Slice of P.I.E. (Partners in Education)
It seems like well more than a month ago since we last saw our Partners in Education at Putnam and Harmar Elementary Schools. As much as we miss seeing the students and their amazing teachers, we are grateful that families are at home together, trying to weather the Coronavirus Pandemic while maintaining a semblance of order concerning education. Homeschooling is probably new to most parents in our community, and we, at Settlers Bank, sympathize because a few of our employees also have school aged children. It has been said, “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” An understatement for sure. So, to all of the virtuous (and exhausted) moms, dads, or grandparents who are in the trenches with the next generation of leaders in our country, we salute you. And teachers, thank you for the extra hard work you’re doing in the unchartered waters of on-line teaching. Our students will be better citizens because of the diligence and creativity you are modeling. The rest of the school year gets shorter every week, so hang in there parents, teachers, and students (who are desperately missing their friends). ‘How much longer?’, we all ask, just like when we were little and on a long car trip with our parents. And how would your mother always respond? “We’re almost there. Just a little longer.” See, mother does know best.