Dear St. Joseph Elementary School Families,
As we approach this Thanksgiving season of gratitude for all that we have, I want to remind you about the Thanksgiving Food Drive that our wonderful students are currently participating in. We are asking that each student bring in the item that they are assigned based on their grade level.
This is a wonderful opportunity to serve others and to give back to our larger Bay Area community, and those who are in need. There are many moments throughout the day that I pause, look around at our kids, and recognize with deep appreciation how fortunate we all are. We are fortunate to have each other and our community. We are fortunate to have rooves over our heads and food to eat. We are fortunate to belong to a school where education of the whole child – mind, body, and spirit – is valued and worked toward each and every day. And within each of our lives, there is so much more that each of us individually is fortunate enough to have.
It is because of these blessings that I know it is so important that, as a community, we give back. When I walk through the hallways and classrooms of our school every day, I am reminded of how natural it is already for our kids to give back. Our students are so generous, and kind-hearted. I am often in awe of how I see this generosity in their actions – big and small – throughout each day. They have embraced our theme of “Kindness,” and it permeates through each of their generous acts.
So, thank you to all of you parents for helping support our school’s efforts to give back through our Thanksgiving Food Drive. And in the spirit of this season of gratitude, I also want to say “thank you” to all of you! I am very, very grateful for our community, and all of its members. Go Royals!
Peace and Blessings,