Principal Cooke’s Weekly Letter

November 26, 2018
Dear families,
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed some time off. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, not just for the food, but for the fact that nothing is expected of you. You do not have to worry if someone liked the gift you gave, or if you got the right size. No, it is a time to just enjoy being with the people you are with. Be in the moment.
Today, I sat in on a reading lesson with Mrs. K and her class, they were reading a book about tornados. In the story, a boy named Aiden was sheltered in at school while a tornado passed through his town. When it was clear to return home, the boy did not know if his family would be safe or not. In the end, his family was safe and he was grateful for that. The moral of the story was that you can replace your home, your belongings, but not your family. During this hectic time of year we need to be ever so mindful of what is really important and what is not. Cherish the time we have with each other and make memories.
There is a beautifully decorated box in our lobby for your donation of a new unwrapped toy for a child with disabilities. This Easter Seal campaign was brought to our attention by a mom of two graduates of our school- Mrs. Pauline Conte (Silvanna and Nicholas). Please be a generous as you can to support this very worthwhile program.
We are noticing some extra congestion at the front of school on drop off. If you are dropping your child off, just drop and go. Do not get out and walk them to the line/door. Please be mindful that there are children crossing the street and drive slow. We all have the responsibility to keep the children safe.
Our Breakfast with Santa is this Saturday. Ticket flyers have gone home. Please make every effort to attend it is a very family friendly event which raises some money for our school at the same time.
Have a wonderful week.
MaryAnne Cooke