change time zone
Duration: 1 hour
Description: In partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Ad Council, Discovery Education invites teachers and their students to join representatives from FEMA, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Department of Education in a free H1N1 webinar to learn how they can be prepared this flu season.

Virtual ConferenceSaturday, October 24, 2009, 9 AM to 4 PM ETI know this is not until the end of October, but I was able to register online and saved the day on my busy calendar. Join thousands of educators online and in-person as the DEN team goes house to house to explore the many digital treats available to educators today. During this unique professional development event you have the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of many regional events hosted by the DEN Leadership Councils.The day will feature special presentations from Justin Karkow and Steve Dembo along with a host of other great sessions guaranteed to satisfy your digital sweet tooth. To register for the virtual sessions visit: but not least, I have to share a photo of my first grandchild and me: Proud grandparent? Naw…not much.Me and my grandson 


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  1. Nicole Gray said:

    Great info…thanks for sharing, John! Also, a huge congrats on your beautiful grand-baby!!

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