As I reflect on this week, I am filled with an array of emotions, as I'm sure each of you are. I am so thankful for the Garces community for coming together in such uncertain times. I am beyond grateful for the amazing teachers, administrators, and staff that work for Garces and love your children. I have gratitude for all the families that have supported us in transitioning completely to an online school in the matter of one week. I cannot begin to tell you how much your emails mean to us, acknowledging all of our hard work.
Most importantly, this time has reminded me why I do this job. It is because of your children, our students. I was reminded last night by an email I received from a student just how special their bond for one another is and how much our students love their school. It was the first moment where sadness took over my emotions. All this student wants is a week back on campus with her friends and to graduate as a class. I want you to know that we want that too. We will do everything in our power as a school to make the rest of the year special for your children because they are the heart and soul of Garces Memorial.
In an effort to help boost spirits and bring a little fun during these times, we have decided next week will be a spirit dress up week! Please do not go out and buy anything for these days. The themes were selected based on previous dress-up days with the hopes that everyone already has stuff to wear. If you do not, we encourage you to get creative and think outside the box. Students can post on their Instagram Story and tag @garcesasb for a chance to be entered into a daily drawing for a gift card. Below you will find the themes for each day:
- Monday: Pajama Day
- Tuesday: Crazy Sock Day
- Wednesday: Hat Day
- Thursday: Vacation Day
- Friday: School Spirit Day
We invite you to pray with us. Every Monday, at 7:45 a.m. Mrs. Perez will host a morning prayer on
to help kick off the week of learning. You can leave prayer requests in the comments during the video, or email them to
. On Tuesdays, she will lead a lunchtime bible study over ZOOM for students. Finally, every Wednesday, please join us during lunchtime on ZOOM to pray the rosary. The ZOOM Meeting ID number is 995 916 2564.
We are all in this together and we will get through this, through our faith in God and because we are Garces. Please, this weekend, enjoy your blessings that surround you and slow down and be with your loved ones.
Principal Myka Peck