Watch Me Fly
Dear Island Park Families,
It’s hard to believe we have come to the end of another successful school year. I’m certain that this has been a year of tremendous growth and accomplishment for each of our students. The following poem is written for and dedicated to them as they look back in awe at their stellar achievements and gaze forward in confident anticipation of new challenges and opportunities.
Watch Me FlyI started as a caterpillarAnd slowly inched my wayInto a world so big and brightI was a child at playI fed upon the learning treeAnd drank from wisdom’s dewI learned to write with silky threadAnd naturally I grewI learned to chart the stars at nightTo calculate their schemeI inched my way toward that fine dayWhen I’d become my dreamI studied Mother Nature’s planHer gentle hand did guide meShe taught me that despite my sizeI have greatness deep inside meShe showed me that life’s buggy rideIs often hit and missBut that knowledge will protect meLike a diamond chrysalisAnd now I am a butterflyI’m bound for endless skyIt’s time to spread my strong, young wingsStand back and watch me fly
Thank you staff, students and families for a terrific school year. Your work, support, and incredible kindness are greatly appreciated. May your summer days be filled with relaxation, recreation, reflection and reading. I’ll see you in September.