Preschool students earn their wings

Rose Preschool’s “butterfly” class: Front row, left to right, Journi Renner, Freya Lankford, Bostyn Renner and Kori Koschik. Back row, left to right, Karter Sherron, Jameson Wood, Tekoah Ponce, Ben Brown and Brayden Martin. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Rose Family Preschool Program in Lakeport held its graduation ceremony for their “butterfly” and “caterpillar” classes on May 22 before a large crowd of family and friends.

The 15 graduates carried red velvet roses and were lead by Jameson Wood as they walked to the song “Let Them Be Little.”

Bostyn and Journi Renner led everyone in the flag salute which was followed by the students singing their school song.

The preschoolers continued to sing their hearts out with songs they had learned throughout the school year.

Their final song, “The Little Caterpillar,” tells of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly, spreading its wings and learning to fly.

The students start their beginning preschool program as a caterpillar and return the second year as a butterfly for the Pre-K program before flying off to kindergarten.

Instructor Martha Rose honored each child with special individual awards for their classroom achievements for the year.

The class academic awards for “Student of the Year” were presented to Journi Renner and Tekoah Ponce in the “butterfly” class.

Rose adorned all her students with invisible wings using her “magic rose” and then presented their diplomas.

Earlier in the week the “butterfly” girl students were given butterfly jewelry boxes and butterfly necklaces and the boy students were given wooden butterfly treasure boxes as keepsakes for their years at preschool.

Butterfly cupcakes were served after the program to celebrate their special day.

Rose has been a licensed daycare provider with a preschool program for the past 32 years. Classes for student’s ages 3 to 5 years will be starting in September with limited openings.

Call 707-263-3283 for more information.

Rose Preschool’s “caterpillar” class: Front row, left to right, Vaydah Abbott, Austin Nichols, James Krome and Camila Gregorio; back row, left to right, Peyton Hurley and Everly O’Meara. Courtesy photo.