While nothing Is normal or simple lately, we had parts of our week that seemed pretty close, and that felt very good.
At the top of the list were our twin assemblies to celebrate the Cram the Cruiser toy drive and enjoy a slideshow made with images of the first term gathered by Mme. O’Leary. Assembly behavior was excellent in both the younger and older groups, and we were able to thank Constable Parsons for her leadership and effort organizing Cram the Cruiser, hear a bit about the program from School Liaison Officer, Constable Gentile, and consider what we can accomplish together with one another’s help. Thank you Keating community, for your generosity in support of 17+ local families.
Thanks also to Mrs. Lee who organized a Jingle Bell Run for the school later that morning. The kids were determined, cheerful runners who smiled and ran hard through a steady wind. The run along with the assemblies were super spirit lifters and gave us an awesome school-community feel. Even the fire drill on Thursday was extremely well done and felt like a great team accomplishment.
Please click this link to see a few images from the morning that we posted to the school’s Twitter feed.
The last years have certainly taught us that we can’t tell what the next week, let alone the turn of the calendar might bring, but they have also taught us that we are adaptable, resilient, and can lean on one another when needed.
I hope that everyone has a safe, restful, and wonderful holiday. I look forward to reconnecting on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022.