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MAY 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It's hard to believe that May is already here. I'm sure your family is looking forward to summer fun and I am, too! Please help us as we stay focused on learning this month to make sure we're squeezing every moment we can out of school.

As I look toward wrapping up not only a year but a career in education, I have to tell you how hopeful I feel about our future with YOUR children. We opened the school together in the middle of the Covid 19 pandemic and on the heels of an earthquake. As you know, students might have witnessed violence on tv happening in the streets of their own county. These events could have thwarted our progress and success. However, they didn't! Our students are making incredible progress both academically and emotionally. I love these kids. They're resilient, strong, and have their own lovable personalities. One of the hardest things about retiring is not being their principal...not walking the halls and talking with them...not being part of their ups and downs...not belonging to them. I will miss these loving, fun, caring, playful, children.

As you know, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. You know I'm talking about you. I cannot even begin to express my appreciation for the way you've embraced me and the staff these past two years. There is powerful sense of community and caring among you. That translates into a deep desire to make a difference. I respect you greatly for your dedication to your children and the work being done at the school.

The most important decision I've ever made as the principal is who I hire to work with your children. Hands down, this is the best faculty and staff I've ever worked with. They're devoted to the children and also to each other. They're not afraid of hard work and they have the skills to make that work count! I am grateful that you and your children will have continued opportunities to learn and grow with them.

With love and appreciation,

Tami Bird

View the full May Newsletter here.

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