We’ve reached the end of what can best be described as a very heavy week. Our usual Friday greeting of Shabbat Shalom feels incredibly prescient today. I hope that you are able to find some rest and peace this weekend. While that may seem nearly impossible, it is important to take a moment to rejuvenate ourselves as the struggle continues. Our children need us to be there for them, to model resilience as well as the ability to carry hard things while being our best selves. Take some time this weekend to enjoy their sheer presence. Take joy in their joy. Find happiness in their happiness.
Today is a state wide PD day. All of our teachers will be attending the Fall Educator’s Conference hosted be the Northwest Association of Independent School. Monday is a fall break for everyone, and we will see you again on Tuesday.
We are incredibly grateful for every member of our JDS community. Enjoy some peace and rest this weekend.