April showers bring May flowers,
That is what they say.
But if all the showers turned to flowers,
We’d have quite a colorful day!*
Dear Memorial Families,
Let me begin by thanking YOU for all you are doing to support your children each day! In my lifetime, school has never been canceled, but we are doing great things and everything we are learning together will benefit us in the future. I feel that we have become successful pioneers navigating a new frontier - TOGETHER as a TEAM!
I chose the saying above as a reminder that a period of rain - in this case, COVID-19, can bring about a period of happiness and beauty afterward. I know we all hope to see an abundance of flowers in May, and flowers can also be a symbol for hope, growth and a new life. “April showers bring May flowers” is a lesson in patience and we will persevere during this shower of uncertainty. Out of every challenge comes a victory - please stay positive, strong and healthy. We will look this difficult situation straight in the eye and conquer our challenges together. WE ARE MEMORIAL! WE ARE A GREAT TEAM!!!
*This saying was written in two different ways - 1476 by Geoffrey Chaucer in his Canterbury Tales AND in 1557 by Thomas Tusser in his poem, “Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry”