The Home of the Sharks
A message from our Principal:
January 13, 2016
Happy New Year to everyone in our East School community! I hope you all had a restful break and have returned to school ready to participate with renewed energy. I want to thank everyone for the many thoughtful gifts, cards, and expressions of appreciation that the office staff and I received during the weeks preceding the holiday break. What a very caring and appreciative community we have – thank you all so very much!
During the recent winter break, I found myself writing our family’s traditional holiday letter. In the course of filing it away, I discovered the letters I had written for the past many years. It was wonderful to sit down and enjoy reading a virtual history of our family. I was reminded that the act of writing things down not only memorializes them, but also allows our children to see the value of the written word. A child
who grows up in a family where writing is valued is more likely to come to appreciate it. Whether it is through keeping a journal, writing letters to family members, jotting down memories to give to your childre
n, or making lists of important things you and your children want to learn how to do, you will be doing yourself and your family a favor by insuring that this time in your life will not be forgotten. May the new year bring you many opportunities to make, and record, lasting memories with your children.
During the weeks leading up to the break, the 5th Grade Student Leadership Council sponsored a Food/Toy Drive to benefit the families of Torrington. Collected were 687 food items and 364 toys! Thank You, East School Families!
Additionally, the students in Grade One teamed up with 4th graders to host a clothing drive. Among the items collected were: 63 winter coats, 55 pairs of mittens, 60 sweatshirts, 82 hats, 26 scarves, 7 pairs of boots, 7 pairs of snowpants, 30 pairs of socks, and 5 pairs of shoes! Way to go, East School!