There are many things I could be writing about this week, but it feels like writing about things other than school safety and the events in Texas seems superfluous. After the shooting in Texas, as when the Sandy Hook tragedy happened in 2012, our role is not to explain to our students about something like a school shooting, but to be ready to help them ask questions and process if they need or want to. We don't bring this information to the students, we prepare for how to talk with them if they come to us in a developmentally way. If teachers find that a majority of the kids in a class are talking about an event like this, they have the discretion to open the discussion up in a developmentally appropriate way, but we never try and explain or diminish terrible events like this. Even as adults it is hard to understand and process these things.

Next week is June already, which means eleven days left of school, including Friday. The last day of school is Monday, June 13, and graduation is Friday, June 10 at the school. It is hard to believe we're at that point, but with the stress of the past year, I think everyone is ready for a break. The Talent Show, Field Day, and other end-of-year activities are on the books. Call us at the school if you have schedule questions.

If you are looking for a way to help out the victims of the Uvalde school shooting, here are some possible ways: