Reps, we need to hear from you. Please take a moment to review the school opening packages that were sent to your schools and send your forms, lists, etc. to the Local's office (email@example.com) before September 29th. BONUS! If you submit a staff list by the deadline you are eligible to win a $50 gift card. If you submit a staff list with home email for ALL of your staff by the deadline you are eligible to win a $100 gift card. Please note that staff lists have not been provided this year to protect our members' privacy. For now a list of staff members, a home email, and which division they teach in is all we require.
What activities/events would you like to see the Local offer for next year? Take a moment and complete our Google form HERE.
The ATA's annual Beginning Teachers' Conference will take place virtually on Friday, September 24th and Saturday, September 25th. The Local will provide release time for Friday for 30 new teachers that have registered for the conference. Have your principal contact the Local's office to add your name to the list (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
The Diversity, Equity and Human Rights, and Professional Development committees are hosting a FREE National Truth and Reconciliation Day presentation on September 27th. The session will run from 4:30 to 5:15 pm with a short Q&A to follow. The first 20 registrants will receive a set of printable posters. Sign up through Eventbrite HERE.
Are you a new rep this year? Are you a veteran rep that would like a refresher? If so, please join us on September 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for an online CSR training session. Sign up through Eventbrite HERE.
The next general meeting for our substitute teachers will be held on Thursday, October 7th via ZOOM, beginning at 5:00 pm. Local and School Division representatives will be in attendance to provide updates. At this time we are still meeting online. Sign up through Eventbrite HERE.
Members of the Local that have previously attended representative assemblies of the ATA are eligible to serve on the Local's ARA Steering Committee. Steering Committee members will be named by the Executive Committee. To access the responsibilities, expectations and volunteer form click HERE.
Do you have children finishing their postsecondary education this year? The Local is pleased to offer four $3,000 scholarships (chosen by random draw; limited to one per family). Click HERE to access the form.
The Service to Members Committee is hosting a Cardio Strength Fitness Class on October 13th from 7:30 to 8:30 pm via ZOOM. The class is free to members. Bring your sneakers and your energy. Sign up through Eventbrite HERE.
The Social Committee is offering discounted tickets for members to attend the indoor show - Warped - at Deadmonton on October 17th from 7:00 to 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 for members and $30 for non-members. Sign up to get your tickets through Eventbrite HERE.
The Political Engagement Committee asked EPSB trustee candidates to sign our pledge. To read the pledge and see who signed, visit edpubpledge.ca.
All active members of the Local are eligible to volunteer for election as a Local ARA Delegate. To access the responsibilities, expectations and volunteer form, click HERE.
The provincial ATA hosts Pre-Retirement Seminars each year for members thinking about their retirement. The date for member of the Edmonton Public Teachers Local is Saturday, October 30, 2021. Register through Eventbrite HERE. Information will be provided as it becomes available.
Expecting? Adopting? Plan to attend the virtual maternity/adoption information session on November 29th beginning at 5:00 pm. Sign up through Eventbrite. If this session is too late, contact Catherine LeBlanc in the Local office by email or 780-455-2164 for assistance. The next information session is on February 28th.
A limited number of DEFEND lawn signs are available. Contact the Local's office (email@example.com; 780-455-2164) to get yours (while quantities last).
Check the Alberta Teachers' Association website for the most up to date information.
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