November 18th, 2022,
We hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. We have concluded the first trimester of the school year. We know the second trimester will be even better than the first.
Students are currently trying out for basketball. Our basketball season will see us play each school once, with an end-of-the-year tournament. Our 5th and 6th-grade team holds the LUSD trophy from last year and looks to keep the trophy at home at Wicklund.
We look forward to the games, which begin when we return from Thanksgiving break.
Although this week has been a week of minimum days, our staff has had a lot of fun, engaging activities for our students. Our 1st-grade students had a Thanksgiving feast today, and I know many classes are gearing up for a fun, thankful send-off to the break.
We hope your student enjoyed the Ned Mindset Yo-Yo show and has picked up their yo-yo. The Ned Mindset is a growth mindset, reminding students that although they may not be able to achieve something yet, they can work hard and eventually achieve their goals.
As we head into Thanksgiving break, there is much to be thankful for. You may have noticed that I have not been on campus for the last couple of weeks. My wife and I welcomed our fourth child Luke on November 3rd. We are thankful for him and the warm wishes from our school community. I will be back after Thanksgiving break and look forward to seeing all our students and staff again.
I am genuinely thankful and appreciative of our staff and their daily hard work and dedication to ensure our students have a fun, engaging, and rigorous learning experience. I am thankful for our students who strive daily to learn, have fun, and make Wicklund the best school. Finally, I am grateful to you, our school community, for your support to our school, students, and staff. Wicklund truly is the most outstanding school, and that is because of all the people caring for our students and staff. Thank you for all that you do.
We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.