Sidewalk chalk greetings welcome students at Buchanan and Probe

Students at Dr. Probe Elementary School and Senator Buchanan Elementary School had a surprise waiting for them as they arrived for class this morning.

The sidewalks leading to both schools were covered with chalk drawings and inspirational messages, to welcome students on the first day of classes.

“It’s something I saw on social media on a counselling site, and I thought, ‘that’s an easy way to show the kids they are loved and they’re special,’ ” said Cathy Kitagawa, teacher counsellor at both schools, who led the chalk-drawing efforts at both schools on Monday afternoon.

She added many students are apprehensive at the start of the year, and the hope is the drawings and messages will provide a little reassurance to students who may be a bit worried about their first day.

“It’s just a way to spread some kind messages as they come into school – just some inspiring ways to begin the school year.”

Date posted: Sept. 5, 2017

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