The ATA has proclaimed March 12-16, 2018 as Substitute Teachers' Appreciation Week for the 2017-18 school year. Take some time during the week to show your appreciation for your substitute teacher colleagues!
The Spring Retirement Seminar is full and registration has closed. The next Retirement Seminar for those of you that are thinking of retiring in five years or so, will be in the Fall 2018.
The PD Committee is hosting a Maker Technology Workshop with the ATA Librarian in the ATA Library on Monday, March 19th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Makerspaces are places where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. The ATA Library has technology that teachers can borrow to try out for themselves! Space is limited to 20 participants for this exciting workshop. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Makerspace.
The PD Committee invites you to join them for a book study on the book, Lost at School: Why our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them by Ross W. Greene, Ph. D. (author of The Explosive Child). The book study will be conducted over three Thursdays (April 5th, 12th and 19th). Sign up through Eventbrite; password: bookstudy.
Expecting? Have questions about your maternity/adoption leave? Attend our next maternity/adoption information evening on Monday, April 9, 2018, beginning at 5:00 pm at Barnett House to have your questions answered. Pre-register through Eventbrite: https://edpubmatnight3.eventbrite.com; password: Maternity. Can't make this one? The next maternity/adoption information evening is Monday, May 28th. Register here; password: Maternity.
Are you considering retirement this year? If so, plan to attend the Retirement Check Off session on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 beginning at 4:30 pm where you will be guided through the process and ensure that you meet the necessary timelines. To sign up, go to Eventbrite; Password: Retire.
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. Information will be sent to schools in April. To view the Returning Officers' Report, click HERE.
The PD Committee is hosting a book study on the book, Women Who Dig: Farming, feminism, and the Fight to Fee 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.
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.
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.
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.
The PD Committee is offering an "Introduction to Arabic" series of two (2) ninety (90) minute classes (total of 3 hours instruction) at Killarney School from 4:30 to 6:00 pm on Monday, April 30th and Monday, May 7th. Classes are limited to 20 participants. Please plan on attending both sessions. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Arabic.
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.
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.
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.
Memorandum of Agreement (Sept. 27/17)
401 Barnett House
11010-142 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5N 2R1
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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