Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Heartfelt Thank You

 
"I would thank you from the bottom of my heart but for you my heart has no bottom."
 
This week will be Colin's last week as a preschooler and he will be headed off to Kindergarten next year.  Just over two years ago, we put our little 3 year old on a bus for the first time and sent him off to public school (well, we actually had to drive him there, but that's a different story!) and left him with new teachers in a new school.  On Friday, we will be saying goodbye to the teachers who have loved him and helped him grow into the little boy that he is today.  I have no words to truly express how grateful we are to those people, but I will try to say it the best that I can...
 
First day of school: April 20, 2012
 
Meeting Miss Liz for the first time
 
To Colin's teachers and support staff at the EEC,
 
It's hard to believe that it's time for us to say goodbye to all of you as it seems like just yesterday we were starting a new journey with Colin by putting him on a bus and sending him to public school.  Chris and I were excited for this new adventure Colin would be taking but also nervous about how he would do and handle the change.  However, from the first day  he was with you, we could clearly see how much you cared for him and made sure he felt like a very special and valuable part of your class and school.  Even more so, you made US feel incredibly comfortable and trusted you to know that he was in great hands while with you every day. 
 
Colin and his teacher for 2+ years, Miss Liz
We want you to know that we appreciate all of the time, effort and love you have put in to making sure Colin has gotten everything that he could out of his time with you in school.  We know that it hasn't always been easy as he has found different ways to challenge you, but we appreciate the open communication with us so that we could find ways to overcome those challenges. 
 
Colin's Speech therapist: Miss Shannon
We believe that Colin is ready to tackle this next hurdle in his life and know that we owe so much of that to you and all that you have done to get him ready for Kindergarten. 

 
Colin's Physical Therapist: Miss Sue
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."
Colin's Occupational Therapist: Miss Sue
We will miss you all greatly and hope you know how much we thank you for all that you do.  Enjoy your much deserved time off this summer!  
 
Colin's paraprofessional: Miss Charlene

Colin's paraprofessional: Miss Denise
 "There's no one quite like a special teacher, and no teacher quite as special as you."
 

Colin's Gen Ed Teacher: Miss Nancey

Colin's School Nurse: Mrs. Bonk
 

Colin's Principal: Mrs. DiGrigoli
 With hearts full of love, Chris and Kelli (and Colin too!)

1 comment:

Jennifer Grau said...

mrs. digrigoli!! she was my kindergarten teacher at olv in jersey city! waay back in 1989. love her