December is a “Magical’ time in an elementary school. As the month progresses the children (and staff) become more and more excited with talk of Hanukkah, Christmas, and presents; assemblies, relatives, and food; vacations, parties, and all that comes with this wondrous holiday season. And the bulletin boards- simply beautiful!
Walk through Hawley and look in the eyes and see the smiles of our 301 children and over 60 staff members to experience the true miracle that is within each of them. We have chosen to continue to make December a special time of year.
We have focused all month on love and kindness and friendship and sharing. What joy your children bring to us each day. It is important for us to remember that a gift is not measured by its price tag but by the thoughts and feelings and actions and time that come with the gift. The special connection we share with each other is the true gift. Electronics, $200; Designer Clothes, $100; Toys, $50: the gift of ourselves…..PRICELESS!
On behalf of the entire staff of Hawley Elementary School, let me wish you and your family a happy and joyous holiday season.