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June 22, 2018
Dear Lawrence Families + Caregivers:
Happy Friday! I am writing to extend my best wishes to you all this summer and beyond. Thank you to those of you who personally said good-bye to me and dropped off notes and gifts or gave a hug or handshake– that really means a lot.
We had a beautiful 8thgrade graduation last night. It was outside and the sun was shining, the sky was blue and the kids and families were beaming with hope and pride. I loved every minute of it. Mr. Porter did an amazing job setting up the event and the middle school team was a tremendous help in getting our students ready! It takes a village!
Here is an except from my remarks last night, perhaps they will resonate with you,
As you prepare for the next steps of your educational journey please remember that the teachers and staff at Lawrence care about you and wish you all the best. Parents and caregivers, I also want to pause for a moment to soak in the glory of all of your hard work, look around, take a few deep breaths and pat yourselves on the back - you did it. In the fast pace of our lives, I hope you can take a minute to really look at your child sometime this evening throughout this event or perhaps in a quiet moment at home and see them for who they are and relish in their gifts and know that you have worked hard to forge a path of greatness for them. Keep loving them hard and continue to instill in them your belief in their potential and what they can contribute to this world.
I am looking forward to spending some time with my family this summer and reconnecting with nature. We spend a lot of time outdoors and this is what helps to remind me that this life is a good one and all will be okay. Wishing the same for you and your family. Find nature, she will restore and refresh you.
Onward + upward,