April 7, 2012
Paradise Bay Elementary - Round 21
Alyssa smiled. "I can't wait! Kindergarten is such a fun age!"
"Well," Casey sighed, standing up. "Guess it's time to get the day started. I'll see you ladies later!"
"Please close the door," Cheryl said as he walked in.
Raising his eyebrow, Casey did as she asked and sat down. "Is there a problem Cheryl?"
"Oh heaven's no. I just need to speak with you," Cheryl said, twirling the pencil on her desk. Eyes welling with tears, she got straight to the point. "You heard about Charles?"
Casey's heart swelled with compassion. "I did. I'm so sorry Cheryl. I know he'll be missed."
Sighing, Cheryl dabbed at her eyes. "Well, I think it's time... past time, really... that I retire. I'd like you to take my place. I've already run it by the board and if you're agreeable, you will start next semester."
Casey stilled. "Are you sure Cheryl?"
Cheryl smiled. "It was your idea, Casey. Who better to carry on the torch? Paradise Bay Elementary wouldn't exist without you!"
"Well, with that out of the way, I suppose we should start out day!" Cheryl said, placing her pencil away and trying to paste on a smile. "This will be my last assembly."
"Good morning boys and girls!" she announced. "Welcome back to Paradise Bay Elementary! We're happy to have you here and can't wait to have fun learning!"
Dismissing the children to go with their teachers, Cheryl headed back to her office to get her paperwork out of the way. She definitely wouldn't miss the paperwork!