Liebe TCGIS Schüler, Familien und Freunde!
Dear TCGIS Students, Families and Friends,
Herzlich Willkommen zurück! Welcome back, and welcome to our kindergarteners and their families and others of you who are new to this community as I am. For all of us, how good it will be to be back—still masked—but back in person after an extraordinarily challenging year+ apart, and back to this beautifully transformed space that has been waiting for us as we have learned, taught, and missed one another from our homes. And while it is tempting to think of getting back to ‘normal,’ like our school building, we are also transformed by what we have experienced. We have all experienced loss—of time together, livelihoods, or loved ones. Our experiences have made us more grateful, nimble, resilient, and insightful, and perhaps more anxious and cautious than we were before. Our in-person learning will be changed as a result of all of these things. I urge us all to be gentle to ourselves and others as we come back.
In my short time here I have already seen the many ways in which our school values of Curiosity, Kindness, Challenge and Support, Community, and Intercultural Engagement are lived out and can see how vital they will be in the year ahead. We are uniquely situated at TCGIS to explore the ways the past year has changed other parts of the world as well, and to expand our vocabulary in two languages to reflect our deepened empathy and desire to live our values.
I am so excited and grateful to be here at TCGIS and look forward to working with and supporting all of you in the creative and important work we do together.
Gemeinsam sind wir stark! / Together we are strong!
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