There is a promise of warmer temperatures during the coming week. I am thankful for that because for all of the sun we’ve had, it’s been downright chilly! Those seasonal temperatures probably won’t extend into evenings around a pool quite yet, so it sounds like the perfect chance to join a cruise – or a magical memory Disney Staycation event – from the comfort of your family room this Saturday evening!
While we’ve all spent considerable time indoors over the past several weeks, time with Mickey and the gang is always a welcome gathering, so thank you to our organizing committee and “mousketeers” for making this opportunity available to our students and their families in support of our great school community. When confined to home, making magical memories is only a click away this weekend. And I am sure we can all agree that in this age of video games and cell phones, we can still make a place for Goofy and Pluto!
When I was little, episodes of The Wonderful World of Disney could be found on TV each Sunday evening (even without Cable!) and I seldom missed it. It was an entertaining escape of raccoons and Lovebugs after hours spent outside with friends during afternoons of endless bike rides and long summers along the shore of Lake Ontario. Aren’t we all looking forward to a return of those times after the year we have put in?
For sure, but none more so than our students themselves, whose “childhood hiatus” is starting to “feel old”. Being a kid is all about curiosity, adventures, and friends, so while being captive to daily screens is do-able, children need to be able to ramble around, raid the garden shed, build an electromagnet, play a game of golf, and ride a go-cart – in the company of other kids. Their parents need that, too!
Thank you for doing your best with your kids during these long days of patient endurance. It won’t last forever, but gosh! it sure feels like it some days.
If there is anything we can do, please let us know! Our teachers are working hard. Our students are persevering and doing their best and everyone needs a pat on the back (…and maybe a shot in the arm?).
Is it possible that we will be able to end the year together in-person? We have no idea, but we remain hopeful. Day by day.
And don’t forget the powerful words of that great SNL character, Stuart Smalley, “…it’s easier to put on slippers than carpet the whole world!”
I know I am wearing mine daily!
Ric Anderson, Head of School