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Bugbee Elementary School’s Closing Ceremony Welcomes Summer

Bugbee Boy Scouts raise the flag for the last time of the year. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Boy Scouts from West Hartford’s Bugbee Elementary School helped raise the flag for the last time of the year in celebration of the end of school and the beginning of summer fun.

By Jackie Palermo

School’s out for summer, and at the closing ceremony held at West Hartford’s Bugbee Elementary School Monday, Principal Kelly Brouse addressed the students and faculty, congratulating everyone on their hard work during the academic year.

The entire school surrounded the flagpole in anticipation of Principal Brouse’s final remarks.

Brouse began the ceremony by asking all the students to recite the “Bugbee Promise” – a code of conduct for the students, encouraging respect and kindness to others. This “promise” was followed by the singing of “The Bugbee Song,” another reminder to treat others the way you would like to be treated.

Brouse told the students how excited and proud she was of all them for what they had accomplished. She explained that the time she has gotten to spend with the students had been so much fun in many unexpected ways.

“There are so many things as a principal that you don’t realize you’re going to do” she explained, adding that she is “so impressed by all of them,” especially the graduating fifth graders who have been leaders in the school.

“Thank you for being our leaders and our ‘Bugbee champions!’” Brouse said.

She reminded the students that practicing their math and reading is very important, but it is also important that they be outside this summer and having fun.

The Bugbee Boy Scouts were then called upon to raise the flag for the last time of the year.

Brouse proceeded to announce the official graduation of each year of students, and wish the graduated fifth graders good luck at King Philip or Bristow middle school.

“The summer is officially upon us … and the school year is officially over!”.

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Bugbee students circle the flagpole in anticipation for the official close of the school year. Photo credit: Jackie Palermo

Bugbee students circle the flagpole in anticipation for the official close of the school year. Photo credit: Jackie Palermo

Principal Brouse addresses students and faculty. Photo credit: Jackie Palermo

Grades K-5 await the official end of the school year. Photo credit: Jackie Palermo

Students celebrate the official beginning of summer. Photo credit: Jackie Palermo

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