What an amazing first day of school we are having today! Hopefully many of you were able to join us for our school’s Opening Ceremony this morning. I loved seeing the faces of students and staff filled with joy, excitement, and some nerves, as we kicked-off the year. What a treat to have SFS Staff alumnae, Terry Edeli (my predecessor who was the Head of School for 32 years) and Pamela Myers (our former 1st grade teacher who worked here for 40 years) in attendance. As we met and reconnected with one another, the Community Center came alive with the singing, dancing and celebrating that makes this school so special. (Click here to see some of the sights and sounds of the morning.)
Our faculty worked hard this summer to prepare their classrooms and curriculum so that students can maximize their learning opportunities. Additionally, the Administrative staff had a busy summer coordinating and implementing many tech enhancements, as well as tactical and strategic improvements. Lastly, we made great progress with our California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) Accreditation process (more news to come about this).
As many of you already know, this is an incredibly special year in our school’s history – we are celebrating our 50th year! I feel privileged to be a part of a school community with involved parents, master teachers, a dedicated staff and amazing kids. 50 years after our founders rolled up their sleeves and started to build our 300 Gaven Street home, I am honored to be leading the school in partnership with you.
With deep respect and gratitude,