Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sad Day

Normally the last day of school is an exciting one. It means sunny days are here, fun family activities and a break from early morning rising for the kids. This year is bittersweet however because our wonderful rural community school is closing its doors. I completely understand the decision; district enrollment is down, maintenance costs of the aging building is rising, etc, etc. I don't want to get into the politics of it here, I just want to say thank you to the people that made our school so great. Its not about the building, its the spirit of the school. We were blessed with single classrooms for each grade with 20 or less kids, teachers that knew every child in the school by name, a fabulous, dedicated PTO who brought fun, educational and memorable activities for the kids: 100 day celebration, banana split day, science day, planting a tree, track and field day just to name a few. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone that made our school such a special place. May the spirit live in all the kids forever, make them strong in a new, bigger school, and shine through to all the new friends they will meet.

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