Weekly Message #4-34

IMG_0208If anyone is wondering how I spent my Sunday – here’s the evidence.  We made the rounds of the local car dealerships with my Dad and he ended up buying a new Dodge Journey Crossroad.  Pretty cool car huh?   It has heated seats, mirrors and steering wheel and lots of other bells and whistles.  We’re hoping he’ll be safe and happy in his new vehicle and if we get to drive him places in it – that’s a bonus!

Thursday night brought us another wonderful retirement party!  Thanks so much to Harjinder for hosting as the torrential rain would have been a real downer at the beach.  The skit was INCREDIBLY funny.  I just have to think about the “3 Peggys” and I start laughing.  We have such talented people on our staff.

I think that Grade 7 grad was a big hit with our families on Friday afternoon.  We had all but about 7 grads there and lots of family members and food.  Students mingled around for the first hour, enjoying all the delicious food and then we had a short formal program at about 3:10 where we handed out certificates and pictures.  The kids were so happy to have a chance to dress up in their “grad clothes” and boy did they look great!  Henry took lots of pictures and the link will be on the Moberly website if you want to check it out.  Henry will send out the password to everyone.

It sounds like there will be a lovely “goodbye” for Henry on Wednesday night.  I wish I could be there but it is Adam’s convocation at the Chan Centre so that’s where we’ll be. (I won’t be in the school on Wednesday so Henry will be “in charge” of the emptiness.

On the staffing front, we have filled two of our 5 vacant positions.  We welcome Arwyn King as Mira’s new partner in Grade 1 AND drum roll please… Shannon Woron will be returning to be Resource and Alison’s partner (Hurrah!)

On a sadder note, David and I and many Moberly staff members attended the  Celebration of Life service for Barb’s Dad on Saturday afternoon.  It was a beautiful and moving afternoon where we were all lucky to hear the story of Bud Winteringham’s life and the amazing legacy he has left in his wife, children and 13 grandchildren.  We are all sending our love to Barb and her family as they deal with the grief of losing a beloved parent / grandparent.

I still have my fingers crossed that you will be back for this final week of school but if not, please accept my sincere wishes for a wonderful summer break.  After such a difficult year end, you all deserve it!  In case you are wondering what Henry and I will be doing – well – Henry will be invigilating exams and marking provincial exams for much of the week while I will be pulling, purging, preparing and delivering Grade 7 files to the high schools.

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