Principal Friesen's Weekly Letter, May 2nd, 2019

Dear Sacajawea Families,

Over the last few weeks, I’ve written two letters in response to tragic terror attacks that have happened around the world and in our own country. Today, I am here once again thinking about the recent events in Sri Lanka and California.

With each one of these hate-filled attacks, I am renewed in my commitment to ensuring our Sacajawea community is a place where every we honor every child and family, no matter our differences. Our identities are rich and diverse, and I want our children to live their experiences with confidence in who they are. Though we have differences, we have many more things in common, and our diversity is a big part of what bonds us as a caring place for children to learn and grow. 

Together, we are continuously learning about each other and ourselves while finding ways to be more inclusive. Sometimes we make mistakes in this endeavor, but if we keep communicating and working together with open hearts and minds, we will be successful in building a place where our children learn compassion, caring, and inclusiveness.

YOU are welcome here!

In Partnership,
Rachel Friesen
Sacajawea Elementary School