Happy December Sewell Sabercat Families,
As I continue my ninth year of serving this wonderful community, I am grateful for the outstanding staff, supportive families, and of course the reason we come to school every day your children. Working in an elementary school during the winter holidays is especially rewarding. Seeing the many seasonal and multicultural projects students work on as well as the festive atmosphere make every day a joy.
On December 6 we had our annual winter OMA performance. It was especially touching and heartwarming to see our community gather again to celebrate through music and song the season. I want to thank our Arts Integration Specialist (AIS), Jodi Darling to show what she and your children have been working on this quarter. The students did a fantastic job, and it was evident they truly enjoyed performing as much as the audience enjoyed watching and listening. I also want to thank Mr. Honecker, our band teacher and Ms. Grosvenor, our orchestra teacher for their part in the performance . Sewell’s strong OMA gold program is one of the things that makes our school stand out.
While seeing the families gather that night was an encouraging sign that we continue to return to a healthy in person learning experience for your children. I see that students have a deeper appreciation and understanding of learning together and valuing relationships with teachers, staff, and one another. Even though we are not completely back to earlier times our students have shown resilience and flexibility, they are inspirational.
Finally, I want to wish our families and community a happy holiday season. However, you enjoy and celebrate this time I hope you’re healthy and happy. I look forward to a continued year of learning and community.
My best wishes to you all,
Rob Jewett, Principal