GS Community Honors 4th Graders
Marquis Austin

On the evening of Thursday, June 10, the Grammar School came together to honor its departing fourth grade students. “We are all so proud of you. You have made history this year. You went to school during a pandemic,” said GS Director Sarah McLean to the fourth graders during her opening remarks. “You are so ready for middle school. We are excited to see you move to fifth grade and beyond.” Teacher Brooke Waldman then introduced the evening’s theme, “Times to Remember,” and shared a collection of videos showing the Class of 2029 throughout the years, highlighting events such as their PK Dance Share and second grade International Festival performance. “I remember all these memories!” Portia C. ’29 cheerfully commented in the chat.

Throughout the ceremony, students shared their favorite GS memories, and teachers presented heartfelt messages wishing them luck in the MS. “One of my favorite CGPS memories is the first day of fourth grade. It was so great to see all my friends after such a long quarantine, and I was excited to finally see everyone in person. It made me realize how much of a special place CGPS is and how much I love it. I’m going to miss being in the GS,” said Raffy K. ’29. 

Fourth grader Adley O., inspired by poet Amanda Gorman, shared her feelings on what the future holds in an inspiring piece titled “The Seas We Sailed.” Reading from her poem, Adley wisely said to her peers, “We aren’t just classmates / We are a community / We are ready to face the uncharted waters of our next journey together as one.” 

Congratulations, fourth graders, and good luck in the Middle School!

To watch the full celebration, click here!

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