Many 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

Many Thanks - Fiona Naney Drawing

~ Fiona Naney, MVE 2nd Grade Student

I am grateful for Mr. Sanders. He plays music for us. I would be sad if he wasn’t here.

Many Thanks - Methow Arts Logo

~ Paisley Esmiol, MVE 4th Grade Student

I’m grateful for the Art teacher, Ms. Bethany. She is very nice and I like art. Art to me is like something that blooms in my mind. It’s as if you say “art”, my mind welcomes it in my mind. So, I say, thank you to the Art teacher, Ms. Bethany.