Dear Altadore Families,
As I reflect upon Remembrance Day coming up this week, I think about the ugliness and devastation of war and the sacrifices so many soldiers and their families made for the greater good. As teachers, we often work to help our students understand that these people were real, that they had hopes and dreams, that they were often scared, and that it was so very hard. At the same time they made good friends, laughed, loved, and worked together. In short, they were just like us.
Somehow, that seems even closer and more relevant this year, as we live through our own historic time. One day, others will study the COVID - 19 Pandemic and our response to it. I hope that when they do they will be able to see that we made sacrifices for the greater good, and did what needed to be done - just as we do when we remember our veterans and their loved ones made. I hope that our children better understand that many who have gone before us had hard times and that things did get better - just as they will for us. We will do this. We will do it better if we do it together.
This year we will not have a Remembrance Day assembly. All classes will be taking time to commemorate the importance of the day. Students will all receive a poppy and share in a moment of silence at 11:00 on Tuesday. We are happy to accept and pass on any donations for the poppies.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Principal, Altadore School