Las Madres '80 East

school's out for summer

1st       Ed Ryan
2nd     Sally Brooks-Schulke
25th    Kevin Ballard
26th    Gary Gerlinger
29th    Andreas Tsafos
30th    David Ryan

Month of June
Saturday Coffees

9 am
LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena
Contact: Randi
June 3-5
Los Padres Golf Trip
Forest Meadows
Contact: Lou
June 4
Guglielmo Winery
Contact: Janis
June 16
Walk in the Park
TBA pm
Rose Garden
Contact: Merrilee
June 18
Coffee Field Trip

9 am
  Crema Coffee Roasting Company
Contact: Randi

June Meeting
When: Thursday, June 16, TBA pm
Where: Rose Garden
What: Walk in the Garden

Merrilee has offered to "hostess" the June walk in the garden. 
So, watch your email for more info including when and where to meet.

Joan's Jottings
     May in Missouri was a mass of wetness. Rain abounds but I think but for a few days it was an evening to morning event. Walt arrived back in Branson after retrieving the rest of our stuff so graciously kept by the Nevoli's, Simmons's, D'Agosta's and our next door neighbors. He enjoyed a quick visit and BBQ with his Mom for Mother's Day and then home to Acorn Acres. The boat lift was installed and we put the boat in the lake enjoying an initial ride to the Kimberling City bridge under sunny skies.
The tornados were a concern for us rookies and the ones that went through Joplin definitely put a scare in me. We did go to the shelter in the park as a precaution but it was more of a social event for 45 minutes. It was enough for us to think about how to prepare and what to take IF we should have to go again. Greg has been great to give us warnings. He has a "weather radio" that is set for certain zip codes. It has been nice to hear from him but we have not had anything but RAIN so his alerts are for flooding and we are very safe in that regards.
     We have met with Kirk, our builder on several occasions. We now have a firm bid, permits and the blessing of our Homeowner Assn. We met with the window designer and chose Anderson 100 series. Plumbing and HVAC bids are in. The Excavator has marked ten large trees to be cut down and depending on the driveway, maybe eleven. There are delays in excavation and cement because of the rain but hope to hear soon when they can start.
We had a nice holiday weekend at Walt's cousins in Nevada MO. The big entertainment is the fishing contest in the big pond. Even two year olds were catching fish on Snoopy and Barbie rods- go figure!  We came home Sunday because our park was having a bash complete with watermelon and entertainment. The band plays locally in one of the theaters and they were pretty good  It has been quite warm this past week. The pool is open and used by the braver younger set We took the boat out again Memorial Day....locals know better to leave the lake to the visitors but it was just too nice not to go for a ride. The lake is VERY full but beautiful.
Just in case you didn't know Missouri roads are full of dead armadillo. I asked why so many and the guy said "because they are as dumb as dirt"

Warm Regards,

Our Condolences

Our condolences to Sharon Simmons and her family on the recent passing of her mother.

Sharon  wishes to thank everyone for the notes, cards, emails, thoughts, and prayers.  They  were very appreciated by her and brought her much needed comfort.

Congratulations to Marti and Bruce Kranak who will be celebrating 40 years of wedded bliss on the 26th!

Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue
We meet every Saturday morning at 9 am at Le Boulanger at San Felipe and Yerba Buena.  There is a Starbucks across from it if you need something "special" to go with your bagel or pastry.   June Coffee will be at Crema on the Alameda.  Hope to see you all there on Saturday, June 18th at 9am.

e-Mail Tidbit

The Teacher

This is a great lesson for all who think teaching is easy. 
We all know they have never done it or they would know better.
The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.

One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education.  He argued,
"What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life
was to become a teacher?"

He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers:
"Those who can, do... Those who can't, teach."

To stress his point he said to another guest;
"You're a teacher, Bonnie.  Be honest.. What do you make?"

Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied,
"You want to know what I make? (She paused for a second, then began...)

"Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. 
I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner.

I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't
make them sit for 5 without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental.

You want to know what I make?"
(She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table.)

I make kids wonder.

I make them question.

I make them apologize and mean it.

I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.

I teach them to write and then I make them write.
Keyboarding isn't everything.

I make them read, read, read.

I make them show all their work in math.
They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.

I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know
about English while preserving their unique cultural identity. 
I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.

Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given,
work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.

(Bonnie paused one last time and then continued.)

"Then, when people try to judge me by what I make,
with me knowing money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high
and pay no attention because they are ignorant....
You want to know what I make?

I MAKE A DIFFERENCE. What do you make Mr. CEO?"

His jaw dropped, he went silent.

This is worth sending to every great teacher you know.....even all your personal teachers like.....

Happy Father's Day



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President - Merrilee Claverie
Treasurer - Sue Ballard
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Coordinator - Randi Heinrichsen
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke ???