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Thank you teachers

Original post made by New Mom, Foothill High School, on Dec 17, 2012

Dear PUSD Teachers

From the bottom of my heart, I want to say Thank You for all that you do for our students. The tragedy on Friday has affected me deeply as a parent. I can only imagine as a teacher, how it has affected you.

We have only been in PUSD for a short while, but I have come in contact a number of teachers at Hart and Foothill. Every teacher has been kind and caring. The love these teachers feel for the students is evident.
I truly know if something like this had occurred in Pleasanton, that any of you would have done all you could to protect our students and if necessary, you would have stepped in front of a bullet for our kids.

In a community where teachers are caught up in policy and politics, I want to say that YOU ARE APPRECIATED AND LOVED. Teaching is a difficult profession but each of you have stepped up to the challenge.

THANK YOU for all you do. MANY BLESSINGS to you and your family this holiday season.

Comments (13)

Posted by Ellen
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 18, 2012 at 8:34 am

Very sweet.

Posted by Fair is Fair
a resident of Mission Park
on Dec 18, 2012 at 9:54 am

Well said and I (and I'm sure thousands of others in our community) totally agree.

Posted by Mohr Mom
a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Dec 18, 2012 at 10:36 am

New Mom - Very well said.
I would also like to express my heartfelt sadness for the tragedy. It has had a very deep impact on me and my family. I am so very appreciative of all the teachers and what they do every day for our kids. I just wish we could do more to return their kindness and sacrifices.

Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Mohr Park
on Dec 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

I agree with you New Mom, very well said. I thank all the teachers and administrators for all they do for our students. This board does not reflect the feelings of most parents. We appreciate and thank all the teachers for sharing of themselves to our children.

Posted by Another Pleasanton Mom
a resident of Valencia
on Dec 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

Thank you, New Mom! It is so nice to see a positive posting on here. I have just about had it with all the negativity about our lovely town. As the mom of a college graduate who attended Mohr, Hart and Foothill, I whole-heartedly agree with you. I felt fortunate every day that my son had the opportunity to attend these great schools and get to know some of the kind and dedicated teachers there. I join you in your appreciation of our Pleasanton teachers. Happy holidays to all of them, AND to you, New Mom!

Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Dec 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

New Mom,

I like to think that everyone would behave heroically under such circumstances to protect everyone present regardless of age, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, socioeconomic status, or stance on political issues such as gun control and health care funding.

Yours for a better world, one in which, for example, teachers with children that have mental health issues think twice before keeping 6 registered firearms in their homes.


Posted by Mom too
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Nice post and I totally agree. My children have had the best teachers here and I feel so grateful to them and so lucky.

Posted by Cindy
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm

My children also had the good fortune to be taught by kind and caring teachers in Pleasanton. I trusted and appreciated them, and am so glad to see that my feelings are shared. Let's try to keep this positive and supportive attitude in the forefront of our conversations, when speaking about those who teach, care for, and protect our precious children.

Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I just wanted to add my voice to the others here in agreeing with "New Mom". I'm grateful that my kids have had such wonderful teachers here in Pleasanton.

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 20, 2012 at 10:40 am

I wonder how many Plutonians are willing to give up their life to save a child or adult?

There are registries for individuals who are willing to give up a body part so that another person may live. How many of the thousands of Plutonians are registered with a registry and willing to hand over a body part to a stranger? just asking...

It's tragic what happened to the children and adults who lost their lives. May they all rest in peace.

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Organ Donation, read all about it: Web Link

give up an organ, get a t-shirt!!!

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Kathleen Ruegsegger is a registered user.

Our three children had some extremely wonderful teachers at Walnut Grove, Harvest Park, and Amador. More currently, my grandchild has had excellent teachers. Our extended family is grateful for the caring and learning experiences these educators have provided. New Mom has said it far better.

Posted by Thank you Pleasanton!!!
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Dec 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Our family has a 6th and an 8th grader at Pleasanton Middle School. I am so grateful for the amazing teachers that are in their lives. We are incredibly lucky!

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