A Note from the Principal
November is the start of a very busy time of the year. Thanksgiving is coming up and Christmas will be right on its tail. In this season of Thanksgiving, we have so many things to be thankful for; we have been blessed in so many ways. Thanksgiving is not just about turkey and stuffing but also about instilling gratitude into our daily lives and the lives of our children. Harvard Medical School has researched gratitude and says, “In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.” The Bible tells us to, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 God knows what is good for us. Being thankful is one of those good things.
I thank God for many things this season, but especially for:
Our wonderful students and families. Our students have already accomplished so much this year and work hard each day! We have read a record number of books for our Meijer Accelerated Reader Program, over 2,500 so far!
Great Christian teachers who love our students well and teach them about the Bible and having a personal relationship with God and about the necessary academics too.
Veterans who have served our country and service men and women who are actively serving.
The opportunity to share our blessings with others through collecting items for Operation Christmas Child and hats and mittens for the Shepherd Community Center right here in Indianapolis.
Cooler weather, changing leaves and pumpkin everything!