Thursday, February 26, 2015

NDSouth: Introducing Nina!

Dear Nina (Bing Bing)

Today is your special day! Happy birthday, sweet girl! We’re writing to you so you’ll know this part of your “story.” Our school is pretty involved with New Day Foster home. We run an annual spring Bake Sale (last year we raised $4551.05) and our teacher has actually been to New Day Beijing and New Day South. We think you’re at a great place, baby Nina. In early 2015, our class found out that we’d have a chance to give you your English name. Your picture made us giggle; you are SO cute! Eventually, we decided to make it a school-wide initiative. Our character trait of the month for January was perseverance. It seemed only fitting to ask classes to suggest names meaning courage. You’re a strong little one!

Each day, we excitedly added new names to our tally chart. In our hearts, we felt you were a “Nina” or a “Riley”, but we had to wait and see how things turned out. Next, we devised a list of the top 8 names, and put them on a cool online survey. The contest closed one Friday afternoon at the school bell. It was nail-biting, as we watched different names surge ahead. Finally, the results came through: Nina (“strong or mighty”). We’re pretty sure the whole school could hear us screaming. An assembly was held and we made the official announcement. This made us so proud, Nina. Secretly, we want our teacher to adopt you, but she just got married and says there are “rules” to follow. Rules? This leads us to believe that adoption is kind of like school :)

We think of you often, hope you are healthy, and can’t wait until you find your forever family.

Lots of love,
Ms. S & Grade 6C- Canada

We are so thankful for caring and loving Sponsors like Ms. S and her Grade 6 Class from Canada!

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