Dear Pleasant Lane Families:
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I hope this letter finds you enjoying time with your family during the warm summer months. As with every new school year, we are excited about the many challenges we will encounter and the opportunity to provide the highest quality education possible for our children. Our teachers have been busy with family events and taking many opportunities to engage in professional development in order to meet the needs of all of our students when school begins in August.
We’ve been very busy this summer having new playground equipment installed, painting the building, securing new furniture for the classrooms as well as many other updates! We can’t wait for the students to return to school so we can get back to doing what we love best-- working with kids!
I look forward to becoming reacquainted with all the Pleasant Lane families and continuing to work together in a collaborative fashion toward the common goal of providing our students with the best education possible.
I dreamt I stood in a studio,
And watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a young child,
And they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher—the tools she used,
Were books, music, and art.
The other, a parent—working with a guiding hand,
And a gentle loving heart.
Day after day, the teacher toiled
With a touch that was deft and sure.
While the parent labored by her side,
And polished and smoothed it o’er.
And when at last, their task was done,
They were proud of what they had wrought.
For the things they had molded into the child,
Could neither be sold nor bought.
And each agreed they would have failed
If each had worked alone,
For behind the teacher stood the school,
And behind the parent, the home.