Courage and compassion in Nursery at 8:30am
A student holding a new friend's hand.
Another singing a favorite song for the class.
And a third one calling mom on the pretend phone to tell her how much fun school is
Courage and compassion in assembly at 2:30pm
The eighth grade co-presidents giving their first speeches to the school.
Teachers telling tales of challenges from their own elementary school days.
A fourth grade student leading the school song, and her classmates all joining in.
The assembly also included the introduction of Sara Barielles's song Brave, chosen as a theme song for this year.
You're at a special school when the youngest students understand what these lyrics mean.
You're at a special school when the oldest students leap up and sing along in full voice.
Yes, the eighth graders do have matching personalized team t-shirts.