O.k., so I'm not sobbing, but it is hard to believe that in one week, my little baby boy will be starting kindergarten. So hard to believe.
Tonight we had his school orientation. He'll be attending a National Heritage Academy about 3.5 miles from our house. It's a charter school that focuses strongly on morals, values and pillars of good citizenship. He'll be attending full day, which is a BIG change for us. We've been afternoon preschooler for two years.
The school put on a great program tonight. It started with a "scavenger hunt" to find the music, art and media rooms. The final stop was his teacher's room where Payton finally got to meet her; Ms. McCoy. She's a second year teacher who seems to really "get" kindergarten. She has a lot of great ideas and I think that she will be a great match for Payton.
After that, we spent about 10 minutes in her class before the parents left the kids in her care and we headed out to have a meeting about school procedures and the arrival/dismissal parking situation. Wow. That will be a challenge!!!
Finally, we completed our evening with dinner. The students ate pizza with their teachers while the parents ate burgers and hot dogs with the rest of the staff. It really was a great night. We got to see the staff that knows us by name and were so happy to see us. I think we have a GREAT year ahead of us.
Payton & Ms. McCoy, his teacher ------------------------------- Payton & Ms. Dowker, his principal