Dear Friends, Our last Thursday of school brought a very touching handshaking ceremony for the fifth graders and another departing student, namely me.We also had lovely graduation ceremonies for both the Kinders and grade 5's.
And a special announcement from 3rd grade parent parent Kathy who was instrumental in supporting the grade 3 fund drive for African Sports Outreach: the ASO school in Togo will remain open due in part to the $1,225 our third grade class, TIS parents and staff contributed to our recent fundraiser. While our rather lofty target had been $2,500, Paul was able to make a personal "matching" donation to ASO that will ensure the school remains open for yet another year.
Thanks Kathy and a very big thanks to the third graders who learned about service to the community and turned their learning into action. Thanks also to Rowan (grade 3 Adriana) and his family for hosting a world class ice cream sale, to Leeland in grade 3 Shirleen, who broke his bank to give $300, to Yvonne who spearheaded the original idea, and to so many other students who jumped in to work! Time and again I have been shown that we have an amazingly caring group of students. And you parents should be proud of the values you teach them.
Take good care,
TIS Head of School - July 2009 to June 2012