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November 10, 2022

Superintendent’s Update - November 10, 2022


Dear Monomoy families and staff,


As we head into a much-appreciated three-day weekend, I want to make sure we take a moment to remember why we have the day off on Friday. There is no school on November 11 in honor of Veterans Day, a time to recognize those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. 


The introduction to President Biden’s Veterans Day proclamation states: 


“Today, we honor generations of patriots who have earned the title of ‘American veteran’ — a badge of courage that unites the finest group of former service members the world has ever known. With their selfless sacrifice, our Armed Forces have forged and defended the very idea of America — a promise of freedom and equality, democracy and justice, possibility and hope.  We owe them an incredible debt that can never be fully repaid.”


Our schools are recognizing Veterans Day with special events and activities. Of note, Chatham Elementary will hold an assembly next week to which veteran family members are invited, and Harwich Elementary has been collecting donations for its annual Thanksgiving Baskets for Veterans project. 


And in another type of service, longtime Monomoy School Committee member Terry Russell has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. Our school committee members give much time and thought helping our schools and students succeed, and we’re so pleased to see Terry recognized for his long and dedicated service to our community. You can read more about his award here


November 16 is Education Support Professionals Day, and it’s an ideal time to give extra thanks to those who help ensure that our students are safe and successful learners, including our front office staff, nurses, custodians, bus drivers, cafeteria staff, and paraeducators. They all bring much-needed support to our buildings.

Enjoy the long weekend, and take time to thank the veterans in your life.


Scott Carpenter, Ed.D.