Thanks for supporting teachers

We would like to nominate our many, overwhelmingly positive supporters for the Good Apples of the week.

Dear Editor:

The teachers and CUPE staff who have been showing their concerns for public education by picketing in front of Giant’s Head School would like to nominate our many, overwhelmingly positive supporters for the Good Apples of the week.

In particular we’d like to thank those who have shown their support by:

o waving and honking (with apologies to the neighbours for the honking)

o stopping to share with us their support

o providing baked goodies, snacks and drinks

o showing support via social media (email, Facebook, Twitter)

As well:

o the retired teachers, retired administrators and parent/community volunteers who walked with us

o a local politician who stopped in daily to lend encouragement

o other union members who walked with us

o the kind gentleman in the red LeBaron who has supplied us with many Timbits but also words of encouragement

o Giant’s Head families, past and present who have dropped off goodies and iced tea

o the kind lady in the sedan who gave $20 towards our hardship fund

o the parent of a child not yet in school who hand wrote individual thank-you’s for all the teachers to show her support

o the Giant’s Head PAC for supplying breakfast sandwiches and sub sandwiches platter and support

o CUPE for spending long hours on the line with us

o neighbours who opened up their home to us

o the girls who ambushed us with water guns on a very hot day

o a former student who brought us hot chocolate and Timbits

o Trustees Linda Beaven who brought a platter of fruit and thank-you card and Linda Van Alphen who brought scones and honey

o our administrator who has brought us coffee every day

o our spouses and partners

Thank you for your support.

Carol Barton, on behalf of Giant’s Head School BCTF and CUPE staff

Summerland