The theme for this year is "Great Teachers/Staff = Engaged Students".
I am very honoured to be able to address you this year and thank you for the work you do for our kids. We truly appreciate the work you all do. So much of what you do goes unseen as you do it after hours, either at the schools, office or at home. Your spouses and partners have more than once, I'm sure, told you .." enough...come eat with us or come sit with me!" You realize that the profession you have chosen is not 9-5 and not always black and white. Some days are like a symphony and some days are....well...pots and pans and a dog howling, while you have a headache. Some days, life just has a weird sense of humour.
Why we appreciate you is because we realize you have those days, yet you continue on. You smile at our kids, keep our schools and buildings and busses clean, maintained and safe. You teach them in the best way you can. Leave at the end of the day and show up again the next day to do it all again. For that we are truly thankful.
Respectfully and sincerely,
On behalf of the NESD board