Maternity/Adoption Information Evening - Jan. 23, 2017

The next Maternity/Adoption Information Evening will be held on January 23, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Centre for Education (One Kingsway). Pre-register with the Local office (

Dress for Success - Jan. 26, 2017

Our colleagues from Edmonton Catholic Teachers Local 54 have invited us to join them for the Dress for Success: Optimize Your Professional Appearance workshop on January 26, 2017, 6:30-9:00 pm at the Derrick Golf & Winter Club. The cost is $20 per person. More information is available on the poster. To register, click here.

Axehole: Indoor Axe Throwing - Jan. 27, 2017 - FULL

Join the Social Committee on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Axehole (104, 11614-119 St) between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm, and try your hand at indoor axe throwing (no experience necessary). This event is FREE to Local members! This event is currently full. Contact the Local office to be put on the alternate list (

PD Photography & Videography Series: Creating Digital Stories
- Feb. 1, 2017 NEW DATE

Come out and learn how to create engaging digital stories. We will look at the different apps and resources that exist as well have some hands-on time to experiment and learn about how to create our own exemplars to take back to the classroom. The session will be held at Dan Knott School from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm on February 1st. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Sessions are FREE to Local members. Space is limited! Pre-register with the Local's office (

An Evening of Yoga/Meditation/Reflection - Feb. 10, 2017

The Social Committee is hosting an Evening of Yoga/Meditation/Reflection with Corinne McNally on Friday, February 10, 2017, 6:00-8:30 pm at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037 84 Ave). All levels are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat and blanket. Space is limited to 25 participants. Pre-register by February 8th with the Local's office (

PD Book Study: Freedom to Learn by Will Richardson
- Feb. 27, 2017 NEW DATE

Join your colleagues to discuss Freedom to Learn by Will Richardson on February 27th from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Barnett House. Participants will also be invited to attend a private session with Will Richardson at GETCA 2017! The book study is FREE to Local members. Space is limited! Pre-register with the Local's office (

Resume Writing - Mar. 7, 2017

Need some advice on how to spruce up your resume? Plan to attend the Resume Writing Workshop on March 7, 2017, beginning at 4:30 pm. Register by contacting the Local's office (

Retirement Seminar - Mar. 18, 2017

Are you considering retiring in five years or more? If so attend the Retirement Seminar on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Barnett House from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Gather expert information from ATRF, ARTA, and Capital Estate Planning. Group benefit options will also be discussed. The cost is $20 per person and includes meals. Register early by completing the form and returning it with payment (cash or cheque only) to the Local's office by Monday, March 6th.

PD Photography & Videography Series: Lights! Camera! Action! Film & Video in the Classroom - April 19, 2017 NEW DATE

Film and video is a dominant way our students get information about the world we live in. We will share the different ways these mediums can be used in the classroom, both from a viewing and creating perspective. The session will be held at Dan Knott School from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm on April 19th. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Sessions are FREE to Local members. Space is limited! Pre-register with the Local's office ( 

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.

PD Observe a Colleague

At it's June 2016 meeting, the Council of School Representatives (CSR) approved a $50,000 fund for teachers to access to observe colleagues in their classrooms. Funds will be divided between two rounds of $25,000 each. Round one to be completed no later than January 31, 2017; round two to be completed no later than June 15, 2017. Please review the guidelines before applying. Click here to access the guidelines and application form.

Central Table Bargaining

More information is available on the ATA's front page (  An online account is required to view the webcast and to see the Bargainer's Blog.

Contact the Local office

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

780-455-2164 (phone)
780-453-1407 (fax) (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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