First Day of High School

I actually took this picture yesterday morning, just before Melinda took Ella and me to the ferry terminal. You see, the first day of PSCS this year was held yesterday on Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle. And as I said at the end of yesterday’s post, it was the first “night” of PSCS, too, given the spot on Vashon Island where we stayed was an overnight retreat center called Camp Burton. Today either was the second day or the end of one very, very long day…

You see, both Ella and I are very tired. I’m about ready to call it a night and it’s only 7:30. Maybe it has something to do with being the “adult” assigned to one of the “louder” cabins. In and out all night, it seemed, came the students while poor little ol’ me tried to get some shut-eye. I wasn’t too successful.

Anyway, this marks the beginning of Ella’s high school experience. It’s a far cry from what she was experiencing a year ago, an American student being fully immersed in a French school. At one point last night we held a traditional PSCS “appreciation circle,” during which I was pleased to hear Ella appreciate her teachers and the students from last year in front of the entire school.

Very nice.

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