Farwell 5th Grade and Clap-Out

It is with great excitement that I can share a few words about this impressive 5th grade class.

I feel like I know this group of children very well. Their first year at Davey as Kindergartners was my first year. Our first year was full of discovery and change. The foundation set for this group of students made them the successful group they are today. When I say that this group is fantastic, please know that I am not exaggerating. This fifth grade group is considerate, kind, compassionate and accepting.

5th Graders:

“Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the kid who’ll decide where to go.”

But not so fast….. “Wherever you fly, you’ll be the best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don’t, because sometimes you won’t. I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true. That Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.”

Luckily, you have one another to find your way. You can rely on what you have learned to get out of the gray. “But on you will go though the weather be foul. On you will go though your enemies prowl. On and on you will hike and I know you’ll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed. 98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.”

You each are special and unique. Your qualities complement one another and only make you stronger as a class. Don’t forget one another, don’t leave anyone. The reason this class is so special is because you always take care of each other. Don’t lose that passion to help one another persevere. I am proud of you. I love you and I will miss you!

Please know that Davey is always your home and although we will not be with you physically, we are ALWAYS rooting for you!

Congratulations on a job well done!

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