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The first official Thanksgiving was celebrated by Pilgrims and Wampanoag Native Americans in PlymouthAmerica in November 1621. They gave thanks for the Autumn harvest and ate a feast of clams, lobster, ham, pumpkins, venison and waterfowl.


These days, a traditional Thanksgiving meal usually features turkey, cranberries, potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie. Families travel from far away to be together for this important occasion.


Thanks to the tireless campaigning of writer Sarah Josepha Hale, Thanksgiving was eventually established as a National Holiday.


During the Civil War on October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared a national day of Thanksgiving. It was originally celebrated on November 20th.


Canada also celebrates a Thanksgiving Day, which is held on the second Monday of October each year.


In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill which established Thanksgiving Day as the fourth Thursday in the month of November each year.


Thanksgiving only comes once a year, but we can count our blessings every day!


The message of Thanksgiving to me personally is that it doesn’t really matter HOW you say thank you, the important thing is to do so. Thanksgiving is also a time to reflect upon the lessons learned throughout the year and look forward to amazing times ahead.


I am thankful for each of you, for our students, and for our families!  I hope that your Thanksgiving and all your days ahead are filled with health, joy and peace.


Wishing you a joyous Thanksgiving, sending warm thoughts of appreciation and sincere thanks for all you do each day!


Happy Thanksgiving!

~ Cate


“Be thankful for what you have. Your life is someone else’s fairy tale.”  ~ Wale Aveni


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