Weekly Message #7-30

IMG_1343Finally a little sunshine this weekend!  Let’s hope it’s the beginning of a trend!  David, Lacey and I enjoyed some relaxation time in Steveston – although it was very busy with the tall ship and the artisan market.  Next weekend is “gig” weekend as David’s band will be playing at the ANAF on Friday and Saturday from 7:30 – 12:00.  Please join us if you are interested!  I am planning to bring Lacey to work with me on Monday so puppy lovers are welcome to drop in to my office.

Thanks for your input at the staff committee meeting on Thursday.  It seemed like we covered a lot of important topics in a short, very rushed way.

  • Thanks to Maggie, Robin & Jane for agreeing to review performances for next year.  The committee did a great job of picking this year’s performances so hopefully we will do well again for next year.  I will circulate the Arts Starts selections prior to our meeting together.
  • Our School Plan has been approved.  You can look forward to more discussion in the fall in order to nail down a specific goal.  In the meantime, we were able to buy some new resources related to self-determination and self-regulation through a Community Link Grant.  Jane and Carly will be reviewing the books and support materials.  Please feel free to ask them about the resources and how they could be used with your students.
  • I will prepare a draft brochure on Electronics use for our next Staff Committee meeting.  I’ll try to get it out to you ahead of time so you can have a look and be ready to fine tune it at the meeting
  • Staffing will be an ongoing discussion.  On Monday at lunch, I will show you my take on how to use our staffing for this year.  Please keep in mind that our resource staffing has been reduced by almost 1 FTE so the classroom position vacated by Rick will be needed to provide a position for one of our resource team members.  Also, I will be asking you if you are interested in having Music as your prep next year.  Jane is willing to do two days of music prep (instead of the PE prep currently provided by Georgia) if there is enough interest.

My apologies for the mix up with the performance date for this Friday (not last Friday 🙂 ).  Finally, we can all look forward to a delicious lunch this Friday provided by our PAC.  I’m sure it will be wonderful and it is so nice to be “appreciated”.


  1. Staffing meeting at lunch on Monday
  2. SBT on Tuesday at 11:00 – agendas are in the affected teachers’ boxes.
  3. Ready Set Learn on Tuesday afternoon.  Thanks to Karl for organizing and Narinder for overseeing this event.  Also, thanks to Sonika who will be running the program.
  4. Patti will be at the VSB later on Tuesday afternoon for a meeting.
  5. Grade 7 Grad planning meeting at lunch on Wednesday in Room 103
  6. Patti will be at a workshop on Thursday afternoon at the VSB.
  7. Performance by Metaphor on Friday morning at 9:00 a.m.   Classes will be called down directly after attendance is taken.
  8. Teacher appreciation lunch on Friday.

Have a great week everyone!


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