Nov, 12, 2020 - Dear Families,
Yesterday, Wednesday, November 11, was a federal holiday in the US to pay tribute to the people and soldiers who have served our country in the armed forces.
John F. Kennedy reminds us, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
Last week during Breakfast and Books, students and I reflected upon the reality that some children throughout the world do not have the opportunity to go to school.
TPES students shared with me that our country is about opportunity and choices and hope. More than ever, our kids appreciate the fact that they get to go school (pandemic aside) to learn and play each day!
Our military forces help provide and maintain these liberties. Yesterday, I was able to remember and thank my dad, uncles and cousins who have served in the military. I also spent a moment rereading the stories my grandpa told me about WWII. (Thank you to that high school teacher who gave me the assignment of interviewing my grandfather and recording these histories!)
And today, I am recommitting to being of service in the best way I can to the teachers, students and families around me. I am grateful to be a part of TPES, this very special place! Together we create the conditions needed for children to gain the skills and character necessary to continue seeking freedom for all.
I hope you enjoyed the holiday!