- Lysia loves her puppy stuffies, Deklin had a blue soccer jersey, Everett likes his measuring chart and Ella had a purple purse with treasures.
- Monday, June 27, we will be taking a school bus to Isobel Lake at 8:45ish. We will catch the return bus at about 1:45. Look for the separate info post. Please join us!
- Our school items will be coming home Wednesday, June 29, so expect a folder and please remove all personal items from the children's cubbies in the hallway at the end of the day. The children will have their report cards and need a snack so a backpack or bag is a good idea.
- Wednesday, June 29, is our very last day of classes. We will collect all our things in the morning and say our good-byes then have an end-of-year awards assembly in the gym at 11:00ish. Dismissal is at 12:00 or the end of the assembly if you are here early. As always, the assembly is open to parents. If you are leaving for holidays early, please let me know so I can get your child's things together as soon as possible or you can pick them up at the office the first week of July or last week of August.
- THANK YOU for all the parent help these last weeks with supervising field trips. The children had a great time and we really couldn't have done it without you- I mean it.
- Thank you for all the birthday wishes and to Ciara and her family for the gift.
Goodness! It has been a week. I was at a loss to explain how I have needed to do so much reminding and chastising this last week of Kindergarten until I remembered an incident from our class trip to Isobel Lake last June. One of my children was complaining about how heavy her pack was almost from the time we got off the bus. She complained and sniffled and begged me to carry it for her (relentless as only six year olds are) but I had my own things to carry. The others left as I cajoled her along. Finally we were so far behind that in desperation I took her pack. And was shocked at how heavy it was! What on earth could be in it that weighed so much?! I opened her pack and under the usual items found a very very large rock that weighed about 3 pounds. When asked, her reply was, "Oh! I found it when we got off the bus and wanted to take it home." She reluctantly agreed to leave it behind but was extremely happy and surprised with how light her bag was without it. Like the rock in the backpack, sometimes we shoulder burdens or emotions without even realizing how heavy they are until we let them go. And Team Awesome is packing a barrage of emotions this week as we contemplate the end of Kindergarten, uncertainty of grade one, excitement over summer and the ups and downs of doing so many new things that disrupt our schedule. I know they are apprehensive to give up the routine of our days in Kindergarten and are lugging around the anxiety that might cause and looking to me for reassurance in whatever form they can get. I hope to help them unload their emotional packs next week so they can leave me lighter and happier and looking forward to their next adventure.
Mrs. Bowden &