Weekly Message #2-13

I hope that everyone had a productive and inspirational pro-d experience on Friday. I thoroughly enjoyed our blogging workshop with Dustin Keller. We all had a variety of levels of skill/ experience with blogging and Dustin was able to help all of us. Gwen did an amazing job of organizing this workshop for us and also provided the snacks! Thank you Gwen!

The template for our new Moberly Website is now complete and Kelly and I will be working on filling in some of the bits this week. All of the blogs developed on Friday have been linked to the new website so I will be checking with individuals to see if they are ready to have their work unveiled before we go “live” in the near future.

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

1. Patti & Dawn will be attending an afterschool session with George Abbott – Deputy Minister of Education. He will be sharing with administrators the Ministry’s plan for education and schools for the future. We’ll let you know how it goes!

2. I believe there is a pub afternoon planned for staff this Wednesday after school at the Chaise Lounge (27th & Main)

3. SSSA meeting this Friday at 8:15 in Rm 205.

4. Mark your calendars for some fun social events during the final week of school before Winter break. Secret Santa on Wednesday Dec. 14 and a luncheon courtesy of the top floor on Thursday Dec 15. Patti & Dawn will be planning a staff luncheon for the end of January.

Have a great week everyone.

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Weekly Message #2-12

Four teaching days and four weeks to Winter Break sounds good!

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Dana Morrison who is joining our staff on Thursday as an SSSA (replacing Sylvia who was temporary).

Thanks to the people who contributed to last week’s salad day! The food was delicious and it was great for us all to get together. I hear that we can look forward to another luncheon in the future. Kudos to Marilyn for starting the ball rolling.

 

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

1. Pro- D day this Friday . Some people have signed up for literacy presentations, please check the bulletin board above the sign in for the location of your workshop. Also, if you have not done so yet, please let Donna know what you will be doing on the Pro-D day. You need to indicate where you will be in case we need to contact you.   Thank you to our Pro-D committee members for organizing opportunities for us all.

Weekly Message #2-11

Welcome back to another four day week. Thank you again to everyone who contributed to our Remembrance Day assembly last Thursday. The students were wonderful.

Please join me in welcoming Kulvinder Gill who is joining our staff on Tuesday as a half time SSSA (replacing Jas who was temporary).

Rob Schindel, our Director of Field Studies (responsible for Moberly School and others) will be here on Friday afternoon for a short visit.

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

1. PAC meeting on Tuesday night. Dawn will be providing some basic info for grade 7 parents on high school applications. Please encourage grade 7 parents in particular to attend.

2. The VSB’s annual pancake breakfast for the United Way will be on from 7- 9 on Wednesday morning. All VSB staff are invited.

3. Pro- D day next Friday (the 25th). Some people have signed up for literacy presentations, please check the bulletin board above the sign-in for the location of your workshop. Also, if you have not done so yet, please let Donna know what you will be doing on the Pro-D day. You need to indicate where you will be in case we need to contact you. A reminder to all that working from home is not an option.

Weekly Message #2-10

Welcome back to a four day week. This Thursday, we will have our Remembrance Day Assembly led by students from Div. 2. Divs. 4 and 5 classes will sing two songs that they have prepared as part of their regular music program. I will work with the grade 7s from Div. 2 to put together the rest of the program. Thank you for reminding students of the solemn nature of this assembly and our expectations that students will sit silently and will not clap.

I will be hosting a group of new vps in our library the first Monday of each month for the rest of the year from 4 5:30 p.m. I hope this doesn’t inconvenience anyone’s plans. Please let me know if there is a problem.

My compliments to all of our teachers who have put up such beautiful bulletin board displays over the past month.  It is such a pleasure to walk down the halls and see the children’s beautiful work.  I know that the parents appreciate it too!

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

1. Retakes on Tuesday staff are entitled to a free package if they wish to take advantage of this opportunity.

2.  Don’t forget to take advantage of free flu shots being offered on November 18th by the VSB for the first time this year.  Info on locations is available in the office.