Did you know many of our school assemblies are provided by Sunset School PTA? Funds earned from our fundraisers help to provide high quality, entertaining and educational programs for our students.
Our first assembly of the year is for our 1st - 5th graders and provides an interactive and exciting program to introduce students to Thomas Edison. One of America’s most remarkable minds, Thomas Alva Edison (as portrayed by Broadway performer Patrick Garner), engages students in an exciting, hands-on, motivational program. Highlights that students will take away from this experience include:
- The Value of Hard Work
“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”
Hard work was the cornerstone of Mr. Edison’s success! His drive, dedication, and determination were unwavering.
- The Value of Mistakes
“If I find 10,000 ways something won’t work, I haven’t failed.”Mr. Edison contended there were no such things as mistakes so long as you learned from them. The pressure laced on students to succeed often blinds them to what can be learned from the attempt, perhaps making them earful of the attempt itself.
- The Value of Turning Liabilities into Assets
“My deafness has not been a handicap but a help to me.” It surprises many to learn that the man who invented the phonograph was almost totally deaf! But Mr. Edison always managed to turn liabilities into assets.
- The Value of Enjoying One’s Work
“I find out what the world needs, then I go ahead and try to invent it.” Mr. Edison had found his calling: something he loved to do. Something he (and the world) found important. And something he could take pride in.