Principal's Message

Dear Island View Families:

To celebrate this season of giving thanks, our PTA once again created an “I am thankful for” bulletin board in our foyer. Below is a small sampling of your student’s inspiring reflections.

I am thankful for—

  • many teacher names were written
  • good friends
  • silliness (I love this oneJ)
  • my sister
  • my family (a popular entry)
  • the Navy
  • my life

Young children can be simultaneously simple and poignant in their thoughts and words. As I read each of the entries, I realized so many of them are about human connection. Your students value their teachers, their friends, their family members. They find meaning in the people who are helping to shape their lives. That is beautiful to see.  

As we move into the bustling and stressful holiday season, please keep your student’s wisdom in mind. Stay focused on what matters most to you. When you find your stress-level rising, take a break. Sit down and read with your student. Sip some hot chocolate. Be sillyJ.  

I hope you enjoy the holiday season and make warm memories with family and friends.  

Brian Hanrahan, Principal








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