Dear Walls Family,
To say that this past year has been challenging would be an understatement. I have always been a person who focuses on the positivity in every situation, but now I often find myself struggling to “keep my chin up.” What has helped
TREMENDOUSLY is what I observe daily in your children, both online and in the classroom. Our students have shown tremendous resilience and strength, and they continue to bring joy to the classroom. How could we ask for more?
The lesson that we have all learned together will be one that they take forward for their entire life. It is a lesson that I have tried, often unsuccessfully, to teach my own children time and again. I am certain that you have tried to do the same. It can be summed up simply in the following phrase… HAVE GRATITUDE.
When the cloud is lifted and our world begins to open up again, it will not be a time of going BACK to normal…but rather, a time of moving forward into our NEW normal. We will never again take for granted the wisdom of a teacher in the classroom sharing their stories. We will never again take for granted that “aha” moment when a student finally gets it. We will never again take for granted the giggles, the smiles, and the whispering across the desk that is the fun part of school friendship. We will work together, hug, laugh, and learn with a new appreciation for what we have always had…and more.
It is the season of giving. Whatever holiday you celebrate, you can feel it in the air. You have already given us the greatest gift that could be given…the trust to share and
support your child. Thank you for being a part of our Walls School family!
We are here. We will stay the course, and we WILL get through all of this together. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!
Please let us know if there is anything more we can do to support your child’s learning.
Have a wonderful, safe, and healthy winter break!
Heidi B. Singer
Principal, Walls Elementary School