Monday, October 10, 2016

When tragedy strikes...

Last week was an especially tough one for several members of our community and neighboring communities. The Greenway elementary family tragically lost a few members last week, and Hurricane Matthew brought forth quite a bit of destruction for long distance families on the east coast.

As I talked with parents and supporting family last week, I discovered that many of us had close connections to these and other tragedies that we were reeling from. While often our kids are less aware of these bigger picture situations, they are quite receptive to you and your feelings.

Please know that we are here to be a support to your children in any way that we can be. What that looks like may be different for each student, but we want to help our kids lead the happiest fullest lives possible. For some students, that may mean some extra quiet time at school, for others, that may mean some extra work for home to help support them with additional structure during rough times--whatever it may be, if you feel like you need some additional support for your student during a time of crisis, please be sure to let us know.

As we get further into the school year, our expectations for kids start to rise as we challenge them in lots of new ways, but our primary goal is to make sure they feel safe and comfortable in their school community.