To our KES Community,
The following announcement was made today during morning announcements. Your children embody the great American spirit and I am so fortunate that I get to spend each day with them, but most especially on a somber day such as today.
Good morning staff, boys, and girls. Today is September 11th which is now known as Remembrance Day. It is a day to reflect on the events that took place in 2001, way before you munchkins were born and I know it is a day your parents will remember. No one would want to revisit that sad day however I for one would revisit the days after as they were a great show of our 6C’s, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Citizenship, Creativity and most of all Compassion. Those days were filled with care, kindness, love, and the great American spirit. People went out of their way to help each other, especially our first responders, fire fighters, police officers, EMT’s and many other volunteers. Strangers hugged each other, helped each other, and rallied together as American citizens. The days after 9-11 were ones of great hope and citizenship. Mr. Rogers, who was a part of one of my favorite childhood shows said, “When I see frightening things, my mom always told me to look for the doers, the helpers. They are always there. You just have to look for them.” So boys and girls in honor of 9-11 and the days after, remember to be a doer. Help others, show compassion and kindness, and most of all hold your head up high, proud to be an American. I now ask that together as a KES community we share a moment of silence.
Thank you for sharing your children with me each day.