Local's Teacher Welfare Committee By-Election - April 24, 2018

At the close of nominations in the Teacher Welfare Committee By-Election, one member was acclaimed to the position of Division III Representative. Three members have put their names forward to serve as the remaining Representative at Large. A by-election is required. Election information has been sent to schools. To view the Returning Officers' Report, click HERE. To view the candidate posters, click on their name: Sam Cheng (Rosslyn), Jason Rutledge (Strathcona), Kimberley Webb (Braemar). Speeches from CSR are on YouTube and are available here: Sam Cheng, Jason Rutledge, Kimberley Webb, Q&A. Need some help running the polling station? Visit our Facebook page to watch the video!

PD Book Study: Women Who Dig - April 24, 2018 - FULL

The PD Committee is hosting a book study on the book, Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World by Trina Moyles. The book study will be held over three Tuesdays - April 24th, May 1st and May 8th at the Blue Chair Cafe, 9624 76 Ave, Edmonton from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Books will be provided. You are responsible for your own refreshments. Sign up through Eventbrite HERE; password: Women.

Substitute Teacher PD - Increasing Student Resilience - April 24, 2018 CLOSED

The Edmonton Catholic and Edmonton Public locals are co-hosting a FREE workshop on Increasing Student Resilience on April 24, 2018, beginning with dinner at 4:30 pm and the workshop to follow at 5:00 pm. The session has been tailored with techniques for substitute teachers to use in their daily practice. This workshop asks the question, "How can teachers build resiliency in themselves in order to develop and maintain positive, supporting and caring relationships with students from at-risk environments?" Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Subs2018.

QSA Meeting - April 26, 2018

The Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Subcommittee is hosting a QSA Meeting on Thursday, April 26th at 4:30 pm in Barnett House. Interested members are encouraged to sign up on Eventbrite; password: EPTL QSA

Edmonton Pride Parade Sign Up - April 27, 2018

The DEHR Committee is hosting a contingent to march in the Edmonton Pride Parade on Saturday, June 9th. If you would like to march with us, sign up through Eventbrite; password: PRIDE.

Rock Climbing at Vertically Inclined - April 27, 2018 - FULL

The Social Committee would like you to climb with them on Friday, April 27th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Vertically Inclined (8523 Argyll Road, Edmonton). The maximum number of participants for this free event is 50. Sign up through Eventbrite using the password: Local37.

Cactus Garden - April 28, 2018

The PD Committee is hosting a Cactus Garden workshop at the Salisbury Greenhouse on Saturday, April 28th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The Local has paid the $10 deposit for the workshop, all other materials are the responsibility of the participant. To sign up for one of the 10 spots through Eventbrite click HERE; password: Cactus

Introduction to Arabic - April 30, 2018

The PD Committee is offering an "Introduction to Arabic" workshop at Killarney School beginning at 4:30 pm on Monday, April 30th. Classes are limited to 20 participants. (Please note that this has changed from two sessions to one). Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Arabic.

Art Gallery Tour and Studio Session - May 5, 2018

On May 5th from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, the PD Committee is hosting a short tour and studio session for teachers who teach or are interested in teaching art at the Art Gallery of Alberta. The aim of this session is to assist elementary and junior high teachers with curriculum delivery and classroom implementation of art curricular goals. Registration is limited to 25 participants. The cost is $25 per person. Sign up through Eventbrite (before May 2nd); password: Art.

Paint Nite - May 8, 2018 

The Social Committee is hosting a Paint Nite on May 8th at O'Maille's Irish Pub in St. Albert from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: PaintNite. 

Islam 101 - May 10, 2018

The PD Committee is offering an Islam 101 workshop at Queen Elizabeth School from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 10th. Classess are limited to 20 participants. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Islam101

Maternity/Adoption Information Evening - May 28, 2018

Expecting? Have questions about your maternity/adoption leave? Attend our next maternity/adoption information evening on Monday, May 28, 2018, beginning at 5:00 pm at Barnett House to have your questions answered. Pre-register through Eventbrite here; password: Maternity. The next session will be in the fall.

Substitute Teachers' General Meeting - May 29, 2018

The next general meeting for substitute teachers will be held at Barnett House on Tuesday, May 29th beginning at 5:30 pm.

PD Grant-in-Aid (2018-19) - May 30, 2018

The Local provides a limited number of grants-in-aid to individual teachers to help defray the cost of PD, specialist council conference, ATA courses, consortium offerings or any other seminars or conference which support teachers' professional development. The application and guidelines can be found HERE. The deadline for applications for activities in the 2018-2019 school year is 4:30 pm, May 30, 2018. Applicants will be chosen by random draw.

Charity Trust Fund

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.

Community Volunteer Grant 

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.  

Barnett House Renovations 

Due to construction, the lane at the west end of Barnett House (which connects the church property to the north sector of the Association’s property) will be closed.  To be clear, there will be no access to the parkade through the southern entrance by the church and there will be no access to the church from the parkade area. This closure will be in effect for most of the 12 month period. Staff and visitors travelling north on 142 Street will not have access to the Barnett House parkade; access will only be available to those travelling south on 142 Street. In addition, it will not be possible to turn north on to 142 Street from the Barnett House parkade area. This lane closure is required for safety, given the nature of the construction project ahead. PARKING AT BARNETT HOUSE IS LIMITED DUE TO THE PARKADE CONSTRUCTION. 

Contact the Local office

401 Barnett House
11010-142 Street NW
Edmonton AB  T5N 2R1

780-455-2164 (phone)
780-453-1407 (fax)
info@edpub.org (email)

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Please note that the Local's office is closed for breaks approved by the Edmonton Public School Board.

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