Weekly Message #2-39

Wow! Last message of the year.  I can’t believe it.  This will be a very busy week with many events and field trips.  Thanks to Judy, Jane and everyone else who did such a great job of organizing the party for Leon on Friday.  It was a great turn out of former and present staff.  The food was plentiful and terrific.  The picture of Leon with the belly dancer tells it all.

We were blessed this weekend with plentiful volunteers to build our new playground and enough of a break from the rain to get the work done.  Our PAC chair Rob Nijjar did an amazing job of organizing the volunteers.  We are very thankful to the Chinese Evangelical Church group and the Air Cadets (who brought over 45 volunteers!)  This was truly a community teamwork success!  The kids should be able to use the new playground on Tuesday (after Monday’s VSB inspection).

Jag, Rob & Amar

Let’s all  enjoy this last week together!  It will be busy and full and hopefully FUN! (a little sun wouldn’t hurt either)


  1. Patti at a meeting at the VSB on Monday morning until about 10:30.
  2. Class casting for Gr. 4-5 on Monday.  This is our last class.  I will ask Mel to print class lists for you.  Please remember that changes can happen over the summer so no class list is set in stone.  Having said that, no changes should occur without your knowledge.
  3. Grade 7 grad on Tuesday.  K-6 students will be eating on the floor in the old gym or outside on Tuesday.  The lunchroom and the gym will be in use all day as we decorate and set up for grad.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  We look forward to seeing staff at the lunch from 12:15 – 1:00 in the lunchroom.
  4. The South Van Community Fair is on Wednesday.  Cross your fingers for good weather.  Please participate as much or as little as you would like.  You won’t want to miss Div. 8’s dance performance if you haven’t seen it yet!  Please do your best to remind students that they can not go to the Ross Park events unless they are with a staff member or parent.
  5. Joan Storlund (our new vp) will be visiting us on Wednesday.  Please pop in to the staffroom at recess for treats and an introduction,
  6. Awards Assembly on Thursday.  Programs should be in your box on Monday.  Everyone is welcome to come but there will be a natural break when the younger students can join in later in the agenda.
  7. Report Cards go home on Thursday ONLY.  Please do not hand out reports early.  If families are leaving school early, we will mail their report to them.
  8. Staff breakfast on Friday.  Thanks to the social committee for organizing this wonderful meal in a beautiful venue.

And then we’re done.  The school will be open all summer from 7:00 – 2;30 if you want to come in.  Summer School will start for our five teachers on Monday, July 9th. Patti will be in the office until July 6th.  I will be away at the cabin from July 15 – Aug 13 (no internet!)  I can be reached at 250-459-2077 in case of emergency.


Weekly Message #2-38

All the best to Leon!

Is it summer yet?  Apparently not.  I won’t bore you with how pleasant it was sitting outside in the rain for six hours yesterday waiting for Garage Sale customers.  Ugh!  Welcome to the last 2 weeks of school  – otherwise known as “field trip time”.  There are lots of events coming up this week so strap yourself in and get ready for the ride.

This is our week to celebrate Mr. Williams – you’ve earned a long and healthy retirement, Leon.


  1. Class Casting 6-7 at 10:45 on Monday.
  2. Social Ctte luncheon on Monday.  This our third food event planned by our hard working Social Committee this year.  Thank on behalf of the staff for making time to take care of us at this busy time of year.
  3. Refugee Day Assembly led by Charles at 9:00 on Tuesday.  Please remind your students to wear blue and white that day.
  4. Class casting for 5-6 at 10:45 on Tuesday
  5. Divs. 6, 12, and 14 to Centennial Beach on Tuesday.
  6. Area Meeting on Wednesday for Paul and Patti.  Jane is in charge while we are out of the building.
  7. Divs. 18 & 19 to Queen’s Park on Wednesday.
  8. Div. 1 to Splashdown, Divs 2 & 3 to Kits Beach and Divs. 9, 10, & 13 to Centennial Beach on Thursday.
  9. Class casting on Thursday
  10. Divs. 4 & 5 to Jericho Beach on Friday.
  11. Health & Safety Meeting at 8:00 on Friday
  12. Class Casting on Friday
  13. Playground build starts on Friday at 4:00 (until dark).  It continues on Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until about 4:00 p.m.  Please join us if you have some time you can give.
  14. Leon’s retirement party at the Elephant Walk at 4:00 on Friday.

Hope I haven’t missed anything!  Have a great week everyone.


Weekly Message #2-37

All the best to Dianne!

Thank you to everyone for all your enthusiasm and efforts on Sports Day.  I think that the students had a ton of fun and that’s really what it is all about.  Thanks, also, to Dan and his committee for organizing the framework for our day.

A card will go out this week to each of the volunteers that you identified and will include a Starbucks card as a small token for their support of our school.

We should know on Monday who the successful candidates are for our two job postings.  Their names will be posted in the daily bulletin.  Thanks to Peggy for assisting with our interviews.

This is a big week for Dianne as we will gather on Tuesday to celebrate her retirement.  It is hard to imagine Moberly School without Dianne’s positive presence.

Pinks and blues will be in your boxes on Monday – sorry for the short timeline.  The pink and blue paper did not arrive on time as promised.

Finally, we are coming down to the wire and there is so much pressure on all of us to get things done and deal with all of the last minute details involved with the end of the school year.  This has been such a difficult year with the uncertainty of job action.  Moberly has always been a school with a strong positive culture and a staff that cares for one another.  Let’s take some time this month to be thankful for each other, to mend broken fences, to offer a kind word or a helping hand.  Only three weeks left and we will say farewell to another group of students.  Tie a knot in that rope and hang on!


  1. Supervision Aide meeting on Monday from 10:45 – 11:15
  2. EI Meeting at lunch on Monday in the library
  3. Dianne’s retirement lunch on Tuesday at lunch.
  4. Class casting will start on Thursday and Friday this week.  Supervision Aides have been signed up to cover your classes.
  5. Social Ctte meeting on Friday at lunch.

Weekly Message #2-36

Welcome back to Mr. Golden Sun who made some brief appearances this weekend.  I feel like I need to drop everything when the sun comes out and run outside for some Vitamin D!  Here’s hoping that your weekend was beautiful.

The weather forecast for Friday is “possibility of rain” so we’ll have to wait and see but hopefully it will be good enough outside so that we can go forward with Sports Day.  It seems like the kids were very excited last week – hopefully, they will calm down a bit this week while we anticipate a fun day on Friday.

Announcements of new principal and vice principal placements will be made on Tuesday morning.  We should find out then who our new vice principal will be for next year.


  1. EI meeting on Tuesday at lunch in the library to wrap up this year and start planning for next year.