The other day, the temperatures dipped below zero. Brrrr. After walking the dog bright and early, I turned on my car in order to heat it up in advance of my commute. Suddenly, I had a ‘heartwink.’ I had forgotten that when I first began teaching and was still living at ‘home,’ my Dad used to start my car on those chilly mornings. I never had to leave the house until I was ready and when I did, I jumped into a warm, toasty car.
I know that, like my Dad, Captain Hunt and Robertson parents gift their children with so many big and little blessings that go unnoticed each day. The teachers, staff and I are so grateful for our phenomenal parent community. We are thankful for your presence at Parent Coffees and for the extra effort it takes to send little ones to school, ready for special events like Pajama Day - this Wednesday. We are appreciative of families who help to remind students to wear school uniforms and most especially for families who read with their child each and every day. We know that you are juggling so many things; work, children ~perhaps on many different school schedules and the complexity of life. We are honored by your humor, your ongoing communication with us, and most especially your trust, as together we work to help your child to meet his/her Pre-Kindergarten and/or Kindergarten learning goals.
As you and your Kindergartner practice sight words this vacation, as you practice reading words in stories from left to right and even practice counting the words on the page and/or as you and your Pre-Kindergartner READ, READ, READ this vacation, please know that the teachers, staff and I have you on our heart. We are so grateful for your partnership. Each time I get in my chilly car this winter to heat it up, I promise to not only send silent gratitude to my Dad but to each and every parent/guardian in our early learning community. #Thanku
With Warm Holiday Wishes,
Beth Tanner, MS ED