Most teachers are concerned about the recommendations in the Blue Ribbon Panel Report and how, if acted upon, those recommendations would affect schools and teachers. The ATA will be holding a webcast on Bill 9 and the Blue Ribbon Panel Report on Tuesday, September 24th at 5:00 pm. President Jason Schilling, Executive Secretary Dennis Theobald and Teacher Welfare Coordinator Sandra Johnston will be discussing what might be in store for teachers and the ATA's response to these troubling events. Please note that this event is for all interested members and if members cannot watch the initial webcast it will be available on the ATA's website afterwards.
The first Substitute Teachers' General Meeting will be held on September 24, 2019 at Barnett House. Dinner at 5:00 pm; meeting at 6:00 pm. Sign up through Eventbrite before September 16th.
You've volunteered to serve as the School Representative for your school. What Now? If this is a new role for you or you're a veteran that would like a refresher, please join us for lunch and an afternoon information session before heading off to the first CSR meeting of the year. Sign up through Eventbrite before September 16th.
The Local will provide release time for Friday, September 27th for the first 30 new teachers attending the conference. Please have your principal contact the Local's office with your name and school (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The first Maternity/Adoption Information Night for the 2019-20 school year is on Monday, September 30, 2019 beginning at 5:00 pm at Barnett House. Sign up on Eventbrite; password: Maternity.
Each year, the Local donates $3,000 to the Aspen Foundation in support of the Marilyn Young Memorial Fund. The Aspen Foundation offers grants of up to $1,500 to help schools fund innovative projects that develop student engagement and leadership in social justice activities. The deadline for applications is October 4, 2019. The application is available HERE. For more information on the grants or the Foundation, visit www.afle.ca or email: email@example.com.
The PD Committee is hosting a full day art workshop on Saturday, October 5th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Bannerman School. A light lunch will be provided. Cost is $10 (plus fees). Sign up on Eventbrite.
The Local awards four scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to students in their final year of a post-secondary program that meets the Alberta Eligibility Criteria for post-secondary programs for student aid and whose parent is a member of Edmonton Public Teachers Local 37. The scholarships are chosen by random draw. The deadline for application forms is Oct. 11, 2019. Click HERE to access the application form.
Join the Edmonton Public Teachers Local for a fall fashion show and dinner at Vaticano Cucina! All proceeds will go to the Edmonton Schools Foundation for All Day Kindergarten. Tickets are $30 each and includes admission and dinner. More information and sign up is available through Eventbrite.
Join your Local leaders and school board representatives to learn more about your Local and our Teacher Induction program, meet your Local Executive members, ATA Representatives and teacher mentors, and have an opportunity to ask clarifying questions. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided as well as door prize draws. Sign up through Eventbrite before October 17th.
Are you approximately five years away from retirement? If so, plan to attend this informative session hosted by the Local. Cost is $25 (plus fees) and includes breakfast, lunch and a binder of materials. More information and sign up is available on Eventbrite.
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. The Guidelines and application form are available HERE.
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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