We stand on the threshold of a new year. I have never been one to make new year’s resolutions, but I have always enjoyed the dawning of a new year. It represents many things to many people. Some worry about all of the tasks that were left undone in the previous year, some fret over growing another year older and some just dread the January cold. Too often we forget what a blessing a new year really is. We get so focused on the cracks in our lives that we forget about the blessings that have been gifted to us by our Father.
Ellen Goodman once said, “We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.” That simple quote epitomizes what it is to teach children. As educators we know the importance of looking for the potential in each child who has been entrusted to us. We know that we will not help children achieve great things if we focus on their flaws.
I can personally assure all of our families that in this New Year, we will continue to look for the potential in every child within our building so that we can help each of them achieve great things with the gifts that God has given them.
On behalf of the staff, I would like to wish all of our families a wonderful New Year.
Mr. D. Sweeney