《声音》启明星专刊 VOICES for Daystar Academy VOICES Spring/Summer Edition 2019 - Page 5

EDITOR'S NOTE Dear Readers, T o me…community is at the heart of everything. Community allows us to connect with one another, learn from one another, help one another, and be a friend to one another. As a staff of Ivy Education Group and a Daystar parent for five years, I am still constantly touched, and in awe at how amazing our community truly is. It can be something as simple as witnessing children sing their hearts out at a fun Karaoke Family Night; seeing the earnest love and care our Star Parents pour into every dish and decoration at Daystar’s annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon, or the enthusiasm and school spirit displayed at our sporting events. What ties all of these events together is a constant theme: we truly value, and embrace our community. The key though is that it’s not just about us, or our group. It’s about what we can also do to connect, learn, and help others who we may not even know. Which is why I am so delighted that this May and June, Ivy Education Group will be hosting our two biggest community events of the year: UNITY DAY, and our Charity Concert “A Night to Remember”. UNITY DAY is our way of thanking you, our Daystar families, colleagues and friends for choosing us to be a part of your child’s educational journey; for choosing us, to be your community. Our “A Night to Remember” Charity Concert is an opportunity for our Daystar and Ivy community to come together as one, to make a real difference in people’s lives. So please take a moment to review our ad (on the opposite page) and read our article SPOTLIGHT. With your support, we will hopefully be able to raise enough funds to help three girls graduate from high school, ten children travel to Beijing for urgent medical care, and cover the operation costs for two young, abandoned children so that they can become eligible for adoption and find their forever home. We look forward to welcoming you at our community events. We also hope you will enjoy reading this issue and will be able to witness how and why we are and always will be “Embracing Our Community, and Beyond”. With warmest regards, Ja Wuttithamrong Chief Editor of VOICES & Director of Community Advancement, Daystar Academy 3