Provincial Bargaining Update

Check the Alberta Teachers' Association website for the most up to date information.

Bargaining Unit General Meeting (BUGM) - March 15, 2020

Hold the date for a Bargaining Unit General Meeting to be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Edmonton Inn. Decisions will be made at this meeting. Plan to attend! Bring your colleagues! Information will be posted if it becomes available prior to March 15th.  

Questions regarding the Retirement Transition Program (RTP)?

The Teacher Welfare Committee has created one page of information to help you in deciding if this is right for you. To access the one pager and program notes, click HERE.

Edmonton-South West Flyer Blitz - Feb. 22, 2020

Join us as we "blitz" the South West riding with information on how the budget cuts are affecting our education system. Sign up through Eventbrite.

Local Awards - Feb. 27, 2020

Each year the Local awards honorary awards, honorary life memberships and a friend of education award to members and/or organizations who have provided exemplary service to the Local. Know someone who fits this description? Forward their name and short biography to Wendy O'Brien in the Local's office no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 27, 2020. More information on these awards is available in Local Guidelines.

Teachers' Convention (GETCA) - Feb. 27-28, 2020

Have questions about attendance at GETCA? Please consult the ATA's Frequently Asked Questions page. Still don't see the answer, contact the Local office.

GETCA has created a video to help you navigate convention. To view the video, click HERE.

Wellness Share Fair - March 3, 2020

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 yoga and self defense sessions. Sign up through Eventbrite for the Wellness Share Fair.

Interested in learning more about Yoga? Sign up for the introductory one-hour session from 4:30-5:30 pm at the Fair HERE. All levels welcome. Bring your yoga mat and dress comfortably!

Interested in learning more about Self-Defense? Sign up for the introductory one-hour session from 5:00-6:00 pm at the Fair HERE. All levels welcome. Dress comfortably.

Substitute Teachers' Appreciation Week - March 9-13, 2020

Please take some time during the week of March 9-13, 2020, to show your appreciation for substitute teachers within our Local. The Substitute Teachers' Committee has also planning a game board event to show our appreciation. More information can be found HERE.

Maternity/Adoption Information Session - March 9, 2020

A Maternity/Adoption Information Night is scheduled for Monday, March 9, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm at Barnett House. Sign up on Eventbrite. The last information session for 2019-20 will be May 24th.

Pre-Retirement Seminar - March 14, 2020

The Spring Pre-Retirement Seminar will be held on Saturday, March 14th from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at Barnett House. The cost per person is $25 (plus fees) and includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials. Sign up through Eventbrite.

Call for Nominations - Local Executive Committee - March 19, 2020

Members of the Edmonton Public Teachers Local No. 37 of the Alberta Teachers' Association are eligible to file nomination forms to serve on the Executive Committee. All positions are open for nominations and are for a two-year term. Need more information? Contact the Local office (info@edpub.org). The deadline for completed nominations is 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Elections will take place in schools on May 6, 2020 and the incoming Executive members will take office July 1, 2020. More information on the duties of Executive Committee members and the nomination form is available HERE. 

Retirement Check-Off - April 7, 2020

Are you planning to retire this year? Plan on attending the Retirement Check-Off on Tuesday, April 7th. Representatives from the ATA, ATRF, and ASEBP will be on hand to help you with the timelines. Sign up through Eventbrite.

Rustic Sign Making Workshop - April 7, 2020

The Social Committee is hosting a Rustic Sign Making Workshop on April 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at MKT (8101 Gateway Blvd). The cost is $20 per participant. The fee covers one drink ticket, the instructor and all materials. Sign up through Eventbrite.

Family Fun Day - Galaxyland, West Edmonton Mall - April 19, 2020

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. You must enter the park by 10:30 am to 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!

Vertically Inclined - April 24, 2020

The Social Committee is hosting an evening of play at Vertically Inclined on April 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Sign up through Eventbrite.

2019-20 PD Learning Through Observation

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.

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.  

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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