Local Bargaining

Now that members have voted on the Mediator Recommendations in Central Bargaining, it's time to move to Local Bargaining. There will be a Bargaining Unit General Meeting (BUGM) on Sunday, May 26, 2019, beginning at 7:00 pm in the Wildrose Ballroom of the Edmonton Inn to discuss the Opening Position.  

Vertically Inclined - April 26, 2019

Join the Social Committee for an evening of rock climbing at Vertically Inclined on April 26, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Climb.

Discussions in Diversity - April 30, 2019

Join the DEHR Committee and guest speakers for a Discussion in Diversity on April 30, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Diversity.

Calling Edmonton Public Principals - May 1, 2019

The Local 37 Committee on Administrator Compensation invites you to join us for a Conversation with Principals on May 1, 2019 at the Highlands Golf Club. The evening will begin with appetizers at 4:00 pm with professional conversations to follow at 4:30 pm. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Admin

PD Book Study - May 1, 15, 28, 2019

The PD Committee is hosting a book study on "Who do we choose to be?" by Margaret J. Wheatley. Space is limited to 25 participants and will be held at Barnett House. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Wheatley.

Wellness Share Fair - May 7, 2019

Save the Date for the Service to Members' Committee Wellness Share Fair to be held May 7, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 pm at Barnett House.

During the Share Fair, the Committee is offering: (1) two half-hour High Fitness classes hosted by Fit on 45 (4:30-5:00 pm or 5:30-6:00 pm) - Eventbrite; password: Fit; and (2) one one-hour Self Defense introduction session (5:00-6:00 pm) - Eventbrite; password: Wise. Sign up to reserve your place! Space is limited.

Executive Committee By-Election - Call for Nominations - May 9, 2019

There are four vacancies on the Executive Committee for the final year of the current three-year term (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2020). If you are interested in serving as our Vice President Finance, Div. I Rep., Div. II Rep. or Principal Rep, click HERE to access the nomination form. Deadline for nominations is 4:00 pm Thursday, May 9, 2019.

Improv for Educators - May 11, 2019

The PD Committee is hosting an Improv for Educators session on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Cost $10. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Improv.

PD Art Series Workshop - Mixing it all up - May 14, 2019

Explore the possibilities of abstract art in mixed media. Bring objects that you would like to use in your creation. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Mixed.

Substitute Teachers' General Meeting - May 23, 2019

Calling all substitute teachers! Join your colleagues for a year-end BBQ and information session on May 23, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Barnett House. You will also elect your committee members for the 2019-20 school year at this meeting. Consider getting involved!

Habitat for Humanity - May 25, 2019

The Service to Members Committee is hosting a Habitat for Humanity Day on May 25, 2019 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch, a t-shirt and safety equipment will be provided). To join us, visit the Habitat for Humanity website to register yourself (and your family/friends) as a volunteer. You are welcome to bring a spouse/partner or child over the age of 18. Once you have registered, you can join the group HERE (you will have to sign in); search Edmonton Public Local 37, click join and register. See you there! 

Maternity/Adoption Information Session - May 27, 2019

The final Maternity/Adoption Information Night for the 2018-19 school year is on Monday, May 27, 2019 beginning at 5:00 pm at Barnett House. Sign up on Eventbrite; password: Maternity

Mindfulness Training: Calm Teacher, Calm Classroom - May 27, 2019 NEW DATE

The PD Committee is hosting a mindfulness training session on May 27, 2019 at Inglewood School from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The cost for the workshop is $10 (plus fees). Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Mindful.

Paint Night - May 28, 2019

The Social Committee is hosting a Paint Night on May 28th at Fionn MacCool's on Gateway Blvd from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Cost is $10 per person. Space is limited! Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Waterfall.

PD Grant-in-Aid - May 30, 2019

The Local offers grants-in-aid to a maximum of $300 each year. Members are eligible to receive a grant-in-aid every second school year. Grants are awarded by random draw of those applications received by the May 30th deadline. The guidelines and application form are available HERE

Retiring Teachers' Banquet - June 14, 2019

The Local's annual Retiring Teachers' Banquet is June 14th at the Fantasyland Hotel. If you or a colleague is retiring this year, let us know so we can send you an invitation! Email info@edpub.org!

2018-19 PD Observe a Colleague

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.

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.

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