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Mrs. Aynesworth

May 8th, 2020

Dear Alamos Families,

     We hope this letter finds you and your family healthy, happy and able to find some Calm in the Chaos! The last several weeks have no doubt been a trying time for families across the globe and will forever be a daunting part of our history. Our children are living the stories that future generations will only read about long after the tragedy has passed. What an amazing opportunity we have to record our experiences as we live life in this historical moment! Our children have the extraordinary invitation to pen to paper their thoughts and feelings about a world event that is literally unfolding all around them. Quite often, when we journal personal experiences, other stories begin to emerge and the writers become the story tellers! Certainly, our world is branded by sadness right now, but there have also been immeasurable moments of hope and healing, reminders of great love and joy and a united effort to heal our land. As we continue to live these moments together, I would encourage you and your family to find calm in the chaos, journal the moments, record the history and tell the story. May the stories of inspiration be the light in the darkness.

     We miss our AES Families so very much. If distance makes the heart grow fonder, than we are more fond of you than we have ever been! We think of you often and are enjoying the visits with students through their Google Classrooms. We continue to be so proud of our staff for going above and beyond to reach our students and connect with them while socially distancing. Mrs. Alvarado and I are in classrooms "virtually" every day and we are amazed at how quickly our students and teachers have bridged home and school learning. We recognize and applaud our parent community for your efforts to support this new endeavor! Thank you for persevering with us and leading the learning at home! If you need any support, please do not hesitate to reach out to your school admin team. We are here to help!

     There have been several requests from our teachers and parents to have our AES school community participate in a car parade through the neighborhood. There is nothing more than we would rather do than drive by and see all of our Alamos Owls. However, TVUSD is abiding by state and federal guidelines restricting gatherings and limiting outings to essential business. We recognize the importance of abiding by all recommendations to support the safety and well being of our school families and staff. AES will not be participating in any kind of parade or social gathering at this time. If the restrictions are lifted, we will certainly reconsider our decision.

     Lastly, thank you for all the inspiring comments you have sent to our staff members. Your emails, notes, texts, and messages have been positive, uplifting and filled with words of appreciation. Many of our staff members are so inspired by the notes they receive from you, that they, in turn, share them with us! It takes a village to raise a child and most certainly a village, to educate one!

     Please be on the look out every Friday for our Friday Flyby video. Our virtual Flag Salute Assembly is just one more way that we can stay close in heart, even though we are far apart!

Fondly,

Mrs. Aynesworth and Mrs. Alvarado