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MARCH 2019

 

Finally!  Winter is becoming a distant memory and our giant ice piles are finally melting! This past winter is one for the record books in more ways than one.  We had record snow falls, with several BIG snow storms. The first came over Thanksgiving Weekend, giving us all a good taste of what was to come the rest of the winter.

Somewhere around 60 inches of snow fell over the course of this EPIC winter of 2018-19. We had record BELOW freezing temps at the tail end of January and some of our district cancelled school anywhere from 5 to 12 days of school! The kids were loving it, the parents, not so much!   

We are grateful we made the BIG move to our current location at:  7909 – 42nd Street West, Rock Island.  Despite the terrible weather this winter, we were able to be much more comfortable in our new surroundings.  Our drivers and monitors have much more room to walk around and stretch their legs in between routes. We have developed a bit more family/community/togetherness time with our potlucks and surprise pop up lunches. We are blessed to have several ladies who are very generous with their off duty time and do a lot of cooking for our family of employees. No one goes hungry here!

Our winter kicks off with our Christmas Party in December, we get to celebrate together with a catered meal and visit before the crazy holiday season comes to a close. Once we come back to school from break we start planning soup lunches and potlucks to get us through the yucky winter months. We had our 1st Annual Black History Month Potluck, which was a BIG HIT!  So, many dishes to share with everyone, comfort soul food at it’s finest! Shortly after that celebration we planned our 1st Annual Mardi Gras lunch!  WOW!  King Cakes, Red Beans and Rice, Gumbo and much more.

We have found that our new place although much much bigger than what we had before in square footage, has brought us all closer together. We are able to have fun events that bring us closer together as a family as a community. We are all about the food here folks!  Nothing says family like a shared meal.

Yes, the wheels of the bus are still going round and round, but we need to have some down time too. Our employees are hard workers and we love to reward our staff with surprise donuts, coffee and treats!

Our December Safety Meeting was a TEAM WORK workshop and they broke up into teams and constructed Gingerbread Houses! Over the Holidays, we had our Facebook Fans, employees and family vote on the FAVE and the winners won a MOVIE certificate!

We are gearing up for the BUSY SPRING ahead! If you find yourself reading about our winter and are realizing that you missed out and want to join the FUN! Then come on in and see us, we always have an empty chair at the table. You can always call with questions about how to become a professional school bus driver or school bus monitor. We could always use an extra hand and the kids could always use another caring face to say “Good Morning’ too.