Welcome back, one and all! Our school year is off to a great start. It has been so wonderful to watch the children return, eager to succeed in the classroom and enjoying the company of their friends and teachers. I have also been uplifted by the interactions I have had with you, the parents of these great kids. Your deep sense of caring for your children is inspiring to me.
Unfortunately, mixed in with the joy of the first week of school, was a very sad occurrence. One of our graduates, Pierre Kirkendoll, brother of our Kindergarten Aide, Konstance Kirkendoll, died in Louisiana where he was attending school. He was only 29 years old. Pierre, known for his bright smile and kind heart, will be greatly missed by his many friends, his loving family and the Beechwood Community.