Letters From The Principal

2020 is coming to an end, and I can’t help but reflect on a movie released back in 2015. Inside Out portrayed so many lessons, but one that sticks out is bad things will happen, hard decisions need to be made. Sometimes they are necessary, so bigger things can come from it. Life is full of things that you will look at as the worst or most challenging thing in your life. Years later, you realize you needed them to move forward. 
 
As 2020 comes to an end, I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to all who help make P224Q an amazing place to be, whether remote or in person. We are a community with many gifts and talents that we share daily with one another and, most importantly, our students. From the classroom to our living rooms and all points in-between, our collective efforts to raise the whole child are filled with passion, commitment, and a willingness to make decisions that may be hard in the present and have a positive and lasting influence in the future for all.
 
Parents, of course, are such a critical part of all we hope to accomplish on behalf of our students. I am grateful to you for masterfully doing one of the most challenging, most rewarding, and joyous job of all. Thank you for entrusting us with your most precious gift. I am grateful to our wonderful, talented, creative, inquisitive, optimistic, resourceful, and resilient students. Often, they make us laugh, sometimes they make us cry, but always they make us think. Most of all, they make us better.
 
In the spirit of this holiday season, I want to extend my thanks to all of you for everything you do for our school and our students. During this time, I am reminded of my good fortune to serve as the proud principal of P224Q. Indeed, my career as a public-school educator has afforded me vast, varied, and richly rewarding opportunities to teach and learn from young people.
 
Of course, I believe the faces of our children best express the true meaning of this holiday season. They radiate a sense of unbridled enthusiasm, untainted hope, and unabashed joy for life and the opportunities that await them. To the parents and staff of the P224 community, please have a safe, healthy, and joyous holiday season.
 
 
Respectfully,
 

Desmond Park