LAPS: A Message Of Gratitude For Our Employees, Students, Parents And Community

LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus reading a Thanksgiving story to students. Courtesy/LAPS

By Los Alamos School Board

Jenny McCumber, President
Ellen Ben-Naim, Vice-President
Andrea Cunningham, Secretary
Bill Hargraves, Member
Steven Boerigter, Member
School Superintendent
Kurt Steinhaus, Los Alamos Public Schools

During this time of Thanksgiving, please join with us in showing gratitude to the dedicated employees of the Los Alamos Public Schools. We believe that helping children thrive is one of the most important things any of us can do. That is why we are so grateful to everyone for their work to help our children feel safe, challenged, and supported at school.

Our students make the Los Alamos Public Schools special and we are exceptionally grateful to them for appreciating teachers. In addition, we share our gratitude to parents and community members for being an important part of our children’s lives and for truly caring about each other. We are inspired by what we see in our schools and celebrate tireless support from our parents.

One of the things we are most grateful for is the power of our schools to positively change lives. This year, we have heard moving stories about how the LAPS experience prepared our graduates for success in college, work, or the military and just plain life. We are also mindful that not everyone in our community experiences these wonderful blessings. Many families and students are in need of emotional support, mental health services, and help for other life challenges. Thanksgiving is a time to reach out and help in meaningful ways.

Each year, the people of LAPS volunteer thousands of hours in support of families. They help in times of need locally and all over the world by organizing food drives, participating in Adopt a Family and the African Library Project, providing tutoring, and assisting through dozens of school clubs and non-profit groups. We are thankful for your volunteer service.

The strength of our schools lies in the people of LAPS and the people we serve. Our employees, students, parents and community members encourage us and make us proud. We are so grateful to be part of the LAPS family. Thank you for all that you do, and we wish you and your family a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Artwork created by a LAPS student. Courtesy/LAPS