Many thanks, April 18, 2016

Sometimes I feel especially appreciated in my role as “teacher” at CVCEC. This appreciation comes in many forms, from a simple handshake at the end of a module, to an email or even a gift from the heart.

Jake gave me some of his hard-earned maple syrup:


He made this with his kids from a few trees around his place in Elgin. If any of you ever made maple syrup, you know the work that goes into making a jar like this.  The standard ratio of sap to syrup is about 32:1, so there was a lot of carrying and boiling going on. Thanks, Jake!!

I do not have a photo of another gift from Justin who slipped me a bit of home-made beef jerky. The reason I don’t have any photos is that the jerky was so good that I munched it down before I even thought of taking a picture!! But thanks Justin!!!

Another memento that really touches my heart is the gift that that a recent graduate gave to the Centre and all the staff and teachers as a giant “thank-you” for her year spent here:


Made from Black Walnut, and hand-crafted on her own time (there are a few hours in there!), Pam made this and presented it to us on her last day of school. Thanks, Pamela!!!

I am honoured and touched by such sentiments and they certainly go a long way to say just how wonderful CVCEC is as a place to work, teach and find a special community of learners!!!!

Thanks to all of you!


About jhcarpentry

I am a teacher in the Construction Carpentry Program at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre (CVCEC) for the New Frontiers School board. This blog is a way for me to connect with my students.
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1 Response to Many thanks, April 18, 2016

  1. Caroline Beaulieu says:

    Agreed! It is a wonderful place to work!

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