“Remember then, with every try, sometimes you fail...sometimes you fly.”
The book that I have chosen as my final book of the month as Forest Lake Principal is called Sometimes You Fly, by Katherine Applegate. I chose this book specifically with my 5th graders in mind and I would like to dedicate it to them as we celebrate their six year journey through Forest Lake Elementary School!
“With humor and tenderness, best selling author Katherine Applegate celebrates the milestones and accomplishments of childhood, from first birthday to graduation, in this book perfect for new parents, recent grads, or anyone reaching for the sky.”
As I read this book, I couldn’t help but reflect on my own time here at Forest Lake and all the ups and downs that we have guided our students through. We have learned so much together and I cherish every moment I spent here with the students and faculty. My journey here started six years ago when our current 5th graders were a part of our first ever full day kindergarten group! After six fast years, our time to fly has arrived. As we prepare to take this leap into the future together, let me take a moment to thank everyone for six amazing years at Forest Lake. I hope that my time here was well served and I hope that our students take the many lessons learned and apply them to their own lives as they continue to reach for their dreams! I will never forget my time at Forest Lake and I am forever grateful to have been a small part of your children's lives. Forest Lake is truly a feeling and will forever hold a special place in my heart.
Until we meet again……
Anthony F. Ciuffo, Jr.
Forest Lake Elementary School