THE MCWEENEY FAMILY: OUR FAMILY IS SO GRATEFUL FOR THE YMCA, ESPECIALLY MRS. SARAH AND MS. NADINE
Our childcare and camp staff make an impact daily. The personal reward and satisfaction that it brings for many include getting to teach student and camper lessons that they’ll carry for life. They get to help children explore and succeed, and witness incredible achievement daily. What also fuels this is when parents and guardians share their experience from their perspective. Here is an awesome email that Childcare Director Elizabeth Witmer and COO Joe Manzoli received:
I’m Kate McWeeney, a family member of the YMCA of Greater Nashua/Merrimack for 5+ years, as well as a mom of two girls that have attended the Y for summer camp seasons. Our youngest just completed kindergarten here as well.
I wanted to share our gratitude for the incredible kindergarten and summer programs we’ve experienced at the Y in Merrimack over the last couple of years- specifically in the Wallis Sands classroom with teachers Mrs. Sarah Simoneau and Ms. Nadine Potvin.
While we generally are always pleased with the Y- Merrimack programs and staff members, these two individuals have shown compassion and a mentorship our youngest girl really needed and thrived on in their classroom. As a result we believe their efforts have helped our girl transition through important growth stages more successfully than she had been doing in the past.
Their consistent guidance and patience I’ve personally seen upon pickups and drops-offs are impressive! I don’t know how they consistently do it, but I’m certainly grateful for it. Every time I wanted to discuss our youngest child’s day or current concerns, these two ladies have given me their full attention and feedback. I never once felt rushed or dismissed, but rather listened to and heard. Even after hours- if I had a question and I sent one via Bright Wheel- I could always count on them to respond timely and compassionately.
Both of our daughters will be moving on to grade school together this fall. We feel confident that our youngest is ready for her first year- with much of that confidence gained under the guidance of Mrs. Simoneau and Ms. Potvin.
We will miss them fiercely! But will certainly be by to say hello and see them again during future summer & swim programs.
Thank you McWeeney family for sharing your story!
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