Weekly Message #7-25

IMG_0374We’ve had a wonderful Spring Break – no travel but lots of time to do jobs on the “to-do” list at home.   It was relaxing to spend time together at home.  It seems like yesterday that David retired but it’s been 9 years!  His retirement gift was our beautiful Labradoodle Stanley.  As I head into my final term, it is with much joy that I let you know that I will also be receiving a puppy for my retirement gift.  Lacey is a Havanese and was born on March 1st.  We have been in communication with her breeder and had thought to wait until after I was home full time but the timeline didn’t work and we fell in love with this little darling.  The picture shows her at 17 days old.  We will be able to bring her home in mid-May.

There are lots of things to do before year end and I look forward to working with all of you to get them done!  We will have some time in April to talk about school plan for next year.  If possible, take some time to think about this ahead of time.  Do we want to continue with a Reading focus or is it time to switch to Math?  Perhaps, you’d like to choose one of the new curriculum areas – Applied Design and Technology for example – as a focus.

I will put teacher preference sheets in your boxes early this week so that you can provide me with information regarding your assignment for next year.  SSSA’s will receive theirs later in the Spring when we know more about next year’s kids.

Please make sure that you have sent home invitations to all the students you would like to have attend the Moberly summer school this year.  We would like to have a clear picture of how many teachers we will need as soon as possible.  Thanks for your support for this.

Finally, a big welcome to Sonya Adam who will be joining us on Monday – taking over Sousana’s class for the rest of the year.


  1. Karl will be at a workshop at the VSB on Wednesday morning and Patti will attend on  Wednesday afternoon.
  2. Patti and Carly at the Community Link Governance meeting on Thursday morning.
  3. Health & Safety Committee meeting on Friday morning at 8:15 in the staffroom.

Have a great week everyone!


Weekly Message #7-24


Here’s hoping the daffodils win!

I really believed that I could prevent the snow just by hoping, but apparently not!  Fortunately, it looks like it will all be gone by tomorrow.  It was a great “gig” weekend.  Thanks to Barb (Karen & Teresa) and Tom (Winnie) who came to the Friday night performance.  We were also pleased to see Van & Evie Gale on Saturday night.  Van used to be the PE Teacher at Moberly many years ago now.  The band was in top form and it was a full house!

We are almost to Spring Break – can’t believe it.  I am so glad that we are getting our interviews done this week so we can start fresh on Term 3 after the break.  Please make sure to provide your schedules to the office asap.  I will be staying late on Wednesday night and Karl will take the Thursday shift (I have a meeting at the VSB).

Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour next Saturday as we transition back to Daylight Savings Time.


  1. Pro-D meeting on Monday at lunch.
  2. Patti at the area meeting on Wednesday morning – Karl will stay behind to provide make up preps at 9:50 in the morning for those who will miss due to early dismissal on Wednesday and Thursday.
  3. Parent Teacher Interviews – official times 2-8 on Wednesday and 2-6 on Thursday.
  4. Movie time on Friday.  The primaries will be watching “The Secret Life of Pets” with Karl in the old gym.   The intermediates will be watching “The Wild Life” in the new gym with Patti.  Please have students join us at 9:30.  They should bring everything they need for recess with them.  I expect the movies will end around 11:30.  Please be prepared to take your students back at that time.  Enjoy the gift of time!

Have a great week everyone!