Hello and Goodbye: A Bittersweet Year-End Visit

Covid-19 has uprooted so many schools and learning communities. And while we have done our best to connect with children and families via virtual classes, texts, blog posts, zoom calls, etc, these fall gravely short of getting to see, be and play with each other.

Children, parents and teachers have been missing each other! So Kimberley and I invited families to come for a short physical distance visit and to get a glimpse of our precious play yard one last time before summer.  We offered a final Family Share–an invitation to reflect on what we love about playing together. 


Families picked up their bags of personal items (with a few surprises inside) and selected a colored poster board to make a sign for our upcoming Spread Love Car Parade on Monday, June 1st at 10 a.m.

It feels achy to say hello and goodbye all in one short visit– when we are longing for our usual relaxed, interactive, joyful play together. But these are odd times so we’ll hold the sadness to one side while welcoming seeing our precious friends once more for now…We will host a second visiting day on one of the next rain-free days– likely Wednesday, 5/27 for the rest of interested families. 

Just for fun! Hello, Goodbye Beatles video

 Thanks to Sara (Media Handler) for supplying photos and slideshow!

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