On Tuesday, May 3rd, for the first time since the COVID-19 Pandemic began, our elementary school community came together to participate in a school assembly. It seems like a rather small development, but it marks another positive step forward as we continue to emerge from the health and safety restrictions that have been required over the past two years. 

Puppets in Education presented a program addressing kindness, including strategies to use if someone is unkind either online or in person. We have collaborated with the Puppets in Education organization many times over the past years, and are one of many schools they have presented in throughout Vermont. Equally as valuable was the opportunity to engage our students in an assembly. This was something they have not been part of at all, or on a very limited basis, over the past two years. It was fantastic to see them have this opportunity and they were amazing representatives of our learning community. Students demonstrated respectful audience skills, while responsibly engaging with the presenters. Most importantly, they learned and had some fun. I am extremely proud of all our students for their positive participation and look forward to continued assembly opportunities for our school. 

Finally, a big thank you to Chris and Andrea Grant from the Bokan Auto Group who generously donated these Puppets In Education performances. Chris and Andrea are parents and Fairfax community members who consistently find ways to provide support to area schools and communities. We are grateful for their ongoing support and their generous donation of these shows. 

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