Dear LREI Families and Students,
Tomorrow we will end the 2019-2020 school year together in an assembly on Zoom. In lieu of the personal messages that we usually share with our students as they stream out of the building at 40 Charlton, we are sharing them with you today. Below we have interspersed messages from our faculty with photos of all of our students--putting us “together” one last time--the classes of 2020, 2021, 2022, & 2023.
Keep fighting the good fight and don’t give in to despair in these hard times. We need your curiosity, your critical thinking, and your hope now more than ever!
Stay connected to your community and don't hesitate to reach out for support! We're here for you, and we can't wait to be with you all back in the building!
Be fierce! Be in community! Build solidarity across lines of difference! Love yourself and be safe!
Take care of yourselves and the communities around you. Hold on to hope and joy.
Even in the midst of urgent challenges, find ways to rest and replenish yourselves. Good friends, good books, and naps all spring to mind as important fuel for the ongoing work.
Wishing you peace, joy, love and health over the summer. I will be looking forward to seeing you all in person again soon!
Being part of history is not easy. So this summer get out of bed, keep informed, and keep safe.
I have missed you all. Look after yourselves. Be good to yourselves and the people around you. To the seniors-I wish you all the very best.
I cannot believe we are at the end of the year! It’s been forever and also so quick. I will miss seeing you all and look forward to being together with you again. Seniors, I am in denial about Graduation.
Get some rest, lots of rest, and know that you are loved beyond measure.
We are so proud of you, your resiliency, your efforts, your willingness to step up and stay, no matter how hard it is. Take care of yourselves and one another. Remember you are loved.
We love you all. We’re so proud of you. We hold you in our hearts and minds. Thank you for showing up to class in the midst of such a difficult time. You brought tears to our eyes as we witnessed the creativity, spirit and leadership continue to emerge from you, the students of LREI.
As the summer unfolds, know that we are here for you, and we hope that you stay safe, stand up, make your voices heard, and change the course of history. And when you turn 18, VOTE!
We miss you. We love you. We cannot wait to see you again in September!
Remember that the way to guard against isolation and fear is community. Be in community, connect to community, and you will be reminded that there is hope and purpose and joy around you.
Remember that the learning doesn’t end because school is out for the summer. Also, eat lots of amazing summer treats! And don’t forget to wash your hands.
Times like this week remind me of how much I love LREI and how grateful I am to be a part of this community. The future is bright because of you kids. We’ll miss you this summer! Make sure to be safe, but enjoy your break from school.
I always say I work with the best teens in NYC and this year showed me even more of how special you all are. Your resiliency and thoughtful care for one another shines through and I’m so impressed with you. Have a good summer; I can’t wait to see you all again!
Thanks to all of our students--you have shown up, spoken up, embraced and continued to face difficulties with compassion and integrity. We love you. You will change the world.
And to our beloved Class of 2020--CONGRATULATIONS! We love you dearly.