Dear Friend of Golden View Classical Academy,
You may not know it, but each and every month that this newsletter comes out, it is edited and improved by Molly Bentz, our Family Engagement Officer. She will be leaving Golden View in early April to start a family, and her pending departure has me, has all of us really, thinking about how lucky we are to have the opportunity to spend some of our lives with such people, those who bring joy and who, because of who they are, bring more good into the world than was already there. No doubt she would edit that sentence for being a touch too long, but this month I’ll take the liberty to leave it as it is.
It is not only that Mrs. Bentz will be leaving shortly, but this time of year, each year, calls thoughts like these to mind. Our seniors are graduating in a few short months, and then they will be alumni. Some of them will return in the fall to visit their old and beloved teachers, and they’ll see that we miss them too, though things do move along without them. We are grateful for the chance to be in their lives, even if it is for a comparably short time, and even if we know this more than they do while they are here.
Sometimes we wake up in the morning and curse the day, and wish things were otherwise as we count our worries and cares one by one. But other days, hopefully more often, we take the chance to count our blessings. Mrs. Bentz has been such a one to us at Golden View, and I am thankful for the chance to have worked with her, ever since a family at the school urged her to apply several years ago.
The end of the year is closer than we’d like to think. The end of many things is always closer than we’d like to think, and sometimes we only realize it until the moment has passed. But just as the end of an education is called commencement for the new era that is about to begin, the beginning of many new and good things, unknown but constantly hoped for, is closer than we might think.
With that in mind, I want to pause, breathe, and say thank you to our families, our students, and our staff, singling out Mrs. Bentz in particular one last time, for making Golden View great. It is a pleasure and an honor to be part of it with you.
Principal, Golden View Classical Academy