Two years ago my daughter started school at Fairview Early
Childhood Center. My baby girl had somehow transformed into an
articulate, independent and curious human. My wife and I knew it was the
perfect time to start half days at Fairview, but our brains could not convince
She cried (we cried) the first day at drop off, but no tears have been shed
since (except my wife’s upon reading this). I know this will change soon, but
this time on her last day leaving Fairview.
My daughter’s experience at Fairview has been nothing short of perfect. She has
made great friends, learned stuff, had a blast and attended multiple dance
parties. Her teachers, Ms. Kalli and Ms. Lori, have been amazing. They are
kind. They are patient. They are everything a parent dreams their child’s
teacher can be.
We will miss them, but we will always remember how important they were in my
daughter’s young life.
Walt Whitman talked of a “barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world,” and I
suppose this is mine about Fairview. A quiet thank you note slipped into a
cubby hole would have been acceptable, but this is the public articulation of
my full-throated love for a building, for a staff, for an administration that
has taken care of my baby for two years.
I now ask, politely, when you see me sobbing in the parking lot at Carlson
Elementary School in September, please give me a hug.
Rockford School Board member Jaime Escobedo submitted his resignation from the board effective Wednesday, May 29.
All RPS 205 elementary and middle school students will follow a shortened schedule on Monday, June 3.
Ethan Strombeck will receive a $2,500 scholarship.
The elementary schools will close after this school year.
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