Today is the last day of the 2016-17 School year at OPA and on behalf of my entire staff, we would like to say Thank You! The students, teachers and support staff have worked hard to celebrate student success as well as impart the importance of lifetime learning. I am so proud of the academic and citizenship opportunities we have provided for students to serve their communities, lead in their classrooms and utilize their new understandings of the world. Our students have been given the opportunity to become global citizens that appreciate what it means to be alive and lead us into the future.
Thank you for trusting us with your students' learning, leadership and growth in the 2016-17 school year. You, as parents and guardians have been a tremendous support in your child's success! The homework and reading minutes aid, the pick up and drop off, the hours of volunteer support, the OPAPO and cultural celebrations, club and sport support, and the field trip and adventure support are a few examples of all you do to build whole and complete students for the future. There are ups and downs and there always will be but we have enjoyed this rollercoaster and want to thank you for letting us be a part of it!
Take a break, and we will too! I will keep you posted this summer on available student activities, upcoming fall dates and deadlines, and class lists. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you next year! Have a great summer and enjoy the rides!