Director's Corner: On Giving Thanks

As Thanksgiving approaches, we want to thank all of you for your trust in the school and for your many contributions to it. Thank you for all the school supplies; thank you for the books; thank you for helping at our work days and our outreach events; thank you for gardening; thank you for camping; thank you for sharing your expertise; thank you for coordinating and helping with fundraising events and Share events; thank you to the members of the Facilities and Outreach committees, to the PTO officers and its other active members, and to all the Board members for their time and their work; thank you to our dedicated teachers for putting so much extra time and love into their job. We wish to give special thanks to Alyssa McManus for coordinating the Magnolia First Friday bake sales month after month, to Tanya Schaad for almost single-handedly managing the One Week Boutique effort, to Sharon and Sunshine for getting everything ready for Rendezvous and for the Halloween party and, last but not least, to Dan McClarnon for the time and energy he put in researching, finding, pampering, and fitting with new seats the new Magnolia bus.

We also wish to thank our educational partners, Frank McKeown, Roz Osterbye, Lori Savage Grayson, our friends from Southeastern Therapy Services and our African drumming instructor Yazid Johnson, as well as our volunteers, Daniel Ervin as our Cross Country Coach, Zoe Galitz in the Back Room, Susan Smith and Asia Williams in the Front Room, and, briefly, Elizabeth Bradley in the middle school.

We hope to see most of you on Tuesday, November 22nd, at 11:45 a.m. for our end-of-theme show and Thanksgiving party.