Muy Bien Hecho

Karina and Maru at the Brighton graduation ceremony
Karina and Maru at the Brighton graduation ceremony

As you know, our locations are all in the midst of their graduation ceremonies. Below, we’ve posted the speech that one of our wonderful PreK teachers, Maru Pereya, gave at the Brighton ceremony last week. 

Graduation Speech 2014

First and foremost, Karina and I would like to thank all of you for the help we have gotten from you throughout this whole academic year, whether it was sharing teaching materials, books, food contributions, prompt compliance with many requests. You all have come through in a very big way. Thanks for supporting us by supporting and nurturing your children; we could not have done it without all of your help. Thank you again.

So next week we will conclude the 2013-2014 curriculum at PVP Brighton, it has been your perseverance, persistence, and dedication that has made this possible. Truly, you parents have provided all that is necessary for the educational nurturing of your children. It is however also true that your children have reciprocated by working so very hard. They laughed and giggled through their paintings and drawings, they sighed through their writing and tracing, they manipulated a lot of materials to count their numbers, they breathlessly sang songs, they diligently and painstakingly colored their works and they endured and completed all crafts to deck your house, and they did all these without complaining. What more can I say except that your children deserve as much congratulation as you parents. Karina and I would like to extend a heartfelt congratulation to you all.

For me having your children in my class has been the greatest pleasure. Recalling how they were then and looking at them now, I realized that I myself have traveled through this passage with them too. They made me rethink my thoughts, they made me see things from their perspective, they made me re-examine some of my inner self and above all they have allowed me to be part of them. I could not have asked for more, so thank you very much for this privilege of having your children.

For Karina, she not only deserves a great pat on the shoulder but also a great commendation. She was the stabilizing force in the classroom. Sometimes she was my ears or my eyes, and sometimes I was her ears and eyes as well. I am very grateful to have Karina working side by side with me.

In closing I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for entrusting your children to me. They have enriched my life in more ways than I can count and I am so very proud of each and every one of them. All your children have not only done excellent work but they did much more and beyond. I hope someday our paths will cross and I get to say “Muy bien hecho” again. So thank you and all the very best.

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