“There’s thank-you notes to their academic teachers, to their arts teachers. There’s thank-you notes to the security guard. There’s thank-you notes that they copied me on to their parents. It’s really beautiful. They took it really seriously,” Patera said. “And they got a snow day out of it, it was already coming but it was fun to feel like I was giving it to them because they earned it.”
Academy students really earned this snow day! Thank you to Block Club Chicago.