Today was the last full day of our school year. It was filled with excitement, but also a little bit of sadness.
We often celebrate the end of the school year, as in a verse from the poem School’s Out by William Henry Davies:
I get the sentiment of the poem. I too am looking forward to the break. However, I think some children will miss the routines and their friends over the summer. Some children were a bit sad today, and they did not really know why. Sometimes the role of the Principal is to just be aware of how kids are feeling, and help them by saying hi and checking in throughout the day.
Tomorrow we are having our final assembly of the school year. Grade 7 students have prepared two slide shows for the event, and we will be saying goodbye to staff and students who will be leaving us for other schools next year.
If your family is leaving us at the end of the school year, we thank you for being a part of the Cleveland community, and wish you all the best wherever you may go.
I hope to see all the students one more time tomorrow before their summer vacation starts. See you here.