Message from the Director
Gratitude is a virtue. It’s something we strive to integrate into our lives, as well as cultivate in our children. Beyond the pursuit of moral excellence, gratitude is a value that can produce substantial pay off. Studies have linked it to physical and psychological well-being, including improved sleep and self-esteem. For example, when we are grateful we are able to escape the comparison trap. Instead, our hearts become full as we recognize our own blessings.
For me, gratitude does not always come naturally, and so giving thanks has to be a very intentional practice on my part. When I walk into our school each morning, however, it truly isn’t hard to feel grateful. I see happy children, invested teachers, and programs that are flourishing. I am extremely grateful for the community that is being nurtured and grown at our school, and for the role you play in creating this environment!
In this season of thanksgiving, I want to offer our Destiny families a sincere thank you for loaning your children to us for a few hours a day, and for donating your time, talent, and sometimes household goods. But mostly, I want to thank you for the beautiful culture that you take part in creating at our school, and for the thoughtfulness and kindness shown to staff and to one another. This is not something that can be produced or contrived, it’s something that comes from the heart. So, thank you and have a very warm and happy Thanksgiving!
Registration Opens Soon
Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is a little more than a month away. Current families can begin the registration process on Friday, January 5th. This provides our families one week to register before opening it to the public on January 12th. All registration can be completed online. If you have questions or would like to talk further with Jennifer or Gloria regarding the registration process or Destiny’s kindergarten program, please email or give us a call. We would be happy to answer any questions you have!
We are so excited to announce the launch of our new Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO)! Our executive board has been formed and meetings have already been underway. PTO’s benefit students, families, and schools alike, and we are so happy for this new and wonderful addition to our school! We are hoping for 100% school participation. Join the PTO today!
Our PTO is sponsoring our very first float in Leesburg’s Annual Christmas Parade. Families can participate in the parade, volunteer to help decorate the float, or donate holiday themed candy. Contact Molly Bogar at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in getting involved or have any questions. More details coming soon!