Letter from Principal Beato
Principal's 2nd Quarter Letter
It is hard to believe that the holidays are upon us, and we are already a few weeks into the second quarter. I always feel like second quarter flies by so quickly with Thanksgiving and Christmas break. Please keep the momentum going by encouraging your child to stay focused during the excitement of the holidays, and to be mindful of grades and attendance. Being present and on time is of the upmost importance in order to maximize learning.
As you may already know, a few weeks ago, Representative Andy Levin was at our school and spoke at an assembly. I wanted to share with you something he said as he left that day. After the assembly, he came up to Mrs. Schroll and I and said, “I would have loved to go to high school here—you can tell there is a true sense of community—Mr. Beato, your students are great.” This was evident to Representative Andy Levin even being here a short time. He was absolutely correct. It is evident to me on a daily basis. I feel like one of our points of pride here is our school culture. We want this sense of community and positive school culture to continue to shine. Getting along with others, checking in on each other, supporting each other, and taking pride in our school is something that we must continue to do to keep our school great. I want everyone to know that students matter!
November is one of the times we usually reflect on what we are thankful for. I am thankful for the students, staff and the entire South Lake community. I could not do this job without their support. Along the same lines, last week I was reminded of how a small act of kindness goes a long way. My daughter came home from school waving around a little post it note that said, “You are so nice. Thank you for always helping me.” Apparently, someone put this on her desk. She had no idea who it was from, but she talked about it all night. It made her day—a small post it note, that probably took a few seconds for someone to write, made her feel great. It would be great to reach out to others whom we appreciate, especially the teachers of your children. They put their heart and soul into helping our students. Their day does not end at 3:45 p.m. I witness, first hand, their dedication to your children.
Please remember this and let them know you appreciate them! Whether it is a post it note, a kind email, or a positive comment, a small act of kindness goes a long way. This is my thank you note ----Thank you to our students, parents and staff. I am thankful for all of you. Take care of yourself and each other, and, please ask for help if you need it.