I got all choked up when I saw E's photo and the importance of the work you are doing with gratitude and mindfulness.
I can't even begin to tell you how this year with you benefited him health wise. Most notably, he has gained weight and looks more healthy. He is less nervous and worried and shows increasing confidence.
Thank you for all your hard work and I am so happy that it is recognized on such a tremendous scale. I am also encouraged at how the School community and VSB both share the enthusiasm of this important work.
It truly has made a positive impact to E and his future!I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. We have had a wonderful summer so far, Eli has been swimming almost every day and playing baseball and tennis. We have also learned the 6 X tables together. And, we just got back from Parksville and Whistler this past week.
All the best,
Words can't express the true meaning of "thank you'. As a parent of a child with autism it means that S is excluded from Birthday parties and play dates with her classmates since a very young age.
The extra kindness and patience you had with S and the rotating play groups you organized for her so she could get to know every student was the first in her school career. She is so blessed that you were her Grade 3 teacher and that you acknowledged her autism as a gift to the class.
Thanks for inviting her O.T. to the class to do S's physical activities with everyone. The friendship bench your class created happiness for her and inclusion. I was so happy to see the photo of S and a few friends sitting on the friendship bench in January smiling in the rain in the school newsletter. It is still on our fridge, and a happy reminder that the school paper does not always have to be about the sports teams or fund raising!
My husband and I have wanted to say thank you for some time for helping J develop more positive social skills this year. We realize he has had a bumpy ride this past month as he does fill us in on some of the things that have happened at school (and we also realize these events he describes are through his lens and we know there is often more to a story then he remembers!).
This year has been a much more positive school experience for him. He comes home happy and is really happy to go to school. For that we thank you. We do want you to know we support your efforts, and practice mindfulness and the chime at home. He is currently finishing up soccer and hockey with a number of classmates on his teams and will be beginning baseball. We find his behaviour and social skills with a team are vastly different then if he's in class and we are happy to see he is beginning to transfer these more positive interactions to school and self-regulate as you would say.
Again, thank you for your support, believing in our child and hard work.
Vini and Jayson
I wanted to send this (belated) email of thanks for all the kindness you bestowed upon T this school year, and for the lovely writeup you
wrote in his book. Based on my conversations with him, he had a very enjoyable year with you and thinks highly and fondly of you.
He was also ecstatic to get the best report card in his "whole life", because you took the time to acknowledge
the positive things he can do.
Thank you again for all your work with T. I hope that he continues to have teachers as supportive as you are, and help him to breathe mindfully, if so then his condition of Tourette's syndrome and sensitive nature will be of little issue in his life.