K8 November E-news

Hello everyone. It seems like every time that I sit down to write my note for this newsletter, I find myself thinking what a dynamic time it is to be alive and how grateful I am to be able to work with our students here in our beautiful coastal community. As we move into the change of the seasons, I embrace the cooling temperatures and look forward to the longer dark nights cuddled up near the wood stove. I am also looking forward to the rains that will eventually come and refresh and recharge our land, so that everything can begin to regrow anew.  

It is very exciting that our county has moved from the purple tier to the red tier, and we are able to begin planning for a hybrid reopening in the new year. I want to ensure everyone of our commitment to making sure that we are able to do that in a way that is safe for our students, our teachers and our families. If you haven't had an opportunity to do so yet, please fill out our fall survey. Your opinion is important, and your voice matters.  

I know that Covid fatigue is real, and the challenges of remaining motivated with distance learning are significant. Thank you for your efforts to help your students attend all of their Zoom sessions and complete their asynchronous assignments. Please be sure to contact the office or your child's teacher if you need to miss class for any reason.

I am proud to say that our Governance Council approved a resolution to formally recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day as a school holiday.  This is one small gesture that we can take to recognize the people who have stewarded this land for thousands of years. The Pacific School is committed to working in partnership with local native people to teach our students about the accomplishments and history of the Indigenous people of this land. 

I really want to highlight Ms. Angela's Kindness and Gratitude Challenge for World Kindness Day this month. One of the best ways that we can move through difficult times, is to recognize the many blessings that we do have in our lives, and then to share some of that positive energy with others. 

Take care everyone.  Stay safe and healthy.  PEACE!!!! 

-Todd, K8 Director

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