Message from the Director – Thanksgiving

Message from the Director – Thanksgiving

Dear Parents,

As November comes to an end and winter begins to bring its cold weather upon us, we are beginning to see the rise of Covid cases, especially among the younger students.

We have had one incident with two classes involved and thanks to the rapid and collaborative communication with the parents involved we were able to make quick decisions to contain the situation. As of now, our classes are running with normality, and we will be at full capacity once again next week. Please continue to be vigilant at home and outside during this time and co side the safety and security of our community.

Now on to better news, our DECA students just returned from Boston where they participated in a leadership conference.  I believe we are the first students from Spain to travel to the United States since the lifting of the ban to enter. MUN has been meeting and preparing to compete in the Spring and the Math club is also returning and will be competing as well. As you can see, despite the situation we find ourselves in the world, we will always strive to provide the best options for our children.

Today marks another important day with our 12th grade presentation of their Extended Essay.   The extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper. You would be amazed by the work our students produce over the course of their education at ASB and we celebrate this moment by having a ceremony to recognize their accomplishments. 

The end of this month we celebrate Thanksgiving which has always been one of my favorite holidays because it encourages one to slow down, reflect, enjoy time with friends and family, and appreciate all of the good things in our lives.

These past two years have been incredibly challenging and we have all felt discouraged, burned out, or ineffective at one point or another. Teaching, at its heart, is a selfless profession and when you truly want the best for your students, it’s easy to become overly focused on the things that you want to change or outcomes you want to achieve while forgetting to be grateful for what you already have and for what you already have done. 

It means the world to me to work with an education community of like-minded teachers, parents, administrators, and Board members who are committed to helping students excel to reach their highest potential.

Thank you for your support and Happy Thanksgiving.