Just a few housekeeping notes as we get this team up and running.
Peter has been kind enough to set up our office on the Ministry floor and I would like us to use that room for meetings and whatever record storage is necessary. However, I will be looking to secure us some dedicates space on the research floor as well, somewhere we can conduct true research and experimentation without risking the rest of the Ministry offices.
At the moment, this department will function as a general research group. As such, we will be conducting both the sort of research one might traditionally have found in the Department of Mysteries as well as more immediately necessary work.
Peter and Theo - You will both be working with me to tackle the question of the castle's magic
Al - I understand you are working to preserve the buildings in Hogsmeade at the moment
Marlene - Your focus will need to be getting the hospital wing in order and looking into ways we can work around any deficiencies we may have in the supplies stored there.
Lily - We will need you to work closely with Marlene to stock up our medical supplies, potion ingredients and cures, etc. Please also coordinate with Professor Snape on the necessary ingredients he will need for classes and the Wolfsbane potion.
Although my own research focus will be the castle's magic, I will also be available to assist with any other project if you need an extra pair of hands or eyes for any reason.
If you have any questions about your assignments, please feel free to come and talk to me about it.
I would like to have weekly status updates on your progress, as well. For now, we can go with majority preference. Written report or weekly meeting. Nothing expansive. What you're working on, what your progress has been, and what your next steps are as well as if you have anything blocking you. Please let me know if you have a preference by the end of this week.
Please also let me know if there are any supplies you need in order to complete your work and I will see about getting it for you.