Hello Phoenix Families,

You, your children, your families, and your relationships are more important than anything else at this time. Our staff would like to extend their gratitude for your enthusiastic participation in the first formal week of Remote Learning. It brings us great joy to interact with the students and continue to see them learn and grow.

We have been able to get devices out to many families with the final deployment coming early next week.

Today is Holy Thursday, the commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, when he established the sacrament of Holy Communion prior to his arrest and crucifixion. We wish you a restful holiday and many Easter Blessings.

As we journey and navigate this new reality together, there are many challenges, but there is also HOPE.

What if………What if instead of falling “behind”, this group of kids are ADVANCED because of this?

What if they have more empathy, they enjoy family connection, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read, they love to express themselves in writing.

What if they enjoy the simple things, like their own backyard and sitting near a window in the quiet.

What if they notice the birds and the dates the different flowers emerge, and the calming renewal of a gentle rain shower?

What if this generation are the ones to learn to cook, organize their space, do their laundry, and keep a well run home?

What if they learn to stretch a dollar and to live with less?

What if they learn to plan shopping trips and meals at home.

What if they learn the value of eating together as a family and finding the good to share in the small delights of the everyday?

What if they are the ones to place great value on our teachers and educational professionals, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential support workers like truck drivers, grocers, cashiers, custodians, logistics, and health care workers and their supporting staff, just to name a few of the millions taking care of us right now while we are sheltered in place?

What if among these children, a great leader emerges who had the benefit of a slower pace and a simpler life to truly learn what really matters in this life?

What if they are AHEAD?

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The St. Anne School Staff are thinking of you all…….