Yesterday the principal of Jonathan's school phoned us at home. No, he wasn't being expelled for bad behaviour (whew!). She said that "Mr. O," Jonathan's EA, is being given a service award, and she asked us to write a little blurb to accompany the presentation. Here's what we wrote:
"Mr. O" is a very important person in Jonathan's life. His consistent presence at school makes
Jonathan feel secure and is a big part of why Jonathan is eager to go to school
each day. Mr. O really seems to
understand Jonathan as a person, and he has a good combination of gentleness
and firmness. He has patiently and
persistently helped Jonathan to work toward his learning goals and to become
more independent and social. Mr. O also
does not mind doing a lot of "yellow-blue-red," which is pretty much
essential for anyone who works with Jonathan on a regular basis. We really appreciate all he does for Jonathan
and we know he is a wonderful asset to the Rideau School community.
Mr. O -- you rock!