From Your Director:
I have to admit: I’m tearing up a little at the thought that this is my last FELCDC Newsletter. Sigh. This place has played such a tremendous part in my life. I was 22 years old when I started as an afternoon assistant teacher in the Rainbow Room, working on a double major in English and Psychology at UT.
I fell in love with First English for several reasons. First, it was a thousand times better than the other miserable food service and research jobs I’d held previously. (Not saying much, I know.) Secondly, I loved the people: the kids, the parents, and the other amazing people I worked with. And finally, I loved it because I felt that the work I was doing was valuable and important. I was helping to shape the next generation. What could be more important than that?
Twenty years later, I still love First English for many of the same reasons. I hope to take the lessons I’ve learned here with me as I continue the important work I started here.
By now, I hope you’ve had a chance to say “Hi” to our new director, Cyndy Karras. We’ve had a great two weeks working together and are feeling confident that we will be able to provide a smooth transition for the school. It definitely eases my mind to know that I will be leaving First English in such capable and caring hands.
Thank you for trusting us with your children.
Mark Your Calendars:
Wednesday, July 12th: Coffee with Cyndy in the Parlor
Friday, July 21st: Shannon’s Goodbye Party
August 1st-4th: Meet Your Child’s New Teacher! (More info to come.)
August 17th and 18th: CDC closed for Training and Work Day
August 21st: New School Year Begins!
Come have coffee with Cyndy: We’d like to give you a chance to chat with Cyndy a little more by offering coffee in the Parlor on the morning of July 12th. Stop in after dropping off your child for a cup of coffee, some conversation, and a snack.
Shannon’s Goodbye Party: Jennifer is making frito pie in my honor on the evening of July 21st from 5:30-7 in the Fellowship Hall. We’d love to see you there. Please send me an email if you can make it with the number who will attend by Wednesday the 26th. (firstname.lastname@example.org) My official last day will be July 28th.