Turning Over a New Leaf

Faith Hunter
4th Graders get ready for tomorrow’s Spirit Day theme: Upside Down day!

Dear Families, 

I hope you all had a restful and restorative winter break, and I am grateful to welcome you back to school.

Though I know many of us were hoping to turn over a new leaf with the new year, we once again find ourselves facing a flood of deeply troubling news updates every day. It’s easy to feel despondent, outraged, or lost. And yet, I find myself with the good fortune of being the principal of a school where children are empowered to make change. When I look at the partnership between our parents and our teachers in building our children’s capacity to be leaders in the world, I remain hopeful.

The teachers have finished writing your children’s reports, which offer detailed insights into your child’s personality, strengths, and areas of growth. Looking at these reports as a whole, I am extremely proud of the increase in our students’ ability to take ownership of their learning, their resilience and tenacity, and their emerging leadership skills. Please take your time while reading, as our teachers dedicated a great deal of effort to writing each report. We aim for reports to complement the parent-teacher conferences and other incidental communications you may have with your child’s teachers. 

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. 

Warm regards,


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