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Grandparent/VIP Week 2020

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Leave a mesage of encouagement for your student and/or share a memory from you own school days!

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Winter Frendle 5th grade
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By: Judy Marks
Created On: 12/11/2020
Last Modified On: 12/11/2020
Hi Winter. I am glad I was able to join your virtual classroom this morning. It took me a while to get in, but I saw about 15 minutes of class time.  I have always been so impressed with your and... read more
Sidak Sethi
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By: Payal
Created On: 12/11/2020
Last Modified On: 12/11/2020
My dear Sidak,  It is always a pleasure to see you grow as a wonderful, humble young man. Apart from your wonderful bringing up at home, a lot has to do with the teachers of your school who ar... read more
Today we are making history that will be in your history books in years to come
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By: Barb
Created On: 12/11/2020
Last Modified On: 12/11/2020
Cooper, I know this year is challenging and not the way you or any of your class wanted your 5th grade year to go but you are a history lover and this pandemic will be in the history books for your ch... read more
Grandmother
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By: Marcia
Created On: 12/10/2020
Last Modified On: 12/10/2020
Owen, I always look forward to visiting your school on Grandparent’s Day-you do such amazing things! Even though it had to be different this year, I was really happy to get to watch the virtual ... read more
Do your best!
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By: Grandma Welborn
Created On: 12/10/2020
Last Modified On: 12/10/2020
Tucker-  Grandpa and I are so proud of you and the young man you've become.  We know these are trying times and that you miss being in school with your friends.  Keep working hard a... read more
Grandmother
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By: Mae Olison
Created On: 12/10/2020
Last Modified On: 12/10/2020
Ameira Thomas 6th My memory from my school days was how scared I was for my mom to come to parent conferences. I always knew they would say I talk too much in class. Talking too much became a posit... read more
Grandma Bassett
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By: Donna Bassett
Created On: 12/10/2020
Last Modified On: 12/10/2020
Hi Lily, so glad to participate in your Grandparent's Day. I know you enjoy everything about school and have a very inquisitive mind. In fourth grade you begin to expand your mind beyond... read more
Tucker
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By: Patty and Ken Morgan
Created On: 12/10/2020
Last Modified On: 12/10/2020
Hey Tuck, WE are so proud of you.  Keep up the good work, buddy.   Love ya, Grandma and Grandpa Morgan
To Landon and Oliver
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By: Grandma Rosanne
Created On: 12/10/2020
Last Modified On: 12/10/2020
Greetings to my grandsons!!!  What a crazy time that you are attending school during a pandemic.  I love you both beyond words and am so very proud of you.  I love seeing you develop yo... read more
Grandparent’s Day
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By: G. Herl and M. Scheid
Created On: 12/10/2020
Last Modified On: 12/10/2020
Amaya, We are so proud of you and all your accomplishments.  Unfortunately, COVID-19 will cause  us to miss our first Grandparents's Day at Collegiate.  Study hard and see you... read more
Winter, 5th Grade
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By: Mom
Created On: 12/10/2020
Last Modified On: 12/10/2020
Dad & I are proud of how hard you work at all (most?!) of the things you do and of the good person you are. I can't believe we made you! You're awesome :)
Elie
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By: Grandpa and Grandma
Created On: 12/09/2020
Last Modified On: 12/09/2020
Elie, we are so proud of you for so many reasons! You have always been excited about learning and have learned so much at Topeka Collegiate. Hope you will continue to enjoy reading... read more
For Daniel Priest
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By: Barb & Jim Conant
Created On: 12/09/2020
Last Modified On: 12/09/2020
We LOVE Grandparents Day and am so sorry we can't do this with you and your classmates this year. But it's a small sacrifice to make to keep everyone healthy and safe. We are super proud of yo... read more
Siddharth,4th grade
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By: Raja & Sandhya (Grandparents)
Created On: 12/09/2020
Last Modified On: 12/09/2020
 We miss you so much. Hope we get to spend time together soon. You are an absolute joy to be with and fun.Mom tells us you are doing very well with online schooling.We are so proud of you an... read more
Sophie - Grade 6
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By: Grandma and Grandpa T
Created On: 12/09/2020
Last Modified On: 12/09/2020
Dear Sophie, You are our shining star! We're so proud of you and love you to the moon. Keep up your hard work!   Love, Grandma and Grandpa T
Gabriel Goodwin
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By: Pamela Schmidt
Created On: 12/09/2020
Last Modified On: 12/09/2020
Gabriel- We are so proud of your work and the grandson that you are. You are such a good boy. We love you so much. Keep up the good work ! Gma and Papa 
Gavyn Goodwin
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By: Pamela Schmidt
Created On: 12/09/2020
Last Modified On: 12/09/2020
Good morning Gavyn- Grandma and Papa are so very proud of you! We love you so much. You are so incredibly smart❤️
Peyton grade 1
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By: Brock “Papa Brock” and Aimee “Mimi” Landwehr
Created On: 12/08/2020
Last Modified On: 12/08/2020
Hey buddy, we are so proud of you and we're looking forward to seeing you tomorrow on screen. You are such a smart, funny, and sweet kid... we love you like crazy. 
Maci grade 5
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By: Tom and Susie Alderson
Created On: 12/08/2020
Last Modified On: 12/08/2020
Maci, It makes us so happy that you love school! You have a positive attitude and a 'can do' spirit - hope you never lose it!  Looking forward to visiting your class on Friday.  L... read more
Megan grade 5
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By: Tom and Susie Alderson
Created On: 12/08/2020
Last Modified On: 12/08/2020
Megan, We are so happy that you love to learn. I loved to read at your age and still love to read. So glad you like to read as well!  Looking forward to visiting your class on Friday.  Lo... read more
