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TREE OF REMEMBRANCE
























MEMORIAL TREE PLANTING FOR
 FAYMAREE  ROSE SANTOS
San Jacinto Elementary School
Kindergarten Playground
April 19, 2001 (1:30 PM)















WELCOME
   D. Eckols (Principal)
INTRODUCTION
   S. Thomas (Coordinator)
COMMENTS
   S. Stricker (LDH Administratos)
THANK YOU MESSAGE
   Fay's Mom
READING of Poem
   Fay's Friends
TREE PLANTING
Fay's Mom and Brother, LDH Staff,           Fay's Classmates and Friends   
SONG   (Hymn of Promise)
   San Jacinto K - 1st Grade Students
 Led by   J. Vance, and A. Harrison
READING of Poem "Faymaree"
Made by Fay's Class
  Mrs. V. Russell
PRESENTATION of First Grade  Thumbprints Tree amd Poem
   Mrs. V. Russell
BALLOON RELEASE and SONG
   San Jacinto K - 1st Grade Students































THE   OAK  TREE

IN REMEMBRANCE OF
FAYMAREE "Fay" SANTOS
FIRST GRADE
Year 2000 - 2001















A TREE OF REMEMBRANCE
 FROM SJES FIRST GRADE STUDENTS
(A Tree with Leaves made of Thumbprints of all First Grade Students)

(So Beautiful and Creative ... Thank you)
Reading of the Poem
 And Giving to Fay's Mom and Brother


                    FAYMAREE

We miss our dear friend,
Faymaree
That is why
we're planting a tree.

So we'll always remember
her smiling face
And all the fun we had
playing chase.

Fay helped us with our AR tests,
Because when it came to reading,
she was the best!

Always ready to help
when there was a need.
Always ready to do
a good deed.

Faymaree loved family,
 friends, and Pokemon,
And we miss her so much
now that she is gone.

But whenever we see
this lovely oak tree,
We'll always remember
our beloved friend,
 Faymaree.




 "FAYMAREE"

Written by
Mrs. Russell's
and
Mrs. Bentley's
 First Grade Classes
4-19-2001





WHEN SOMEBODY DIES,
 A CLOUD TURNS INTO AN ANGEL
 Ashley
When somebody dies,
a cloud turns into an Angel

And flies up
 to tell God
to put
another flower
 on a pillow.


A bird gives the message back to the World,
and sings a silent prayer


 that makes the rain cry.
People disappear,
but they never really go away.
The spirits up there put
the Sun to bed,

wake up grass,
and spin the earth in dizzy circles.
Sometimes you can see them
dancing in  a cloud during the day time
when they are supposed to be sleeping.
They paint
the
rainbows
and also the sunsets and make the waves splash and tug at the tide.

They toss shooting stars and listen to wishes.

And when they sing windsongs,they whisper to us,

"Dont miss me too much,
The view is nice and I'm doing just fine"















AS I LAID THE SOIL ON THE TREE



As I laid the soil on the tree,
It reminded me on how much you loved your school dearly...
Your friends and  teachers,  your AR reading,
your spelling, your homework...
You think they are all cool.

As I laid the soil on the tree,
It made me sad that you were not there
Because I know how you will  loved to be there
And  see the balloons lift up in the sky eagerly.

As I laid the soil on the tree,
It reminded me on how much you loved trees,
The flowers, the butterflies, the stars, the outdoor
And all about nature.

As I laid the soil on the tree,
It reminded me on how much you loved me
On how you taught me to love you dearly in return.

As I laid the soil on the tree,
It reminded me of your beauty
In and out as a person
And how you were indeed a perfect angel
since you were born.

As I laid the soil on the tree,
It reminded that indeed you were gone as we know you in flesh,
But gave me a smile and hope that someday
we will be together again in heaven afresh.

As I laid the soil on the tree,
It reminded me of the memories
you shared with me
And to make the tree as a remembrance
of my beloved Faymaree.

As I laid the soil on the tree,
I was proud that you were loved not only by me,
and I thank you for being a great daughter
and for the 6 wonderful years.






In the bulb, there is  a flower
In the seed, an Apple tree
In cocoons, a hidden promise
Butterflies will soon be free.
In the cold and snow of winter,
There's a spring that waits to be
Unrevealed until its season,
Something God alone can see.
There's a song in every silence,
Seeking word and melody
There's a dawn in every darkness
Bring hope to you and me.





HYMN OF PROMISE



From the past
 will come the future;
What it holds, a mystery,
Unrevealed until its season,
Something God alone can see.
In our end is our beginning.
In our time, infinity.
In our doubt, there is believing.
In our life, eternity.
In our death, a resurrection,
At the last, a victory,
Unrevealed until its season,
 Something God alone can see.











BALLOON LIFT OFF
FOR
FAY
AS I LET THIS BALLOON GO
As I let this balloon go,
I too let you go.
I really do not have to worry about you
Because God is With you.

You are in a better place
In heaven at peace.
Where there are no tears,  no fear,
 Only love and joy, forever in eternity.

