In his 1926 classic, “Winnie the Pooh,” A. A. Milne wrote, “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.”Piglet was grateful for the abundance he had in his life; great friends, a warm place to sleep, and a few tasty “haycorns” to eat. The year 2020 has been quite challenging and difficult. We have faced it together as a true community family to celebrate and support each other, never losing sight of our purpose… the children. Our favorite stories continue to remind and teach us about never losing sight of what is important….family, friends, shelter, food, and sharing what we can with others. As we conclude 2020 and begin our winter break, I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to all who give what they can to help others and to make Chaparral an amazing place to be. We are a unified community with many gifts and talents which we share daily with one another, with our surrounding community, and most importantly, with our students.
At this time, I want to thank you for all that you have done and all that you will do in the coming year. While the New Year will continue to bring challenges with COVID 19, it is my fervent hope that 2021 will also bring positive opportunities. In any case, I know that we will be even stronger. We will continue to support each other. We will continue to celebrate each other and take pride in the accomplishments of all members of our Chaparral family. You continue to amaze me with your commitment and dedication to our children.
School begins after the break on January 4th. Please continue to follow all of our rules and procedures to keep everyone safe. If you have traveled over the break, consider quarantining for 14 days upon your return to reduce the risk of Covid. As we all work to keep everyone safe, we appreciate your help and support with all safety precautions.
We will not send a “Cub Corner” communication this Sunday. Please look for it on Sunday, January 3rd. I hope you all have a joyous and special holiday season with plenty of time to relax and enjoy family and friendships.
Take care, stay safe, and be well,