I don't want to brag but I kick ass as a Noon Supervisor.

May 25, 2013

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lunchSee? I am already getting behind in my self-imposed blog posting scheduled.

I need to face the facts that I don’t like to be confined.

My part-time job of four hours suddenly sprouted to ten hours a week and quite frankly, that’s a lot of hours when you haven’t been working any  hours for the past eleven years.

While I enjoyed only working four hours a week, the time commitment, gas money and havoc it created in my weekly schedule was not worth the $58 paycheck each month. There was way more re-scheduling to accommodate those four hours and it wasn’t worth it, so when I had a chance at a ‘permanent’ full-time position, I jumped at it.

And I am so glad I did.

I love the school I am at. Not that I didn’t like the others, but this one is pretty special. The kids are so well-behaved, not because they are over-all a good buncha kids, but because this school has swagger. I am not sure what else to call it, but this school prides itself on being “that school” and they pass that pride down to the kids. They respect their school and those who work in it. Let’s face it, being a Noon Supervisor, regardless of how well you wear the whistle, is on the low-end of the school employment totem pole. It’s position that doesn’t demand a lot of respect.But at this school it does. The kids ask to be excused, clean up after themselves (for the most part…) and even the teachers appreciate what you do. They value their lunch break and realize you are a big reason why they get one and they acknowledge that. Plus, I got a Valentines Day card from the office staff that melted my heart. It’s a good gig and I am grateful for it.

Even if it does suck that it’s smack dab in the middle of the day and has caused me to cancel many of lunch dates…

I’ll have to get used to that.

So when I’m not here, I’m normally over there raking in the big bucks.

And yes, the picture of the T-Rex adequatly describes what I feel like when I am picking up trash at the lunch tables. UNSTOPPABLE!

PS: I have to chime in about one of the schools where I am PTSA President. I took on the job as a last minute reprieve to a school that was going to lose their PTA Charter because they didn’t have a board. It’s tough at the Middle School level to attract and keep a PTA. The 7th grade parents are too shy and too busy trying to learn the ropes of a Middle School environment and the 8th grade parents have one foot out the door looking ahead to High School. It makes things difficult. At the beginning of the year I spoke to the Principal and said I would only help as much as the campus helps themselves. I have another school that is my priority and I wasn’t about to get into a position where I was the only one doing anything for the second school. I was pretty firm in my demands that Administration, the teachers, parents and students ALL had to be involved before we proceeded on to anything other that processing paperwork to keep the charter in good standing. The school did that, and more. I couldn’t be more pleased. Last week I spent all day rolling out their Jog-a-Thon fundraiser and at the end of the day the teachers and staff gave me this wonderful mile shirt for “Going the Extra Mile.” It was a thoughtful thing to do and one of the nicest things anyone has ever down for me over my 12 year PTA career.

raneyI will wear it with pride!





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