Weekly Message #2-21

February is Heart Awareness Month - Do something good for your heart.

Every weekend should be four days – don’t you agree?  The winter sunshine was beautiful and I loved  having the chance to get out and walk the dogs along the dyke.  On that note, you may be interested to know that the trustees are working on a plan for 2012/13 which would include a 2 week Spring Break and 3  five day weekends.  It’s still in the planning phase so we’ll have to see what happens.  It sounds pretty good to me.

The FSA is rolling along (UGH) and I wanted to say thank you to all the people who have been inconvenienced by our use of the computer lab and lunchroom.  We should be done in a couple of weeks and things will return to normal.  Again, I will encourage you to email us if you can’t catch us “live”.  Between collecting/ counting Gymsense money and FSA, there is little time left for the stuff that really matters – like kids and talking with teachers and staff.

Our Pro D day is rapidly approaching (Feb 17th).  There are a number of district programs being offered that day including a workshop on ESL teaching at the DRPC.  It might be a good day to get together with your grade group and talk about joint learning objectives.

I am working on a plan to support some of our “tech” needs.  Jacob Martens is a district staff person who is very skilled in using WordPress.  He has agreed to spend some time working with staff to assist them with their blogs.  I am thinking of a full day with help for “newbies” part of the time and experienced folks the rest of the time.

Also, it may be time to call in Laurie Cassie for a day to do some more training with staff on the Smartboards.  Stay tuned for more info on these opportunities.

EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  1. The funeral service for Harjinder Sandhu’s father will be on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. – more details to come.
  2. Student Council will meet on Thursday at lunch to continue plans for our Pancake Breakfast on Tues. Feb 21st.  We welcome your attendance and help if you are interested in cooking, serving or eating pancakes that morning between 7:30 and 9.
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