Dear Parents,

With Thanksgiving right around the corner,  I wanted to take a moment to share some thoughts on practicing gratitude.  We recently had a student assembly that focused the children on actively practicing gratitude.  Children were encouraged to identify all of the wonderful people and opportunities in their lives! Mrs. Shaw,  from Tri-Town Council,  presented to our students numerous ways that they could embrace an “Attitude of Gratitude”.  Some of what she shared is as follows:

 

 

  • Thank someone who did something nice for you
  • Practice a random act of kindness
  • Tell the people in your life how much you care about them
  • Celebrate an accomplishment – big or small!
  • Thank someone who did something nice for you
  • Practice a random act of kindness
  • Tell the people in your life how much you care about them
  • Celebrate an accomplishment – big or small!

Students were informed that practicing gratitude will help to keep them happy, resilient and healthy.  The children were encouraged to keep a Gratitude Journal to record  what they are appreciative of in their lives.    This is something that we as adults can do too!

So, over this holiday break, talk to your children about ways to appreciate small moments in their lives.  Help them to see all that you are grateful for– as this will cultivate an “Attitude of Gratitude” in your children.  Show your children how you express gratitude to others in your own life!   I want you to know how grateful we are to all of you for being such a supportive parent community.  I am always thinking of how much more we are able to accomplish in our classrooms and school because of the enduring parental support.  So, for that, I thank you!

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,

Kathryn Castonguay, Principal