s.o.a.r. award (and a shout out to the super bowl champs)

Posted on February 8th, 2016 by mountain girl  |  4 Comments »

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Zia received the December-January SOAR award last week. The teachers had a little award ceremony for the SOAR students and parents Thursday at 7 am (yawn). They had a breakfast buffet in the school library with cereal, juice, muffins, danish, and doughnuts–since of course everyone knows the very best way to start a kid’s day is with lots of sugar and grains, LOL. (Notice the glazed doughnut hole already taking effect in Cash’s eyes?)Ā  Each student got a T-shirt and a gift-wrapped cup with a pencil and lollipops inside–to fend off the impending doughnut crash, of course.

Zia has been working really hard in school, and has thought about SOAR all year, hoping to be one of The Chosen. She’s at the top of her class–which includes first, second and third graders–in reading and writing, and she’s pretty good at math, too.

Each teacher wrote up a blurb for their student’s certificate and introduced him or her, going over the reasons why they chose them for the award. At the end they took a group picture of the students for the local paper.

The whole thing was really special for Zia, and it was the “best day of her life” (as so many days have been, ha). We framed her certificate and hung it in her room, and now we’re all just waiting to see her picture in the paper.

And by the way, I should probably mention that THE BRONCOS WON THE SUPER BOWL. Woo-hoo! (I’m trying to rouse my absolutely-non-sports-fan-self before I get scalped in Denver.) GO BRONCOS!!!!!!!

4 Responses to “s.o.a.r. award (and a shout out to the super bowl champs)”

  1. Mimi says on :

    Good for our Zia! Papa and I loved reading the whole thing! Wonderful and we are proud of you Zia! Hahaha – Cash’s eyes! Love, Mimi and Papa

  2. mountain girl says on :

    I told her what you said! And Cash’s expression really IS from the sugar–it always goes straight to his brain, ha. And I hope you’re wearing your orange and blue today??? šŸ˜‰

  3. Mom & Dad says on :

    Congratulations, Zia!!!!! The award is outstanding – Grandpa and I are VERY proud of you. keep up the good work. Cashey is lucky to have a smart and helpful big sister like you! Love, Grandma & Grandpa

  4. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks Mom–I read your comment to her! šŸ™‚

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