Provincial Bargaining Update

Most teachers are concerned about the recommendations in the Blue Ribbon Panel Report and how, if acted upon, those recommendations would affect schools and teachers. The ATA held a webcast on Bill 9 and the Blue Ribbon Panel Report on Tuesday, September 24th at 5:00 pm. President Jason Schilling, Executive Secretary Dennis Theobald and Teacher Welfare Coordinator Sandra Johnston discussed what might be in store for teachers and the ATA's response to these troubling events. The initial webcast is available on the ATA's website.

MLA Letter Writing Campaign

The Provincial ATA has launched an MLA letter writing campaign to engage members and inform MLAs of teachers' concerns around issues of class size and complexity. The ATA has mailed out pads of blank letters to be used by teachers to write personal letters to their MLAs. A copy of the template is available HERE. If you require more pads or have questions, please contact the Provincial ATA (postmaster@ata.ab.ca).

Education Scholarship

The Local awards four scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to students in their final year of a post-secondary program that meets the Alberta Eligibility Criteria for post-secondary programs for student aid and whose parent is a member of Edmonton Public Teachers Local 37. The scholarships are chosen by random draw. The successful applicants have been drawn and will be awarded their scholarship at October 30th CSR meeting. 

Call for ARA Delegates

All active members of the Local are invited to stand for election as a Local Representative to the ATA 2020 Annual Representative Assembly (ARA) during the Victoria Day long weekend (May 16-18, 2019) in Calgary. Nominations have closed and delegates will be elected at the October CSR meeting.

Fall Fashion Show and Dinner - Oct. 18, 2019

Join the Edmonton Public Teachers Local for a fall fashion show and dinner at Vaticano Cucina! All proceeds will go to the Edmonton Schools Foundation for All Day Kindergarten. Tickets are $30 each and includes admission and dinner. More information and sign up is available through Eventbrite.

New Teacher Event - Oct. 23, 2019

Join your Local leaders and school board representatives to learn more about your Local and our Teacher Induction program, meet your Local Executive members, ATA Representatives and teacher mentors, and have an opportunity to ask clarifying questions. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided as well as door prize draws. Sign up through Eventbrite before October 17th.

Fall Pre-Retirement Seminar - Nov. 2, 2019

Are you approximately five years away from retirement? If so, plan to attend this informative session hosted by the Local. Cost is $25 (plus fees) and includes breakfast, lunch and a binder of materials. More information and sign up is available on Eventbrite.

New Teacher Induction Ceremony - Nov. 7, 2019

The Local is hosting a New Teacher Induction Ceremony for all those teachers new to the profession on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Barnett House. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm with a wine and cheese reception to follow. Invitations will be sent to all new teachers that the Local is aware of. If you know of others, please contact Tracy in the Local's office.

Maternity/Adoption Information Session - Dec. 9, 2019

A Maternity/Adoption Information Night is scheduled for Monday, December 9, 2019 beginning at 5:00 pm at Barnett House. Sign up on Eventbrite; password: Maternity. The next information session will be March 9th. 

2019-20 PD Learning Through Observation

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.

Charity Trust Fund

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.

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.  

Contact the Local office

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

780-455-2164 (phone)
780-453-1407 (fax)
info@edpub.org (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.

 Local 37 Tweets

  1. Ed Pub Teachers RT @HQuinnLocal37: I believe whole heartedly our board will cont. to put students 1st & has every intention of stndng behind policies in pl…
  2. Ed Pub Teachers RT @HQuinnLocal37: Oct 8 2019 EPSB Board meeting. Grown by +3000, 9th year in a row with +3% growth! 104930 students! 5 yr high school comp…
  3. Ed Pub Teachers RT @NatGeoEducation: Happy #WorldTeachersDay! Thank you for all you do to change the world. On World Teacher’s Day and every day, we celebr…

 Provincial ATA Tweets

  1. Alberta Teachers Association RT @brookwell_don: @albertateachers @60Local Over 1200 AUPE, CUPE, UNA and ATA members demonstrate solidarity on the steps of the Legislatu…
  2. Alberta Teachers Association How are we doing in terms of class sizes? Only 8% of school boards are meeting the target. #abed… https://t.co/EvsQsmH826
  3. Alberta Teachers Association If class sizes are out of control, student learning suffers. #abed https://t.co/P2a2K48oly https://t.co/QTzncMv4cC