Congratulations to our four scholarship winners - J. Van Lent, K. R. Moxham, D. Stener and
A. Walsh. The winners were chosen by random draw from 23 applicants received by the deadline.
Join the ATA Librarian, Sandra Anderson, as she shares what the Makerspace technology is all about and how you can borrow it for your classroom. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Makerspace. Space is limited!
There is a vacancy on the Executive Committee for the position of Chair, Substitute Teachers' Committee. All members that are on the Edmonton Public School District supply list are eligible to file nomination forms in the by-election. Candidates must file a properly complete a Nomination/Acceptance form no later than 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The form and background information is available HERE.
The PD Committee is hosting a Saturday afternoon at the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA). You will create a piece of art under the guidance of an AGA employee and view the latest exhibits. All this for the low cost of $25. Space is limited. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Art.
The Social Committee is hosting a Paint Night on October 30th at the Canadian Brewhouse. Space is limited to 40 members. The cost is $10. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Paint.
Considering retirement in the next five years? Come out and hear the experts help you plan for your retirement. The cost is $20 per person which includes your meals for the day and your materials. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Retirement.
Artist Karen McCallum will continue exploring the elements and principles of Art in this drawing workshop. Participants will explore various techniques and take activity ideas back to their classrooms. New Participants please bring $10 for supplies (includes but not limited to a case, duotangs, notes, pencils, pens, sketchbook, etc). Former participants bring your portfolio and supplies. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Draw2.
Part one (Nov. 5, 2018) - TIME OUT Mindfulness Training: Calm Teacher, Calm Classroom is the first part of this (optional) two-part Mindfitness training. Cost is $63 which includes a free Mindfulness Kit and beKIND Mindfulness Challenge (valued at $52.50). Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Mindful1.
Part two (Nov. 19, 2018) - MINDFITNESS Training: Connecting Your Mind & Body Cost is $63 which includes a free MINDFITNESS Kit and beGRATEFUL Mindfulness Challenge (valued at $52.50). Eventbrite; password: Mindful2.
Participants completing both sessions will receive an Agrios Mindfitness Certificate (total cost of $126).
The Social Committee is hosting a free curling night at Jasper Place Curling Club. Bring your colleagues and make it a team building activity! All levels welcome! Details on how to sign up are available through Eventbrite; password: Rock.
Join your substitute teacher colleagues to celebrate the holiday season with a full turkey dinner. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Celebrate. Sorry, no guests.
The PD Committee has purchased 10 spots for this workshop offered at Salisbury Greenhouse from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The cost is free; you are responsible to pay for the materials you choose to use (approx. $45 not including the container). Space is limited to 10 members. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Lantern.
The second Maternity/Adoption Information Night for the 2018-19 school year is on Monday, December 10, 2018 beginning at 5:00 pm at Barnett House. Sign up on Eventbrite; password: Maternity. The next one is March 11th.
The DEHR Committee is hosting QSA meetings each month. Join them on the third Thursday (beginning September 20th) at Barnett House beginning at 4:30 pm!
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. Click HERE for the guidelines and application form.
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.
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11010-142 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5N 2R1
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Friday: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
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