One constant, no matter the year, is our children’s excitement to return to school, to get to know their new teachers, to connect with friends, and to re-establish routines. Whether in preschool or middle school—or somewhere in between—inhabiting a world separate from home provides our children with rich fodder for the development of their identities and esteem.
What an amazing first day! I may not quite yet have succeeded in my quest to get to know each of you personally, but I am well on my way. And what I did learn about our community in just one short day is both inspiring and reassuring.