31 May 2013

Moving on up

7 years ago I walked into WPK-8 Centre for the first time and dropped Lily off. It was the first time I had set foot in an American school and I felt a lot like a fish out of water. My baby girl was starting big school and I knew she was going to be there for a very long time.

Fast forward to today. My not so little girl graduated from the 5th grade and since she has been accepted into a magnet program will be leaving this awesome school next week.

 How on earth can the last seven years have gone by in the blink of an eye?

The new administration decided to give the kidlets a promotion ceremony and did a truly outstanding job and unlike at Rosie's graduation last week all the parents were on the best behaviour. The children were asked to dress for the occasion and not wear their uniforms, for Lily this involved a 3 hour shopping spree that resulted in her deciding to wear something she already owned...shoot me now please.

The school doled out a huge amount of awards today but the kids were kept in the dark. She knew she was getting Principals Honor Roll  and thought she was a shoe in for one;  the D.A.R.E. project, I don't think she expected 5. I was so proud of her.

The first of many awards today
Adam and Lily besties and worst enemies all rolled into one.
Her truly wonderful teacher Mrs Tamargo
Officer Chappel from the D.A.R.E. program
Certificate of Promotion and Principals Honor Roll.
5 achievement awards, 3 medals.

We went out to lunch to celebrate.
if by chance you weren't around 7 yrs ago, this is what she looked like when i dropped her off then
It is such a bittersweet day. Lily doesn't have to leave this school as it is a k-8. Many of her friends are moving on and she is too. They have been together for so long and I have seen them all grow so much. For all of us parents it was a hard morning. Luckily for me I get five more years there because of Rosie but at least now I know that those 5 years will be gone before I know it.

 Someone pass the tissues please.


Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Congratulations to Lily! How exciting! My guy graduated last week! I am a little nervous about his transition to middle school even though we have had one already go through middle school. You should be proud of her, she is one smart cookie! Oh, and she is just as much a little cutie as she was 7 years ago.

Briana's Mom said...

Congratulations Lily! I can see why you are such a proud mama. I am curious as to where her new magnet school is. I am sure she will do great there.

As you know, I am a proud WP graduate myself. :)

Vivian M said...

Congratulations Lily!!!

Valerie Emerle said...

Congratulations Lily! I cannot get over how grown-up she looks.....I'm sure she will do fantastic in her new school. That picture of when she started school is sooooo dang cute!

Alyson and Ford said...

Congratulations on all your awards, Lily! It's great to be great! Have a wonderful summer!

Alyzabeth's Mommy


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