Monthly Archives: July 2015

A “Had to Post” Poem

Hello there! Ms. Purdin is busy at work at the Johnson School this summer shadowing our Principal, Mrs. Mulcahy. I am helping to create some special projects that will impact all our students in the fall. Exciting stuff! (Though it is a beautiful day to be at the beach!)

In my research travels, I came across this lovely poem. I couldn’t have written about the parent-school relationship better myself. Enjoy and see you all in a few weeks!


“Whose child is this?” I asked one day
Seeing a little one out at play
“Mine”, said the parent with a tender smile,
“Mine to keep a little while
To bathe his hands and comb his hair
To tell him what he is to wear
To prepare him that he may always be good
And each day do the things he should.”
“Whose child is this?” I asked again
As the door opened and someone came in
“Mine”, said the teacher with the same tender smile
“Mine, to keep just for a little while
To teach him how to be gentle and kind
To train and direct his dear little mind
To help him live by every rule
And get the best he can from school”
“Whose child is this?” I ask once more
Just as the little one entered the door
“Ours” said the parent and the teacher as they smiled
And each took the hand of the little child
“Ours to love and train together
Ours this blessed task forever.”

— Author Unknown

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