End of year in Sight

Sharon Elementary School Parents,

I can barely believe that it is May and the end of the school year has come upon us.  I have been looking forward to this month since learning that I would be at Sharon last year.  There are so many fun things going on during May that the days just fly by and before we know it school will be out for the summer.  I am really looking forward to our Day of the Child celebration on May 12th at 6 pm.  Families are invited to come share a fun evening of music and food with us.  I am also really looking forward to the 6th Grade vs. Faculty kickball game.  The stories I hear about it are legendary!


All this looking ahead to things coming up has got me to thinking about what I am missing as I anticipate the future.  Looking ahead and planning for what is coming is critical, and so important to our success.  However, it should never come at the expense of missing out on opportunities now.  The Roman philosopher Seneca said, “True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.”  A more contemporary philosopher, Johnny Depp said it this way, “I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you’re on it.”  And one of my very favorite cartoonists in all the world, Bill Watterson said, “We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.”  These quotes are a good summary of what has been going through my mind.


All of these thoughts focus on one thing: don’t let life pass you by.  We have a few more weeks until school ends and there is still a ton of learning to do.  Please don’t ease up just because the end is in sight.  Help your students love this part of their school journey and enjoy it for what it is.  There are great things happening at Sharon Elementary School every day and I don’t want to miss them because I am looking forward to future events too much.  


Thank you to those of you who participated in our Author’s Fair last month.  It is great to be able to celebrate what these kids have been working on all year and I appreciate that you would take time to come to the school and share with them.  They are fantastic!


A heartfelt “Thank You” also needs to be given to all those who were part of our School Community Council elections.  We are looking forward to a great year with our new council.  If you have issues or concerns please let one of the SCC members know so that we can address it in our monthly meetings.


It has been a wonderful year and I am so pleased with the things that are happening at Sharon.  You have supported your students and our school so well and we are so thankful for the opportunity you give us to work with your children.  We love them and hope they have a wonderful summer!  
Mike Larson