It’s back-to-school time
It seems as though that it was such a short time ago that the children had completed another school year.
With a whole summer to look forward to it seemed we had plenty of time on our hands to engage in all kinds of activities.
The best way to get a sense of the summer that was, and what it means for youngsters, is through their eyes.
Recently I spoke with 10-year-old Julie Tulk and her 7-year-old brother, Ryan, the children of Conrad and Jill Tulk of Labrador City.
They smiled as they described their summer. They Julie and Ryan Tulk
had time at the cabin, one stretch for a full week with Mom and Dad, where they played outdoors, swam in the lake, and helped with renovations, learning from Mom and Dad some important life skills.
They made a trip to Halifax, a vacation in a different place doing different things. They wore themselves out on the trampoline, at the Clay Café, the Harbour Hopper, the water slide and the pool.
They are now both eager to get back to school.
Ryan is excited to see his friends and is fired up because when you hit grade 3, you get your very own locker.
Julie, heading into grade 5, is also looking forward to seeing her friends back at school and engaging in the many important school and social activities that go with being in grade 5.
It’s time to get back in class and these two kids are both eager.
If we get the opportunity to check back with these two students on the back end of this school year, I’m willing to bet that it will be a great success story; they are both great kids being raised by great parents.
All the youngsters heading back to school are a responsibility that fall into the hands of the entire Labrador West community.
School traffic means kids on the side of the street, snow flying, school buses to watch out for, and youngster just being youngsters on the snow banks, causing us to be extra vigilant as drivers.
All our children are being taught the many lessons of playing by the rules and being always watchful every day. We, as adults, owe them the same.