As we close the semester and the year, I want to thank all our families for being part of the Eaton community. The staff and administration of Eaton Academy are all very appreciative of the trust and confidence they have shown by placing their children with us.
Needless to say it has been a tumultuous year for all of us. In almost every conversation, I learn about some new problem that has befallen one of our students or their families. The world has been a very worrisome place over the last few months. And yet, here we are… we’ve made it to the end, and now the holidays are upon us with the potential of a better year ahead!
In that light, I want to wish everyone a pleasant holiday season and a happy new year! I hope that our families who celebrate Hanukkah were able to enjoy the Festival of Lights and recharge from the experience. For everyone in the midst of preparations for Christmas, I wish peace and goodwill and I hope that they will be able to have a truly Merry Christmas!
The holidays can be a tense (as well as joyous) time even under the best of circumstances. This year we need to step back, take stock, and appreciate all that we have – even in these difficult times. We all deserve a restful and re-energizing moment before we barrel into 2021.
I urge everyone to exercise care and good judgment over the next two weeks. Please take the necessary steps to care for yourselves and everyone in your family. Wear masks and watch your social distancing when you are out and about. After my surgery, my doctor emphasized how important the simple step of frequent handwashing is in virus prevention. As the new year dawns, it may make sense for our families and our children to be tested.
Again, I want to thank our families for letting us teach their children and for the individual rays of sunshine each of them casts on our school. Here’s wishing that we may all have a Happy New Year!