South Loop Families,
As we close out 2021 and look ahead to beginning a new year in 2022, we wanted to take a moment to articulate how proud we are of the South Loop Elementary School community. Throughout a Fall semester unlike any one of us had experienced before, we have remained as safe as possible, while also finding new ways to be creative in bringing some sense of normalcy for our students.
One day I hope we all get to a place where time can slow down for a bit and allow us to truly process all we have been through, from the onslaught of covid, the civil unrest that impacted our communities, and the return to school amidst many unknowns. But through it all, whether by finding ways to upload positive pictures for friends and classmates, hosting virtual dances and activities, or by finding creative ways to volunteer during lockdowns, the SLES community has simply refused to let our many challenges define us and instead banded together to do whatever possible for the students and staff that make our school so special.
On that note, we ask ourselves and each of you to find gratitude in the coming holiday season. This year has made us all stronger as we persevered through the unimaginable, and we should all be grateful to ourselves and those around us for the positive, uplifting efforts made through the midst of so many struggles.
Going into 2022, it’s our hope that we all strive to find ways to continue to support each other and to lead with kindness. Wishing you and your loved ones a warm and joyful holiday season.
“Gratitude is one of the strongest and most transformative states of being. It shifts your perspective from lack to abundance and allows you to focus on the good in your life, which in turn pulls more goodness into your reality.” – Jen Sincero