Wow! I can't believe that there are only 2 days left of this year! It seems like just yesterday that we were getting ready to come back to school! I am going to have a very hard time this year, saying goodbye to the 5th graders. You are a wonderful class. I have known most of you since pre-K or Kindergarten and I have enjoyed watching you mature into the fine young men and women that you are. I have so many mixed feelings. I feel sadness at the thought of not seeing you on a daily basis. However, I feel joy at what lies ahead of you. You (and only YOU) are the one who decides how your life will be. Each and every one of you has a wonderful opportunity ahead of you. Make the most of it. Study hard. Keep your strong values. And always, always remember that you are an important member of this universe and that no one else can make the contribution to our world that you can. You each have a special purpose here and my wish is for you to achieve that purpose by continuing to make good choices. Have a great summer and keep in touch. Once I am your counselor ~ I am ALWAYS your counselor!