A big hello to everyone
Syd has finished his final full day with us. Before we tell you about his
Friday we must mention last night. Syd went down to the Williams Lake
business peoples award meeting in hopes of meeting the 1998 Williams Lake
Stampede queen contestants. The girls had arrived early because they were
looking forward to meeting this special guy from Australia. They were very
excited and they each just had to hold Syd and have their pictures taken
with him. Syd had a special surprise in store for him, he got to meet the
current Miss Williams Lake Stampede Queen. Was he excited, he didn't expect
to meet royalty.
Last night Syd could hear the ducks and geese down at the lake honking. He
was told that the ducks and geese and swans were just returning from their
migration south. Some will stay around here and some will fly farther north
for the spring and summer months.
The children kept Syd pretty close by today since it was his last full day
here. After lunch he had a special visitor. Mr. Butcher, our district
Superintendent of schools came into the classroom. The children told him
about Syd and how we were lucky enough to have him come to visit. Just
before home time each of the kids whispered something special into Syd's
ear and gave him a big hug. You will have to ask Syd what they said. We
also discussed what pictures and things we should send along with Syd.
I think there may be some tears when we go off to mail Syd to Illinois. I
must admit that when you look into Syd's eyes it is almost as if he is
real. He has quite a personality!
Bye for now
students and staff of Marie Sharpe Elementary