"Before I announce this week’s eighth grade Super Kid, I’d like to thank all of you
for the love, support and confidence you have shown me over the past three
You’ve made each Monday a day to which I’ve looked forward.
Your joy, your energy and your insatiable curiosity have made teaching here one
of the best experiences of my career.
While I will miss all of you so much, I do feel good knowing you’ll have a
wonderful new teacher in Ms. Chen — and Ms. Francisco will still be here looking
out for you too.
We’ve done some wonderful things together, I will always remember our field trip
to San Francisco and how good it felt to see my students moving through that
environment with so much poise and confidence.
Your potential is obvious and I know you’ll use it well.
As I was trying to decide which of you rated Super Kid status this week, it
occurred to me it should go to someone who is kind, thoughtful, diligent and most
of all representative of the best St Joseph Elementary has to offer. It should be
someone who demonstrates a love of learning, self-confidence and of course,
the caring nature reflected in the teachings of Jesus Christ.
With that, my final pick for eighth grade Super Kid became obvious.
It’s ALL of you!
You are ALL bright and wonderful young people with brilliant futures ahead of
you. And, you are ALL exceptional — each in your own way.
You know, each week we say congratulations on being Super Kids, when we
REALLY should be saying THANK YOU for being Super Kids.
The examples you set, the joy you bring and the excellence you demonstrate
give me great confidence in the future of our community.
It has indeed been my privilege to be part of helping you become the outstanding
adults I know you will all be and I will miss each and every one of you so very
THANK YOU — for being Super Kids!