Welcome back E.A.! I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful summer break. I only have two words I would like to share with you all, and ask you do three things with those words. Take Care! First, I ask you to take care of the students we are entrusted with everyday. As much as we would like to think we know and understand their lives outside of school, we do not. Please take care in how you treat our students. They are children first and foremost. No matter how or when they push your buttons, they do not know any better and it is our duty to teach them. So please, take care of our students. Second, take care of each other. It is so easy to just walk by that classroom or teacher in the hall. Please remember your co-workers have lives outside of school and again we may not know all that is occurring in their life. If you think even for a moment someone is struggling, take care and check in with them and offer an ear or a hug. Please, take care of each other. Lastly, and most importantly, please take care of yourself. We are educators, we are naturally nurturing and caring. We do more for others than we ever do for ourselves. Make time for your guilty pleasures, give yourself some credit, enjoy your families and friends, look for the positives. Take care of yourself first because if you do not, who will take care of us and our students? Take care E.A.! Have an amazing start to the year and if ever you need a hug or ear, know we are here for you.