Giving Thanks…

Dear Methow Valley Students, Parents, and Community Members,

In advance of Thanksgiving Break, a period of time often associated with displays of gratitude and kind words of appreciation for others, we recently asked students in Mrs. Dufresne’s 2nd grade class, as well as students in Mr. Stratman’s 4th grade class who or what they are grateful for and why…

So impressed by their kind and thoughtful words, we thought we’d share a couple of “letters of gratitude” each day leading up to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Coming from the heart, they serve as a clear reflection of how deeply we care about and for one another. When we mentioned that we may be publishing some of their letters, one 4th grade student stated, “I hope they enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them.”

On behalf of our entire school board, administrative team, and staff, we wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.


Tom Venable
Superintendent, MVSD

Giving Thanks - Finn Drummond Rainbow Drawing

~ Finn Drummond, MVE 2nd Grade Student

I’m grateful for Mr. Gutzler because he’s nice and makes stuff fun!

Giving Thanks - Gillian Kipp with shovel in from of greenhouse

~ Gillian Kipp, MVE 4th Grade Student

I’m grateful for Classroom in Bloom because they provide an opportunity that not all schools get. They even come into our classrooms in the winter when the garden is covered with snow.

They help kids understand how to harvest, plant, and grow. Our school is lucky to have them. That’s why I’m grateful for Classroom in Bloom.