The health and safety of members is of the utmost importance, and the Alberta Teachers’ Association is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation. The ATA has published this FAQ page on their website which is intended to provide information on traveling over Spring Break, quarantining, and duties. This page will be updated as soon as new information becomes available.
Links to current advisories:
Alberta Government www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx#p22780s6
Public Health Agency of Canada’s Travel Health notices https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/spain
World Health Organization www.who.int/
We are complying with the Alberta Health Services advisory to cancel "...all large gatherings or international events in the province... (gatherings of more than 250 people including large sporting events, conference and community events)". The BUGM that was scheduled for this Sunday, March 15, 2020 has been postponed. A date has yet to be confirmed but will be after Spring Break.
Check the Alberta Teachers' Association website for the most up to date information.
At close of nominations at 4:00 pm on March 19th, the following members were acclaimed: Heather Quinn, President; Greg Meeker, Vice President Finance; Patricia Mosby, Div. I Rep.; Jennifer Bredo, Div. IV Rep.; Christina Jones, Principal Rep.; Natasha Allen, Chair, Communications Committee; Paul Flowers, Chair, Professional Development Committee; Betty Fu, Chair, Service to Members Committee. There is an election for the remaining positions. Click HERE to view the revised returning officers' report. Keep posted for more information on elections.
Are you planning to retire this year? Plan on attending the Retirement Check-Off on date to be determined. Representatives from the ATA, ATRF, and ASEBP will be on hand to help you with the timelines. Sign up through Eventbrite.
The Rustic Sign Making Workshop that was scheduled for April 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at MKT (8101 Gateway Blvd) has been cancelled.
If you purchased tickets for the Family Fun Day through Eventbrite, you will receive a refund through Eventbrite. If you purchased your tickets from a colleague or at teachers' convention, please send the tickets back to the Local's office along with a note including your home address so we can mail you the refund. Thank you.
Vertically Inclined that was scheduled on April 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm has been cancelled.
A Maternity/Adoption Information Night is scheduled for Monday, May 25, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm at Barnett House. Sign up on Eventbrite. The next session will be in the fall.
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. The Guidelines and application form are available HERE.
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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Edmonton AB T5N 2R1
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Please note that the Local's office is closed for breaks approved by the Edmonton Public School Board.
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