I give you back your children, the same children you entrusted to my care last fall. I give them back pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible, and more mature then they were then.
Although they would have attained this in spite of me, it has been my happy privilege to watch their personalities unfold day by day and marvel at each new achievement, each new success, each new expansion of self. I give them back reluctantly; for having spent 9 months together in our classroom, we have all grown close, have become a part of each other and shall always retain a little part of each other.
We have lived, loved, laughed, played, studied, learned and enriched our lives together this year. I wish it could go on indefinitely but give them back I must. Take care of them for they are precious and only one of kind.
Remember that I will always be interested in your children and their destiny, wherever they go, whatever they do, whomever they become. Their joys and sorrows, I will be happy to share. Please call on me if there is anything further I can ever do for them.