At the close of nominations on Thursday, May 9, 2019, there was one position acclaimed to the Executive Committee for 2019-2020 - Christina Jones, Principal Representative. There will be elections for the other three positions. The Returning Officers' Report is HERE. Watch your mailboxes for by-election information. By-election information including candidate posters, is posted HERE.
Calling all substitute teachers! Join your colleagues for a year-end BBQ and information session on May 23, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Barnett House. You will also elect your committee members for the 2019-20 school year at this meeting. Consider getting involved! The May mail out package is available HERE.
The Service to Members Committee is hosting a Habitat for Humanity Day on May 25, 2019 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch, a t-shirt and safety equipment will be provided). To join us, visit the Habitat for Humanity website to register yourself (and your family/friends) as a volunteer. You are welcome to bring a spouse/partner or child over the age of 18. Once you have registered, you can join the group HERE (you will have to sign in); search Edmonton Public Local 37, click join and register. See you there!
The final Maternity/Adoption Information Night for the 2018-19 school year is on Monday, May 27, 2019 beginning at 5:00 pm at Barnett House. Sign up on Eventbrite; password: Maternity.
The PD Committee is hosting a mindfulness training session on May 27, 2019 at Inglewood School from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The cost for the workshop is $10 (plus fees). Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Mindful.
The Social Committee is hosting a Paint Night on May 28th at Fionn MacCool's on Gateway Blvd from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Cost is $10 per person. Space is limited! Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Waterfall.
The Local offers grants-in-aid to a maximum of $300 each year. Members are eligible to receive a grant-in-aid every second school year. Grants are awarded by random draw of those applications received by the May 30th deadline. The guidelines and application form are available HERE.
The Alberta Teachers' Association is hosting an evening public lecture - (Un)Intended Consequences of Automation & Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Public Education - June 5th at the Fantasyland Hotel. To learn more or purchase tickets, click HERE.
Join your colleagues and supporters in a casual parade on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The parade route will go from Oliver Square to Evolution Wonder + Lounge. This event is limited to over 18. A meeting time and spot will be determined closer to the date. T-shirts are $5 and will be available to pick up on the 8th. Sign up through Eventbrite.
The Local's annual Retiring Teachers' Banquet is June 14th at the Fantasyland Hotel. If you or a colleague is retiring this year, let us know so we can send you an invitation! Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Want to observe a colleague in their classroom? Apply for funding to cover a half day or full day substitute using the Learning Through Observation PD fund, sponsored by the Local's Professional Development Committee. Click HERE for the guidelines and application form.
The Charity Trust Fund is assembled through the voluntary charitable donations of teachers who agree to contribute 1/2 of 1% of salary (approx. $37/month) through payroll deductions. The Local's Donations Committee distributes these funds to charities that have the greatest impact on the young people we work with. If you are not currently a donor, please consider signing up. The form and last year's distribution of the fund is available HERE.
Do you actively volunteer with a specific charity? If so, the Donations Committee, through a bequest, would like to donate to your charity on your behalf. Click HERE for more information and how to apply.
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