Weekly Message #2-26

Aloha from Lahaina - sun, sand and fun on the island of Maui March 2012

Welcome back everyone from what I hope was a calm and restful break from work and all its complications and demands.  According to the powers that be, it should be business as usual when we get back to school this week.  This is easier said than done.  We will do our best to keep the lines of communication open and hope that you will do the same.  Paul and I will continue to do before and after school supervision this week so that we can prepare a supervision schedule and give you some advance notice.

I always feel that once we return from Spring Break, that we are on a race to the end of the year – so many things to do and the time will fly by before we are on Summer holidays.  I am looking forward to seeing you on Monday.


  1. Please join me in welcoming Melody – our new extra clerical / first aid person in the office!
  2. Find yourself a partner and get ready for twin day this Friday.  It should be a fun school spirit day!
  3. One five day week followed by two four day weeks sounds pretty good.

Weekly Message #2-25

It’s hard to know what to write this week as we all anticipate what will be happening.  I will keep it brief.  Please know that I respect and support you at this difficult time.  Like you, I need to take direction from others – you from your union and me from the Senior Management team.  There is no doubt in my mind that you deserve better working conditions and more money for the amazing and dedicated work that you all do.  I hope that something positive comes from the actions over the next few days.  Nevertheless, strikes are stressful, causing emotional and financial hardship to many.  Be kind to one another and seek to understand each others’ circumstances and beliefs.  Moberly has always had a staff that stuck together through good times and bad.  I look forward to seeing you all back “in the building”.  Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you.  Patti

Silence never won rights. They are not handed down from above; they are forced by pressures from below.—Roger Baldwin