Friday, September 17, 2010

Out With the Old...

I'm a little slow on this one, but Avi had his "graduation" from his old preschool a few weeks ago. He really loved his old preschool and they loved him, but it was time to move on.
When Avi started attending that preschool we were so disappointed with the way things had gone in his previous preschool program and were hoping this new program would be able to correct some of the mistakes made in his old school. The staff at Avi's school far exceeded our expectations for the short time Avi was there. We could not have asked for a more supportive, more invested staff. Even though Avi was only going to be there for a short time they dedicated themselves to helping him progress as much as possible. Even in the last week the clinical director was looking for ways to help improve Avi's situation. It was really bittersweet saying goodbye to them.
On his last day they held a wonderful farewell party. The other children were really excited to give Avi his "birthday" presents. He loved them! He and Itai are in love with the Spiderman blow up toy. They both seem to think it is some sort of really long chair or a really skinny bed.
Debbie painstakingly selected a present to give to the school. It seems she picked well because the students loved the it! She brought them a game and they were excited to play it. In the end Avi had to say goodbye. It was really difficult to leave after all the good they've done for us, but we're definitely excited for him to start on the school we've waited so long for.

To all the staff, thank you so much!


Valerie said...

Awesome way to say goodbye. Avi looks so much like you when you were little in several of the photos!

Terry Family said...

It is so hard to say goodbye to good teachers. :( There are some great teachers out there that are so special, and affect your child's life so much. That's way cool that they threw him a farewell party! Good luck to Avi at his new school with NEW teachers!

Stella Andes said...

Avi does look like you, but he has the same eyebrows as Jon had when he was little. Does that seem odd to you that I noticed that? Sheri would probably think so because she tells me she doesn't dissect people's faces like that. Really cute pictures!!!!

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