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RVD
Mar 16th, 2006, 02:12 AM
I am so surprised!! No wait...SHOCKED!!
The Principal called and left a message on my answering machine early this morning, but I never listened to the message because I was in such a hurry.
Anyway, I made a stop at Office Max to pick up some accessories for this printer installation [networking] project I'm doing for the school, when the Principal gestured from across the school lawn for me to see him. He was real serious, so I was like, "...ahhh hell, what happened?"
He greeted me all formally, which was very uncharacteristic of him because we've had a great working relationship. At this point, I'm thinking something's happened to my daughter. :scared:
He asked me to sit down. Then he said, "Well...I have some good news and some not so good news. Which do you want first?" :confused:
I told him the bad news first cuz I'm used to it. :lol:
He told me that he was resigning in order to spend more time with his family and to care for his parents who are both very ill. :sad: :sad:

He THEN preceded to tell me of this annual educational foundation that "...awards and honors the unsung heroes of the community", and that by unanimous voting, I had been selected as one of the recipients. :eek: :eek: :eek:
I just sat there looking at him with my mouth open... :haha:
He gave me a few seconds for the information to sink in and then smiled, shook my hand vigorously.

I could never have imagined ever receiving an award, much less being an honoree at a formal luncheon. :cool: I just enjoy working with kids, and making their learning experience as comfortable as possible. And want the teachers to know that they have someone on their side who admires, cares for, and appreciates all their efforts.

Well, I immediately called my wife, and mother, and am just now calm enough to write this and share my happiness with my friends here.
I am seriously on http://deephousepage.com/smilies/cloud9.gif :bounce:

No Name Face
Mar 16th, 2006, 02:13 AM
that's awesome, i'm so happy for you.

you deserve it :yeah:

ampers&
Mar 16th, 2006, 02:15 AM
:worship:
you really are an amazing person (at least from what i've read here).
congratulations. :banana:

RVD
Mar 16th, 2006, 02:16 AM
that's awesome, i'm so happy for you.

you deserve it :yeah: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Thank you!!
I'm literally BOUNCING off the walls!!! :cool: :)

RVD
Mar 16th, 2006, 02:18 AM
:worship:
you really are an amazing person (at least from what i've read here).
congratulations. :banana:http://deephousepage.com/smilies/bananalama.gifhttp://deephousepage.com/smilies/alc.gif :lol:
Thank you Miching~Mallecho... I can't stop smiling... :) :) :)
My wife cried when I told her. She was still at work. :lol:

ampers&
Mar 16th, 2006, 02:19 AM
http://deephousepage.com/smilies/bananalama.gif
hmmm...is that a rocked out banana riding an albino seal? :unsure:

RVD
Mar 16th, 2006, 02:21 AM
hmmm...is that a rocked out banana riding an albino seal? :unsure:It's a Banana Llama. :lol:
I reserve that smilie for when I am at my happiest. :D

ampers&
Mar 16th, 2006, 02:24 AM
It's a Banana Llama. :lol:
I reserve that smilie for when I am at my happiest. :D
:lol:
oh...ok.
my happy smilie: http://photobucket.com/albums/a220/20010/th_thfatty.gif

:D

RVD
Mar 16th, 2006, 02:24 AM
I'm 'bout to go celebrate by making some Hot Chedder Fries for the kids. Talk to ya'll later. :cool: ;) :yeah:

Mother_Marjorie
Mar 16th, 2006, 03:00 AM
Great news for U! Congratulations and keep up the great work!

drake3781
Mar 16th, 2006, 03:02 AM
:wavey: Hey RVD... congratulations!! Isn't it great to be appreciated once in a while?!?!?

RJWCapriati
Mar 16th, 2006, 03:15 AM
Congratulations!!!!!!! :yeah:

Reuchlin
Mar 16th, 2006, 03:24 AM
I am so surprised!! No wait...SHOCKED!!
The Principal called and left a message on my answering machine early this morning, but I never listened to the message because I was in such a hurry.
Anyway, I made a stop at Office Max to pick up some accessories for this printer installation [networking] project I'm doing for the school, when the Principal gestured from across the school lawn for me to see him. He was real serious, so I was like, "...ahhh hell, what happened?"
He greeted me all formally, which was very uncharacteristic of him because we've had a great working relationship. At this point, I'm thinking something's happened to my daughter. :scared:
He asked me to sit down. Then he said, "Well...I have some good news and some not so good news. Which do you want first?" :confused:
I told him the bad news first cuz I'm used to it. :lol:
He told me that he was resigning in order to spend more time with his family and to care for his parents who are both very ill. :sad: :sad:

He THEN preceded to tell me of this annual educational foundation that "...awards and honors the unsung heroes of the community", and that by unanimous voting, I had been selected as one of the recipients. :eek: :eek: :eek:
I just sat there looking at him with my mouth open... :haha:
He gave me a few seconds for the information to sink in and then smiled, shook my hand vigorously.

