Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Message

Today, Acting Superintendent Eric Byrne sent out a message to the community that said,

Dear Chappaqua School Community,

With the Thanksgiving recess upon us, we take this time to contemplate the things for which we thankful.

We are thankful for our wonderful students who are always eager to learn, for our dedicated staff tasked with educating the whole child, and for your continued support because a school district without strong community support cannot survive.

Poet Wilbur Nesbit once said, "Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home." So, whether you are traveling to be with loved ones or are hosting right here at home, during this holiday may your family and friends be the source of great joy and enough cherished memories to last a lifetime.

On behalf of everyone here at Chappaqua schools, we wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.

Eric Byrne

Due to legal regulations about putting out a statement from the Board without a public discussion, several sentences were left out of that message and the individual members of the Board were not able to sign it as Board Members.  I would like to add a few things to that message here.

First, we are thankful for the opportunity to serve you as members of the Board of Education.  Democracy can be messy as we have seen on both the national and local levels.  We are volunteers as Board Members and truly seek to serve the students and residents of the community.  We are grateful for that opportunity.

Second, we are thankful to the community members that have recognized us in ways both large and small.  From the community member that sent us flowers with a heart-felt note to the many that have thanked us personally, we say thank you.

Thank you to the community for your continued support for the students, the District and the Board.

Have a safe and joyous Thanksgiving holiday.

No comments:

Post a Comment