Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jelly Beans

A new school year has begun at the StarShine Schools.
This is the 10th anniversary of the beginning of StarShine and the 7th year of my volunteer service.
This year I will be changing my routine once again and actually repeating my very first year at the school. I will not be teaching the fashion and etiquette classes. Instead I’ll continue on as librarian and I will also read to the lower grades. I’m hoping to find volunteers to take on the girls’ clubs.
Yesterday, I met Jan at the main campus to meet the new teachers and to say “Hi” to old friends. Most importantly I went to see the kids. To hug those I know and to meet  the new students. The school looked wonderful. The campus was pristine with newly painted orange, green, purple and blue doors. The new multi-colored uniform shirts added vibrancy to the campus that I hadn’t seen before. Grades Kindergarten through the 6th grade were attired in yellow, orange, purple, red, green or blue t-shirts, while the junior high and high school students were set apart by wearing yellow polo shirts.
While I was at the school, the Kindergarten children were at lunch. When I saw them I thought they looked like a mix of adorable jelly beans. I can’t wait to start reading to them.
By Lois Jamieson
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