What memories stand out to you about the end of the school year? Was it saying goodbye to friends and teachers, receiving and signing yearbooks, or being excited about free time, summer camps, or family vacations? Whatever it was, the end of the school year is a significant milestone for children. It’s a marker of growing up, and it’s hard to believe that we’re just a few weeks away from the end of another school year here at St. Andrew’s Preschool.
As we look to this milestone, I want to say thank you. In conversation and in passing, over the past year I have sensed the love and care that you have and we share for your preschooler. I am so grateful that you entrust them to the care of our staff and teachers and have chosen St. Andrew as the place where their educational journey begins. But above all, I’m grateful for your dedication to their faith and your decision to give them an opportunity to learn about and get to know Jesus.
To that end, I want to share with you one final faith activity. I shared it a few years ago, and it’s designed to help them and you commemorate the end of another school year. It’s the outline of a psalm in which you and your preschooler reflect on the past year and give thanks to God for it—much like the psalms we find in the Bible.
A Psalm for the End of My School Year
Praise God for people, subjects, and activities at school:
Tell God about the things you are sorry about from school this year:
Tell God what you are looking forward to this summer:
Write or draw a last line for your psalm.
It’s been an absolute joy to walk by your side and minister to you and your preschooler this year. Whether this is just the beginning of your journey at St. Andrew’s preschool or the very end, know how thankful I am for it and for you. God is using you in powerful ways to shape the faith of your preschooler, and he will continue to walk by your side as you do that for years to come. God’s blessings to you and your families.