|To the Editor: Crim a gem, parent, now teacher says|
|Written by Paula Munson|
|Wednesday, 29 May 2013 09:01|
My husband and I were shopping for houses in 1999. After considering many possibilities in the Eastwood, Perrysburg and Bowling Green School Districts we decided on a home in Bowling Green located on a tree-lined street named Cherry Hill Drive.
As our children approached school age we began talking with neighbors and friends about our neighborhood school, Crim, and were happy to hear how pleased they were with the school.
In 2005, when our son was to enter kindergarten, I took him to a screening session where I ran into an acquaintance who asked what school my son would be attending. After I responded that he would attend Crim, she told me that her older sons had attended Crim and that it was a wonderful school.
I wanted to talk to the kindergarten teacher the spring before my son entered school and made an appointment to meet with her. The school staff was so welcoming and I felt at home the moment that I walked into Crim.
Mrs. Daily, the kindergarten teacher at the time, was very encouraging and helpful to me as a parent of a new kindergartener.
The following year when my son entered first grade I volunteered in the kindergarten, first grade and library at Crim. I was always impressed with the enthusiasm, caring attitude, and dedication of the staff members with whom I worked that year. The staff always treated me warmly when I came in to volunteer.
At the end of the school year I told the principal that I was planning to submit an application to be a substitute teacher for the following year.
She asked if I were interested in filling a maternity leave for a first grade teacher and of course I said yes.
That subbing job lasted the whole school year and led me to teaching full time at Crim.
In the six years I have taught full time at Crim I have seen such dedication, welcoming attitudes, and a desire to do what is right for each child enrolled there. The teachers put in long hours during the school year and work many weeks during the summer to prepare for the coming year.
As a Crim parent and teacher I invite children newly assigned to Crim and their parents to visit this gem of a school to see what I have experienced.
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