Our Hearts are Singing!

Creeker Families,
I think the quote on the painting pictured above says it all–Our Hearts are Singing! That quote is attributed to one of the original founders of Amity Creek, Don Ingram. I’m told he used to say it a lot, and always in reference to the childhood joy he witnessed here at school. As our first week back at Amity comes to a close, our hearts are singing and full of joy!

It’s been a wildly emotional week for all of us here at school as we settle back in. For some of the kiddos this transition has been one of complete joy; and for others it has been somewhat challenging. For some, it’s been both, and this is completely understandable given all the changes we have experienced in the last year. By week’s end I think most have begun to settle in and appreciate our homecoming.

I wanted to reach out to say thank you to all of you for making this transition so smooth and easy for us. First, I want to acknowledge the extraordinary group of parents who showed up on Sunday to help us pull off the impossible–to be ready to go by 7:45am on Monday morning. Do you realize that teachers taught at Northstar until 2:30pm on Friday and then were ready to greet your kiddos on Monday morning here at Amity?! Truly a move of heroic proportions!

Second, I wanted to express deep appreciation for your support with drop-off and pick-up–it has been flawless and that is entirely because of you. Thank you for adjusting to our new routines at the start and the end of the day, you have made this first week so incredibly easy. I can’t thank you enough!

I also wanted to reach out and wish you all a wonderful Spring Break. Whether you’re traveling or just staying home, we wish you a wonderful and joyful week! We’re excited about continuing to rebuild our sense of community now that we are “home”, and we have lots of ideas we can’t wait to share!

Grab and Go Meals
Over the break Grab and Go Meals will be available on Monday, March 22 ONLY from 11:30-12:30 at the following sites and they will be providing a week’s worth of food for free:
*Bend High School
*Mountain View High School
*La Pine High School

Upcoming
March 22-26: No School, Spring Break
April 14-16: Conversations (conferences), No School

See you in the drop-off zone!
Andy