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A Very Special Thank You

Another summer, another package of memories to take with me when I leave.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you, children, parents, bus drivers and staff for all the kind words, special gifts, and well-wishes that I received this summer. Being a part of the Sunshine Group family has been a joy and honor for me. I started as a parent volunteer, then counselor, then director. I watched it grow and become a program for ALL children – and I have worked with so many children and families!

I have to tell you that I have been fortunate to work with some of the best teenagers and young adults. They come to work here either because they have been young students, then counselors-in-training, and then, finally, sixteen, or because they heard about the program from friends who worked a summer, and decided they wanted to be a part of something so special. In either case, I have the most wonderful staff!

We work closely with the Medway Public Schools, and the staff is supportive and inclusive. I appreciate the alliance.

I pass the baton proudly to Jess Peck, new Director, and Mark San Clemente, new Assistant Director. They will continue to make The Sunshine Group one of the most unique and special programs that Medway has to offer.

I will miss being part of something so special, and will always remember the wonderful times; the exciting field trips, swimming at the Milford Pool, talent shows, carnivals and friendships. I hope everyone has a great school year… and THANK YOU… for everything.

Barbara Ohanian
Former Director of the Sunshine Group

Carnival Celebration!

The Sunshine Group ended the summer with a bang! We started the morning reminiscing on all the fun that was had this summer, and counselors passed out memory books for students to look back on favorite memories. Then we had some fun with a medley of our favorite songs! As always, we sang You are My Sunshine and then we took off for the carnival!

There was so much to do, and everyone had a blast with friends- racing on the slip and slide, dunking friends and counselors in the dunk tank, bouncing in the bounce house and enjoying all the delicious treats!

Thank you to TC Scoops for the delicious ice cream!

Also, thank you to Tim Rice Photo for taking photos of the carnival! Tim has created an end of year slideshow. Follow the link below to view photos of week 6 including the talent show and the carnival!

Slideshow: timricephoto.zenfolio.com/thesunshinegroup

Stay tuned for an end of year message and a babysitter list!

Thanks for a great summer!

What a Talented Group!!

Today the Sunshine Group had an amazing Talent Show. There were so many great acts including singing, dancing, magic, art, and even Charlie the singing dog! It is always one of our favorite parts of the summer. We love to see everyone shine!

Tomorrow we will be having a Carnival from 9:30 to 12:00 to celebrate the end of the program. Please join us – families are welcome! We will have popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and ice cream provided by TC Scoops! Please make sure children wear their bathing suits and bring a change of clothes as there will be a water slide and a dunk tank to cool off in!