The Service to Members Committee will be collecting donations (cash and needed items) at the February 21st CSR meeting and delivering the items to the Kottage. A list of items needed is available HERE.
The Local is eligible to send approximately 59 delegates (18 by virtue of office) to the 2018 ARA in Calgary May 18-21, 2018 inclusive. The results of the election held at the January 29th CSR meeting are available HERE.
The Local is entitled to appoint 18 representatives to serve on the GETCA committee. The results of the election held at the January 29th CSR meeting are available HERE.
The Local requires members of the Bargaining Unit that are interested in seeking improvements to the Collective Agreement to serve on the Teacher Welfare Committee (previously EPC). At the deadline, six members were acclaimed and a by-election is required to fill two positions: Representative at Large (1) and Division III Representative (1). To view the Returning Officers' Report click HERE. If you wish to put your name forward to run in the by-election, access the form HERE.
The Social Committee is hosting an evening of Axe Throwing on Friday, February 16th at the Axehole (104-11614 119 St, Edmonton) from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. This event is now full. To be added to the wait list, contact the Local's office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The next general meeting for Substitute Teachers is on Thursday, February 22, 2018 beginning at 5:30 pm at Barnett House. The ATA Librarian will be sharing news about the Maker Technology collection. Makerspaces are places where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. They can be low or high tech.
Attendance questions? Not sure what your professional obligations are regarding your attendance at GETCA? The ATA has created this handy FAQ web page. Other GETCA news... Volunteer! Consider introducing one of the great speakers at GETCA. More information on the website: GETCA.com.
If you are thinking of retiring in five years or so, plan to attend the Retirement Seminar on March 17th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Barnett House. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions regarding your pensionable service, benefits available after retirement and how to invest for your future. The cost is $20 per person, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials. Limit two tickets per member. To register, go to Eventbrite: https://retirement-seminar.eventbrite.com; password: Retirement. The deadline for registrations is March 12th. The next Retirement Seminar will be held in the fall.
The PD Committee is hosting a Maker Technology Workshop with the ATA Librarian in the ATA Library on Monday, March 19th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Makerspaces are places where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. The ATA Library has technology that teachers can borrow to try out for themselves! Space is limited to 20 participants for this exciting workshop. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Makerspace.
The PD Committee invites you to join them for a book study on the book, Lost at School: Why our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them by Ross W. Greene, Ph. D. (author of The Explosive Child). The book study will be conducted over three Thursdays (April 5th, 12th and 19th). Sign up through Eventbrite; password: bookstudy.
Expecting? Have questions about your maternity/adoption leave? Attend our next maternity/adoption information evening on Monday, April 9, 2018, beginning at 5:00 pm at Barnett House to have your questions answered. Pre-register through Eventbrite: https://edpubmatnight3.eventbrite.com; password: Maternity. The next maternity/adoption information evening is Monday, May 28th.
Are you considering retirement this year? If so, plan to attend the Retirement Check Off session on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 beginning at 4:30 pm where you will be guided through the process and ensure that you meet the necessary timelines. To sign up, go to Eventbrite; Password: Retire.
The Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Subcommittee is hosting a QSA Meeting on Thursday, April 26th at 4:30 pm in Barnett House. Interested members are encouraged to sign up on Eventbrite; password: EPTL QSA.
The Social Committee would like you to climb with them on Friday, April 27th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Vertically Inclined (8523 Argyll Road, Edmonton). The maximum number of participants for this free event is 50. Sign up through Eventbrite using the password: Local37.
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.
Due to construction, the lane at the west end of Barnett House (which connects the church property to the north sector of the Association’s property) will be closed. To be clear, there will be no access to the parkade through the southern entrance by the church and there will be no access to the church from the parkade area. This closure will be in effect for most of the 12 month period. Staff and visitors travelling north on 142 Street will not have access to the Barnett House parkade; access will only be available to those travelling south on 142 Street. In addition, it will not be possible to turn north on to 142 Street from the Barnett House parkade area. This lane closure is required for safety, given the nature of the construction project ahead. PARKING AT BARNETT HOUSE IS LIMITED DUE TO THE PARKADE CONSTRUCTION.
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401 Barnett House
11010-142 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5N 2R1
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.
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