Well, here we are, the last newsletter of the year. Another year for the history books. For a short week, we still managed to get some work in. On Thursday the students enjoyed seeing the teachers dressed in green with sparkly Irish hats. We prayed the Living Rosary together and then took a few photos. Check the website to see these.
Today we had a surprise visit from Monsignor Lyons today to "check up" on us. Then, another surprise at the door: delivery boys Jeremy and Chris with Mrs. Bruha! My thoughts were they shouldn't stand in the hall and wait while Msgr. was talking to the kids to I got them inside. Well, Msgr Lyons stopped talking and the boys gave me a gift bag. (Little did I know Msgr Lyons was to be a decoy!) The students surprised me with a WONDERFUL bag of RAVENS goodies! I first found a Justin Tucker jersey inside - Woo hoo! My Flacco jersey is getting worn! Then, 2 adorable pink Ravens onsies for Avalyn. Even a Ravens bandana for my dog Elroy! Then I discovered a secret envelope which held 2 tickets to a Justin Tucker signing at Camden Yards next week! Wow wow wow! I was so surprised! It felt like Christmas in 5th grade today! I am very excited about the tickets and will certainly tell the kids all about our trip to meet Justin Tucker. I'll try to get a good photo-op with the Maurers and him. Thank you, thank you, thank you! (Mrs. Bruha, could you send me a few of the photos? Thanks!)
I would like to ask if each parent could reply in email or a note to school by June 6th about comments, thoughts, or suggestions about your child's 5th grade year. Each year that I've been here at St. Joe's I've tried to modify, adjust, or just plain change things that have gone well or not as smoothly as I anticipated. For example, you could tell me about your child's favorite subject and why, a topic we studied that was interesting or one that could be 'jazzed' up, or perhaps a favorite book report project. I have already received several - thank you for your feedback.
Have a wonderful summer vacation! I will miss those 15 smiling faces, but will try to make up with smiles from my almost 1-year old! Sheesh, that went fast!