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Ship's Calendar:

Monday, 5/29/17:  NO SCHOOL! :) Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!
Tuesday, 5/30/17:   Who Will Win??? Day
9 AM Awards Ceremony
Pizza luncheon 
Field Day & OMC  (Wear your class colors!  Nash homeroom is RED, Phillips homeroom is BLUE, and Price homeroom is Light Blue.)
Wednesday, 5/31/17:   eXercise Day  (Wear your favorite exercise clothes!)
Thursday,6/1/17:   Year-End Clearance; Health Lesson; Ice Cream Party 
Friday, 6/2/17:   Zoom out of 5th Grade!  
Clap Out at 11:30 AM
Dismissal at 12:00 Noon

Captain's Log

May 30, 2017:

Many years ago,  I taught 3rd grade at Chets Creek.  Among many others, I taught a boy named Jackson.  Shortly after his third grade year, his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia and later Indiana.  I've heard from his family every now and again, and I've enjoyed catching fleeting glimpses of his life since he left my care.  He used to have a blog, and I would often read his writing, even share some of it with my classes at times.  (They thought he'd  hung the moon.)  I heard recently that he had a part-time job on a radio broadcast, so I downloaded an app for his station in Indiana, just so I could tune in and hear his grown up voice.  This month, I received his graduation announcement in the mail.  I am still so proud of "my" student.  

Over the years, I've taught hundreds of students -- too many to count.  For many, I lose touch and I can only imagine how their stories have continued, hoping to one day get word of their successes.  But for all my students, their faces and names float in my memory like time capsules, sealed tight.  I share this with you today so you'll know that I will always remember your children, too.  As they move on, growing into young men and women, advancing through years of schooling, pursuing interests and passions they may not even realize they will discover, they will remain frozen in my mind and heart just as they are today.  One day, they may want to stop back by the Creek and drop in on some of their old teachers, and if they do, I'd love to be included in their rounds.  I'd love to applaud for them as they cross the stage to collect their 8th Grade Scholar medal, even if only in spirit.  I'd love to hear to their graduation speech, even if only with my eyes.  My days with your child will never be forgotten, even if my own aging mind needs a minute to connect them -- now older, taller, wiser -- to my memories of them during these years at the Creek.  I will always consider them "mine".

This week will be gone in the blink of an eye, and with it, and so to our "babies" will go.  It's hard to believe how far we've come.  

It is my sincerest hope that your families enjoy a loving, restful summer, and your precious children are only the most successful they could possibly hope to become in all that they invest their hearts and their minds.  Thank you for allowing me to care for your most prized possessions.  I cherish the opportunity.

In love and gratitude,

Captain Nash

Related Links

5th Grade - Chets Creek Elementary
Duval County
13200 Chets Creek Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904) 992-6390