People think that as teachers we have the best jobs in the world because we (supposedly) have three months of vacation every summer and weeks off of school during the school year for vacation. Hmmm, well here's a shocker: we do have the best jobs in the world but not because of vacations. Our best days as teachers are filled with smiles from children, thank you's from parents, and understanding from one another. Kids are kids and kids have faults just like adults do, thank goodness each day we start anew with God. Some kids can sit in their seat without reminders from teacher, some kids bring their homework to school each day complete, some kids are happy and helpful to everyone they meet. Some kids cannot, do not, and are not. But, we love them just the same because they are God's children. They are not perfect and we recognize that and meet them where they are. As parents, many of us have had the same struggles you have. So, talk to us when you need to vent & let us pray for patience, peace, and always love for your family. Do the same for us!
Every day we have nutritious lunches for our students. Of course, some lunches they prefer better than others. It seems Pizza Thursday is always a bit hit with most kids ordering pizza which is usually served with salad and a dessert. This year we have been getting Little Caesar's Pizza. The kids like it and the price is right. One of our great parent volunteers picks up the pizza from the Shaw & Fowler store and gets it to school by 11:15, ready for our first lunch at 11:30am. Monday and Tuesday our lunch is catered from Moving Feast. We enjoy a varied menu each month; baked chicken, spaghetti, lumpia, and even breakfast of pancakes and bacon for lunch. The kids think that is "cool." Each Wednesday a local restuarant delivers us either baked potatos or chow mein along with a fortune cookie. We thank Flamous Grill for serving our students and our school so well. We couldnt provide lunches each day of the week without the efforts of our Hot Lunch coordinator Ms Chavez and her assistant Ms Claudia Melgoza. Together they make sure we have a menu and order form to order our lunches each month and they make sure there are volunteers to serve lunch to the students. Thank you!
Classroom teacher 14 years: Grades K-8
Principal: 5th Year @ OLPH
Children: Logan(23) Jake(20)
Both attended elementary school in the Diocese of Fresno & graduated from SJM
Husband: Rollie (Michigan State alum GO SPARTANS!)
Pet: Sami-chocolate lab