We did it! CWC West Valley celebrated its FIRST DAY EVER on Monday, August 24th, 2020. It’s a day that I will forever remember.
As most people know, this summer was spent in planning and more planning. At times it has felt like a roller coaster– just when we thought we had it all figured out, things changed. I woke up early Monday morning excited for our Opening Ceremony, only to receive a text at 6:00 am from my Business Manager letting me know that Zoom was having an issue. Of course it was! But over the next hour, our team did what it always does. They remained calm, jumped in to help, worked together quickly to problem solve various solutions, laughed (sometimes that’s all you can do!), put on their Superhero costumes and faced the day. In that moment it felt like I couldn’t have chosen a better theme for our Opening Ceremony- Superheroes!
Our entire staff showed up to Day 1 of school dressed as Superheroes. Why? Because they are and because we hoped the theme would resonate with our youngest students– our four, five and six year olds, many of whom are starting school for the very first time under extraordinary circumstances.
A superhero is someone who possesses abilities beyond those of ordinary people, who use their powers to help the world become a better place. And, that’s exactly what we do here at CWC. We learn about who we are, what our unique gifts are and how we can make a difference in the world. We train hard each and every day to become the best version of ourselves and to be change makers.
Each and every one of us has a unique gift, a power that makes us a Superhero. And not just one gift, but many. Sometimes we know what our gifts are but usually we need help discovering them and then learning how to use them for good– to make the world a better place.
Our teaching staff spent the week sharing their superhero power with students! And during the school year, they will work with students to discover their superpowers and to create new ones too! This year they will learn how to:
- Make friends
- Be patient and kind
- Try new things
- Not give up, even when something is really, really hard
- Stand up for others
- Become strong readers and writes
- Create expressive art and make music
- Take care of your bodies to be healthy and move
And SO much more!
Our first day of school was dedicated to ALL the superheroes in the world; our teachers, our parents, and all the helpers that work so hard each and every day to keep us safe and make the world a better place.