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Local 37 teachers Heather Quinn (M.E. LaZerte School) and Carla Bonderud (Lillian Osborne High School) are always in the know thanks to Local updates via a text messaging service which sends information about Local events and PD directly to their devices. Text @loca to (289) 278-3314.
Congratulations to Trustee Michael Janz on being named Board Chair and to Trustee Michelle Draper on her election as Board Vice Chair for the balance of the 2014 – 2015 year. The Board holds its organizational meeting each September for the upcoming year. Thank you to Trustee Hoffman for her work as Board Chair.
The Local is entitled to appoint 17 representatives to serve on the Greater Edmonton Teachers' Convention Association (GETCA) Committee. To view the Returning Officers' Report from the January 28th election at CSR, click here.
The Local is eligible to send approximately 59 representatives to the 2015 Annual Representative Assembly (ARA), to be held May 16, 17 and 18, 2015, in Edmonton. To view the Returning Officers' Report from the January 28th election at CSR, click here.
This workshop designed for administrators will be held Friday, January 30, 2015 (5:00 to 9:00 pm) and Saturday, January 31, 2015 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm). Meals and materials included. Register by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone 780-455-2164.
The PD Committee is hosting a series of three technology sessions on Tuesdays. Chrome Book Basics will be held on February 3rd, Read & Write for Google will be held on February 10th, and Digital Portfolios will be held on February 17th. All three sessions will be at L. Y. Cairns School (10510 45 Ave) and will run from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. There is a maximum of 30 people for each session so register early! To register email the Local's office (email@example.com) and indicate which sessions you wish to attend before Friday, January 30, 2015.
The Communications Committee is hosting a session for new teachers or teachers new to GETCA on Thursday, February 5th from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Room 213 at Barnett House. Register with the Local's office by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and indicate any dietary concerns.
The Substitute Teachers' General Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 12th beginning at 6:00 pm. Substitute teacher members will hear a presentation from the Edmonton Public Libraries. As well, GETCA wristbands will be available for pick up prior to the meeting (5:30-6:00 pm).
The Service to Members' Committee is hosting a Resume Writing Workshop on Monday, February 23rd, 4:30-6:30 pm. Dust off your resume and learn some tips and tricks for applying for Board positions. Register with the Local's office by email (email@example.com).
Pre-registration sessions open on February 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm. Volunteers are still needed to serve as session chairs during the Convention. Each volunteer will receive a $25 Tim's card and a wonderful lunch. More information is available on the website (GETCA.com). Wristbands will be available at the January 28th CSR meeting. If you were short, contact the Local's office. Need information on your responsibilities regarding GETCA attendance? Check out this FAQ available on the ATA's website.
The PD Committee is giving away five (5) ATA workshops to schools. Workshops can be booked for this year or next. To enter email your name and school to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 2, 2015. Limit of one entry per school. Winners will be chosen by random draw. To view the workshops available visit the ATA's website.
Check out our upcoming workshops for teachers under Services/Workshops!
The Service to Members Committee is hosting the Retirement Seminar on Saturday, March 7th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Auditorium at Barnett House. The cost per person is $15 which includes meals and materials. To register for the Seminar, complete the registration form and return it to the Local's office with payment prior to Friday, February 27th.
The Superintendent has released the District's response to the C2 Committee's recommendations. The response and Superintendent's letter are available under Salaries & Benefits/Work of the C2 Committee.
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