Friday, April 20, 2007

Thank you to all parents at the rally today!

I wanted to thank all the parents and students who came to support us at today's rally at Weekes Park and the subsequent march to the District Office. I went with a group of teachers from my school site (Eldridge) to support the parents as they walked past. We all went to wait at the intersections of Schafer Rd, Gading Rd, and Patrick Ave. to greet the parents and students and it really boosted my spirits! I was in tears (not hard for me to do!) and was really greatful for the outpouring of support from the community, especially after witnessing some run-ins with scabs. I hope that the Board and the District Administration will now get it through their thick skulls that they can't go on like this anymore! Parents have the power!

After the march, I went with a group of Eldridge teachers to the pedestrian overpass on 880 between Tennyson and Jackson to get more positive reinforcement from the Teamster truckers honking at us in support! If you can stand the fumes, it's a great way to boost your morale!


Nick Carlson said...

Thank you parents! We Eden Gardens teachers cheered you on and followed you to the district office, where we watched your rally and applauded for you. I was particularly impressed to watch the tough questions parents asked the superintendent shown on the evening news. Thank you parents!

S. Wagner said...

Yes, a thousand thanks to our Hayward parents! I saw an awful lot of teachers getting a little bit teary. The phenomenal support (and organization) of our Hayward parents was humbling and uplifting at the same time. I feel very proud to be a part of this community.

The Truth is Here! said...

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Anonymous said...

Thank you parents! We are so moved and deeply appreciative of your support. Muchas gracias padres de familia! Estamos muy emocionados, y agradecemos profundamente su apoyo!

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drc-lw said...

The parents were awesome! Thank you! Thank you! Some of our moms don't drive. they couldn't get to Weekes Park, but they could wald to the DO, and they did. They were there on Friday, and they were among those who were not given access earlier in the week. They know that together we can get this done! Thank you, Parents!