Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Respect, and Thanks
Respect was one of the themes emphasized in the first month at Maria's school, and this week she was recognized at assembly for demonstrating exceptional qualities of respect for herself, her peers, her class, and the world. Parents were invited to step up on stage with their child. Grandparents were in attendance. We enjoyed refreshments afterward.
I didn't know how sweet it would feel to see Maria so delighted about receiving this recognition. I'm happy I could be there, with my camera. It's one of those simple gestures that winds up feeling like a very special occasion.
And I would like to add: Maria is in a wonderful school. Thank you, Karen, Marla, Carol, Anne, Yanina, Janice, Mim, Dawn, Angelica... some of the great people who paved the way, and make us welcome.