Thursday
May192016

It’s a wrap! Summer is here!

The 2015-2016 school year has come to a close with cheers, good byes, smiles, tears, and of course celebrations galore.  How quickly 180 days pass, learning happens, and children grow.  And what a joy it is to be a part of this very special school!

Our campus will be filled with day campers for seven weeks this summer, landscapers laying sod on the field and tending to the glorious campus, vendors working on projects headed by our multi-talented head custodian and maintenance manager, staff prepping classrooms and curriculum for the 2016-17 academic year, and visitors seeking just the right learning environment for their children.  So while the campus is quieter and less populated, there is still that buzzing all around that is the sound of TLC @ the Woods.

Here’s to a summer of family times, be they simple like a hose sprinkler in the back yard or a family adventure out west.  As a child my fondest summer memories were on Lake Dalhousie in Canada, learning to fish with my Dad and water ski on the lake.  We would drive all night from Pennsylvania crossing into Canada through Gananoque at the Thousand Islands, stopping at a truck stop to drink coffee and eat donuts, a double treat for a young child.  The cabins we stayed in had no AC and no running water for many years, but I thought we were at the Ritz.  I had a freedom there that still resonates with me.  My mom and dad were relaxed and so were their rules as to getting up in the morning and going to bed each night.  And we got to drink soda, which for us was a mega event. 

I hope for each of our families a summer of soda and lemonade, cookouts and crafts, outdoor and indoor happenings that create the precious memories of childhood.  That is what summer is for- recharge, reconnect, rejuvenate and return to the Woods in August, ready to rumble!

Well, what are you waiting for???????????????? 

Judy Thigpen

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