Last week was Harris' last week at the grammar school that he has attended for the past 6 years. It's a sweet, small school that is the heart of our community. I'm so grateful that he was able to experience walking and/or riding his bike to school, having a principal that greets you by name every morning, and a community of parents that are supportive and engaged.
The past couple of weeks there have been lots of fun activities planned for this great group of fifth graders but my favorite two were the Promotion Dinner and the Clap-Out.
The Promotion Dinner is an evening meal for the fifth graders and their parents. We feel incredibly blessed that Harris has such good friends (and we love their families). I hope these boys are friends forever!
A friend and I were room parents this year and so we got the fun challenge of designing, and making, the centerpieces for the tables and the favors. I was fortunate that Dominique was willing to take on the execution of all the crafting as we moved the day before the dinner! We went with a theme based on Dr. Seuss' book, "Oh, The Places You'll Go." I think they turned out darling!
The last day of school, it's a tradition to have a clap-out for the fifth graders. This is where all the students in the school line the hallways and clap as the fifth graders file through the hallways! Then they are the first ones to tumble out of the school building with their parents waiting on the lawn! I can hardly believe we are done with grammar school!