Message from the Superintendent December 2013

Message from our Superintendent, December 2013

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

At this holiday time of the year it is easy to get caught up in gift giving, meal preparations and travel plans so that we lose the very essence of the Christmas celebration which is to take the time to appreciate all of the blessings in our lives, and especially our family and friends.  I want to take this opportunity to thank each of you for all you do every day for the students and families in our Hartford Public Schools.  I want to thank you for all the blessings you have been to our students in small and big ways.  Know that I am grateful to each of you for your silent victories both in and out of our classrooms.  

Last year at this time we were just hearing about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  This weekend we will mark the one year anniversary of that sorrowful day.  I encourage each of you to memorialize the day by doing what the families of the victims have asked us all to do- spend the day, if not the season, doing acts of kindness for each other.  This is my message to all of you for this 2013 holiday season.  Share a smile, say a kind word to a stranger and extend a hand today and through the entire New Year.

Happy holidays!

Your Superintendent,
Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto

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