Dear Ms. Bernstein:

We recently read the article about birthday snacks in the classroom in Wednesday Journal [School to replace birthday cupcakes with crown, News, June 13]. The position you expressed in the article is yet another example of the gifts that you give to our community; you are truly focused on the holistic development of our children. Even though we are parting ways on one level, in our hearts you will be fondly remembered by our family. In addition, we will continue to honor you for all of your good work. Thank you for giving so much of yourself to our community.
 
Mary Jo, Stephen, Andrea & Ryan Schuler
Oak Park

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