Weekly Message #3-17

imagesLike many of you, I find my mind wandering to the topic of the shooting in Connecticut on Friday.  This is an unthinkable tragedy and I can’t even imagine what that school community is going through.  Please take advantage of the information provided in your boxes on Friday should any students wish to discuss this issue.  If you feel you need more help, do not hesitate to ask me, Jane, Kit or Richard to work with you.  In addition, district staff have offered their support.

On a more uplifting note, a huge thank you to Barb and Robin for planning a fun holiday get together on Friday.  It was such a pleasure to get together and just enjoy each others’ company.  Working (and playing) with all of you is such a blessing.  Thanks and congratulations also to Dan for planning a fun teacher/student game on Friday at lunch- great fun and more canned food, too!

Good news – most of our application for funding to the Community Link Team was approved.  We will be receiving $3800 to support the programs we listed (including field trip subsidies for needy students).  I will share all the details at our January Staff Committee meeting.

Employees on time sheets should note the early submission dates coming up. Dec 18th for this past week and Dec 20th for next week.  Please ask to have your time sheet signed early and if changes need to happen they will be dealt with after.

I hope that all of you will take the winter break off and stay home but in case you require access to the school over the holiday you should note that the school will not be accessible on: Dec. 24, 25, 26 31 and Jan 4.  If you decide to come in, it’s a good idea to call Tom on his cell at 778-838-3129.

The VSB has started planning for wireless internet for elementary schools.  Moberly is in group 5 (out of 8) so it will be a while! –  but it’s good to know we are moving ahead.

Bullying is a significant problem affecting school children but it is important to differentiate between peer conflict and bullying behaviour.  A document prepared by the district office was attached to your Weekly Message email and in addition you may wish to check out this website which describes the differences:



  1. Christmas Caroling will be held in the library from Monday to Thursday at 8:30 for anyone interested in joining in! (note change of location)
  2. Finance Committee meeting Tuesday at 11:00 am.
  3. School Based Team for Gr. 7 special needs placements on Wednesday at noon in Peggy’s room.
  4. Christmas Concert – Dress Rehearsal at 1:00 on Thursday and performance at 7:00 Thursday evening.
  5. Health & Safety Committee meeting Friday morning at 8:00



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