Mayor Christine Hunschofsky
Mayor Christine Hunschofsky

From Mayor Christine Hunschofsky:

It is hard to believe that another school year is already ending. It has been a strange time with virtual classes, ceremonies, high school graduations, and college graduations.

Normally this time of year I would be enjoying seeing so many happy faces with families and friends celebrating these special moments at honor society inductions, 5th-grade celebrations, end of year awards ceremonies and graduations. Now, we are doing much of this virtually and adapting as best we can.

Thank you to all the teachers, administrators, staff, and volunteers for everything you do throughout the school year for our students. The last semester has been a challenge for everyone. Thank you to the teachers who worked hard to teach their students under these difficult circumstances.

For all of the students, I am so sorry your end of the year will not be celebrated as we all expected it to be. It is absolutely normal and ok to feel a sense of loss for the in-person celebrations that never happened, but I hope you have also acknowledged the generous and thoughtful actions so many people in our community have done to celebrate you and make you feel special. Whether it was making signs, adopting graduates, or organizing parades, the members of this community showed their compassion and resilience once again by showing up for our students.

Thank you to everyone who participated in any small or large way to make a student feel special. Students, we are extremely proud of you and wish you the best of luck whether you are moving on to work, gap years, internships, college, high school, middle school, or beginning elementary school, or moving on to your next grade.

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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21. Thank you so much to all the Dads out there for all you do for your families and for our community. We are very lucky to have so many Dads in our community who are always willing to lend a helping hand. We appreciate you and all you do to make a difference!

Father’s Day can also be a difficult day for those who have lost their fathers and for those fathers who are missing their children. Please be mindful of one another and check in on your friends who may be hurting.

I wish everyone a safe and wonderful summer. It will probably not be the summer you originally planned, but it is an opportunity to spend quality time with your family and to reconnect. Time moves by so quickly and life can change in a minute so take the time to appreciate the moments and look for the beauty around you.

As always, feel free to reach out to me at any time at chunschofsky@cityofparkland.org with your questions or comments.  I look forward to hearing from you!