Friday, April 6, 2012

Teacher Appreciation

A couple of weeks ago the school board held our annual teacher appreciation dinner.   This year we decided to change things up a bit and make it a bit more entertaining.  We hosted a mystery meal.  The participants received a menu from the "Story Book Cafe" which had names of famous works of literature - i.e. Black Beauty, Tom Sawyer, etc.   They then had to choose 4 of the books for each of the 4 meal courses without knowing what it was they were ordering.   So, for the first course someone might have received a toothpick, jello, chips, and cake!  By the end of the four courses all participants would eventually have all the menu items, but they weren't allowed to keep food from one course to the next.  It was a fun way to spend time together and let the teachers know how much we appreciate the work that they do.

Next year we have 3 returning teachers (which includes the Spanish teacher).  We are dire need of, at the very least, one more teacher and a principal.  Please let us know if you are interested in living in a tropical climate and teaching some great kids!  We would LOVE to talk to you!

Garth trying to make wise choices for his meal.

Ron & Margie - Margie is the principal.  We are very sad they are leaving!

Rocio (Right) our Spanish teacher and her daughter.

Waiting for the meal to begin.... (David and Beth - Beth is the 3rd and 4th grade teacher this year and she will also be leaving after this year.  : (    Shari is the 7th grade teacher this year.)

The school board trying to decipher the menu selections.

I love Valerie's face!  I don't think she chose wisely!   And, it looks like Garth is having jello, dessert, a napkin and a spoon for his course. (Valerie was the 5th and 6th grade teacher for the beginning of the year and most recently was the kindergarten teacher.  She and her husband are leaving very shortly to return to Canada.)

I'm thinking that Beth didn't get a utensil with her course!

Diane is being creative with her utensil.

Randy has a tasty meal -  jello and rice!  (Randy  teaches 5th and 6th grade this year.  He is also the teacher that I had asked you to pray for last year as he needed (and received) a kidney transplant.)

 Tracy was pretty happy with her choices.... (Tracy is teaching 1st and 2nd grades this year.)
Until she realized she had nothing to eat with....

And no napkin!  She's going to LOVE me for posting these pictures!

By the way, you too (assuming you are a teacher!) could attend next year's NSMS teacher appreciation dinner!......

TEACHER and PRINCIPAL NEEDED! Nate Saint Memorial School, a small K-8 school for missionaries’ children in Shell, Ecuador, needs a teacher and a principal for the 2012-2013 school year.  We typically have a staff of five teachers and average 25-35 students.  Each teacher is responsible for all course work for two grades. We require that our teachers are credentialed, and raise their own support.  We would prefer that the principal position be filled by someone with a teaching background and they would also need to raise their own support.

If you feel called to serve missionary children please contact Margie Grant at for more information.

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