Weekly Message #7-17

imgres-3People are talking everywhere about what the new education funding will mean for us as schools.  Karl & I will be attending an “important information” meeting at the VSB on Monday morning so that they can explain to us what Vancouver is planning.  Of course, we will share everything we know with you asap.  It is possible that we will need to schedule a meeting at recess or lunch on Monday for that purpose.  Hopefully, we will be able to welcome some additional staff this year.

At our PAC meeting on Tuesday night, I will be presenting your wish lists for consideration.  Some items may be funded in the short term and others may be on a longer term list as fundraising continues this year.  The PAC has made enough money to meet their commitment to class funds ($4750) and can begin to look at other priorities.

“Hamelin – A New Fable” will be coming to Moberly on Wednesday afternoon.  I emailed you the study guide last week.  At the very least, you may wish to review the original “Pied Piper of Hamelin” story with your class prior to the performance.


  1. Information meeting for admin on Monday morning – we will be late arriving to school.
  2. John Oliver Articulation breakfast on Tuesday morning.
  3. Assembly led by Division 2 first thing Tuesday morning.  You will be called down.
  4. PAC on Tuesday night – teachers are welcome to attend.
  5. Performance on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 in the big gym.
  6. PAC Hot lunch this Friday.

Have a great week everyone!.

Weekly Message #7-16

imgres-2Ah.. the mysterious weather – will it snow?  will it rain?  It seems that no one knows.  Personally, I am ready for Spring!

I know that many of you have been wondering about a replacement for Carrie.  The good news is that Carly (who was here for a couple of days in December) will be starting on Tuesday.  I will be working with her to set up a schedule as soon as possible.

As noted at the Staff Committee meeting last week, Narinder and I will be meeting with our PAC Chair, Alisa, on Monday to work on the details of the Fun Fair.  We will get info to you as soon as it’s available.


  1. School Based Team on Tuesday at 11:00.  Agendas have been distributed to affected staff.
  2. Patti and Karl will be at an Office 365 workshop on Wednesday morning.  Jane is in charge.
  3. The Articulation breakfast for David Thompson is on Thursday morning.  Please let Karl know if you are going.
  4. Supervision Aide meeting will be on Thursday at 11 – 11:30.

Have a great week everyone!

Weekly Message #7-15

img_0349We had a lovely Christmas at the Plottel home.  Our trip to Chilliwack for dinner was an easy drive with clear roads until we got to my sister’s driveway which required some negotiation to get to the house but all worked out fine.  Our worst drive of the holiday was on New Year’s Eve when we headed to our friends’ home in Delta and it took us 3 hours to get there – stop and go on the connector with very icy conditions.  We finally arrived there at 9:00 instead of 7:00 but had a wonderful evening together.  Arrived home at 4:30 a.m!  I hope all of you had a restful and fun time with family and friends.

2017 starts off with a fairly quiet week.  There is cold weather and more snow in the forecast (UGH!).  Wishing you all the best for a wonderful new year!


  1. Prep coverage for those who miss on Monday will be on Wednesday afternoon.  Karl will provide details.
  2. Staff meeting on Thursday at lunch.  Please add items to the clipboard in the staffroom by Wednesday at noon.
  3. SSA meeting on Friday at 8:15 in the library.

Have a great week everyone!

Weekly Message #7-14

img_0622Who knows what the weather will bring us this week?  It looks like it will be crazy cold but it’s hard to believe that today.  David is in the garage cooking up latkes for the Moberly family.  Please join us at recess on Monday for some Hanukkah warmth.

We are almost to the “Fall Finale” as they call it on tv these days.  Report cards – done!  Interviews – Done!  I am looking forward to some holiday fun this week with our concert this Thursday.  It’s a busy final week coming up.  I’m sure it will fly by.


