As the front doors to our new entrance opened, we could hear squeals of joy as Grace ran in with the biggest smile on her face, handing out hugs that could potentially knock the wind out of you! Her mom was right behind her with a huge grin, saying, “She’s so excited to be here – I’m so excited that she’s here!” In between Alanya and Cameron literally jumping up and down over their mutual love of celebrating birthdays, Liam wasted no time finding the much anticipated “funnest room in the school” (a new sensory room). He kept coming back to try out the new foam crash pit over and over and over again.
And the enthusiasm didn’t stop there. A few days later at Parent-Teacher Conferences, Kiano’s dad came up the stairs exclaiming, “This is going to be a great year. We just had a fantastic conference with the team!”
It was easy to see what was happening during these beginning year activities. Parent faces changed from worried to relaxed, from anxious to eager. The excitement of our students was simply contagious. After a summer of being away, our school turned into “home” again.
What a powerful way to start the year!