Life is a series of adventures, and our adventure together is about to begin. As the 2017-2018 school year unfolds, we will be writing a new chapter in our book of life. I am so excited to share this one with the incoming Team Gardner students. To know that we are the authors of our own story, and that we are also characters in the story of others is both an exciting and daunting responsibility. I am reminded of a scene for a movie where life is referred to as a rollercoaster. Our choice is to either raise our hands in exuberance, enjoying every twist and turn or to grab the safety rail and grip with white knuckles enduring the ride. My hope is that together we will learn to enjoy both the ups and downs in the process, to discover the myriad of people waiting to help us, to push through even in frustrating moments,to be active in using our voice to express well thought out ideas, and to discover our gifts and talents.
This Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm is Jefferson Elementary School's Back to School Barbeque. I look forward to meeting you all there and beginning our new year together!