A thank-you card was delivered to the school last Friday.
Now cards of appreciation and thanks are not unusual at our school. Teachers receive them routinely from parents and regularly send them out to students (and they are usually mailed to the house so you as parents can see how proud we are of your kids!). Principals, students and teachers are both givers and receivers of notes of appreciation and Director Mr. Macdonald is an active part of this wonderful community of thanks as well.
This thank-you card was a bit more unusual, though. First of all, the card was addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Philbrook and it was written in appreciation of their vision of the school (over 30 years ago) and for how they put all the pieces in place to make it work so well. Specific teachers, coaches, principals and classmates were not as important to the author as the comfort level that the family felt in coming to the school every day for 10 years. Even more unusual was the fact that the card was written by a student who has not only graduated from high school, but is now finishing up a second university degree.
During our presentations for prospective families, we always tell them that they need to feel that perfect “fit” for their child in our school. We are a great fit for most families and the fact that parents, students and alumni are recommending us to most of the families who come to us means that you are getting that same feeling about the school as our alumnus did.
Mentor College / TEAM School
“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou