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Finding Hope during Distance Learning

While our individual circumstances may be different, we all have moments (or even days and weeks) filled with struggle.

As I bounce from Zoom meeting to Zoom meeting, participate in webinars on hosting virtual events, respond to emails, interface with prospective families, enhance our website and record videos, every day can feel daunting for me. 

In those moments, I look for hope and find it everywhere. It's easy to find when you calm your mind and be still. 

I find hope in the read-aloud videos our teachers are recording. They are stepping outside their comfort zone to stay connected and help students smile. 

I find hope in the pictures of students and families staying active and having fun. 

I find hope in the birthday parades and Zoom birthday parties. In the PTO Board and Consultative School Board meetings, where parents are willing to help any way they can — even though they're feeling overwhelmed, too. 

There's hope in the beautiful blue sky that surrounds us. There's hope when my almost two-year-old nephew recognizes me on the Zoom family chat. It makes me feel less far away. 

Even though we cannot be together, we are all still connected. And there's so much hope in that. 

Each and every every day we get stronger as a community. I will continue to work tirelessly to hold our community up now and when this is all over.  

Look for the signs of hope this week. It's all around you. And remember this: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13).

In Christ,
Ms. Erin Rucker