A Message From the Parents of A Grade 8 Student

To All The Teachers at Tall Pines


My husband and I, wanted to take a moment to say “thank you” and yet that does not seem like a strong enough statement.  


I am not sure that we, as young adults, took the time to realize the importance of our teachers in our everyday lives.  And yet, now as parents, we see how they have a direct impact on our children's growth. As I look back,now I distinctly remember the names of those teachers who helped me grow, taught me to laugh at myself and helped me see the potential in myself


As parents, we have seen our children grow up in the wonderful world of Tall Pines.  We have seen them develop into individuals who have an appreciation for their community and acquire a curiousness about WHY things are the way they are.  We have seen both Matteo and Emilio open their minds to possibilities,  to challenges and question the status quo.


As parents, knowing that we could bring our children to a school everyday into an environment where their values were based on integrity; the nurturing of a community; the focus on learning; the strive for excellence; and the learning of the social aspects of respect to others being just as important as to respect themselves. These all being an extension of the same beliefs practiced at our home.  


My husband and I wanted to thank each one of you that have been involved in encouraging, mentoring, influencing and teaching our children. Your kindness. Your empathy. Your patience. Your care and your concern have not gone unnoticedBoth Matteo and Emilio will remember that you took the time to listen. That you stopped to ask them how they were.  They'll remember the laugher. They'll remember the experiences and they too will remember the teachers that helped them grow and tap into their potential! 


At the end of the day, what has mattered is each of YOU from Casa to the Zone.  Thank you for being a part of our children’s lives in helping them grow as individuals.  


Thank you, we will miss you guys!!

Matteo, Emilio, Joseph and Bianca