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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” - Anne of Green Gables

Dear Families,

This quote describes my favorite time of year. Living in southern California, where we are in shorts and flip-flops for half the year,  I welcome fall with open arms.

Whether you call it fall or autumn, harvest time can be absolutely beautiful. In the Northern Hemisphere, it starts on September 22nd, and in the Southern Hemisphere, it begins on March 1st.

But no matter where you live, autumn has the same characteristics….the leaves and plants begin to change, it starts to cool down, the days become shorter, and pumpkin season is here!

After the long, hot summer we have here, fall is a respite. It means rest from the heat and I am reminded of the rest God gives us from the world, our worries, stress, and troubles.

The line from the old hymn says it best: Oh God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home. 

Psalms 46:1 says “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” As we welcome this time of year and move into cooler weather, may we all be reminded that God is our respite and our shelter from life’s stormy blasts and our hope.


Mrs. Blankevoort
5th Grade Teacher

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