Dear family of Ascension public schools,
I hope this post finds you and your family all healthy and looking forward to good times with your family and friends over the coming week. Ascension Public Schools will participate in our traditional Thanksgiving week off starting Monday, November 22, 2021.
I know we all can’t wait to take the time to celebrate this special holiday with our friends and family as we come together for great times, great food and what will eventually turn into great memories. This special time of year reminds us all of the many things we are grateful for and allows us to be very intentional in sharing our gratitude with others. Like you, I also look forward to taking the time to create this list of things for which I am grateful and to share them with my family.
However, apart from my personal list of gratitude, I am very grateful to be an educator in general, but especially grateful to be an educator in the Ascension parish community. I am grateful for the support we all receive from our exceptional school board members. I am grateful to be a teammate with over 3,000 exceptional employees who team up to serve and lead our mission of supporting the growth and development of children in this community. I am grateful for the continued encouragement and support we receive from this community we serve. I am grateful for the patience and forgiveness we receive as we struggle with imperfections. I am grateful that we are determined and work together to overcome unexpected challenges and obstacles in order to remain committed to our purpose and on a steadfast path to serving children. I am grateful for the resources our community provides to us. I am truly grateful, beyond measure, to have had the opportunity to make friendships through the work we do.
Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and each of you have a long list of things to be thankful for. Take advantage of the start of this holiday season, eat well and, as always, find time for a good nap. Happy Thanksgiving!
Ascension Public Schools