  1. Latke recess for all on Monday in the staffroom
  2. School Based Team with Kathy Grimm on Tuesday – agendas went out last week to affected teachers’ boxes.
  3. Staff committee on Tuesday at lunch.  Agenda items to the clipboard by noon on Monday please.
  4. Karl & Patti at the area meeting on Wednesday morning.  Jane is in charge.
  5. PAC Hot lunch and concession on Thursday.
  6. Health & Safety Committee meeting on Friday at 8:15 in the staffroom.
  7. Movie time for kids on Friday from 9:30 to 11:30ish.  Primaries will be in the small gym with Karl.  Intermediates will be with Patti in the big gym.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Weekly Message #7-13

img_0324I write this week’s message under imminent threat of snow! UGH!  It looks so beautiful when it is falling and I am sitting at home in front of the fire but for driving and working – a nightmare.  I’m crossing my fingers that it’s a false alarm.  Today has been beautiful and we managed to finish all the house decorating and get the yard cleaned up.  Feels good.

There are lots of things going on this week so make sure to get lots of sleep so you’re prepared for the work and the fun!

If you have not already done so, please provide Yvette with  copy of your interview schedule for Wednesday and Thursday.  Also, it would be much appreciated if students could write a reminder in their Tuesday agendas about the early dismissal on Wednesday.  Let’s see if we can reduce the number of kids not picked up!

Thanks in advance to Harj for hosting our staff Christmas party this Friday.  Don’t forget to pay Beth if you haven’t done so yet.  I am looking forward to spending some fun time with all of you.


  1. Supervision Aide Meeting on Tuesday at 11:00.
  2. Staff Committee meeting on Tuesday at lunch – agenda items to the clipboard in the staffroom by Monday at noon please (or email me or Harj)
  3. Parent Teacher interviews for some classes on Wednesday (2-8) and Thursday (3-6).
  4. South Asian Professionals here on Friday morning to present to Div. 1 at  9:00 a.m.
  5. Staff party at Harjinder’s at 5:00 on Friday – see the sign in table for details.

Have a great week everyone!


Weekly Message #7-12

imgres-1Last weekend in November – time goes so quickly.   Most reports are read and done – thank you for your efforts and the thoughtful way you have communicated to parents.

Hopefully this will be a quiet week – not too much scheduled.

Reporting was a hot topic at last week’s Superintendent’s meeting.  Please be assured that we are in complete compliance with district expectations at this time.  A district committee will be meeting before the break to begin the process of providing expectations and templates for the remainder of the year – particularly for year end.  They expect to have something to share with us by late January / early February.  We will pass on to you as soon as information is available.

As indicated in the daily bulletin, Karl and I will again be offering you the gift of time on the last day of school.  Intermediates will be with me in the big gym watching “Kubo and the Two Strings” and the Primaries will be with Karl in the small gym to see “Ice Age : Collision Course”.  We will call students down at 9:30 and keep them until about 11:20 – 11:30.  Please be prepared to have them back at that time.  Primary teachers should pick up their students in the small gym.  Intermediates will make their way back to classes.  Students should bring what they for recess to the gym when they come down.

The PAC will be providing delicious treats for staff on that day between 10:30 and 11:00 so please drop in and be “appreciated”.


  1. SSA meeting on Friday at 8:15 in the library.

Have a great week everyone!

Weekly Message #7-11

imgresIt was a sad day for BC Lions fans as our football team was trounced by Calgary.  Oh well… maybe next year!  As usual, the weekend has flown by.  Today’s message is coming to you later than usual as the VSB website was down for most of the day for maintenance.

We look forward to a performance on Monday morning from a Theatre Sports group – it should be fun and interesting to see our kids become part of the show.

Karl and I look forward to reading your report cards this week – please let us know if you will be late submitting them so we can plan our reading time.

Students will be asked to vote for their favourite Superheroes this Friday – Primaries at recess and Intermediates at lunch.  We appreciate your patience if kids are a little late arriving back to class if there is a big line up.  Each child who votes will receive a small token gift.


  1. Theatre Sports at 9:30 in the new gym.
  2. Patti & Karl at the area meeting on Wednesday morning.  Jane is in charge.
  3. Health & Safety meeting this Friday morning at 8:15 in the staff room.

Have a great week everyone!

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