We missed the meet your teacher night this year because the girl had her very first ballet class that evening – but we already know Ms. Wolfmueller anyway. We are there every day after all, I’m a classroom volunteer, so hang out with the kids and Amanda on Thursdays. So when we showed up for school on Wednesday, we were given a lovely little gift bag all the families received the night before.
The effort that was put into these gift bags just further demonstrates why we love our school. Such thoughtful gifts for us to share, and completely unexpected and appreciated:
We really do love the girl’s school. We started kid-kid there because we loved their pre-k program, Rhonda and Tracy are amazing, and the kids all adore them. But we continued there because of the real sense of community and belonging found throughout the school.
There are kids from all sorts of families, it’s a wonderfully diverse student body. Diversity is both celebrated and embraced in such a lovely way. The school participates in the Day of Pink, and I plan to encourage participation in Wear Purple day this year too. The administration team is fabulous, and well… we really do love Mayfair Community School.
Roo Watch 2012: Roo has been cool, calm and collected. No signs of early labour. She’s due on the 29th… so far so good. 🙂
On March 30th, Saskatoon had it’s first prom… well… first as far as I’m aware, and as far as my parent’s and grandparent’s are aware – and that’s as far back as this city really goes. So I feel I’m pretty safe saying that it’s a first for this prairie city. Anyway…
It was an amazing night. Some folk I talked to were concerned about a city-wide prom, with people from any school welcome to attend. There was talk about things like school rivalries and the possibility of fighting. All I could really do was smile. These were obviously adults who just didn’t get it. This was an event I knew our youth would rally around.
Prom is an amazing right of passage, and one we’ve never had here. We’ve all watched the movies, read the books, heard the stories. Prom is supposed to be amazing, and it’s something everyone deserves to experience. And at 34, I went to prom… and just like all the teens in the movies, my parent’s bought my dress.
Saskatoon’s first prom was made even better by being a part of Pink Revolution (an anti-bullying week which made it’s debut this year). So huge thanks to the Avenue Community Center and all their amazing volunteers for making it happen. Both Pink Revolution and the Pink Prom were ground breaking events and I sooo look forward to them happening again next year.
As the official photographer for the Pink Prom, I organized my first ever photobooth. No, it’s not my typical photography (usually on location in the study of life and love) but it was sooo much fun. I was happy to donate my time and skill for something so incredible.
Yep, that’s me at prom. 🙂 Wanna check out the rest of the action from my photobooth? Head on over to http://td365.smugmug.com/ Prints and other cool items are available!