Earlier this week, you heard from the BCA regarding an update to Barrie’s practices surrounding holiday. The BCA will not manage collections by classroom or division and we ask parents not to self organize. The tradition of expressing appreciation can continue, without putting families with diverse beliefs and practices in an uncomfortable position. Ours is a generous community, willing to share its talents and resources in many ways, as reflected in the responses we received to our recent Parent Interest Survey. I hope that you will continue to share your enthusiasm and passion for your personal and professional pursuits with us, valuing the work of our teachers and staff.