It's not every day that you get asked to be part of something as special as last night's parade for the staff at Atwood Primary School. I still find it so amazing how as a society we have learned to shift, modify and adapt the way we do things so that we can still have that in-person connection without having to compromise social distancing.

In speaking with Principal Jennifer McGee last night, she made it incredibly clear to me how much she and her staff 'needed' this parade. They have had to go months and months without having a normal classroom routine and even worse, have had to go months and months without seeing their students. You see, that's the most amazing thing about teachers.. the well being of their students is always their number one priority and that was blatantly apparent last night.

I was originally reached out to about two weeks ago to ask if I could bring the Moose Caboose to this event and play music from it while the parade was happening. Of course I can! Well, last night was the big night.

Now, here's the thing. I just thought the parade was going to be a handful of people from the area that had decorated their cars and would pass through, beep a couple times and be on their way. What I didn't realize, because I couldn't see the cars gathering behind me, is that ALL of the students and their families had showed up, decorated their cars, and were ready to show their praise. As the parade went on, it became increasingly clear just how many people had shown up to show their support. It was so moving!

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