As the school year nears completion, I would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of Fran Cagle. She greets all of us each day with a ready smile, eager to process requests and answer many questions, and always willing to support the children. She helps coordinate and plan events, produce mailings, track attendance, and attend to injuries and illnesses – not to mention the countless ways she makes my work go more smoothly. I am grateful for her effectiveness and warm friendly manner. Everything runs easily as the result of her considerate care for our community members and attention to innumerable details. She has that rare ability to magnify and reflect back the goodness of others, and I see this is a measure of her own inner qualities and genuine regard for and interest in others. We have had a fantastic year at Buckingham Friends School, and I believe she has been an essential piece of that success.
The conclusion of another school year always presents the essential moments when we can each pause to reflect about, celebrate, and thank the many community members that have touched our lives – especially those that will be departing. Saying thank you and goodbye affirms our relationships and all that we have done together while acknowledging our connections to one another. It is important to me that, together, we honor and applaud the many gifts and contributions of these special community members. I sincerely hope that you can join us for our Closing Assembly.