The Magic of a First Day

Dear Lower School Families, 
 
I count myself among the fortunate group of people who get to relive the magic that only the first day of school can bring. Yesterday was a day full of wonder, excitement, and joy. Although impossible to fully capture through photos, the slideshow below represents just a sampling of the many such moments experienced by the students over the course of the first two days. Please enjoy. 
 
In the coming days, you will have the opportunity to meet with teachers during Welcome Conferences. Thank you so much for taking the time to come in and share your hopes for the new year with your child’s teaching team. When I meet with prospective families during the fall admissions season, I often speak about the importance of the partnership that exists between parents and teachers at LREI. In the introduction to Agnes de Lima’s book, The Little Red Schoolhouse, parents are named as “essential and as indispensable a part of the school as the children and the teaching staff.” That remains as true today as it was in 1921, and our welcome conferences are an expression of that commitment. Our teachers, bringing their depth of knowledge of development and learning, dedicate themselves to working alongside you as you bring your understanding of your child and all their past experiences. Together you represent the team that will support your child as they navigate their year of learning.
 
If you have not done so already, please sign up for your welcome conferences at the following link: https://lrei.myschoolapp.com/app/Parent#resourceboarddetail/6674
 
 
As always, I welcome any opportunity to connect regarding your children and your experience in the lower school. Please do not hesitate to reach out.
 
 
Warmly,
Elena




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