Preschool in December is…

The last two weeks at work have been….

Crazy

Unusual

Stressful

Rewarding

You name it…It probably happened

It started when a couple of children got the “stomache flu”. As you can imagine this creates the need for an immediate deep cleaning of EVERY surface in the bus while still keeping everyone else healthy and our tight schedule running smoothly.

I don’t know how I could do this job without the help of my amazing bus attendant, Yeymi. She is a true blessing to me, our students, and their families.

Due to one of the children contracting the coronavirus…

  • most of the child’s classmates had to quarantine for 14 days
  • Yeymi & I had to be tested (Rapid & PCR)
  • Routes and timing had to be adjusted to accommodate the delivery of homework and lunches to the affected children as well as getting all of the other students to and from school in a timely manner

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, we were tasked with adding the delivery of hams and turkeys to the families that requested them. We also delivered gifts from the teachers to the quarantined kiddos.

One of the parents brought coffee & donuts for the staff on Thursday.

The kids were so excited to give us this card and tell us which snowflake stickers that they got to put on it.

And then today…

Gallant Building Solutions in conjunction with the Northern Illinois Food Bank provided 113 Head Start families with groceries, hats, gloves, coats, boots and toys! And Santa was on hand for pictures. It may have been cold outside but our hearts were warmed as each family drove through the line.

Yes my job can be exasperating but I can honestly say that it is the best job I have ever had.

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