Before we left on our Corona distancing holiday, the teachers and admin chipped in money for a birthday celebration for our vice principal. Then about a week before her birthday, we had to leave school. We celebrated during a virtual meeting and sent her with a virtual birthday card on her special day. But today, we surprised her with the gift we had bought for her last month.
The few supervisors, coordinators, and teachers who were on campus gathered in the room next door. Then we went into her room singing, “Happy Birthday.” We were all spread out around the room, no hugs, no kisses, no cake. Just a VP who was touched and thankful for the gold necklace we got for her.
Everyone said goodbye and filed out of the room.
Celebrating in our new way.