As I was pondering my reflection for the week, our long-time, incredible English teacher and Department Chair, Becky Stucky, came into my office. I asked what would be a nice topic for a reflection this week. In the words of Becky Stucky, “Hasta la vista, for a week!” While all of our spring break plans change as we get older , the sentiment of enjoying a week off is very thrilling. For whatever reason this year, the beginning of this break, and the need for this break, just seems more exciting and valued. And on a more more important note, the reply I have received from our students and staff has been more about spending time with family and friends than mentioning any destinations.
To place even more emphasis on the importance of friends and family, our community continues to rally around any event in our community where we need to take care of each other. In any crisis, I will always hear from a parent, student, teacher, or staff member, that they are amazed by the love of this community. This is the Westlake we all appreciate!
We hope you enjoy the break. Relax. Take a break from any screens for at least a 12 hour stretch (this is a challenge that has been brought to me by my daughters). Hug on your loved ones. Be safe. Make good decisions. And remember, we are all modeling behaviors for someone who sees us as a major influence. Make some lifetime memories - you may never know what event will become a special family memory. I am including a picture of palm trees because this has become one of our family's favorite lines and memories. I love a great palm tree, love the beach, and beach towns all over the world. When I may not be in the best of moods, my girls will quickly say “maybe daddy needs to find a good palm tree.” Find your palm tree this break!
It's always a great day to be a Chaparral!
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