Here is a letter I received from one of my staff members this morning. Remember to give those who serve children a big hug this holiday season. These are the kinds of things that occur
In our public schools each day!
Good morning, Michele -
I just want to share with you something wonderful and heartwarming that happened here at Lemmer today. Today is program day for the first and second graders. One first grade teacher had a little girl show up not wearing her "program best" - I believe she was wearing jeans and a sweatshirt. Of course all the other little girls were dressed "to the nines" and this student felt extremely bad. The teacher, who has daughters of her own, went home and brought back a dress for this student to wear so she would feel better about herself and not stand out from the crowd. A second grade teacher had the same experience with a girl in her class. The girl felt so bad about not being dressed up that she said she had a sore throat and wanted to go home. After talking with her and finding out what the real problem was, this teacher went, on her prep time, to Shopko to BUY this student a dress to wear. I personally am not amazed that these women would do this for their students, because I know them and know what kind of people they are. I do want this to be shared, though, because THIS is what our teachers are like. It's not just about the academics, it's about the love, concern, and caring they show each and every day. These "little things" are NOT the little things they seem to be, because to each of these students, it is a BIG thing, and something they'll remember all their lives.