The puzzle piece lapel pin reminds us that our efforts to support each other give students a secure framework within which to fit and develop.
The accompanying card reads:
Schools are like jigsaw puzzles.
Each edge piece of a puzzle interlocks with two others to form the puzzle's framework and give structure and support to the puzzle as a whole.
Each piece has a unique design and cut that ensure just the right place to fit within the puzzle.
Each morning, staff members form the edge pieces that interlock to create a safe environment and give support to each other and the whole.
Each morning, they provide just the "right place" for each of the students to fit safely and securely. The staff members are strength and stability, and like the edge pieces, they do not stand alone in this responsibility. There are always others to support and assist, ensuring that each and every student has a place.