we turn SIXTY, we really take off,
with our dreams for the future still HITCHED to a STAR!
Your sixtieth birthday
is a time to celebrate
and explore tomorrow's dreams...
but most of all, it's a time
the very special
person you are.
Jan. 30, 2003
Just couldn't miss the opportunity to
finally welcome you into "older" age!!! Since you don't look a
day over 45, it's hard for me to really believe you've entered the
"sixties"! You're just entering what can be 15 to 20 of the best
years of your life. I know you will make the best of them--especially
after you retire.
My fondest wishes on this really
you for allowing me the opportunity to observe in your classroom. The
experience was inspiring as well as educational. I can say without a
doubt that I will be applying many of your strategies and principles
in the future as I have already begun doing so with my own children!
thought that I would get some use out of this beautiful stationary,
and write you a "thank you" note. This is not only a
"thank you" for the gift, but also a "thank you"
for the last six months. I do believe that I was your oldest
student this year. Through your kindness and generosity you allowed me
to have a wonderful and educational job experience. I was not only
blessed with the opportunity to work with a magnificent class, but I
was allowed to borrow their teacher on more than one occasion. I
picked up so many great ideas from you both on the creative front
(loved the painted flowers) and on the classroom management front. I
have found myself engaging the students in a much different manner and
handling many situations much differently. These have all been things
that your many years in the educational field have taught me. Thank
you, once again, for a little "on the job training" that I hope
I will be able to use in the future.
much for all the kind things you do. I know that without your sound advice
and guidance--and friendship--I would have been lost!
You are such
a good person and I respect you a great deal... I know how busy you
wonderful summer with your family.
you for all your help that you have given me this year. I feel very
lucky to be apart of the 5th grade team because of the excellent
support I received! You really helped me through my 1st year and I
couldn't have done it without you.
sitting in a class at Cal State at 8 p.m. and already thinking about
my RSP program for next year...
four children in mind that I would love for you to take. They all need
their self-esteem boosted and you do such a super job in that
department... All of them need a sense of community and
confident that these students can make growth and become productive
members of society... Please give it some thought, and let me know
what you think. I know, together, we can make a difference for these
boys have made such gains this year being with you. They both feel
good about themselves as learners. I know you are to be given much of
the credit because of the way your classroom becomes a community of
"I admire so much about you.
You're the kind of person who shows strength in the face of challenge,
yet still knows how to be understanding and sensitive. You're the kind
of independent person who makes decisions wisely and who stands by
what you believe in. I'm so grateful for all the things I've learned
from you. Thank you for your wonderful example." ("Thank
you for your wonderful example" double underlined, triple exclamation
I truly cherish our friendship that
has grown over the past years. I will be forever grateful for all you
have done to help me become a better teacher. What will I do without
you next door? You have always been there for me-- (I do believe
we were separated at birth!) Plan on lunches.
working with you. You are so much fun. That's probably why I do tease
you so much!
A hearty "Congratulations!" to
Castle View's 1998 Teacher of the Year...! Your sincerity, warmth, and firm
yet caring attitude shown to students (and coworkers) is a continuous
amazement to me and others. We all have received your "gifts" of
humor, wisdom, and consideration of others, and I--for one--feel blessed. I
know your students benefit as well--it shows every day in their dealings
Here's to you and continued success
& health in the future.
"As You Retire, May pleasure
walk with you, May luck smile upon you, And may joy be at home in your
heart." Traditional Blessing
"Wishing all the things that
bring beauty into your world and joy into your heart... Wishing you
all the things that make you feel good about life and about
yourself... Wishing you the special things that will give you happy
moments today and happy memories tomorrow."
You outdid yourself during your
years of teaching. Now relax and enjoy your retirement. You deserve
June 21, 1989
do hope that as you look back on your two years at Pachappa you will
recognize the impact you've made on the life of many students and staff. You
present a serenity which those who know you admire.
are an exceptional teacher and I am sorry to see you leave. I'll never
forget counseling two of your students last year & having one of them
say to the other, "If I am not part of the solution, then I am part of
the problem." Pretty impressive problem solving.
of luck at Gage. I'll be anxious to hear your thoughts on The Middle School
day be a blessing & all through the year. Thank you for being a
wonderful Teacher. You are a gift to the children.
You are a beautiful person, inside and
out. Your peace of mind will be a big loss to RUSD and the Castle View
Enjoy your retirement.
Don't ever forget how respected and
appreciated you are by people who know what an excellent teacher
you are--your peers.
Congratulations Teacher of the Year
I'll always think of you as
"Part of the Solution".
Thank you so much for... all the
thoughtful things you do all year long. You are a special person & I
feel privileged to know you.
"Happy Retirement! All these
years you kept your nose to the grindstone, pulled your hair out, and
worked your buns off! Take what few body parts you have left and enjoy
your new life!"
Betty, I know you will enjoy your
retirement! And here are some bon bons so that you'll have something