As students finished the first nine weeks of school, I wanted to reward those who came to school each and everyday and who were on time each morning. At the end of a Friday, students with perfect attendance were invited to the cafeteria for an ice cream celebration! Of the 515 students at school, about 230 were able to make an appearance and be congratulated on their hard work and effort over the last 9 weeks. The kids loved it and it gave them time to socialize with their friends in other classes and grades. I am a huge advocate of "positive parties" and feel that kids need time to recognize their efforts. For the next 3 marking periods, I will be having parities for those with perfect attendance and would LOVE any ideas on how to make them feel special!