As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I reflect on all the positive things in my life that I have to celebrate.
I am thankful for Emerson’s Multicultural Parent Group for coordinating our annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. This year’s Day of the Dead celebration included amazing altars, nichos, art, food, crafts, dancing, and face painting. So many members of our community attended the event and helped us celebrate. I am thankful for our business partners who donated food, craft supplies, and their time to make Day of the Dead such a success.
I am thankful for the Emerson community. It is all of our amazing and generous parents, guardians, and community members that create such a rich and diverse community. Emerson is participating in our annual food drive through November 22nd. A theme here at Emerson is to “pay it forward” and the food drive is one way that the Emerson community can make a difference for needy families in Salt Lake City.
I am thankful for the amazing faculty and staff I have working with me at Emerson. As I visit classrooms, I am so impressed by the effective teaching practices and the care for students I see from all of our professionals. I am so lucky to work with each of them.
Finally, I am thankful for our students. They are the reason we are all here…they are our purpose. I find each of them special and inspiring in their own way. It is easy to keep a focus on kids. All I have to do is look at their faces each day.
Thanksgiving is a time when all of us can reflect on and celebrate all of the things for which we are thankful. I feel so lucky to be a part of the amazing team at Emerson. Our school community of students, families, faculty, and staff is a wonderful blessing that I am thankful for every day.