November 9, 2009Dear Parent or Caregiver of Ethan Harris,We are pleased to inform you that your child has been selected as a recipient of the "Terrific Kid" Award at _____ Elementary. This award, which is sponsored by Kiwanis, honors students who have demonstrated positive growth and attitudes about academics, school, and other people. Students are recognized in one of three categories: the "Awesome Achiever" takes responsibility for learning and strives for excellence; the "Sensational Student", through hard work and effort, shows growth and improvement; the "Neighborly Navigator" acts in a safe and caring way.Your child will be receiving this award at a special assembly on ______ in our gym. You may choose whether or not to share this letter with your child - the names of Terrific Kid Award recipients are published in the monthly _____ newsletter.You are invited to attend this assembly. You may bring a camera, other family members, and so forth; this is a special occasion at _____. If you are not able to attend, we understand.Thank you for your support and all you do for your child!Sincerely,Principal, Teacher, School Counselor_____ Elementary
Um... not able to attend??? Who are they kidding!? Of COURSE we'll be there! Mike is going to get off work early to be there as well. We have opted NOT to tell him about the letter. We think it'll be more fun to just show up in the audience and have him find out and then see us there! I am so giddy about this. I called Mike on the phone immediately and then ran and hid in the bathroom to read the letter to him over the phone and I could barely read it because I was crying. We are so proud of him!