Tuesday, August 04, 2015

A Note From Aline

Winter Break

At a busy, and now sad, time of year, perhaps these small pieces of wisdom can give you a degree of hope and a degree of peace.
Education today, in this particular social period, is assuming truly unlimited importance…education is the best weapon for peace.
An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking: it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to times in which they live.
Establishing a lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
- Maria Montessori, Education and Peace, 1949 (translated by Helen R. Lane)
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mahatma Ghandi
Now stir the first, and close the shutters fast,
Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn
Throws up a steamy column, and the cups,
That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
- William Cowper, The Task, IV, The Winter Evening, 1785
We are all looking forward to time with our families – at home or elsewhere.

Have a wonderful vacation - See you in 2013!


How can we help? Snowflakes for Sandy Hook students - A message of support from the National PTA

The National PTA and the Connecticut PTSA pledge our unwavering support to the Newtown community. In the past few days, we have met with PTA leaders of all of the schools in Newtown, including the Sandy Hook PTA, and community leaders who have requested our help in supporting the families. For those of us who are looking to be of assistance in the aftermath, we share the following project in need of your support: 

Welcome Students to a Winter Wonderland 
When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building. Parent-volunteers are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland with the entire school decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible.
We encourage senders to be as creative as possible, remembering that no two snowflakes are alike.
LMS Families: If your family would like to participate, please send your snowflakes back to school with your child on January 7th.
Classroom teachers will collect the snowflakes and we will send them to the Connecticut

Thank you.


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