The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines gratitude as the state of being grateful; thankfulness. Gratitude has been scientifically proven to have profoundly positive effects on people, both on oneself and others who come into contact with those that maintain an attitude of gratitude.

In the hustle and bustle of life, it is not uncommon for people of all walks to go unrecognized for their contributions, caring, and good will that makes a positive difference within our communities. This week is designated as National Teacher Appreciation Week. I hope you will reflect on those very special people who have made a difference in your families lives. And whatever you do, don’t forget Mother’s Day on Sunday.

All my best,

Dr. Rui Dionisio

Superintendent of Schools