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 Nathan D. Quesnel
                                                                                                    Superintendent of Schools

1110 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06108             Tel: (860) 622-5107          Fax: (860) 622-5119       www.easthartford.org

December 22, 2017

Dear Team,

I have never been as grateful as today for an oncoming snow storm!  Nothing like Mother Nature to fix a scheduled full day before Christmas break.  As you work through your morning, I just wanted to take a moment to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and a safe and Prosperous New Year!

I love the holidays because they give me a chance to kick back, relax and reflect.  When I reflect, I spend time thinking about my goals, my words, my actions and my impact on others.  I want these all to line up, to send a clear message and to send an unmistakably positive vibe that can create and lead change.  Over the past month, we have certainly faced significant challenge as we have worked through a painful budget process here in East Hartford.  Despite this reality, I cannot think of a time that I have more appreciated the work I see going on throughout the district.  There is not a day that goes by that I am not amazed by work you do, the effort you give and the care you have for our kids.  As you head into the holiday break, please know that you are admired and valued for the work that you continue to do.  While the challenges are great, our opportunities for solutions are even greater and with this thought, I close the professional books on 2017 and look forward to the New Year. 

This holiday, I wish you good cheer, peace and friendship.  I look forward to seeing you after the break!

See you in the halls,


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