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  1. dacky

    dacky Rookie

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    Background: I've been a daily sub for about a year and I recently took a long term sub position (yay!) as a reading support teacher in a city district until June....there is talk of keeping me on but I am not the happiest camper and would like to keep my options open- especially if that talk about the contract is only talk. I had been subbing in a different district daily and had been frequently requested. I was able to tell one principal in that district but was not able to tell the principal of the school I really frequented...(hopefully this makes sense, sorry). I had to cancel upcoming positions with them because I obviously can't go...and I would like to let the principal know why I just disappeared (who knows if they noticed...but i hope they did gosh darn it!).

    So, do I write a little card to the principal? (The district doesn't list email on their site or I would do that.) If I write the card, what do I say? I mean, I know they have a summer program that I would LOVE the opportunity to teach in- and they were aware of that- but they are updating the applications...I just don't know how to write to her...

    "Dear so and so,
    I wanted to apologize for cancelling my future substitute positions in your school. I was recently hired as a LTS in ____ district as a reading support teacher and couldn't resist the opportunity. ..."

    I want to say something like "I miss _____ Elementary and do hope to be a part of district in the future." I also think it would be good to mention the summer program....I just don't know how!

    Ugh, also, the secretary is the one who requested me all the time; she really took a liking to me...do I write a card to her too??? Any advice is greatly appreciated...

    and I thank you if you stuck it out and read this whole message because I'm tired :| and when I'm tired I babble. :dizzy:
     
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  3. kidatheart

    kidatheart Habitué

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    Maybe instead of trying to formulate a letter/card you could visit the office in person and explain your situation. Then follow up with a note based on that.
     
  4. leighbball

    leighbball Virtuoso

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    I don't think its a bad idea...you want to do something to keep you in the P's mind. A card wouldn't hurt...maybe a blank card that you can write in. Here's my 2 cents for what to say...

    "Dear so and so,

    I wanted to apologize for cancelling my future substitute positions in your school. I was recently hired as a LTS in ____ district as a reading support teacher and couldn't resist the opportunity.

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time at XYZ Elementary and hope to be part of the district in the future. I will be submitting my resume and cover letter soon for any possible positions for the 2009 summer program and/or 2009-2010 school year.

    Respectfully,
    Your Name"
     
  5. dacky

    dacky Rookie

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    Mar 25, 2009

    Thanks so much for the replies!

    Leigh, thank you for putting my thoughts into proper English...I have such difficulty communicating my feelings sometimes because I don't want to come off too blunt (which I have a tendency to do). You have definitely given me the spark to write a blank card.


    Thanks!
     
  6. leighbball

    leighbball Virtuoso

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    No problem dacky...that's one place where I can usually help! Good luck :D
     

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