Weekly Message #3-15

imagesIf you haven’t had a chance to look at the Moberly website recently, please consider checking it out this week.  I took the time on the Pro-D day to wander around the halls snapping some pictures of the amazing art on display in our hallways.  My message to the community this week is about the importance of Art Education and how it supports improved learning in all areas of education.  You are doing a great job of expanding the creativity of our students and the school looks so much more alive when there is student work on display.  Thank you for making that extra effort to put together the bulletin boards outside your classrooms.

I’d like to say that the Spellathon is speeding along the “speedway” as advertised on my bulletin board but it has been very slow.  We have collected about $3500 so far and $1000 of that will go to pay for the prizes.  Please continue to encourage students to bring in money this week.  We will continue to collect “officially” until Wednesday.  I will close up the prize center that day so that you can have easier access to the photocopy room.  Thanks for your patience in sharing the space with me over the past week.

I am hearing lots of positive feedback about the Popard training last Monday.  If you were fortunate enough to be part of the group, I hope you will find the ideas to be practical, doable and supportive of making your classrooms even better.  Thanks to Jen and Pat Sykes (inclusion consultant) for helping make this happen.  We look forward to a follow up session in December.

I will be talking about two important funding opportunities at Tuesday’s staff meeting so please put on your thinking caps!  We need to put together a “collaborative” funding proposal.  In addition, we can access up to $4250 from Community Link if we put in an appropriate proposal by December 10th.  Only 8 schools have been included in this opportunity so we don’t want to miss out.  I’ll talk to you about the guidelines at Tuesday’s lunch meeting.


  1. Divisions 2 and 3 (along with Patti) will be going to the aquarium on Monday for our free field trip funded by the Vancouver Sun “Adopt a schooL” program.
  2. Staff Committee meeting Tuesday at lunch.  Agendas are in your boxes.  Please be on time as we have a lengthy agenda.
  3. Patti & Jane will be at an area meeting on Wednesday morning – Paul is in charge.
  4. 2:00 dismissal on Wednesday(only) for Parent Teacher conferences.  6 divisions will be doing their conferences this week.  A reminder to teachers who did goal setting conferences that there may be parents who wish to discuss report cards with you.  It is important that you make those arrangements.

Only 3 weeks to go – have a great week everyone.



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