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KinderLeap/Goodbye to Katherine

Last Friday was the last day of school. It was a big day for many reasons–D’s now a first-grader!–but mostly because it was also Katherine’s last day at Gardner, and Marks last day as Head of School. Since they are both beloved, and in many ways represent the best of Gardner, there was a special closing ceremony, and many hands reaching for tissues.

Before I arrived there was a “kinder leap” where the Kindergarten graduates “leapt” into their next phase of life. Teacher Betsy took these terrific shots of D’s leap.

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D’s leap was, not surprisingly, the most athletic of the group.

The Tahomans also leapt, seeing as they are oving from 8th grade to high school..

Here is Katherine getting ready to leap into her new life at Oregon Episcopal School.


Katherine, you will be missed! When we win the Lotto maybe we will follow you to OES!


  1. Sherry


    • Maida

      He wanted a close crop cut!

  2. Grandma Beverly

    I miss those gorgeous curls too!

    Love these symbolic leaps. Dash is so full of life and expression! He is growing by leaps and bounds!

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