It occurred to me this weekend that we do not have a child graduating this year.
I’ve been pretty busy until the last two school years with teaching Kindergarten, layered with a busy home life of my own with children going to school, performing in the Fine Arts and playing sports. I was in a non-stop graduation mindset for 24 months. My daughter graduated from high school in 2016, then Christy and I had the double whammy of her daughter and my son graduating in 2017. THAT was a very busy year. There’s a lot of shopping for special occasion clothing, driving kids around for graduation events and watching them fill out University and mandatory (in our minds) Scholarship Applications (yes, it’s a lot of work but there is scholarship money available for students if they are willing to put in the effort).
I can put it all behind me now until University graduation. This year no one from my home is graduating. Christy has a year of reprieve until her youngest graduates next year so for now we’re breathing a big sigh of relief.
But, we do have our Kindergarten children’s participation in the Grade 7 Promotion Ceremony to look forward to on Friday, June 21.
So you are not rushed this week, here are our expectations for Kindergarten attire for the big event:
Girls– dress or skirt and top, dress shoes or sandals (no flip-flops)
Boys– a button-up shirt with a collar and tie or bowtie if you have these items(please do not go out and buy them), pants or shorts (not athletic wear), dress shoes or cleaned up runners.
At this time, we are still trying to fix the exact time our children will be walking the Grade 7s down the aisle. We know for sure it will be in the morning, around 11:30 am. You are welcome to come and watch and shed a few years with us as we realize how quickly this magical year has gone by. We suggest you arrive for 11:20 am and wait for us in the hallway to pass you. Then follow us in. As soon as more details are shared with us, we will inform you.