I'm grateful for our school communities. I spent a couple hours this morning doing some work for a parent committee at the kids' school. The kids have early release today, so I'll pick them up two hours early, let them play on the playground with friends for a few minutes and then we'll head back to each child's classroom for student-led conferences. I'm thankful for the multiple levels on which I feel connected to their school today.
Of course, we have another school community, Riverside High, where Matt works. His colleagues, past and present, have served as a growing circle of friends for us over the years. We feel especially grateful and proud that one of his retired colleagues, Steve Unruhe, was elected to the local school board last night--his campaign supported and organized by so many fellow teachers and friends.