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As we close the first week of the 2013-2014 school year, I’d like to express my gratitude to everybody in the Cary Academy community for the wonderful welcome this week.

The Tuesday evening welcome event from our board of trustees and the parent community was lovely. It was so nice to meet so many people, and my wife and I felt very at home. On Wednesday, members of the student body presented me with a “survival kit” of items that I might need, including an additional laptop charger, copies of the daily schedule, and a “dress-down” pass from the Middle School. (In the picture above, two students give me their gift, while our MS and US principals look on.)

I was also given an extra laptop stylus, just in case I lost mine. During the ceremony on the quad, I offered this to a student who might find themselves in trouble because of a lost or broken device. Little did I know that at the end of the second day of school, I’d already be taken up on my offer. Jessica, grade 9, wrote me an email Thursday evening asking if I was serious about giving up the stylus, because she’d already broken hers. Friday morning, I made a special delivery during her band class.

It has been a wonderful first few days of school, and I’m looking forward to the year ahead.

Thanks, Cary Academy.