“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer
Yesterday was a day of many firsts – parents gathered on our basketball court for our first outside milestone. My heart was full as I greeted parents without a car or Zoom screen between us. It was a shehehiyanu moment – a time for feeling grateful for getting to that moment.
As we approach the last four weeks of school, I can’t help but think of everyone in the Yavneh community who has kept the Blaze burning bright. Our teachers nurtured each student and bolstered their academic, social and emotional growth. Our staff took on additional responsibilities this year to keep Yavneh running smoothly – who knew that temperature checks and a staggered dismissal process would be part of our daily routine? Our administrative team reinvisioned our schedules and programs so that we could provide a meaningful education to all of our students whether they were at home or on campus. Parents were our partners in education while their children were at home and continued to support their children even if they returned to campus. Our Board of Directors offered guidance throughout this pandemic and were essential in our development efforts this year.
It’s important to express our gratitude in public and private ways. Next week is Yavneh’s teacher appreciation week where they will receive a token of our gratitude each day. On Thursday, May 20th at 6:30pm we will be holding our Annual Board Meeting and Art Walk where we will thank our room parents, volunteers, and give a special tribute to our outgoing Board Members. We hope that you will join us. At the conclusion of the Board Meeting, Morah Judy and Morah Julie will showcase the year of student art with a virtual slideshow presentation.
Thank you for keeping the Yavneh Blaze lit within all of us.