The holiday season begins appropriately with the celebration of Thanksgiving. It’s the one holiday shared by all of us, regardless of background or faith.
Englishman G. K. Chesterton wrote, “When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”
Aimee, John Michael, Bridget, and I are extremely grateful for our blessings and for the privilege of being part of the Linsly family. I’m especially thankful for the opportunity to be a part of your sons' and daughters' education and development. Thank you for entrusting us with your children!
I’m also grateful that our administrative team and faculty care about our students. They take time to know all the students in the classrooms, on the athletic fields, on the stage, volunteering in the community, and in the evenings and on weekends in the dormitory.
Throughout this past year, I’ve shared with various groups the results of our Strategic Planning process and the plans we have to improve our campus facilities and the quality of the education we provide.
We’re grateful that several Linsly alumni have given substantial gifts this year; however, to help us reach our goals, it’s important that all parents participate in the annual fund. I came across a comment by Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, that’s most appropriate. He said, “You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There's another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.”
Let me urge you to make Linsly your charity. Please express your gratitude this Giving Tuesday by giving what you can to help The Linsly School continue to educate and develop your children and the many children who will come to Linsly in the future.
Thank you for your support and past generosity, and best wishes to you and your family for a Happy Thanksgiving!