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A Message From Our New Director
Dear University Schools Families and Friends:
It is strange to write a holiday greeting during a pandemic. Finding the right balance of heartfelt cheer, while also recognizing the often surreal lives we are currently living, is tough. I saw a holiday card advertisement with the tagline, "Happiness Cannot be Quarantined," that I thought seemed appropriate. I wish for each Bulldog family that during this season, and as we move into a new (and hopefully better) year, you have moments of peace amid the difficulties, connections with family and friends even if they can’t be in person, and wonderful glimpses of the joy that still surrounds us.
As I reflect on my time at University so far (I can’t believe it’s been almost six months), I am filled with gratitude for the warm welcome our family has received. Although I have only met many of you through email, phone calls, and waves from the drop-off line, you have made an incredibly strange beginning to a new job wonderful. I have learned so much about the type of faculty and staff, family and friends, and students who make up University Schools. I am proud to serve such an amazing group of people.
The next several weeks or months are going to be a challenge for all of us as we navigate remote learning and hopefully a return to in-person learning soon. During the inevitable difficult moments, remember to extend grace to those you interact with and, most importantly, yourself. I deeply believe that we are all doing our best and often that doesn’t feel like enough.
“Thoughts affect your reality — they create an energy and perspective that shape your actions. Positive affirmations can help you adopt a positive mindset and changes in your life. Although there are many things in life we cannot choose, we can always choose new thoughts and perspectives — new ways of thinking and possibilities for the future.” – Unknown
Here’s a link to over a hundred positive affirmations. I know that you embody so many of these things, and sometimes you need to remind yourself that where you are and who you are is exactly right.
Warm wishes for this season and hope for the new year.
Jennifer Weaver, Director
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