With the ongoing potential for severe weather this spring, we would like to remind everyone of our severe weather procedures.
Philosopher and poet Mark Nepo said "I'm no longer searching; just opening."
As a school, we are not searching. We know we exist as a ministry to further God's Kingdom. We know our mission, our vision, our core values. We know our history, our tradition. While we are refining and refreshing and ultimately opening, we are not searching.
As humans, we’ve made belonging more complicated than God ever intended. With Jesus, we all belong, all the time. And if we continually seek to allow Jesus to be the driving force in our lives, when it comes to who should be allowed in our circles, we only have one rule: love one another. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today let us remember the justice that love demands.
What happened to all the crafts? For a long time, paper-plate cut outs and googly eyes ruled the preschool classroom, and in many places, still do. The Day School strives to balance the more crafty, product-centered art with lots of meaningful process-art experiences for our little learners. We are passionate about the value it adds to their school experience. Read more for a full explanation!
I find it's easy for humans to ignore social issues when we don't come face to face with them. Maybe we hear snippets of things about this or that, but because we don't see it in daily life, we are not too concerned. Honestly, that's how I felt about racism until the shocking day I witnessed it first hand. The family photo you see (from last Thanksgiving), represents another moment in time that altered my awareness - the day (or days, rather) that my nephews and niece became part of our family. I never thought very critically about the story of Thanksgiving until I realized these precious Native American children are (and will be) hearing this story in classrooms throughout their upbringing. Classrooms are predominantly white, where the story of Thanksgiving we all learned growing up, and often continue to teach, is typically presented from a white worldview that isn't entirely accurate.