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Annual Thoughts of Thanksgiving

posted Nov 29, 2015, 5:41 AM by Christine Roman
November 25, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I can’t believe it is already time for Thanksgiving!  As I reflect on this last year, I continue to have many blessings and reasons to be thankful.  So please sit back and take a few minutes to read my list and then read the thoughts of some of our students and staff.  I hope your family has a fantastic Thanksgiving break and this writing provides you with the inspiration to share with your family and friends your list.

 I am grateful for an amazing family.  I am blessed to continue to have both of my parents supporting, loving and sharing 
their words of wisdom to guide me through the good and bad times.  I enjoy the friendships with my siblings and know 
that I can reach out to them for anything. The five of them always have my back and for that I give thanks!

 I am grateful for my cousins, nieces, nephews and godchildren.  It is through their eyes and conversations that I continue
to grow as a person, laugh until my belly hurts and feel the unconditional love from others.

 I am thankful for my friends.  They listen to my worries, frustrations and dreams without judgement.  They have honest conversations and take the time out of their busy schedules to grab a cup of coffee, go out to dinner or just talk on the phone.

 I am grateful for my many blessings such as my freedom, wonderful home, a job I enjoy, and my health.

 I am thankful for the amazing professionals and colleagues at both of my schools.  Their dedication, commitment, passion and collaboration make our schools great.  I am grateful for their willingness to teach and understand the “whole child” and for the countless hours of their planning and preparation outside of our school day.  Thanks for pushing and 
challenging me, as I have become a better principal through those conversations.

From some of our students and staff:

 I’m thankful knowing that when I arrive to work in the morning, I get to spend the day in the presence of such wonderful 
people—little and big alike.  –Mrs. Knott-Garon

 I am thankful for being happy because it makes me feel good. -Avery B.

 I am thankful for my family because they support me and give me warmth and love.  -Allie N.

 I am thankful for my great teacher because she challenges me and is super nice.  -Vanessa F.

 I am thankful for field hockey because it is lots of fun to play.  – Skyler L.

 I am thankful for sports that keep me active and energetic.  -Carter M.

 I am thankful for swimming because you can go underwater. -Katelyn I.

 I am thankful for my friends because without friends I would be very sad and lonely.  -Nick G.

 I am thankful for learning new things because I always want to learn something new.  -Mia D.

 I am thankful for frogs because they get rid of bugs. -Colin V.

 I am thankful for books so I can read and learn.  -Zeke W.

 I am thankful for all the animals that live around us, especially squirrels and chipmunks.  -Tucker M.

 I am thankful for my loving family, my great colleagues, and my wonderful students.   -Mrs. Doucette

 I am thankful for my wonderful family, friends, dog and health.  –Mrs. Sawicki

 Thanks and gratitude for my loving family and dear friends- Ms Plante- Renaud

 I am thankful for my wonderful family, good friends and our students here at NHCS! –Mrs. Morrison

 I am thankful for the sun. - Ethan P. and Connelly

 I am thankful for my mom. - Ryan B. 

 I am thankful for the park. - Lillyan

 I am thankful for eating pumpkin pie with my family. - Katie

 I am thankful for my family, students, and friends. -Mrs. Sidwell

 I am thankful for my amazing and supporting family, my friends, and for my outstanding students. - Ms. Rainie

 I am thankful for the beautiful Lakes Region where I teach, coach, work and play! –Mrs. Frost

 I am thankful for my family. –Hannah B. 

 I am thankful for the people in my family.  –Arianna B.

 I am thankful for my house. –Evan B.

 I am thankful for freedom and food on the table. –Tobias E.

 I am thankful for all my teachers, especially Mrs. Acheson, and my family. – Katelyn C.

 I am thankful for my family and friends. –Evan F. 

 I am thankful for clean air to breathe. –Dylan H.

 I am thankful for my wonderful family. –Chloe J. 

 I am thankful for food and family. –Evelyn O.

 I am thankful for having a good place to learn. – Cailyn R. 

 I am thankful for our freedom. – Benjamin S.

 Be thankful for what you have, because others are less fortunate. – Kylee S.

 I am thankful for being fed. –Owen W.

 I am thankful for the kindness of others.  –Dominick W. 

 My nephew Max- he's a big part of my life. I am thankful for working with the fourth grade- they are tops!" – Ms. Ayers 

 I am enormously thankful for my beautiful children, loving wife and friendly co-workers.  I am filled with thanks for my 
fantastic fourth graders and Ms. Ayers- fourth grade rules! –Mr. McCann  

 I am thankful for living where I do...in a beautiful home surrounded by the beauty of the mountains and lakes. –Mrs. Troup

 Cameron is thankful for his teacher.

 I am thankful for my friends.  –Ava

 I am thankful for friends. –Emmie

 Edward is thankful for koalas. 

 Grayson is thankful for boats.

 Joshua is thankful to be at this school.

 I am grateful for my family.  -Mabel

 Emma is thankful for kittens.

 Shaun is thankful for school.

 Joseph is thankful for friends.

 Keegan is thankful to study about dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

 Elaina is thankful for Ms. Conway.

 Lillian is thankful for her family.

 Ms. Conway is thankful for my wonderful mom and dad, Bren, Bridge and friends.

I hope you enjoyed our thoughts.  I hope you have a great Thanksgiving holiday!