Note From The Executive Director

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I hope 2018 is off to a great start for you! 2017 ended with mixed emotions at Rise, as we lost one of our former beloved employees, Peter Naffah, to an unexpected and brief battle with meningitis. Peter was a Teachers’ Helper for more than five years at Rise. His unbridled joy for sports and socializing will not be forgotten. He was an outstanding role model for our students, and an inspiration to all of us, as a responsible, compassionate, happy man. I know I speak on behalf of countless families and students when I say he is, and will continue to be, deeply missed. A scholarship fund has been established in Peter's name. Any funds collected will be used to award a scholarship to the family of a child with Down syndrome. Your gifts can be sent directly to the school, or online here. Please designate any gifts "In Honor of Peter Naffah" or for the "Peter Naffah Scholarship Fund."

In the joyful, social spirit of Peter, please join us for an event we’re hosting on March 10. More information is shared below! There will be good views, good food, and good company, all in the name of continuing and expanding the inclusive environment that is Rise.

Meghan Klassen, M.Ed

Executive Director