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RE: bulletin boards


Date: Wed May 21 2003 - 13:29:27 PDT

What a bummer, I've had to work with some bad custodial staff in the past. When I student taught 18 years ago, my master teacher told me the most important relationship an art teacher can have is with the custodial staff. I never thought much of it until I had a lazy, uncooperative, one that was SUPPOSED to clean my room. She is long gone, but now the 3 custodians that I work with now are friends. Us art teachers buy them donuts, give them notes of appreciation, make goodies for them and just try to make their job a little easier. Guess what, now they go out of their way to help us out too. One even built us all or papermaking screens for free. School is out. AMEN

Renee Berg
6th,7th Art and 8th grade Art Tech
Mitchell Public Schools
Mitchell, SD

-----Original Message-----
From: Michele Berlin []
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 6:45 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: bulletin boards

How would you like to be visited by your custodian, and be told one day
before your school art show, "I hope you don't think we are taking your
display boards downstairs, not with the elevators broken".
My administrator spent huge amounts of money to get us some really nice
display boards, only to get told this. Mind you, the kids and I had been
steadily decorating them for the past two days. They were ready to cry,
and me along with them, when I said we had to regroup and switch to the
smaller boards.
I came very close to killing the head custodian, and started to scream,
when I caught myself. I had a class going on when this happened and I
didn't think it would be cool to do that in front of them. I am quite
sure some of you can sympathize with me. That is what is so great about
this list, I can vent here, and everybody gets it.