Cora (1st grade)
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By: Judy Jutzy (Baba)
Created On: 12/08/2020
Last Modified On: 12/08/2020
Hi Cora! Boppa and I are so proud of you, and love you so much! We like how creative you are and that you love to learn new things in school. It's really fun to see what you dress up as ... read more
Harper Doll (First Grade)
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By: Eunice Thompson (Yaya)
Created On: 12/08/2020
Last Modified On: 12/08/2020
It's going to be great to see you with your teachers and classmates on Wednesday.    Looking forward to being able to play more Monopoly (will we ever finish our game), paint, ... read more
Nolan grade 4
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By: Grandma KJ
Created On: 12/08/2020
Last Modified On: 12/08/2020
Hi Nolan! I hope you are enjoying learning at Collegiate this year. It makes me proud to know you are doing your work and learning so much. I will share a memory of my fourth grade I have never f... read more
4th Grade - Lorelei
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By: Rachel Dodd
Created On: 12/08/2020
Last Modified On: 12/08/2020
Lorelei, My teacher for 2nd semester of my 4th Grade year was my mother, Mrs. Brandyberry.  I also had her as my 5th grade teacher.  It didn't bother me, we got along just fine.&... read more
Suhavee Sethi
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By: Tarunjot Sethi
Created On: 12/08/2020
Last Modified On: 12/08/2020
I'm so glad that you enjoy school so much. The way you talk about your teachers and friends shows how much you care about them. Your uncle and I are very proud of you. 
Nana
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By: Jill
Created On: 12/08/2020
Last Modified On: 12/08/2020
Hi Winter, I'm happy you are doing good in school. I hope you keep trying to do your best. I always liked  school. I loved to read and still do. One of my favorite places was the library. I t... read more
Kindergarten
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By: Rachel Dodd
Created On: 12/07/2020
Last Modified On: 12/07/2020
Arabel, I am so happy that you are enjoying school and making new friends.  They never had kindergarten at my school.  I had to learn many things you already know in 1st grade!! &nbs... read more
Lucas (7th Grade)
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By: Luke & Grandma Cheri
Created On: 12/07/2020
Last Modified On: 12/07/2020
We'd like to tell Lucas how very proud we are of him. His hard work and creativity are a joy to us. His extracurricular projects never cease to amaze us...we just have to keep in mind they're ... read more
Gracie Nolan
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By: Terry and Judy Kimes
Created On: 12/07/2020
Last Modified On: 12/07/2020
Gracie,  We love that you enjoy school. You tell us about how you love your teacher and friends and how you enjoy learning. Have a great year. Love, Mimi And Papa
Grandparent
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By: Clay Stauffer
Created On: 12/07/2020
Last Modified On: 12/07/2020
Bruce: Glad to hear you love school! I know you love to learn about animals and interesting events! Keep up the good work. Love, Papa
Grandmother
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By: Shelle McCoy
Created On: 12/05/2020
Last Modified On: 12/05/2020
Sarah, One of our favorite things about you is how much you love school! And your 3rd grade year will be one you will not forget.  You learned how to be a distance learner! Working hard and b... read more
Grandmother
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By: Shelle McCoy
Created On: 12/05/2020
Last Modified On: 12/05/2020
Michael,  This is our 9th TCS VIP Day!! It has been so fun watching you become the disciplined student you are. And you are still the nice guy you have always been! Keep working hard, you'... read more
Scarlett - 4th grade
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By: Brenda Dageford
Created On: 12/04/2020
Last Modified On: 12/04/2020
Scarlett,   I am so proud of all you do in and out of school. I loved school (probably why I became a teacher). When you share what you are doing in your classroom, it is always a treat. Kn... read more
Grandmother
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By: Mae Olison
Created On: 12/04/2020
Last Modified On: 12/04/2020
My memory from my school days was how scared I was for my mom to come to parent conferences. I always knew they would say I talk too much in class. Talking too much became a positive trait in later li... read more
Our World
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By: GENE MOHERMAN (Papa to Abby, alumni & Will, 6th grade)
Created On: 12/04/2020
Last Modified On: 12/04/2020
My family moved from Waverly to Manhattan, Kansas in 1944. I was only 4, so of course having no siblings at the time was the apple of all my aunts & uncles eyes! And did I ever take that... read more
One-room Country School Experience
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By: SHIRLEY MOHERMAN (Grandma to Abby, alumni & Will, 6th grade)
Created On: 12/04/2020
Last Modified On: 12/04/2020
My three siblings & I attended a small one-room "country school, Grades 1-8," couple miles from our farm home in northwest Kansas. One of the pluses of that was learning to play wit... read more
School Memories
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By: Don (Will's Grandpa, Grade 6)
Created On: 12/03/2020
Last Modified On: 12/03/2020
Most of my memories of my early school years were of helping my Dad milk cows in the morning then eating a quick breakfast, dressing for school, and going to school in snowstorms, rain,... read more
Granddaughter x 2
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By: Glenda Herl
Created On: 12/03/2020
Last Modified On: 12/03/2020
To Amaya & Malia: You are the light of our lives.  You are both strong and continue to grow and change.  Our education was much different from yours.  You are already light ... read more
My School Days
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By: Della (Mindy's grandma)
Created On: 12/01/2020
Last Modified On: 12/01/2020
I went to school in a two-story brick building that was 1st grade - 8th grade. There was no kindergarten. We brought our lunches every day and ate on the bleachers in the gym with our friends. Everyon... read more
We love you, Johnny! (Grade 2)
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By: Nana and Papa
Created On: 11/30/2020
Last Modified On: 11/30/2020
We are so proud of you! It was fun to see you in action at your school. Keep up the good work.

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