|Forest Trail Elementary Kindergarten|
Our class is getting some outstanding help from 5th grade mentors and friends who pop in on Friday afternoons to help and teach us. The future looks bright when I see what great kids we've launched at Forest Trail and the super role models they are for their youngest school mates at Forest Trail. Thanks to all 5th grade student teachers for sharing your talents with us.
It was a magical hour as I listened to former student Marissa Luke play beautiful holiday music at her winter recital under the tutelage of music teacher Paula Wong. Marissa is turning into a virtuoso and it was a pleasure to listen to her recital pieces which included a solo and a duet with her mom, Kirsten Luke. It's always a pleasure (and a privilege) to cheer on my former students and all our Forest Trail kids as they grow and change and represent our school and community so well. It's been a joy to watch Marissa's star rise and see how beautifully she's growing up. Our Forest Trail history (kindergarten 2008-2009) makes all her accomplishments that much sweeter for me as I remember that special year we shared.
Kindergarten donated several boxes of new and gently used books to the Austin Children's Shelter which is opening 'Care Academy,' a child development and family resource center. Our students found out you're never too young to find a way to help others. It felt good to be part of the solution that makes the world a better place. Thanks to Julie Linn for helping us channel our goodwill in the right direction through 'Giverocity.'