Check the Alberta Teachers' Association website for the most up to date information.
The Local is offering members t-shirts for $10 each through Eventbrite: I Love Public Education.
The Alberta government wants to remove fund assets from the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund (ATRF) and transfer them to the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). This move would be bad for teachers. The move would not save the government any money, but it could actually cost the fund through lower returns. In response, the ATA has created an online tool for teachers to send a message to their MLA. What you can do: (1) visit www.handsoffmypension.ca and use the form to write to your MLA. The ATA has also prepared a Frequently Asked Questions about the Proposed Pension Change.
The Provincial ATA has launched an MLA letter writing campaign to engage members and inform MLAs of teachers' concerns around issues of class size and complexity. The ATA has mailed out pads of blank letters to be used by teachers to write personal letters to their MLAs. A copy of the template is available HERE. If you require more pads or have questions, please contact the Provincial ATA (email@example.com).
A Maternity/Adoption Information Night is scheduled for Monday, December 9, 2019 beginning at 5:00 pm at Barnett House. Sign up on Eventbrite; password: Maternity. The next information session will be March 9th.
The QSA is hosting a Christmas Social Event on December 10th for all members and their spouses/partners. The committee has asked that everyone bring a $10-$15 gift for a White Elephant gift exchange. Sign up now through Eventbrite.
Your Local committee is hosting a holiday celebration on December 12th beginning at 5:00 pm. Sign up through Eventbrite (sorry, no guests; substitute teachers only).
Join the Social Committee at Barnett House from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Monday, December 16th and create your own Whoville Tree for the holidays. The cost is $20 (plus fees) and includes all of the materials you will need, one free drink ticket, appetizers, coffee/tea/pop. Space is limited and restricted to members only. Sign up through Eventbrite.
The Local offers a scholarship/s not to exceed a total annual amount of $6,000 to a member/s that is/are continuing their education. The guidelines and application form are available HERE. The deadline is 4:00 pm on January 8, 2020.
The Local and Oil Kings have partnered up to offer our members 3,700 Oil Kings tickets on Family Day, Monday, February 17, 2020, for the low price of $5.00 each (to a max of 10 tickets per person). To purchase your tickets now, visit oilkings.ca/local37 (promo code 5LOCAL37).
Join the Local's Service to Members Committee at the Wellness Share Fair on Tuesday, March 3rd for information from various wellness-related vendors, free appetizers and drinks, and optional fitness and self defense sessions. Sign up before February 24th through Eventbrite.
The Social Committee is hosting a family friendly event at Galaxyland at West Edmonton Mall on April 19th from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Enter the park by 10:30 am and stay all day! Tickets are $10 and will be sent out to members at their school before the date. Everyone over the age of two must have a physical ticket to enter the park. Order yours now through 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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