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Hi all,

As we head into the Thanksgiving break, I am writing to thank you profusely for all you do to make our school great. I know with my parent hat on that this unique time in our world has meant a lot more heavy lifting for parents of school-age kids. Thank you for your patience, your partnership, and for generously investing in our school and community.

I want to especially thank our Annual Giving Team for working so hard in the midst of a global pandemic, the resulting community suffering and economic fallout to raise more than we do typically in our Annual Giving Drive. Thank you so much to Jen Bledsoe, Larchmont’s Director of Community Engagement and Giving and to Rich Rogers and his team at Fairfax, to Alisa Strathern and Evan Salama and their team at Hollygrove, to Mia Marano, Stephen Matloff, and Jessica Hazelton and their team at Selma and to Scott Gray and Stu Smith and their team at LFP. We’re eternally grateful for your dedication and drive to raise needed funds for our school despite the tremendous challenges this year.

This is a time when we know everyone is stretched and many are really struggling – both adults and kids. This season is all about giving thanks and studies show gratitude has a powerful effect on people’s happiness – something we could all benefit from right now. This article speaks to the effects and how to cultivate more gratitude.

I hope your family is able to have some time away from work and school to rest, give thanks and enjoy being together. Wishing all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Please stay healthy and safe.

Warmly and Gratefully,

Amy Held

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