I could never have imagined ever receiving an award, much less being an honoree at a formal luncheon. :cool: I just enjoy working with kids, and making their learning experience as comfortable as possible. And want the teachers to know that they have someone on their side who admires, cares for, and appreciates all their efforts.

Well, I immediately called my wife, and mother, and am just now calm enough to write this and share my happiness with my friends here.
I am seriously on http://deephousepage.com/smilies/cloud9.gif :bounce:

Great Job and contrats! :) Thanks for THINKING of THE CHILDREN!! :lol: (at least one of us does on this board :tape: ).

kiwifan
Mar 16th, 2006, 03:38 AM
Congrats. :cool:

RVD
Mar 16th, 2006, 04:59 AM
Great news for U! Congratulations and keep up the great work! :wavey:
:wavey: Hey RVD... congratulations!! Isn't it great to be appreciated once in a while?!?!?It most certainly is!! What makes it even better is that I wasn't expecting anything. I just like to help improve the life of those I admire [teachers] and cherish [kids].
Congratulations!!!!!!! :yeah:THANKS!! ;)
Great Job and contrats! :) Thanks for THINKING of THE CHILDREN!! :lol: (at least one of us does on this board :tape: ).:lol: Oh, I've met some teachers here, and the poster named Jane works with quite an impressive scholarship foundation. :yeah:
Congrats. :cool: :cool: :angel:

THANKS EVERYBODY!! I'M STILL SO JAZZED!! :bounce: :cool:

CooCooCachoo
Mar 16th, 2006, 07:24 AM
How awesome ;)

Congrats :hug: :woohoo:

Sevenseas
Mar 16th, 2006, 07:43 AM
This is wonderful news, ReeVeeDynasty! :bounce:

I’m not surprised that you have received this honor, as you do deserve it with the great personality you present on this board.
I bet your mini mini adorable daughter will be immensely proud of you. :D

Congratulations and keep up this great work!!! :worship:

RVD
Mar 16th, 2006, 08:47 AM
Thanks CooCooCachoo!! :wavey:

This is wonderful news, ReeVeeDynasty! :bounce:

I’m not surprised that you have received this honor, as you do deserve it with the great personality you present on this board.
I bet your mini mini adorable daughter will be immensely proud of you. :D

Congratulations and keep up this great work!!! :worship:Thank you Sevenseas!! My daughter is as proud as I. She immediately started her report on Harriet Tubman when we got home. :lol: She's even more motivated to succeed than I've ever seen. :yeah: :cool:

Sevenseas
Mar 16th, 2006, 08:52 AM
Thank you Sevenseas!! My daughter is as proud as I. She immediately started her report on Harriet Tubman when we got home. :lol: She's even more motivated to succeed than I've ever seen. :yeah: :cool:

:lol: No wonder she looks so smart in both of her pictures (in avatars), as if she is always up to something. :D :yeah: How old is she now?

"Sluggy"
Mar 16th, 2006, 09:56 AM
That's fantastic, CONGRATULATIONS!

stenen
Mar 16th, 2006, 11:38 AM
That's really awesome! :yeah: I'm so happy for you, congratulations.

hwanmig
Mar 16th, 2006, 12:17 PM
Congrats

harloo
Mar 16th, 2006, 01:51 PM
Congrats ReeVee!! You deserve it!:)

SelesFan70
Mar 16th, 2006, 02:52 PM
:banana:

I can't wait for you to post the pictures of you receiving the award! :D

http://deephousepage.com/smilies/club.gif

meyerpl
Mar 16th, 2006, 03:01 PM
Congratulations! Now, if it were me, I'd show up DRUNK to the luncheon and get a few things off my chest. Perhaps that's why I don't receive awards.
Seriously, great job!!

smiler
Mar 16th, 2006, 03:12 PM
Congratulations mate :)

Jane
Mar 16th, 2006, 08:38 PM
Well deserved recognition for someone who cares deeply about education and his community.

miffedmax
Mar 16th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Congrats. Glad to hear it.

John A Roark
Mar 17th, 2006, 12:11 AM
Fantastic. I am sure you deserve it--bask in the sunshine, man!

tennisbum79
Mar 17th, 2006, 12:37 AM
Big congratulations.

The principal chose the right person, as far as I concerned, to bestow this honor to.

RVD
Apr 27th, 2006, 06:33 AM
Well, I'm back from the AEF's 25th Salute to Education --- Silver Anniversary Celebration--- ceremony. And it was GREAT!! :bounce:

We enjoyed drinks and delicious Hors d'Oreuvres, and hobnobbed for about 1 ˝ hours. Then we moved into the Officer's Club main hall for the awards ceremony. :worship: This was AEF's largest gathering with 320+ in attendance. :cool:

Anyone living in the San Francisco Bay Area will probably be familiar with the name Noel Cisneros— an Emmy award winning education reporter for KRON4 News— who did an exceptional job as Master of Ceremonies. I was impressed to discover that she had excellent comedic timing. :lol:
Also in attendance was the County School Superintendent, Sheila Jordan, and Alameda Superintendent of Schools Ardella Dailey.

