Lower School Director Amy Mendel got a nice surprise at this week’s parent-director meeting: a group of parents presented her with t-shirts and a special song showing their appreciation. This wonderful gesture was the brainchild of first grade parent Roy Martin, who said he wanted to do something to show his appreciation for the great job Ms. Mendel is doing in the Lower School and with her parent-director meetings.
“Amy does such a terrific job of presenting timely, helpful, informative, and uplifting information to parents each and every month,” he said. “I have learned so much in this past year and a half that has helped me to become the best father I can possibly be for my son. Amy really is a parent's best friend and a true partner in working with moms and dads to help us do our very best.
“Several of us feel that Amy is an absolute rock star. It occurred to me that rock stars always have concert tour t-shirts, and the idea popped into my head that I wanted to have t-shirts made up locally to let Amy know how highly we all think of her and also to advertise these awesomelower school parent-director meetings!
“Classic rock stars not only need t-shirts, but they also need an iconic opening number. What better and more energizing song could there be than the ultimate stadium anthem: ‘We Will Rock You’ by Queen, of course! My wife Heather and son Eli and I played around with the original lyrics, and we came up with new lyrics playfully extolling Amy's exceptional strengths and what a hero she is to us: ‘We Will Teach You!’
“We all hope that Amy feels the genuine admiration, great respect, and sincere appreciation that we all have for her. She is absolutely a rock star to all of us!”
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