May 11, 2017

Have you counted how many days of school are left this year?  I, quite honestly, had not until just now. There are 20 days left (19 for the preschoolers), which is mind-boggling to me.  A mere 20 days until our 2nd graders graduate.  A daunting thought for me – and I am flooded with a deluge of emotions on so many fronts.  On the one hand, teachers count the remaining days, looking forward to time for recharging.  Remember “second semester senior year (aka “senior-itis”) from our own school days?  We are certainly feeling that here.  As Mrs. Seery so aptly described, “at this time of the year, the students are behaving more like siblings” and we can all imagine what that means!   On the other hand, it is very hard to say good-bye to children who have been in our care for the past 10 months.  Even harder, to say good-bye to our 2nd graders, who will be leaving our safe harbor for their next schools.

Even though there are only 20 days left of school, there is still so much to do!  We still have 20 days of reading, math, writing, science, social studies, recess, and more!  Plus, we are busy preparing for some very special occasions. Please mark your calendars for the Talent Show on May 24th, the End-of-Year Musical and then the Carnival, both on June 2nd!  These promise to be amazing events that you won’t want to miss!

Also, in an effort to not have to say good-bye for the summer, I do encourage you to sign up for Harbor’s Wonders of the World summer camp.  Mr. Fangboner and the camp staff are already planning memorable experiences for our campers, including the weekly dance parties, STEM-related projects, travel to other parts of the globe – near and far – and mini field trips each week!  If you haven’t registered yet, please do – selfishly, that means I don’t have to say good-bye to you!

Luckily, 20 more days means 120 more hours together…so let’s hope our students don’t get “senior-itis” just yet!

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