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Director's Summer Letter

July 22, 2022

Dear ArtSpace,

I hope you and your family are enjoying a splendid, fulfilling summer.  There is still much summer left, but on campus, we are busy preparing for the next amazing year of learning.  This summer, I have reflected with pride on our victories and the challenges we have overcome in the past few years.  I am more confident than ever in our direction, momentum, and mission as we bring back valued traditions and explore new ideas.

I have much to share with you as we transition to “Back to School” season.  First, we have an impressive crew of new hires joining us!   There are also familiar ArtSpace faces taking on new roles.  Learn more about them in this newsletter.  You can also meet everyone at Meet the Teacher, on August 23rd.  A reminder that this is a required event, where you get important classroom info and we confirm our enrollment.  Mark your calendars and make plans to attend.  We will share time, parking, and event information with you soon.  

Grade level specific information is attached and includes information about your child’s class(es), supply lists, and important information to get us ready for the first day of school, August 25th!  You can also find the full 2022-23 school calendar here.

I must also take a moment to acknowledge the rapid spread of the COVID-19 BA.5 variant.  The PACE Board and leadership team will review health department guidance and work collaboratively with MAHEC, though the oft-referenced Public Health Toolkit has expired.  We are planning at this time to keep a mask-optional environment.  Help us to reach this goal by reviewing the latest on vaccinations and boosters at the CDC website.

On a more exciting note, our long-awaited construction project is nearing ground-breaking!  You should see changes on campus in the next few weeks.  Our new arts building and main building renovations are slated to be completed in the fall of 2023.  As with any major construction project, there will be an impact on campus.  Keeping campus safe and minimizing the interruptions to our daily operations have been a high priority for the design team and contractors.  We will have so much to share with you once details and processes are finalized and clear. Stay tuned!

Together, we are BUILDING WHAT MATTERS!   I am looking forward to sharing more with you in the coming weeks and welcoming you back next month.   Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Sincerely,

Dr. Sarena