I thank God for  sending you to me
For enriching my life,
For the 6 wonderful years,
For giving me a small glimpse of eternity.

You know I love you very much
And missed you terribly
But I always keep the Hope
That I wil hold you again in Heaven.

As I let this balloon go,
I blew a kiss on it
 With all my love and care
To send to you
My Perfect Angel,
Faymaree.










Drawing of trees, flying birds, sun

"I miss you. I know you were my friend."
Drawing of a flower, balloon on each side, and clouds.


"I love Faymaree"


"For Faymaree. I miss you Faymaree. I'm sorry."


"I miss you Faymaree"


"To Faymaree. I am sorry you passed away. We miss you. I'm sorry."


"I love you Fay and I miss you"


MESSAGES from  Friends  sent to Fay
with Love


"I love you Faymaree"


"I miss Faymaree"


"We miss you"


"I am sorry"


"We miss you very much Fay"


"You are my Angel"


"Faymaree I miss you. I hope you're alright"
Drawing of an Angel

"I miss you"
Drawing of a boy and a girl  playing outside in a sunny day


" I knew her. She was a nice girl"
Drawing of a smiling girl outside on a sunny day.

Drawing of a rainbow

" Faymaree"
Drawing of a Big Heart

Drawing of flowers, hearts, smiling face, and the sun

"Faymaree I am sorry you died because I do not like it when people die"
Drawing of a Heart

"Faymaree died. This is why I have this for her wherever you are"
Drawing of a tree with a flowers around it on a sunny day


"We miss you Faymaree"
Drawing of 2 girls playing outside on a sunny day.

"She was the best"
Drawing of a school with flag and chairs, and a Girl skipping a rope

Drawing of a rainbow, clouds, trees, birds and stars

"I miss you"
Drawing of balloon marked wth a star, heart shaped balloon, a flower, and clouds


Drawing of a Girl , a tree, and a flower

"Faymaree I miss you"
Drawing of 5 kids playing under the sun

Drawing of  girls playing outdoor near a tree

Drawing of a tree,   the sun and clouds.

"Faymaree"
Drawing of 2 girls walking

"Go Panthers"
Drawing of 2 balloons marked with a paw, heart shaped balloon, and cross


"Faymaree I miss you. I hope you're alright"
Drawing of an Angel

Drawing of a happy Girl

"I love you Faymaree"
Drawing of 2 flowers and 4 hearts

Drawing of the Texas Flag and a Kite

I can not express enough of my appreciation
for all your praises on Fay and how you loved her and how you missed her.  I was very much touchedof what you wrote about her
and in a big way helped console my grieving heart.
No words can express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for the overwhelming support
and kindness everybody showed us.
We were touched with this outpouring of love to  Fay and to Us by the community which we did not really realize until this day.
 Fay was very much loved by us,  
the best gift we gave her,  that gift that indeed showed in her personality.  She was full of love.  
She was a child who was a friend to everybody,
always helpful,  willing to share, with a sweet and loving personality,  cheerful and bubbly
yet kept that famous shy smile.  

She was appreciative of the beauty of nature
and she loved the flowers, the butterflies, and animals. She was  a child who loved her school.   
She cherished her teachers and her friends.
She always showered us with her
sweet "I love you's", hugs and kisses ...
and she never forget to express her appreciation whatever we gave her.  
She was never greedy of her love
nor of herself.  She always loved to be love.
 She was a great pleasure to have,
a precious treasure to keep.
We wish we could have had
more than 6 wonderful years with her
 but she had to go.       

 Fay did not leave us in vain ...
she is now an Angel and a Saint.
 This made me proud and happy,
yet tears fall in my eyes.                                                        



She lives on through her
ultimate and priceless Gift of Life
and through her memories we all cherish.  
Fay will always be remembered because
she was a very much loved child,
a great daughter,
 a model Student,
a very good friend to everyone,
and now a little Angel in Heaven.
 
She left an indelible mark
in a lot of people's heart and lives.  
Fay  will live on in our hearts
because we all loved her.
Fay was a very precious child,
our greatest treasure of immense
and untold worth.
 I loved Fay very much and
I missed her terribly.  
Fay was my  precious daughter,
and now my Perfect Angel.  
She was a dear friend to you all,
and now she is your Guardian Angel.  
Fay loved us all and
she will remember us in Heaven.  
We will see her again  when
 it is our time to be in Heaven.
We thank you so much for the
 love and care you shared Fay.
She would have not been
a perfect Angel without you all
who helped my
 "Rose"
 
 bloom into such a beautiful Child,
 Faymaree.  




A Special Thank You to
Shirley, Joe,  Ms. Russel and Ms. Bentley and their classes, Ms. Eckols,  Sean, Michael, SJES Students and Staff, Mr. Vance, the LDH Staff,  Belinda, to Vanessa and The Vindicator, and to those who contributed to the Fund.  The affair was very nice and very memorable because of your help.


 I know Fay was there and I am sure too  that she was so happy and thankful for this remembrance dedicated to her.    
She is sending her kisses from Heaven ...for us all.