June 30th, 2020
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
We have come to the end of an unprecedented academic year. Who would have thought when school was closed on March 13th that life at school would not return to normal for the remainder of 2019-2020 school year? This Covid-19 pandemic will be one to remember for years to come, along with the Berlin Wall coming down in 1989 and the ice storm of 1998, and has affected us across many countries and cultures throughout the world. It has not always been easy but I hope that it has given us a new outlook on life around us and those we hold dear and near. My message to our graduating Class of 2020 was that I truly believe that in life, things happen around us and things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is how we choose to react to these situations and what we choose to make out of them. Life is all about learning, adapting, and converting the struggles that we experience into something we rise above.
It’s hard to believe that another school year has come to an end and although it was cut short, much has been accomplished both in the classroom and on a school-wide level. The students and staff have worked hard and had the opportunity to experience new and rewarding situations on many different levels - academically, culturally, socially, and personally. This would not have been possible without the collaboration and support of the entire school staff, parent volunteers, and the support of you as a community. I am amazed at what was accomplished during our shortened school year at CWA and always feel that the involvement by everyone is what makes our school and community special. The students are very fortunate to have remarkable role models to look up to.
I’d like to thank the entire teaching and support staff for their help, work, and support in navigating these unchartered waters during our shutdown. Many thanks go out to our Governing Board members for their support, our Home & School committee members, and the many volunteers for all of the work that they have done in making CWA a better place for our students and staff to be part of.
I enjoy coming to school each and every day and always count my blessings at how fortunate and proud I am to be associated with such a dedicated school staff and school community in making CWA what it is for our students. Thank you.
Wishing you all a safe, restful, and wonderful summer.
Tony Di Vittori