Hillside School bid farewell to a beloved 4th grade teacher on Friday, October 1st. Ms. Frances Kinsey, Fran to all her friends, has retired after over 30 years in teaching. The faculty gathered for a surprise luncheon on her last day to celebrate Fran and all her achievements. Fran was a teacher who never failed to inspire her students, to make them hang on her every word during a read-aloud of the newest chapter book, to discuss "bigger issues" of character during her morning meetings, to hold onto every little piece of treasure (read: someone else's junk) in case it was needed in the classroom, to pass on her love of nature and the outdoors, and to make enduring memories in the minds of her students.
Fran's goodbye cake:
Mrs. Hanks, Mrs. Lucerna, and Ms. Fran Kinsey:
Mrs. Kinsey, we will dearly miss you.