Dear Killarney Families, February 1, 2021
We made it through January! A new year brings a fresh beginning and February is when we really dig deep and action true changes. It is also one of the most peaceful months in a school with the busy-ness of report cards, re-establishing routines and norms, and the longest, darkest days of the season behind us.
This month we see our first report cards for this year, being shared. They will be available for viewing on Friday, Feb 5 @ 4:00. Check out the link below for more information about what report cards are really saying.
We extend a warm welcome back to 9 of our HUB students on Monday! Teachers and children are set to greet their newest (or returning) classmates into in-person learning! We have missed the children and look forward to them joining their class communities. Thank you to parents of children who remain in HUB, for your continued partnership and support.
We are looking for some volunteers to help hang baubles on the chainlink fence beside the Peace Garden. Students have written notes of kindness and belonging for passerby's to read and enjoy. If you are able to spend an hour or so on Monday, Feb. 8 at 9:15 please sign up at:
Winter is a season of the year when we feel most vulnerable and fragile in the face of Mother Nature's power in storms and low temperatures. And this year we may be feeling isolated and in solitude. It is a beautiful thing to acknowledge and receive what others give us with great gratitude. Here are some ways to do this with your children:
- Think about and be thankful for all the service providers who make it possible for us to ride in elevators, make phone calls, read a book at night in a lighted room, or have food or supplies delivered. Too often, we take this support for granted.
- During a meal, choose one food item and try to list all the people who helped bring it to your table — the farmers, truckers, store managers, package makers, and even those who created the roadways that facilitated its movement from one place to your table.
- Make a habit of acknowledging one “gift" you have received at the end of each day.
We encourage all to embrace the month ahead as it is a month of friendship, kindness, and love!
Bonnie and Lucene