Dear Primary 4 Families:
It is my pleasure to announce that Ms. Devon is pregnant. She is expecting a baby girl at the beginning of January 2017. Although we have not worked out all the details of her leave replacement, we want to share this wonderful news with you.
Ms. Devon plans to spend the second half of the year at home with her new baby and will return to Hudson at the start of the new school year in August 2017. We have three qualified Montessori teachers in-house that can serve as leave replacement for Ms. Devon. All of them are beloved by the children and the families they serve so you can be assured that whoever replaces Ms. Devon will be wonderful. We are considering a number of factors before making our final decision and once we know, we will send out a follow-up email.
Ms. Devon will make her announcement to your children on Thursday, October 6, 2016. She will answer any questions the children have when she makes her announcement. It is typical for a preschool/Kindergarten child to process life changing information slowly so you should not be surprised if you are asked questions about pregnancy or babies, days or weeks after the announcement. We recommend that you answer your child’s questions honestly and with no more detail than is required by the question. The transition will occur over the holiday break which is generally a good time to make a change like this. If your child seems overly concerned about the change, please let us know so we can help.
Please join me in congratulating Ms. Devon on her exciting news!
Head of School