Principal’s message May 7, 2020

This Teacher Appreciation week is unlike any other! We seem to be in a perpetual pattern of unusual events – who of us ever before spent Spring Break confined to our homes, or anticipated Mother’s Day when we couldn’t see our mothers, or our children? A typical Teacher Appreciation week includes decorated classroom doors, home-grown floral bouquets clutched in sweet little fists, and a delicious luncheon provided by PTA volunteers. This year, when our opportunities are so much more limited, we have all the more reason to appreciate and celebrate our teachers! Kensington teachers have gone the extra mile to continue providing an amazing education for your children. Within days, they reconfigured years, and in some cases decades, of instructional strategies to find innovative and inventive ways to continue to engage their students. Many who had resisted the use of technology in classrooms were embracing Zoom meetings and helping our students share virtual science fair projects. Teachers are supporting their students and their families in both academic skill building and social/emotional well-being, inspiring what we hope will be a lifelong love of learning. They are maintaining the connection to school which, in the long term, will translate to students’ emotional health and long term success. I hope you will take a minute this week to thank your child’s teacher(s) for all they have done and continue to do every day!