2016 Collective Bargaining
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The Local's office will be closed during Spring Break and will re-open at 8:30 am on Monday, April 3, 2017. Enjoy your break!
Congratulations to the candidates that were elected to serve on your Provincial Executive Council for the 2017-2019 term. The incoming President is Greg Jeffery, the two Vice Presidents are Jenny Regal and Jason Schilling. Our Local Edmonton McMurray District Representatives are Nancy Ball, Darrin Bauer and Markiana Cyncar-Hryschuk. For full results, visit the ATA's website.
At the close of nominations at 4:30 pm on March 16, 2017, the following positions require an election by the membership: President, Vice President Finance and Vice President Political Engagement. A by-election will be called to fill the Division IV Representative and Professional Development Chair positions. To view the returning officer's report, click here. Information on the Local election will be posted and distributed to schools after Spring Break. Please note that this is a one-time, three-year term (2017-2020). Information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Now that GETCA is finished for the year, take 10-15 minutes to complete the online survey to assist the ATA in their review of teachers' conventions. The survey will remain active until March 31st. More information on the review is available on the ATA's website.
The next Maternity/Adoption Information Evening will be held on April 10, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Centre for Education (One Kingsway). Pre-register with the Local office (email@example.com). The next session will be May 29th.
The PD Committee is hosting a book study on A Life in Pieces over two days - Tuesday, April 18th (4:30-6:00 pm) and Saturday, May 6th (9:00 am-4:00 pm) at Barnett House. Sign up for this FREE book study with the Local office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Space is limited!
Thinking of retiring this year? Experts from the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA), the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund (ATRF), the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP), the Alberta Retired Teachers' Association (ARTA) and the Edmonton Retired Teachers' Association (ERTA) will lead members through the steps to take when deciding whether this is the year or not! Pre-register with the Local's office (email@example.com).
PD Photography & Videography Series: Lights! Camera! Action! Film & Video in the Classroom - April 19, 2017
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Join the Social Committee for a FREE Paint Nite for members on Monday, April 24th, 7:00 pm. The festivities will be held at the Celtic Knot in St Albert. Pre-register with the Local's office (email@example.com). Space is limited to 40 so register early!
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.
More information is available on the ATA's front page (www.teachers.ab.ca). An online account is required to view the webcast and to see the Bargainer's Blog.
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