Dear Graduates…

Before we say goodbye forever, I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am that I could be your teacher this year and last. I hope you know how much happiness you bring into my life and how much I genuinely enjoy interacting with you. I can’t tell you how many days I have been ornery / stressed/ frustrated and have come to school and have had you make me laugh and forget those stresses.

It is hard for me to believe it has been two years since we met on that Wednesday in June when you were in grade 6 and I came for the afternoon to visit. I remember signing out iPads but hadn’t a clue where to find them. It seems from day one you were helping me as much as I helped you.

I remember Science experiments outside, secret hand shakes, nicknames. I remember making Vines about barf bags on the train. I remember hoping to jump from grade 7 to grade 8 so I got a second chance to teach you all again in some capacity.

You are a unique group of individuals. You will all do great things. I cannot wait to hear how you make change at our secondary schools in the coming years. I look forward to the day I hear about you and all the wonderful accomplishments you have achieved.

As much as it saddens me to see you move on, I remind myself to celebrate the fact that we met. I have learned so much from you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me be your teacher. You are an incredible group of students that have forever changed my life. You will all be missed.

Please keep in touch – you know where to find us!

Mr. A, Room 409 – ICRPS

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