A Message From Administration- Thermometer or Thermostat?
The considerable temperature swings over the last few weeks, coupled with the promise of sunnier Spring days ahead, reminded me of an article I recently read outlining the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat.
Whereas a thermometer simply reacts, a thermostat both reacts and responds to the conditions we choose to set. The former reads the room, while the latter reads the room and adjusts to the environment we want. As we continue to work our way through COVID-19 and the many other challenges facing the world, we are invited to determine which device we wish to resemble.
We cannot avoid the circumstances we have collectively found ourselves in; however, we have a choice as to how we will respond. In our relationships at school and home, we can choose to simply react, or we can attempt to both react and create circumstances that improve the lives of those we care about.
There are many things we cannot control. We cannot control what other people say, do, think; yet we can control what we say, how we say it, and how we act in response to the conditions around us.
Current obstacles remain; however, we are nearer to the finish line. It bears repeating that we are proud of our resilient and hardworking students. With four months remaining in a very interesting school year, I encourage all of us to resemble a thermostat and make the most of the challenges and opportunities ahead.
For better or worse, restrictions in our province are being lifted. We will continue to set the right balance in fostering a safe, caring, and rewarding Faith Community. Your generosity, flexibility, patience, and understanding continue to be needed and appreciated.
Please enjoy the last weekend of February as we March into Spring.
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