FROM THE PRINCIPAL
May 2021 Message
Humility of our Community
So many amazing things going on this final month of school! On a national education level, we have Asian Heritage Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, and both Teacher and Classified Staff Appreciation Weeks—just to name a few! All of these different tributes and awareness pieces bring to light our monthly character trait, which is Humility. There are many reasons to be humbled by the many great examples and supports/efforts of the people around us in our lives: in our families, in our neighborhoods, in our school, in our community, and in our nation (U.S. and abroad). Humility also opens our hearts to commune and collaborate with people in our lives who are different from us or share a heritage and perspective that enlarges our capacity to serve, to appreciate, to envision, and to enrich our lives. We also have learned as a Monte Vista Community that it takes all of us, different roles, different outlooks, different voices, to survive, thrive, and elevate in quality of life and community. Through all of our strengths and talents and opportunities for growth and improvement, we all show up differently and authentically, and we support one another and celebrate with one another our milestones, our emergence through challenges, and our refiner’s fire of day-to-day life. What a rich community we are! What a beautiful community we are! How thankful and humbled am I by the needs, growth, value, and voice of each of our families and staff members. Our nest is our success!
With Great Gratitude and love, Dr. Joe Ashby