Weekly Message #5-30

imgres-1More glorious weather this weekend – I hope you had a chance to enjoy it!  A highlight for me this week will be attending the Bette Midler concert on Tuesday evening.  David and I look forward to an evening with the Divine Miss M!

We look forward to our Volunteer Tea this Friday – always a great opportunity to thank those who help us to keep the school running!  Hopefully everyone can make it down at recess to show their support for our volunteers.

I am doing my best to put together a schedule for class casting but it is proving to be very challenging.  It will be a work in progress this week until we manage to find a time for everyone.  Thank you for your patience.

Congratulations to Karl and the Kindergarten team for an excellent Welcome to Kindergarten event last week.


  1. Primary Resource meeting on Monday at lunch
  2. Supervision Aide meeting on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
  3. Staff Committee on Tuesday at lunch.  Agenda items to the clipboard by noon on Monday please.
  4. Performance by Ache Brasil at 2:00 on Tuesday afternoon. (This was a date change made by the performers so please take note)
  5. Patti at VSB on Thursday afternoon.
  6. SSSA meeting on Friday at 8:15 in the library.
  7. Volunteer Tea from 10 – 11:30 on Friday morning.
  8. All library books due by Friday.
  9. Last day for MOST resource programs this Friday.

Have a great week everyone!

Weekly Message #5-29

Rockin' with WHE

Rockin’ with WHE

Spent the day on Saturday making music with our band (Widely Held Expectations).  We are looking forward to our yearly gig at the Elementary Principal and Vice Principal Retirement Dinner in June.  It’s great to activate a different part of my brain and enjoy some fun time with friends

Here comes the last week of May!  So much going on – thank you to all of you who are picking up extra jobs to make our year end functions / activities come to life!  The focus is slowly shifting to preparing for next year as we get the chance to meet next year’s Kindergarten students this week.  It’s always fun to see all their shiny faces!  Thanks to Karl and the K teachers for organizing things to make them feel welcome.

Summer School plans are moving along as well.  At this point, all classes are full and students who bring in late forms will be placed on a wait list.  We have seven classes filled with students who will definitely benefit from the extra help.

Lots and lots of students interested in Moberly Idol auditions.  I had to add extra paper to the sign up list!  We will be looking for volunteers to help with viewing auditions – very entertaining if you have the time.  Thanks to Jane and her committee for making the kids dreams of “stardom” come true.

The Grade 7 grad will be similar to the recent past with a luncheon for all staff and the Grade 7 students at 12:10 on Tuesday, June 23rd.  A sign in sheet will be on the counter in the office on Monday or Tuesday to indicate if you wish to attend.  Please make sure to sign up so we can plan for the right amount of food.

Staff are challenged to participate in Twin / Triplet Day this Friday.


  1. Patti at the VSB on Monday afternoon.
  2. Welcome to Kindergarten 10:30 – 12:00 on Tuesday morning in the new gym.
  3. Primary resource meeting -Tuesday at Lunch.
  4. Administrators’ study group in the library on Tuesday from 3:45 – 5:30.
  5. Health & Safety Meeting – Friday at 8:15 in the staffroom
  6. Student Led Assembly on Friday at 9:00.  Divs. 8 & 9 will be leading us.
  7. Patti at the VSB all day Friday.

Have a great week everyone!

Weekly Message #5-28

Backyard is all set for summer.

Backyard is all set for summer.

Welcome back to the final stretch.  As usual, we have many activities packed into the last 6 weeks of school.  Thanks to Karl for organizing this week’s “Ready, Set, Learn” event on Tuesday afternoon.  Sonika will be running the program and will do her usual great job!

Gr. 7 grad is just around the corner so the Grade 7 teachers will be meeting on Wednesday at lunch to firm up our plans.  Please make sure to mark June 23rd  in your calendar for the grad luncheon.

