Except from Mr. Anders' speech:
Dear Newton staff! This event is a small "thank you" to all of your hard work and dedication. Hopefully it will create a chance for some good bonding, while enjoying food, live music and having a few drinks.
I would like to say, though I cherish all of you a lot. This event is really in particular for the special few, who have been here for more than 10 years! As a foreigner in China, I have grown up with them! a LOT :). I was young with them! and they have and continue to be an inspiration to me, though we don't hang out so much anymore... since becoming parents on our own!... I fully consider them my Chinese family.
We have been through a lot! and I hope we will continue to fight this thing called "GROWING UP" together!
Introducing the headliners and guests of honors! The reason for today's free drinks and food!
Cassandra! Since 2006 August! Started at Bayside campus, Have taught ALL LEVELS! famous for her mild, caring and gentle personality! she can be late for meetings, but only when they suck! She is sporty, run, bicycle, swim, dance, studied in Japan, speaks some Japanese and is simply the kindest person you will ever know! Do you know who? Please welcome CASSANDDRAAA!
Pauline! Also since 2006 July! Started off at Bayside campus, I had the fortune of being inexperienced and new with this teacher, I watched her have fun on the playground, play water and do somersaults, as a child who found out she could play all day long!. She loves children! because she is a child herself! She is the first to climb a tree or catch a butterfly! Kids love her, teachers love her! she loves lavender, purple & dark blue! she is PAUULLINNNEEE!
Lily! With Newton since 2007. She is organized and civilized. Always polite and trustworthy. She is the only teacher who remembers to get children's birthday cards at my office. She is a rock star who don't sing and a Monet who don't paint, but she does everything with a smile and heart that makes me want to be her partner teacher again, any day. she likes strawberries and bananas! If she was a boy, her name would be.... Billy! Can you guess who she is? LILLLYYYYYYY.
Sunny! With Newton since 2007, she has taught an army of pre-nursery and nursery children. She is an idol of her kids, they love and respect her. Together with Reece & Jessie she helped set-up Newton at Zhangjiagang and are now the domestic Nursery level leader from 203, where she works with Bella. She speaks her mind, she likes fancy things and the color pink. Her name rhymes with Bunny... who might she be? SUNNNYYYYY!!!
Jessie! Though the most senior Newton member at Hui Xin campus, since 2005 August! She is in fact the youngest and just turned 25 years old, right? She loves everything and everyone, except those who don't smile back... screw them! She has worked at Europe-Garden, Bayside Garden, Zhangjia"garden" and now Hui Xin Kinder"garten", she loves gardens!, flowers, colorful clothes... waka waka and big cups with lots of coffee inside! She claims her English is not good, though it is great! She is a social hand-grenade! Please welcome JESSSIIIEEEE!
He San Lan! Finally! There are key figures who we all know and cherish. Santa Clause! the Easter Bunny! and He San Lan. Only one of them is real and she is ours. She has spent her days since 2007 to spread joy, happiness, laughter and "Zao Shang Hao's" to me and everyone who comes to school on time, before 7:50! She is a swiss clock-work, she works hard and I love her! Please welcome Ms. He San Lan
Tonight, I welcome everyone, at anytime, ALL THE TIME, TO FILL THEIR GLASS AND TOAST to celebrate these amazing people, who like yourselves, have and continue to make our work more than work, but a place with amazing people!