Anyway, so as not to bore you all with the details... :D ... let me just say how humbling the experience was, and how flattered I was to be in the presence of so many incredibly talented volunteers. All the winners had their picture taken after being called to accept a golden apple [that was actually an engraved bell], and an elaborate awards certificate signed by Barbara Boxer. :lol: I kid you not. ;)

Anyway, just thought I'd follow-up and conclude this thread by thanking everyone who wished me good fortune and might have been interested in how the ceremony went. :wavey: :wavey: :cool:

Sevenseas
Apr 27th, 2006, 08:32 AM
Well, I'm back from the AEF's 25th Salute to Education --- Silver Anniversary Celebration--- ceremony. And it was GREAT!! :bounce:

We enjoyed drinks and delicious Hors d'Oreuvres, and hobnobbed for about 1 ˝ hours. Then we moved into the Officer's Club main hall for the awards ceremony. :worship: This was AEF's largest gathering with 320+ in attendance. :cool:

Anyone living in the San Francisco Bay Area will probably be familiar with the name Noel Cisneros— an Emmy award winning education reporter for KRON4 News— who did an exceptional job as Master of Ceremonies. I was impressed to discover that she had excellent comedic timing. :lol:
Also in attendance was the County School Superintendent, Sheila Jordan, and Alameda Superintendent of Schools Ardella Dailey.

Anyway, so as not to bore you all with the details... :D ... let me just say how humbling the experience was, and how flattered I was to be in the presence of so many incredibly talented volunteers. All the winners had their picture taken after being called to accept a golden apple [that was actually an engraved bell], and an elaborate awards certificate signed by Barbara Boxer. :lol: I kid you not. ;)

Anyway, just thought I'd follow-up and conclude this thread by thanking everyone who wished me good fortune and might have been interested in how the ceremony went. :wavey: :wavey: :cool:

Wonderful news again!!! :D I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your time there!

It must be a life time experience. Keep up the great work. :worship:

"Sluggy"
Apr 27th, 2006, 09:06 AM
Way to go Man! That's really nice to hear!

wta_zuperfann
Apr 27th, 2006, 11:59 AM
Congratulations on that great news. Which was the Foundation that gave you that honor?

RVD
Apr 28th, 2006, 05:19 AM
THANKS GUYS!! :wavey:
I'm sitting here playing with my golden bell and stroking my certificate. :haha:

Congratulations on that great news. Which was the Foundation that gave you that honor?This is the AEF web site http://alamedaeducationfoundation.com/ ...
And this is an community released announcement http://www.mikemcmahon.info/PTAPress_0306.pdf ...(second column "AEF's Salute to Education Dinner".

G1Player2
Apr 28th, 2006, 05:21 AM
Great job ReeVee! You deserve it!

darrinbaker00
Apr 28th, 2006, 05:25 AM
I am so surprised!! No wait...SHOCKED!!
The Principal called and left a message on my answering machine early this morning, but I never listened to the message because I was in such a hurry.
Anyway, I made a stop at Office Max to pick up some accessories for this printer installation [networking] project I'm doing for the school, when the Principal gestured from across the school lawn for me to see him. He was real serious, so I was like, "...ahhh hell, what happened?"
He greeted me all formally, which was very uncharacteristic of him because we've had a great working relationship. At this point, I'm thinking something's happened to my daughter. :scared:
He asked me to sit down. Then he said, "Well...I have some good news and some not so good news. Which do you want first?" :confused:
I told him the bad news first cuz I'm used to it. :lol:
He told me that he was resigning in order to spend more time with his family and to care for his parents who are both very ill. :sad: :sad:

He THEN preceded to tell me of this annual educational foundation that "...awards and honors the unsung heroes of the community", and that by unanimous voting, I had been selected as one of the recipients. :eek: :eek: :eek:
I just sat there looking at him with my mouth open... :haha:
He gave me a few seconds for the information to sink in and then smiled, shook my hand vigorously.

I could never have imagined ever receiving an award, much less being an honoree at a formal luncheon. :cool: I just enjoy working with kids, and making their learning experience as comfortable as possible. And want the teachers to know that they have someone on their side who admires, cares for, and appreciates all their efforts.

Well, I immediately called my wife, and mother, and am just now calm enough to write this and share my happiness with my friends here.
I am seriously on http://deephousepage.com/smilies/cloud9.gif :bounce:
They obviously haven't read any of your posts here..... ;)

RVD
Apr 28th, 2006, 06:55 AM
They obviously haven't read any of your posts here..... ;) :lol:

Kart
Apr 28th, 2006, 07:04 AM
I missed this thread the first time but congrats anyway :).