Dear Island Families,
While we focus on the gift and importance of gratitude each and every month here at IAS, I am feeling especially grateful this holiday week. Specifically, I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such an amazing community of students, teachers, and parents this year. Each day I am moved and inspired by what I see. I marvel at the incredible devotion of our staff and their unique ability to teach and inspire our children. I continue to be in awe of the amazing support of our parents and community. Our collective goal of providing a safe, fun learning environment for our students unites us, and we do this work joyously.
During this time of Thanksgiving, I want thank you for being such an important part of the children's lives. This is a wonderful time of the year to get together with friends and family to celebrate and be thankful for all the wonderful people in our lives. On behalf of the Island Avenue staff, I wish you all a safe and happy holiday. We will see everyone back here on November 26th!
...and....Are you planning to do some Black Friday shopping?! From Monday, November 26-Monday, December 17, our students will be collecting NEW PJs and Books for students in grades Pre-K-8 at Milner Academy in Hartford. To help, simply select a gender and grade/age and purchase an appropriate book and set of PJs. Wrap the two items in a gift bag with a gift tag labeled with gender, age and size. You may drop off wrapped items on the table located across from the Main Office. Thank you for helping our student leadership team make a difference!