After tending to some medical needs with my mother on Friday, my husband and I continued on to coastal Maine where my three children and their families gathered for a two-day combination Thanksgiving and Christmas celebration. It filled my heart with such joy to spend this time with them -- all together, safe and happy. I am so very blessed . . . I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how grateful I am for all of you, too, and for the opportunity you have given me to work with your children. On this holiday, may you hold them close and share with them all the magic of the season.
Students have been eager to have some kind of gift exchange as part of Thursday's holiday gathering, so, as a reminder: On Friday, we will celebrate the season with snacks and a small gift exchange. Girls should purchase a gift for a girl. Boys should buy something another boy would like. (Write "For a Girl" or "For a Boy" on the package.) Please keep the price below $5.00.