Feeling Grateful

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“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.”
~Maya Angelou

As Thanksgiving nears, the seasons shift and darkness nimbly and imperceptibly lengthens the night’s stride, I find myself reflecting on the past year at Mariposa.


In September we saw the opening of our Community Preschool and the arrival of our new students and their families, October brought with it plenty of warm days for exploring in the meadow, and then there were the November days that just begged to be spent outdoors, soaking up the sun, raking the leaves and rolling down the hills. Now with the time change, cooler weather and the realization that the holiday season, New Year and future are coming toward us faster than ever, I find myself wanting to hold still for a moment and remember the past.

I want to stay in the warm embrace of autumn, listen to the children sing songs about the Autumn Tree, watch as they prepare the garden beds for sleep and enjoy the fragrance of freshly baked bread they kneaded with their hands.

But of course, time will not stand still, so neither will we. We will continue to move forward, dance with the future and create memories that become the stories of our past.  Here at Mariposa, when we think of those stories, we think of you, for you are all a part of the Mariposa Story.

Without you, there would be no Mariposa, and for this we are truly grateful!

Our community is rich with opportunities for giving and feeling grateful and this is a true gift for our children and their future!

So as you gather with friends and family to celebrate this holiday season, please know that we at Mariposa are celebrating you! With your support, you have positively changed the lives of so many of our children and families and for that we are eternally grateful!

Because of you, your generosity and your belief in us, our teachers will continue to inspire independent and insightful thinking; empathy for all beings; a love of meaningful work and cultivate a love of learning in every child.

 Many joys to you and your family at this time and in the year to come!