Principal's Message- December

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Principal's Message
November 28, 2018

Dear Sangster Community,

At this time of year, we think a lot about gift giving – donating time and energy to a charity or worthy cause as well as finding the perfect gift for each person on your list.  Teaching children to be gracious recipients of gifts is part of the holiday season.  For each gift provided someone cared enough to select or make a present just for them, wrap it, and bring it to them.

Some of the best gifts parents can give their children this holiday season are the gifts of time and opportunities to enjoy reading.  Experts tell us that the single most important way to encourage a love of reading in children is to read aloud to them.  It’s recommended that no matter what age your child, set aside some time every day (try for at least 15 minutes) and read to your child.

As the holiday season quickly approaches, I wish all of you the gift of health, happiness, and time with family and friends this holiday season.  I am thankful and honored to be working with dedicated educators, supportive parents and community members, and talented students.  Each of you help make Sangster such a wonderful place to learn and grow.  Please take time to unplug, rejuvenate and rest over the two week break.  I also wish for everyone the gift of resilience as we recover from the excitement and stress of the holidays to face what may be a cold winter! 

Take good care and Happy New Year!  See you back at school on Monday, January 7, 2019.

Sincerely,

Lisa M. Reddel

Principal