During the onset of the holiday season and Thanksgiving just a day away, let us take a minute with our families to reflect on the people and things in our lives for which we are most grateful and be thoughtful of how we show that gratitude to one another.
Children, no matter their age, will always be grateful for the simplest gift we can give to them, our time. Take a few minutes of your morning or evening to talk, with your children about the special moments in their lives at home, at school and with you. This is one way to practice gratitude and help them to realize what they are grateful for. By doing this you are teaching your child to be thoughtful about their everyday life.
Our own school community is something very special and something to be grateful for. We are grateful for the terrific parental support that we regularly receive from you. We all are fortunate to live in and work in a supportive community like Boxford that works so hard to maintain a loving and caring environment for all members. From the beginning of your child’s day as they are transported to school, until they return again in the afternoon, they are surrounded by dedicated professionals, at every turn who are truly grateful to be a part of your child’s lives.
Practicing gratitude is something that needs daily attention. We all know how easy it is to take our good fortune for granted. But gratefulness creates happiness, so start now and talk with your child to reflect. Help your child to be grateful for the ‘everydayness’ that is so very special. You won’t regret it!
I wish you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones!
Kathryn Castonguay, Principal