I must admit, compiling a list of my favourite KCS stories from the last month was difficult. But I thought I would give it a shot.
#5. Seeing so many of our former students attend the Welcome Back BBQ and hearing from a Dad of grade 9 student that his daughter told him she misses the welcoming feeling of the KCS community at her new school; she particularly misses her teachers.
#4 Having a grade 5 student come to Mr. Marshall and I to volunteer to help out with the touch football team this year. We asked him to come to my office to have a conversation about how he thought he could contribute to the running of the team. We expected him to say that he’s be willing to carrying the balls/water, help pick up the pylons after practice, etc. However, when he was asked, he looked at us, paused a moment, and said confidently, “Offensive coordinator.”
#3. Those of you who were able to attend the BBQ last week will have seen the vendor with the donuts. About 7:45 that evening, I ran into a family whose grade 3 son had eaten his fair share of the donuts as well as some cotton candy. You can only imagine what the rest of the night was like for the parents… Anyways, I let the student know that we were going to install one of those donut machines at the front entrance of the school on a permanent basis. I wish I had taken a photo of his face. It looked like I had given him the best present possible.
#2. Hearing the story from a proud mom regarding her son’s accomplishment in being a part of the cross country team, finishing the race, and being embraced and encouraged by his teammates as he crossed the finish line.
#1. Being called “cute” by a grade 1 student (see my September 5th Blog for more information on this story). My two high school age children kid me about this almost daily.
As I finished writing this, just after lunch recess, a grade 2 student popped his head in the door of my office and said, “Hi Mr. Logan.” As usual I asked him what he was doing. He told me that he had had just come from the main office where he had picked up an icepack. Naturally, I asked why. And for the rest of this story, you will need to ask me in person.
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