Friday, May 21, 2021

Happy Summer!

Room 22 families,

As we end the school year and begin the summer of 2021, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the amazing accomplishments your family has achieved.  We started the school year as we ended the previous: in a completely virtual environment.  Your tech-support skills were put to the test as you helped your child understand how to use a brand-new educational platform, ItsLearning.  You became a home-schooling parent tasked with aiding your child with lessons and follow-up works.  You had to make countless difficult decisions as we transitioned into a hybrid schedule midway through the year.  Your family routines and schedules were constantly in flux.  At times you were frustrated and worried.  All of this was done while trying to attend to personal matters of work, relationships, and the realities of “adulting”.  If parenting is hard, parenting during a pandemic is punishing.  

But you persisted!  Your guidance has more than just led your child to the end of the year.  It has taught them valuable life-lessons in perseverance, time-management, task-completion, and countless metacognition skills.  You’ve also modeled to them what it means to be a loving caregiver; a lesson they will look back upon for guidance when they one day become a caregiver themself.  


Today, I congratulated the students for completing another year of school.  I also wish to congratulate YOU for making it possible for them to be a success!


I look forward to all the promises of a new school year, but first let’s enjoy a well-deserved summer break!


In appreciation,

Trent

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