As we move into the end of the first month of school, we ask that you bless each one of us in our community. Send your grace upon us, and especially those students who are struggling academically, socially, or emotionally as the year gets into full gear. Be ever-present with our new families and staff as the first “honeymoon weeks” are over, and the crunch of work piles up. Give us energy as we learn to know and care for every one of our students. We give thanks for all that we have here at Berkeley Preparatory School, the resources, the buildings, the facilities, but especially for the dedicated people who lead our school, who teach and coach our students, and who care for us all behind the scenes. Let us be mindful and grateful for all that we have, so that we might continue to pour out our compassion and kindness. Amen.