By Janelle Maur and Students from Team K
As we near the Thanksgiving and Holiday season, it’s important to take a moment out of the daily routine to pause and think about thankfulness. As part of this, we asked some of our students at the Secondary School & Therapy Center to think about what they’re thankful for. Here’s some of what Team K is thankful for, in their own words:
I am thankful for mom.
I am thankful for Fall and leaves.
I am thankful for pumpkin pie and food.
I am thankful for my family.
I am thankful for my brothers and sister.
I am thankful for my parents.
I am thankful for my roof so I don’t get wet.
I am thankful for my dogs.
I am thankful for my friends, my family, my teachers, my classmates, my food, my parents/grandparents/caretaker, my water, my strategies that I can use, etc. The reason I am thankful for all that stuff is because I get provided. I get to drink that water I get to eat that food I get taught I am not the only one in the class I have people who have stuff in common with me etc. The reason I get provided, fed, and all of that stuff I am thankful for is because the people I get taken care of by care about me.
I am thankful for Squanto once he told the Pilgrims how to survive in their new home. I am thankful for the family football game. I am thankful for the family I have, even when I want another dog.
Yaya is playing a game called Minecraft. I am thankful for Yaya.
Me and Yaya are playing Minecraft in the game. Play with Yaya and me. Play games.
I am thankful for my family.
I am thankful for food.
I am thankful for friends and nice teachers.
Thank you every body.
I am thankful for everything you all give me.
I am thankful for all of your help and I am thankful for you all caring about me.
We also welcomed our Hero and Superhero donors to the Secondary School and Therapy Center on Thursday, November 9th for our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. The Luncheon took place in the Vocational Skills Center, and students from Team Somers, Team Blackburn, and Team Walker even helped prepare and/or serve the meal. It was a great way to thank our donors for their support and provide life and vocational skills training for our students at the same time. Donors were also treated to a musical performance of classic rock songs from students from Team Stefanik, accompanied by Music Therapist, Liz Woolley.
Lastly, on behalf of the students and staff, we are thankful for YOU, our wonderful, AMAZING and supportive Bridgeway Academy community. Thank you for all you do throughout the year to help our students and clients reach their highest potential.
As we approach the end of the calendar year, we are asking for your financial support. If you recently made a donation to Bridgeway Academy during The Big Give, we are thankful. If you’ve never made a contribution to Bridgeway Academy, please consider a donation of any amount today. If you are still planning your year-end giving, we ask you to generously support Bridgeway Academy. Tax-deductible gifts of any amount can be made right now at http://bridgewayohio.org/make-a-difference/donate-to-bridgeway-academy/. Thank you in advance for your support.