BOB BIDS GOOD-BYE
With over thirty-five years of service in Sayville, Bob Kempf recently said good-bye to the Cherry Avenue Community and the building in which he has served as head custodian for many years. To give him a memorable send-off, the Cherry Avenue Sunshine Committee planned and coordinated activities for Bob’s last week.
MONDAY – The committee began the countdown with signs posted on the custodial-room door.
TUESDAY – The custodial-room doorway was decorated with gold tinsel and a gift of mixed nuts included a note, “We are going to go nuts without you.”
WEDNESDAY – In the third wing, MR. BOB ROCKS banner displayed and Bob was awarded a “Retired” baseball cap. He was called to the third wing with the announcement, “Mr. Bob can you please come to the third wing for a clean-up and please bring a mop?”
THURSDAY – With the announcement, “Mr. Bob can you please come to the first wing for a clean-up and bring a window squeegee?” Bob discovered Sticky Post-Its covering the front windows with heartfelt messages from the Cherry Avenue community. He was also given a retirement T-shirt.
FRIDAY - The Sunshine Committee went all out to celebrate his last day:
- Helium balloons were placed in different areas of the school along with cards from the students;
- In the Faculty room, there were cookies to extend Best Wishes, Bob and a Welcome to Paul;
- At End-of-Day dismissal, Bob waited outside and waved good-bye to the students from his Rangers Camp Chair (with balloons attached) with matching Rangers cup;
- And lastly, he was presented with a gift collection from the Cherry Avenue community.