Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Amusing Situation

I just had to share this with everyone.

This morning I was telling my daughters that their grandparents (my parents) left today for a 2 month (car) trip to California.  My exact words were, at approximately 7:30, were:  "Grandma and Grandpa should be across the border by now."

The girls came running into my office to "see where they are on the computer".  What they expected to see was a map with a GPS position for them and to see the picture from a webcam.  Last March some good friends of ours went on a cruise for a month.  So, during the time they were away, each morning I would bring up on the computer the webcam from the deck and the map with the GPS position of their ship.  This is what my daughters automatically thought about seeing as their grandparents are on vacation.

I had to explain that their grandparents were driving, in the Jeep and that we couldn't see them on the computer, and that they were not on a ship.  Thankfully, my father left me a paper map with the route plotted on it, which I now having hanging  up for the girls to follow.

However, when I think about this concept... we now have the ability to have GPS units on buses and see where they are in Transportation Departments.  How long will it be until we can do the same with passenger vehicles?

Have a great day!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Back to School

To those of you who started back to school last week or will this week.  I hope you have a smooth week.

To the rest of you who start back to school next week or on September 6th... please call us with any last minute questions.  I trust that by now everyone has everything printed what they need to start school.

Hope you all are able to enjoy the last official month of the summer season.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Time to wrap things up

Well, we're now only 4 weeks away from school here in Ontario (to which I say Yipee as a parent).  I know many of your School Districts also return to school the Tuesday after Labor Day, while many others will return to school in the last half of August.

It's now time to finalize your routes for the 2011-2012 school year.  Get route packages printed for drivers, get student lists printed for the schools and send out your letters to parents or postcards. 

It is always recommended that you get this information printed and distributed ASAP.  Don't wait until the last minute - you don't want to temp fate and maybe risk a printer problem or your network being down for last minute maintenance.

I hope you're all busy printing, printing, printing to get everything wrapped up for school startup.

I also hope you're all enjoying the summer weather, too!