Today saw the inauguration of a new President and Vice President, and with it the peaceful transfer of power that is foundational to our democracy and the very ideals of America. As President Biden shared, "here's the thing about life. There's no accounting for what fate will deal you. Some days when you need a hand. There are other days when we are called to lend a hand. That's how it has to be. That’s what we do for one another."
This sentiment of unity, togetherness, and care shapes our work at East Prairie every day. It is this spirit and the collective actions it empowers that make our school community one of a kind. Sharing our common humanity and valuing our differences, we learn from, with, and alongside one another each day. This is an extraordinary gift and opportunity that benefits children and adults alike.It is with this in mind that we reiterate our commitment to ensuring that every child, every parent, every family, and every community member feel safe, valued, and included at East Prairie. That we recognize our resolute responsibility to ensure that all children learn at high levels, and have their future opened to any and all possibilities - even those they may not yet see or dream for themselves. All the while, we will continue to openly, earnestly, and collaboratively address the very real challenges and issues facing our school, community, and world.
At East Prairie, we know we are better together! In unity there is not only strength, but kindness, wisdom, and compassion!