Dec. 22 - Find the good and praise it

There is so much to be thankful for this holiday season! I am so grateful for the abundance of community partnerships, and so indebted to staff for providing a safe and engaging learning environment for all of our students!

This holiday season comes with a lot of first experiences for me. This will be my first Christmas without my mom as she recently passed away. I learned so much from her! One of her life themes was to find the good in others and praise it. I feel so blessed to live in this community and thankful to experience what community means. There is so much good to be praised!

I am so thankful for the countless acts of service, leadership and partnership throughout 2021. I am so grateful to be part of a community that works alongside each other. In my position I often hear from families and community members about all the positive ways staff impact students and the community. When I have the opportunity to share those experiences with staff, it means so much to them! I want to express to you my gratitude for the many, many, ways you show your support for the work they do!

We serve students that possess an abundance of gifts and talents. I continue to be impressed by the many ways our students step up to support each other, and stretch themselves to be the best they can be. By doing so they inspire others, including me, to do the same!

On behalf of all of us here at NBAPS, I wish for all of you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! May it be filled with the warmth of family and friends, and provide you inspiration into 2022!