Teacher Appreciation Week
Dear Titan Families,
I was recently on a Zoom conference with administrators from all over the world. One of the presenters gave us this quote, and I thought it was so appropriate for the times we are living through. For Tolkien fans this may be familiar since it comes from his writings:
“Frodo: I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
The presenter added this next sentence to that quote which, interestingly enough I can’t find this line on the internet, but still think it is appropriate.
“There are other forces at work in this world besides the will of evil.”
As Christians, we know that God is still on His throne, and even though the world doesn’t always reflect His mercy and love, we know that He is unchanging even in the midst of such turmoil.
As most of you are aware, the governor of North Carolina closed the public schools for the remainder of the school year. Although private schools do not fall under this mandate in particular, we do have to adhere to the “under 10 people in groups” mandate, so our students will also remain at home. In addition, the guidelines concerning hours in school and testing for non-public schools have not been waived by the General Assembly for the 2019-2020 school year. That is being voted on in the NC Assembly this week. I assume those mandates will be waived for the current school year, but I will let you know what the Assembly decides. The administrative team is busy planning how the school year will end. I hope to share details before the end of the week.
Next week, May 4-8, is Teacher Appreciation Week. Usually, our teachers are showered with many gifts and notes expressing appreciation for the year. Like everything else, this year will look different. The administrative team has planned some special ways to show our appreciation, but we would like to ask you to join us. I am sure you can put your creativity to work as a family and come up with some great ways to show appreciation from a distance. If your family would like to make a short video using your phone, we ask that you send that to Mrs. Pringle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Chandler will put them together for a wonderful video to be shared on social media platforms.
As details are developed, I will send information out about returning TBCA materials to us, graduation plans, and other important end-of-the-year activities. Until then, hang in there! Just a few more weeks of lessons, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief and know that “a job has been well done!” Continue to pray for the staff as well as for each other. I know many friends will be glad to see each other in August!