I am sure you all received the report card for the second trimester. I would like to publically thank the teachers for all the reflection and consideration they give to this process. I am sure you would agree that the teachers’ comments show their knowledge of child development and their craft. I like that the teachers acknowledge the positive attributes of the children and then give them a suggestion on how to continue excelling. Please use the report card as a springboard to have a discussion about celebrating successes and then setting realistic goals for the next trimester. I would be remiss if I did not share how much joy I get from watching your children grow as learners and, most importantly, people.