It is remarkable that our 8th grade graduation is only 15 school days away! As these last days of the school year fast-approach, I have been thinking about our 8th grade students and parents- some who have been here since they were 3 years old, and others who joined along the way. To the parents, I imagine that it seems like yesterday that these 8th graders were taking naps, reciting the lunch menu, and making hurry-up cake.
I visited the newly hatched chicks (all 17 of them) in the preschool north class yesterday morning and watched the precious interactions between our youngest students and the baby birds. I couldn’t help but reflect on the fact that in a blink of an eye, these young students would someday be boarding a flight to Leon, Nicaragua (as our current 8th graders did on Sunday evening) for their culminating trip as SFS students. The wealth of experiences that our children will have along their journeys at SFS will lay the foundation and define who they are. Some of these experiences include stacking milk crates in the preschool yards in order to create a ship that will sail to far off lands, learning tall tales in 3rd grade, using physics lessons in 8th grade to build roller coasters, and ultimately going to Nicaragua...these students are making memories that will last a lifetime.
As I sometimes do on this blog, as a fellow parent, I encourage you to soak up every moment with your child and their experience at SFS. Before you know it, it will be 15 days before your child walks across that stage to shake my hand, pose for a picture, and receive his or her SFS diploma!