We are thankful | GUEST OPINION

Leaves are falling, the grounds are frosty, the air is cool, we see children bundled up, football season well underway, and the beginning signs of fall and winter plays and holiday band and choir concerts preparing...all the signs of the Fall season.  It’s a time of year when everyone comes together, a time when we reflect and remember all that we are thankful for.  We think of what we are blessed with and show thanks to one another.

The things we are thankful for from the Marysville School District are not objects, not things you can touch, but rather what we can see and feel.  It is the people who we consider our valued partners; our students, families, district leaders, teachers, support staff, school volunteers and our community.

We feel blessed each day when we think of all the partners who contribute to the success of all students.  Our whole community, all the engagements we participate in, and the gratitude we have goes without being said, and cannot be accurately depicted in words.  Actions always speak louder than words, and everyone who contributes to the success of every child is so appreciated.

We rely on the interactions and the relationships that are built as they contribute to every child’s success, the children of our future, and the future of our community.

Everywhere that we turn we face each other at the grocery store, school events, church and in all those places we see a child’s face.  A child who relies on us to be committed to their future.  We all, as partners, show our children, our students, our youth and future leaders that they do matter to us.

We are grateful for every partnership, our whole community that comes together, and the efforts that are put forth for every child, every day.

Wendy Fryberg, of the Marysville School District Board of Directors, can be contacted via email at Wendy_fryberg@msvl.k12.wa.us.


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