Friday, November 17, 2006
James Logan’s staff gave thanks for a free breakfast provided and cooked for them by the James Logan administrators Friday morning.
House Principals Alberto Solorzano, cooking pancakes, and Jesus Varela helped prepare breakfast for the James Logan staff. Courier Photo The breakfast — pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit , coffee and juices — “was delicious. Martha Stewart would be proud,” wrote house secretary Iris Novikoff in an email thanking administrators for the meal.
“I want to thank the Administration for the pancakes this morning, they were much appreciated (and scrumptious)!” wrote teacher Al Bice.
“Thank you for valuing our hard work with such a fine breakfast,” wrote teacher Linda Rodrigues, “I really appreciated it. Happy Thanksgiving.”
“What better way to get into the spirit of Thanksgiving than with a pancake breakfast,” wrote Principal Don Montoya in his invitation to the breakfast. He said that the breakfast was “as a way for us to say, "THANK YOU!" to you for all that you do.”
Friday’s breakfast started at 6:30 a.m. By the time first period started, dozens of staff members had broken their fasts in the Staff Lounge.
New Haven Superintendent Pat Jaurequi also sent her best wishes to the school district’s staff.
She said that one of the things she is most thankful for is “the opportunity I have to work in public education; in particular, in the New Haven Unified School District. There also would be several slots filled with the names of teachers, classified employees, principals and other administrators whom I have come to know and respect - not only for the work they do but for the people they are,” she wrote. “This has not been an easy year. We have had to make some difficult decisions, and I know that not everyone agrees with everything we have done. But I am thankful to work in a District filled with so many wonderful and dedicated people, so many people who are absolutely convinced of the value of public education, so many people who are devoted to the children they serve.”