I hate to say the words out loud but REPORT CARDS are also coming up next month.  There will be no Silhouette download for attendance so please expect to use labels.  In addition, the method for recording final grades for the PSR records has changed.  Information will come your way but be aware that marks sheets will be due the same day as report cards (June 15th).

There will be a newsletter to send home on Tuesday so please check your boxes at lunch if you can.

The School Plan is due this Friday so please make sure to provide any additional feedback you have by the end of the day on Tuesday.


  1. Ready, Set, Learn Tuesday afternoon in the Strong Start Centre.
  2. Last PAC meeting of the year on Tuesday night in the library – 7:00 p.m.
  3. Gr. 7 teachers meeting to plan Grad – Wednesday at lunch location TBA
  4. Patti at the VSB all day on Thursday – Karl is in charge!
  5. Resource Team meeting on Friday at lunch.
  6. South Asian Professionals presentation for Divs. 5 and 7 in the library on Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

Have a great week everyone!

Weekly Message #5-27

IMG_0299Awesome weather this weekend as we celebrate Mother’s Day!  A day for David and I to think fondly of our mothers and a day to feel very special – thanks to the pampering I received from David and Adam.  This week’s picture features me sitting in my new backyard lounge chair.  Love it!!!  I hope all of you had a restful weekend and the mothers in our group had a special day on Sunday.

Well folks… only 7 weeks left until year end.  These final weeks are always very busy with lots of things to finish up.  I will be talking to people about staffing this week before submitting our plan on May 22nd.  The school plan is also due very soon so I will finish that up based on your input and send out a draft for your comments.

Summer school responses are coming in slowly so please encourage students to return their form whether they are saying yes or no.  Forms should be sent to the office asap so that Manpreet can enter student data into our summer school spreadsheet.  Those of you who have filled out application forms to teach this summer will be called to a meeting soon to assign grades and classes.  We will likely need a few SSSAs so if you are interested, please let me know.


  1. Performance of “Celestial Being” by Green Thumb for K-7 on Tuesday at 9:30.
  2. Karl and Patti at the VSB on Wednesday morning for the Superintendent’s Meeting and other meetings as well.  Karl should be back by lunch.  Patti will likely be at the VSB all day.

Have a great week everyone!

Weekly Message #5-26

images-2What a beautiful weekend!  I hope you all had a chance to take advantage of the sunny weather.  We had a great weekend including time with friends and a quick trip down to the USA – 20 min line up only and no duty to pay!

I know that many of you are struggling with colds and flu so please make sure to take care of yourselves and come back to work when you are well!  We are watching student attendance as we have a larger than average absentee rate right now.

Summer School invitations have been placed in teacher boxes.  Please distribute asap.  Please do everything you can to make sure confirmation slips are back by May 14th.  I have added a spot for parents to tick off if they wish to decline (expect Maria’s sheets that I forgot to do)

I look forward to sharing the staffing information received at Monday’s meeting with all of you on Tuesday.  Your comments and suggestions are welcome as we work together to plan the best possible organization for next year.

The Big One at 2 looms this Thursday – hoping for good weather.  We are planning a “full-images-1on” one hour drill so please dress appropriately to be outside for the full 60 mins.  Detailed information should arrive in your box by Tuesday and we will build in time for questions in Thursday’s staff committee meeting.

I have been in touch with Karl who is still sick! 😦  He hopes to be back on Wednesday but we will have to wait and see how he is feeling.   A TOC has been booked for Monday and Tuesday to cover his teaching assignment.


  1. Patti at Staffing meeting on Monday morning – Paul is in charge.
  2. Primary resource purchasing meeting at lunch on Monday in the library.
  3. Supervision Aide meeting at 11:00 on Tuesday morning.
  4. Staffing meeting for all teachers at lunch on Tuesday.
  5. Staff Committee on Thursday at lunch – Dan to chair (thank you!)  as Harj will be on a field trip.  Please have agenda items to the clipboard in the staffroom by Wednesday at noon.

Have a great week everyone!