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November is one of my favorite months of the year. The temperature is finally where it is cold in the morning and beautiful during the day. The fall colors are in full swing. And the holidays that are focused on family, gratitude and caring are upon us. We have much to be grateful for at AWJ.  We have a wonderful, caring staff from our custodian, our paraprofessionals, our office staff, to all of our teachers. I am grateful every day for the opportunity to work with all of them and I know your children are in good hands with them. We have supportive parents and community, to which we all say thank you for all that you do to make AWJ the highly rated school it is today. And finally, we have incredible students, who challenge themselves every day to learn and be engaged as well as challenging us to become better people. They are why we are here every day!

We ask that you continue to partner with us as we educate our children and help them to become the academic scholars that we know they can be. Happy Thanksgiving and remember there are two words in Thanksgiving. Let’s give thanks for the things that we have and let’s give to those who are less fortunate than we are. Just as November is a harvest month – let us continue to harvest good things for our children so that they may produce "good" for each of us.


Barbara C. Akon,  Principal


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