Homeward Bound!

Homeward Bound!

0

 

Dear Parents and Andeo,
     Well, we hope you have all had a good chance
to clean out the mildew in the clothing and hear
all the stories about our adventures!
    We four chaperones wish to tell the parents how
much we thoroughly enjoyed each of the students
on the trip!  They had so much energy and enthusiasm,
and spoke so much Spanish and were so polite and
considerate in their families and in the school with
their teachers.  You can be very proud of them!
    Along that note, you might have already noticed
the change in maturity in your children.  They left
for Costa Rica as graduated eighth graders, but have
returned as high school freshmen.  They were given
lots of responsibility and freedom to make wise
choices.  We were impressed with their level of 
maturity and the respect they showed for each other,
their "tico" families, and for us adults.
    This was a big change for them and they rose to
the occasion.  Everything we asked of them, they
complied without complaining...(at least to us!)
    The "adiós" yesterday was truly bittersweet and
you can see it in the following photos.  We will all
miss our "tico" families and we are so grateful for
their wonderful hospitality.
    Thanks also to ELEC school with the Piedra 
brothers, who took great care of us, and also to
ANDEO for organizing a memorable experience.
    If you have any questions or comments to any
of us, please feel free to contact us this summer.
We will debrief with ANDEO and welcome any
feedback from you and the kids. 
    Thank you also for entrusting to us your precious
children!  We hope we didn't teach them any truly
bad habits, such as buying treats at the panadería,
or their families offering them cafecíta every
morning!
    ¡Un buen verano!   Cariñosamente,
Mandy, Laura, Bruce, Christine